Champions League Twenty20: Unstoppable Kolkata Knight Riders Defeat Perth Scorchers in a Thriller

Sunil Narine claimed four wickets while young Kuldeep Yadav claimed three but Kolkata Knight Riders' thrilling win was eventually scripted by a 19-ball unbeaten 43 from Suryakumar Yadav.

updated: September 25, 2014 00:18 IST
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Suryakumar Yadav celebrates after helping Kolkata to a thrilling win against Perth.


Hyderabad: An unstoppable Kolkata Knight Riders stretched their winning streak to a record 12 after the reigning IPL champions edged past Perth Scorchers by 3 wickets to all but confirm their semi-final spot in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Wednesday. (Highlights | Scorecard)

Chasing 152 for win, KKR lost early wickets but Suryakumar Yadav (43 not out) and Yusuf Pathan (21) stitched a 38-run sixth-wicket partnership to help them achieve the target in 19.4 overs and set a domestic record of 12 straight wins. (Match in pics)

Earlier electing to bat, Scorchers rode Adam Voges' unbeaten 71 to post 151 for seven in 20 overs as KKR off-spin ace Sunil Narine (4-31) and left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (3-24), who got the Man of the Match award, succeeded in containing the Australian Big Bash champions from getting a big score.

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