Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
July 22, Saturday 2017 6:27 PM       

       HEADLINES: Special trains from Ernakulam to Chennai and Bengaluru                                              Medical college bribery: BJP in lickety-split to find source of report leak                                              Medical college bribery: There was demand for NRI seat also                                              BJP mouthpiece demands NIA probe into medical college bribery issue                                              MLA being questioned, He called housewife 900 times in five months                                              Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pak Army                                              Smriti Irani mocks Rahul Gandhi for taking dig at Centre                                              Kashmir would become Syria if US intervenes: Mehbooba Mufti                                              Britain's SC gets first woman president                                              Baghdadi still alive: US Defence Secretary                                              16 Afghan police killed in US strike                                              Engage in direct dialogue: Pentagon tells China, India                                              Doval's visit key to ease Sikkim standoff: Chinese analyst                                              WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet: Mithali                                              Eyeing spot in British Open, Aditi adds solid 68 to lie sixth                                              Vardhan bags 2nd Challenger title, defeat for 4 others                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Little India in Singapore: It's Srikanth vs Praneeth in final  
       Uthappa's half-century help KKR post 172/6
 
         Posted on :19:28:00 Apr 15, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:19:28:00 Apr 15, 2017
         Tags: Uthappa's half-century, KKR post 172/6
 
KOLKATA: Robin Uthappa struck a gritty 68 off 39 balls to help Kolkata Knight Riders recover from a jittery start and post 172 for six against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match here today.
 
Put in to bat, the two-time champions had the worst start of the season with scorecard reading 40 for two in the Powerplay after Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/20) and Rashid Khan (1/29) dismissed Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir respectively in six overs.
 
However, the Sunrisers failed to make further in-roads in the middle overs and the Karnataka duo of Uthappa and Manish Pandey put on a solid 77-run partnership from 52 balls.
 
Uthappa struck four sixes and five boundaries while Pandey cleverly rotated the strike to bring 100 in 12.4 overs.
 
After Uthappa's departed, Pandey (46 from 35 balls; 3x4, 2x6) looked to break free but Bhuvneshwar denied him a second successive fifty.
 
In an exceptional display during the death bowling, Bhuvneshwar also cleaned up Colin de Grandhomme for a duck with an inswining yorker.
 
Earlier, Orange Cap holder for being the current leading run-getter of season 10, Gambhir, was sent back by Afghan legspinner Khan in his first over for 15 runs.
 
Gambhir wicket fell after Sunil Narine, whose promotion as an opener, did not work this time around and Bhuvneshwar brilliantly set him up before castling him with a yorker.
 
The left-hander, who took the IPL by storm with his 18- ball 37 as an opener to set up an eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab two days ago at the same venue, looked out of sorts with Bhuvneshwar bowling him round the wicket.
 
Bhuvneshwar had an excellent first spell of 2-0-7-1 with KKR facing 14 dot balls inside four overs to be at 20 for one.
 
Hyderabad skipper David Warner brought in his trump card spinner Khan in the last over before Powerplay and the legspinner struck again in his first over with the big wicket of Gambhir.
 
Khan started off with seven runs from his first three balls with Uthappa hammering him for a six over long-on. Gambhir also looked to break free and slashed him by giving room but the ball went straight to unsettle his middle-stump.
 
However, all the good work by Bhuvneshwar and Khan was undone by the likes of Ashish Nehra (1/35), who bowled three wides, and Moises Henriques whose selection in place of Bangladeshi off-cutter specialist Mustafizur Rahman raised a few eyebrows.
 
Henriques was the most expensive Sunrisers bowler, conceding 26 from his 2 overs.
A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: Little India in Singapore: It's Srikanth vs Praneeth in final
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
Vardhan bags 2nd Challenger title, defeat for 4 others  
Eyeing spot in British Open, Aditi adds solid 68 to lie sixth  
WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet: Mithali  
Rahul, Arjun-Shlok enter semis of Russian Grand Prix  
I wanted to prove myself, says Harmanpreet  
'Harmanpreet bats like Sehwag, aggressive like Kohli'  
Women’s Cricket World Cup: Mithali Raj-led India ready for final vs England  
Manpreet in dope net again, to miss World Championships  
Rain delays start of India-Australia World Cup semifinals  
India U-23 lose to Syria U-23 in AFC Qualifying opener  
Chennai Open likely to move to Pune from next year  
Shastri wants Sachin on board but conflict of interest rule applies  
Chennai Open likely to move to Pune from next year  
Shastri has his way, Arun back as bowling coach  
Dhawan to replace injured Vijay for Lanka Tour  
Dravid, Zaheer being humiliated: Ramachandra Guha  
Muguruza hammers Williams to clinch maiden Wimbledon title  
ICC Women's World Cup: Mithali, Rajeshwari take India to semis  
Mithali, Veda help India set 266-run target for NZ  
Venus Williams targets sixth Wimbledon title  
Karman’s surprise win in ITF event in China  
Wimbledon 2017: Federer to take on Berdych in semis  
Shastri to pitch for Arun despite Zaheer's presence  
Windies will strive to get direct entry into World Cup: Gayle  
Shastri to pitch for Arun despite Zaheer's presence  
 
Do you think M Vincent MLA was honey-trapped?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy