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Colin de Grandhomme chips in during Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL win

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Tobias Pedroso | 09 May, 2017, 11:18

Some extraordinary bowling efforts from Sandeep Sharma helped Punjab to register win, his figures read after 4 overs: 15 were dot balls; he conceded 22 runs picking up 3 wickets of Gayle, Kohli and ABD breaking the backbone of RCB's batting line up.

Narine was adjudged the Man-of-the-match for his herculean innings and he overshadowed his hard-hitting partner apart from RCB's Travis Head and Mandeep Singh.

Until about a week ago, KKR defeated last time the team Royal Challengers Bangalore so this time also KKR can steal the show. The chase was set by Narines whirlwind knock of 54 that came off 17 balls with six fours and four sixes. RCB eventually put posted 158/6 in 20 overs.

Even on Sunday, they were completely outplayed by Kolkata Knight Riders at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Colin de Grandhomme and Gambhir kept the runs flowing as they took 10 runs off the Pawan Negi to reduce the required run rate below three an over.

He scalped two big wickets during the clash that included the likes of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli.

After the restart, Mandeep brought up his fifty but in the very next over, attempting a slog sweep, found the palms of Umesh Yadav at deep square leg thereby bringing an end to the 71-run fourth wicket stand.

Sreenath Aravind was taken for 26 runs in one over as the maverick pair took the game away from RCB in the Powerplay itself. He last scored a century in IPL in 2015, and in the ongoing season, he has scored 152 runs in 8 matches with the highest of 77.

Guptill was out cheaply, but his opening partner Hashim Amla slammed 104 from 60 balls, including five sixes, and Shaun Marsh scored 58 from 43 to get them to 189-3.

De Villiers, who also had a season to forget, hit a four off Sunil Narine but in the next ball, he was out clean-bowled while trying to play a sweep shot of a fullish delivery.

With the big three gone, RCB's innings headed for a collapse, but the middle order turned it around.