Gambhir watches as KKR run into trouble

  • Debjeet Kundu, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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  • Updated: Sep 22, 2011 00:40 IST

Somerset batsman Peter Trego raises his bat after his fifty runs during the Champion League Twenty20 qualifying match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Somerset in Hyderabad.

The man who hates being on the sidelines was at the nets, trying to slowly get back into the game.

Gautam Gambhir, recovering from concussion suffered on the England tour, was at the nets while his team Kolkata Knight Riders were out taking on Somerset in the Champions League Twenty20 tie on Wednesday.

An impressive crowd of 18,000 turned up to watch Shah Rukh Khan's side in action, but it was Somerset who held the aces. Opener Peter Trego smashed a 61-ball 70 to give the English side reach a solid 166 for six.  Trego clobbered everything he possibly could with Roelof van der Merwe contributing 40. KKR, in reply, were reduced to 116 for five, needing to get 51 more in last five overs.

Shaky reply

KKR were down to 57 for four in the 10th over after Manoj Tiwary was bowled by spinner Max Waller as the IPL side found the going tough on a slow pitch. A groin problem for Yusuf Pathan added to their woes.

Brief scores: Somerset 166 for 6 (Trego 70, Van der Merwe 40)


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