IPL 5: Gautam Gambhir leads Kolkata Knight Riders to win over Chennai Super Kings

Captain Gautam Gambhir struck his fourth half-century of the season as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets at the MA Chidambaram in Chennai on Monday.

updated: May 01, 2012 00:03 IST
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Chennai: Chennai Super Kings' woeful run - in general and at home - continued against Kolkata Knight Riders. First came a poor, and rather confused, batting performance. And then, with Kolkata chasing a paltry 140 for the win, there was a glaring lack of penetration in the bowling. Kolkata did show signs of nerves towards the end, losing a couple of wickets. But Debabrata Das wrapped things up with a four-ball 11 to keep Kolkata in second spot on the table.

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Chennai won the toss, batted first, and opened their innings with a new partner for Faf du Plessis - Michael Hussey. But neither hung around for too long. Du Plessis edged a Brett Lee delivery to wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum, while Hussey was caught short of his crease after a brilliant bit of fielding from Lee.

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