Kolkata pip Deccan

Kolkata, April 20:

A minefield of a pitch at the Eden Gardens was the subject of an intense thriller as the Kolkata Knight Riders, driven by an innings of grit and tenacity by David Hussey scraped home by five wickets in a low-scorer against a power-packed Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday.

Andrew Symonds scored 32 as the Deccan Chargers were all out for 110 in 18.4 overs before Hussey guided the Riders home with six balls to spare.

There was no shortage of drama as the conditions challenged a modest target and floodlight failure towards the end only added to the drama.

On Saturday, Delhi Daredevils thrashed Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in a disappointingly one-sided game. Rajasthan didn’t have a chance after their batsmen had floundered badly, putting up a dismal 129 on the board.

Gautam Gambhir’s unbeaten 58, and his 112-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan (52 not out) finished off the run-chase in just 15.1 overs.