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Images: Kolkata register second win in the tournament

May 19, 2009 17:14 IST

Image: Albie Morkel
Photographs: Reuters

Albie Morkel of the Chennai Super Kings in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Centurion on Monday.

An aggressive 52 by Suresh Raina, and his 75-run third wicket partnership with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40 not out), helped Chennai post a formidable 188 for three.

Morkel hit 21 off 10 just deliveries, including a four and two sixes in Ajit Agarkar's final over of the Chennai innings.

A captain's knock

Image: Brendon McCullum
A brilliant 81 by captain Brendon McCullum (in the picture) gave Kolkata Knight Riders a great start and ensured that they beat Chennai Super Kings convincingly by seven wickets.

Hodge in a hurry

Image: Brad Hodge

A brilliant unbeaten knock of 71 by Brad Hodge made it impossible for Chennai to restrict Kolkata even after posting a huge total of 188 runs.

Hodge hit 4 fours and 4 sixes in his 44-ball innings.

A rare moment for Kolkata

Image: Kolkata Knight Riders' players celebrate after winning the match

Chasing an improbable 189 to win, KKR romped home off the last ball, when Wridhimann Saha chipped it over cover for a single.

It was only the Kolkata team's second win in this year's competition against 10 defeats.