No mistake from Knight Riders

  • Last Updated: May 7 2014, 19:37 BST

A review of Wednesday's action in the Indian Premier League.

Gautam Gambhir: Helped Kolkata Knight Riders bounce back to victory
Gautam Gambhir: Helped Kolkata Knight Riders bounce back to victory

A century opening stand helped the Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets and get their play-off hopes back on track.

Gautam Gambhir (69) and Robin Uthappa (47) notched 106 for the first wicket as KKR chased down a total of 160 with 10 balls to spare.

The victory was the perfect response to KKR's 10 run defeat to Rajasthan last time, when Gambhir and Uthappa also made 121 together but a collapse saw them become the first side in IPL history to lose the run chase despite a century opening stand.

Glenn Maxwell helped put an end to Chennai's six-match winning run as his brutal innings of 90 powered Kings XI to a 44-run victory in Cuttack.

The Australian all-rounder hit eight sixes and six fours in a stunning 38-ball knock that propelled his side to 231-4 - the joint fifth-highest total in the history of the 20-over competition.

Maxwell's compatriot George Bailey weighed in with 40 not out off a mere 13 deliveries while David Miller made 47 as the Kings XI smashed 162 runs in the second half of their innings.

The Super Kings fell comfortably short in reply, ending up on 187-6 to not only see their streak come to an end but also surrender top spot in the table to their opponents.