In the 11th match of the Indian Premier league, Kolkata Knight Riders opted to bowl first after winning the toss at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. This ended up being a good decision though the Kings XI Punjab posted a challenging score of 170 on the board which could have been even more had Umesh Yadav not put his Midas touch with the ball in his return to the side.
The opening pair of the KKR scored 76 runs in the powerplay which shaped the momentum of the team towards victory. Gautam Gambir along with Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa did the rest as they moved to the top of the table following the win in the home opener.
The innings from Gambhir, which was his second half-century in the tournament also saw him win the orange cap.
|Position||Player||Team||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest Score||Average||Strike rate|
|1||Gautam Gambir||Kolkata Knight Riders||3||3||167||76*||167.00||151.82|
|2||Glenn Maxwell||Kings XI Punjab||3||3||112`||44*||112.00||200.00|
|3||Hashim Amla||Kings XI Punjab||3||3||111||58*||55.50||120.65|
|4||Manish Pandey||Kolkata Knight Riders||3||2||106||81*||0||168.25|
|1||Umesh Yadav||Kolkata Knight Riders||1||1||4||8.25|
|2||Varun Aaron||Kings XI Punjab||2||2||3||7.33|
|1||Kolkata Knight Riders||3||2||1||0||1.475||4|
|3||Kings XI Punjab||3||2||1||0||0.516||4|
|6||Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||1||2||0||-1.206||2|
|7||Rising Pune Supergiant||3||1||2||0||-1.718||2|