KKR vs CSK in CLT20 2014: Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey out of successive balls

Sep 17, 2014

Ashish Nehra struck twice in two balls for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 match of the main round, getting rid of Gautam Gambhir for six and Manish Pandey for a golden duck.

Nehra opened the bowling for CSK with Manivnder Bisla and Gautam Gambhir coming out for KKR. Nehra bowled well, giving away just one run off the bat. Ishwar Pandey continued, providing some steep bounce right away. The first two overs cost CSK nine runs, but Nehra got rid of Gambhir off the first ball of the third over.

Earlier, MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo boosted CSK to a challenging total despite an unbelievable spell from Sunil Narine which saw him concede merely nine runs off his four overs. Dhoni’s unbeaten 35 was the highest, as none of the other players were able to touch 30.

KKR won the toss and elected to field first. Robin Uthappa and Jacques Kallis missed the game due to minor niggles, but are expected back for the next few games. For CSK, Dwayne Bravo made his come-back after missing much of IPL 2014 to injury.

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