KKR crash out of CLT20

After a rainwashed game against the Perth Scorchers, the IPL champions KKR crashed out of the CLT20 for 2012. After losing their first two game to the Delhi Daredevils and the Aukland Aces respectively, the Knights needed a win to stay in contention. Unfortunately nature played a cruel trick and KKR were denied their two points. Sensing rain, Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to bowl first. KKR did a very good job to pin down the Scorchers; Nobody gave away much, including Yusuf Pathan, who ran through 4 overs and finished with 0-29. The Scorchers’ resistance came in the form of Simon Katich, who struck a good 32-ball 43. He was assisted by an uncomfortable-looking Shaun Marsh, who struggled for his 40-ball innings of 38. Early on Brett Lee had induced pressure as he snapped up Herschelle Gibbs in the very first over, leaving the Scorchers at 3-1. Then Marsh and Katich put on 70 runs before Kallis trapped Marsh in front. Katich remained unbeaten, and was joined by Mitchell Marsh who played 10 balls for his 5, before the rain interrupted, leaving the Scorchers at 91-2, in 14 overs. A very sad end to KKR’s campaign. The differences between KKR’s IPL show and their CLT20 show was that their batting was decent, lead by Gautam Gambhir from the front, and bowling was exceptionally good. So even if they could get to about 130, they could defend it. Now, their bowling has not been as threatening, and despite their batting lineup, which boasts of big names such as Brendon McCullum, Gambhir, and Jacques Kallis, they have been woefully out of form. And Yusuf Pathan’s batting form has dipped, and at the price of his place in India’s T20I squad. And unless they get some form, KKR won’t be going anywhere. So that’s all for tonight, see you next time 🙂  cricket @ iplgeek

dba12 says:

KKR is not so good team. Just because of ipl winner. Only for this reason, they are playing in clt…