Mid-day – Kolkata cricketer Nitish Rana plays a shot during the T20 2018 cricket match between Kolkata and Delhi at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on April 16, 2018.

Summary

  • Kolkata cricketer Nitish Rana plays a shot during the T20 2018 cricket match between Kolkata and Delhi at The Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata on April 16, 2018.
  • Pic/AFPKolkata, riding on Nitish Rana and Andre Russell’s heroics, snapped a two-game losing streak in style to register a 71-run victory over Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi in a lopsided T20 clash at the Eden Gardens on Monday.
  • Put in by their celebrated former captain Gambhir, Kolkata saw in-form Rana smash a 35-ball 59 with Russell hitting a 12-ball 44, which included six sixes off Mohammed Shami, to ensure Glenn Maxwell’s 22-ball 47 and Rishabh Pant’s 26-ball 43 went in vain.
  • In the next over, Rana caught Iyer at first slip off Russell’s bowling while the big wicket of Gambhir – who is Kolkata’s most successful captain winning two T20s with them – fell to U-19 World Cup winner Shivam Mavi (1/14).
  • Earlier, Rana cracked a fine half-century while Russell blasted a 12-ball 44 to propel Kolkata to 200/9 in 20 overs.


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