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CL T20: Lahore Lions lost to Kolkata Knight Riders

HYDERABAD: Kolkata Knight Riders have defeated Lahore Lions by four wickets with three balls to spare in the group match of Champions League T20 played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Sunday, ARY News reported.

Captain of KKR Gautam Gambhir along with Robin Uthappa started off the chase strongly with a 100-run stand. Gambhir hit eight boundaries to score 60 off 47 while Uthappa scored 46 runs that came off in 34 balls.

Uthappa was the first man to be dismissed at the total of 100 in 13th over. KKR lost the control a bit soon after Uthappa’s wicket and went from 100 for 0 to 147 for 6 but got through in the last over with three balls to spare.

The victory over Lahore Lions has stretched their winning streak to eleven.

Earlier, Lahore Lions batting first scored 151.

Openers Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shahzad after being sent in to bat by Knight riders, posted a 50-run partnership.

Ahmed Shahzad scored 59 off 42 balls hitting 5 fours and 4 sixes while Jamshed made 10.

Spinners of Knight Riders took the control back from Lion taking four qucik wickets leaving them 6 down for 103.

Lion’s middle order failed to perform as Skipper Mohammad Hafeez scored 9, Saad Nasim 0, Umar Sadiq 2 and Asif Raza 0 only.

Umar Akmal (40) and Wahab Riaz 14 have done the repair work allowing Lions to score 151-7.

Sunil Narine bowled exceptionally well and took 3-wickets conceding 9 runs during 4-over spell.

 

 

 

 

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