Balaji, Pietersen shine in easy IPL wins
Pace bowler Lakshimpathy Balaji’s haul of 4-18 helped Kolkata score a 42-run victory over Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, their first win of the tournament.
Meanwhile, England batsman Kevin Pietersen smashed a quick 43 not out to guide Delhi to an eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi.
Kolkata scored 8-165 and restricted Bangalore to 9-123, South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis coming up with a fine double of 22 and 2-7 with the ball.
Captain Gautam Gambhir (64) and Manvinder Bisla (46) were the other main performers apart from Balaji.
For Delhi, a spate of run outs helped restrict Chennai to 8-110, Delhi scoring 2-111 in only 13.2 overs.
11 Apr 7:14 AM