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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Titans

Match info: Twenty20 Champions League 2012 at Newlands - Group A

Date: 21st Oct 2012 Umpires: A Rauf and M Erasmus

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Kolkata Knight Riders

188/5 (20.0 Overs)



89 All out (16.4 Overs)

Kolkata Knight Riders win by 99 runs

  • Last Updated: October 21 2012, 19:44 BST

The Titans missed the chance to book their place in the Champions League Twenty20 semi-finals following a thumping 99-run defeat to the Kolkata Knight Riders in Cape Town.

Gautam Gambhir on his way to a top score of 44
Gautam Gambhir on his way to a top score of 44

The Indian Premier League champions have endured a miserable tournament, but emphatically claimed their first win in their fourth and final game in Group A.

After posting 188 for five batting first the Knight Riders swept through the South Africans for 89 in 16.4 overs.

Lakshmipathy Balaji led the way with four for 19 as the Titans folded to lose their last nine wickets for 38 runs.

It leaves them in danger of missing out on the semi-finals as they sit second, with a two-point cushion over the Auckland Aces, going into the final round of matches.

The Knight Riders ran up a large total on the back of an all-round batting performance that included eight sixes and 19 fours.

Opener Gautam Gambhir top-scored with 44 from 36 balls before Debabrata Das supplied the late fireworks with an unbeaten 43 from 19 balls.

The Titans made a solid start to their chase, but after reaching 51 for one Balaji removed Heino Kuhn and Martin van Jaarsveld from consecutive balls to spark the collapse.

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