Gautam Gambhir got out cheaply © IANS
Gautam Gambhir got out cheaply © IANS

Sep 24, 2014

Kolkata Kinght Riders (KKR) lose skipper Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis early during their chase of 152 against the Perth Scorchers in the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014. Both opening bowlers Jason Behrendorff and Joel Paris got one wicket each. Later Robin Uthappa was also got out caught behind in the bowling of Nathan Coulter-Nile. KKR reached 38 for three after six overs.

In the first innings Scorchers posted a target of 152 for KKR to win 12th match in a row. They were threatened to make more as the openers Craig Simmons and Adam Voges played well up front and gave the team a solid start. But KKR spinners, specially Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine brought his team back. Kuldeep took three wickets and Narine took four.

Earlier Scorchers won the toss and decided to bat first in their second game in the Champion’s League T20 2014 (CLT20) against KKR in Hyderabad. Voges, the Scorchers captain said they would like to put a score first up and give pressure to the KKR batsmen. Gautam Gambhir the KKR captain on the other hand said they would have bowled first.

Few changes made in the KKR squad. Jacques Kallis is in for Pat Cummins and Manish Pandey for Manvinder Bisla, who had a terrible previous game with the gloves. For Scorchers, Nathan Coulter-Nile returns in place of Hilton Cartwright. It will be an important encounter of group A.

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