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After winning the toss, Gambhir decided to bat in view of experiment before semis and finals. However, the didn’t got off to a notable start, as Gambhir himself along with Kallis were seen in Pavilion by end of 5th over. But another opener Uthappa and No.4 batsman Manish Pandey, kept striking the Dolphins’ bowlers as the score kept ticking. Both went past their fifties by 16th over and later started to go berserk over the opposition. They both managed to pile 50 off last 4 overs as they ended strong on 187 for two. They both shared a unbeaten stand of 153 in 90 balls.
Chasing a big total, once again Delport got out for duck. Soon Chetty too departed cheaply. But Captain van Wyk along with contributions from van Jaarsveld, Zondo and Phehlukwayo as they looked like to terrify the KKR but a comeback powered by Narine with quick wickets brining down the hopes of Dolphins as they fell short of target by 36 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 187 for 2 in 20.0 overs (RV Uthappa 85*, MK Pandey 76*; R Frylinck 1/29, CJ Alexander 1/36) beat Dolphins: 151 for 8 in 20.0 overs (AL Phehlukwayo 37, MN van Wky 34; SP Narine 3/33, YK Pathan 2/25) by 36 runs