Sunil Narine took important four wickets, which changed the game for KKR ©AFP (File Picture)
Sunil Narine took important four wickets, which changed the game for KKR ©AFP (File Picture)

By Sandipan Banerjee

Sep 24, 2014

Perth Scorchers reached a competitive 151 for seven in their allotted 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the important Champions League (CLT20) 2014 Group A game in Hyderabad. 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.

Scorchers were at one time 65 for no loss after eight overs. From there Yadav and Narine change the game for KKR. Voges, the Scorchers skipper played a captain’s knock. He hold one end up and scored freely through out. But apart from Simmons and wicketkeeper batsman Sam Whiteman no one contributed much with bat. Voges remained not out on 71.

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.

Brief scores:

Perth Scorchers 151 for 7 in 20 overs (Craig Simmons 39, Adam Voges 71* ; Kuldeep Yadav 24 for 3, Sunil Narine 31 for 4) vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Catch the Live Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the match between KKR and Perth Scorchers here

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Complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here

(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)