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14-Mar-2010 14:36:00 GMT
Kolkata v Bangalore, 4th match, Eden Gardens

KKR's Mathews, Tiwary Thrash Bangalore

Kolkata: Kolkata complete a comprehensive victory over Bangalore beating them by 7 wickets at the home.

It's a fantastic start to their campaign this season as they complete two wins out of two, maintaining their top position in the table. Last season runners-up, Bangalore were completely outplayed in all the departments of the game.

Their set target of 136 was chased down by Kolkata in 19.2 overs without much hiccups. Tiwary (50) and Hodge (50) smashed half-centuries at the top, providing their side a flying start with their 101-run stand. Ganguly (23) played a handy knock then and almost won the game for his side before departing towards the end.

Shah (2*) and Pujara (5*) sealed the victory finally in the last over. van der Merwe (2/27) and Kumar (1/16) bowled really well for Bangalore but unfortunately did not have enough runs on the board to defend. Manoj Tiwary is awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant innings.

Brief scores
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
135 for 7 (Kallis 65*, Mathews 4-19)
Kolkata Knight Riders: 136 for 3 (Tiwary 50, Hodge 50)
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by seven wickets
MOM: Manoj Tiwari (Kolkata Knight Riders)

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