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Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Match info: Indian Premier League at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

Date: 11th May 2014 Umpires: N J Llong and C K Nandan

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Kings XI Punjab

149/8 (20.0 Overs)

Result

Kolkata Knight Riders

150/1 (18.0 Overs)

Kolkata Knight Riders win by 9 wickets

  • Last Updated: May 11 2014, 20:28 BST

Gautam Gambhir's third straight half-century led Kolkata Knight Riders to a nine-wicket victory over IPL leaders Kings XI Punjab.

Gautam Gambhir: Kolkata Knight Riders captain back in form
Gautam Gambhir: Kolkata Knight Riders captain back in form

Gambhir, who managed one run in his first four innings of this year's tournament before rediscovering his touch, finished 63 not out from 45 balls as the Knight Riders chased down a target of 150 with two overs to spare.

The Knight Riders skipper put on 68 in seven overs with opening partner Robin Uthappa (46) and an unbroken 72 alongside Manish Pandey (36no) for the second wicket.

Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (3-19) and seamer Morne Morkel (2-20) had earlier impressed as the Kings XI were limited to 149-8 after being sent in to bat in Cuttack.

Opener Virender Sehwag hit a 50-ball 72 but received little support from his team-mates, Wriddhiman Saha's 15 the next highest score.

The Kings XI remain top of the IPL table, above Chennai Super Kings only on net run-rate, after their second defeat in nine matches this season, while the Knight Riders move up to fourth.