Ganguly inspires KKR to victory over Deccan

Kolkata, May 11:

Sourav Ganguly carved a 57-ball 91 to fashion a convincing 23-run win for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

Ganguly’s knock, coupled with a blinder from David Hussey, lifted Kolkata to an imposing 204, which was far too much for the hapless Deccan Chargers, who collapsed to their seventh defeat in nine games and are all but out of the event.

Through the first half, Ganguly and Aakash Chopra batted steadily and built a platform: after 10 overs, only 73 were on the board, but with nine wickets in hand, there was plenty of ammunition left. That was put to outstanding use later in the innings, as Hussey blitzed 57 off 29 balls in a 102-run partnership that came off a mere eight overs.