IPL: Vintage Virender Sehwag Rips Apart Kolkata Knight Riders' Bowling

Kings XI Punjab opener Virender Sehwag smashed his first fifty in this year's Indian Premier League and finished on 72 off 50 balls.

updated: May 11, 2014 17:50 IST
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Cuttack: The enthusiastic crowd at Cuttack witnessed a bespectacled Virender Sehwag turn back the clocks and play in vintage fashion as he laid a solid platform for Kings XI Punjab's innings. (Scorecard | Live Blog)

Sehwag's smashing knock included 11 fours and 1 six as Kolkata bowlers had no answer to his onslaught.

Sehwag, who has been struggling with form in the recent past, took on Kolkata's Jacques Kallis in the first over to score four boundaries off it.

Once the initial jitters were taken care of, Sehwag was in full flow, punishing Kolkata's poor bowling. Sehwag even got a reprieve when wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa failed to hold on to an outside edge that ran away to the third man fence when Sehwag was on 23.

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