IPL 2015 : Gambhir, Suryakumar drive KKR home in IPL 2015 opener against MI
Kolkata Knight Riders launched their title defence on a perfect note as skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav drove them to a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener in Kolkata yesterday.
Chasing 169 for a win, Gambhir's 43-ball 57 led the KKR charge, while Suryakumar's unbeaten 46 off 20 deliveries helped them canter to their target in 18.3 overs.
There was some respite after the visitors dismissed the duo but ironically they found their nemesis in a familiar Mumbaikar Suryakumar, who led Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy this season.
Twenty20 match | 2015 season
Pepsi Indian Premier League, 1st match: Kolkata Knight Rider’s v Mumbai Indians at Kolkata, Apr 8, 2015
Pepsi Indian Premier League, 1st match between Kolkata Knight Rider’s vs Mumbai Indians played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 8 April 2015. Kolkata Knight Rider’s won by 7 wickets with 9 balls remaining.