Captain Gautam Gambhir struck a solid 63 to take Kolkata Knight Riders to a comfortable five-wicket victory over two-time defending champion Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Gambhir hit one six and six fours in his 52-ball knock as Kolkata scored 5-140 in 19.4 overs after restricting Chennai to 5-139 at the Chidambaram Stadium.
Apart from Gambhir, South African Jacques Kallis also contributed to the win. After bagging the key wickets of Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo, he produced a useful knock of 26 and figured in a 70-run second-wicket stand with Gambhir.
The win ensured Kolkata stays in second place with six wins, three losses and a no-result from 10 games. Chennai has four wins, five losses and a no-result.