15 Apr '11, 4pm

Cricket: Kallis, Gambhir power Kolkata to victory

Cricket: Kallis, Gambhir power Kolkata to victory

JAIPUR, India : Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir hit impressive half-centuries to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a nine-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Friday. South African Kallis top-scored with a 65-ball 80 not out while skipper Gambhir made an unbeaten 75 off just 44 balls as Kolkata achieved a 160-run target with nine deliveries to spare for their second win in three matches. The pair added 152 for the unfinished second-wicket stand to ensure an easy victory for their team. Left-handed Gambhir, caught off a no-ball when on 66, cracked one six and 11 fours, including four boundaries in an over from seamer Amit Singh. Kallis hit two sixes and seven fours in his third successive half-century. It was the first defeat in three matches for Rajasthan, led by former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne. Kolkata spinners Yusuf Pathan (2-4) and S...

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