Brilliant Narine intervenes as KKR win
Hyderabad, India, CMC — Sunil Narine’s brilliance once again proved the difference as his Kolkata Knight Riders beat Lahore Lions by four wickets with three balls to spare, to remain unbeaten in the Champions League Twenty20 here Sunday.
With Lahore rollicking along at 95 for three at the end of the 13th over, Narine intervened with devastating effect grabbing three wickets in the space of 12 balls, to cripple the innings and help restrict the Pakistani outfit to 151 for seven off their 20 overs.
In his second over, the West Indies off-spinner removed Saad Nasim without scoring to a leading edge to cover and then struck twice in his third over, trapping Umar Siddiz lbw for two and then bowling Asif Raza first ball, to reduce Lahore to 105 for six at the end of the 16th over.
Lahore Lions: 151/7 (20 Overs). Ahmed Shehzad 59, Umar Akmal+ 40, Wahab Riaz 14*, Nasir Jamshed 10; Sunil Narine 4-1-9-3, Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-21-1, Piyush Chawla 4-0-35-1, Pat Cummins 4-0-38-1.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 153/6 (19.3 Overs). Gautam Gambhir* 60, Robin Uthappa 46, Suryakumar Yadav 14*, Ryan ten Doeschate 12; Aizaz Cheema 4-0-42-2, Wahab Riaz 4-0-25-1, Asif Raza 1.3-0-10-1, Adnan Rasool 4-0-28-1.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets