In a battle between two underperforming clubs, Kolkata Knight Riders eased past the Pune Warriors by 46 runs at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Thursday. Chasing 153 for victory, Pune were bowled out for 106 with L Balaji picking 3 wickets while Iqbal Abdulla, Jacques Kallis and Sunil Narine took two each.
"It was a great effort by the team," said KKR captain Gautam Gambhir after the match. "But all credit must go to Ryan ten Doeschate whose cameo powered us to an excellent total. The wicket wasn't great and Tendo (Doeschate) deserves the plaudits for the way he batted."