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IPL: Yusuf leads Knight Riders to 5-wicket win over Royal Challengers

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Monday.

ipl Updated: May 02, 2016 23:37 IST
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Kolkata Knight Riders' Gautam Gambhir plays a shot against Delhi Daredevils during their IPL match at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on April 30, 2016.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Gautam Gambhir plays a shot against Delhi Daredevils during their IPL match at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on April 30, 2016.(PTI)

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bowl first in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Monday.

Gambhir explained his decision, saying the track looked like a good one to bat on. Batting has been his side’s strength and hopefully his side would have a successful chase, he added.

Gambhir’s Royal Challengers counterpart Virat Kohli said he too would have opted to bowl first, adding that his side need to step up and perform better with the ball.

Teams

Kolkata Knight Riders

R Uthappa, G Gambhir, S Yadav, Y Pathan, M Pandey, A Russell, C Lynn, P Chawla, U Yadav, S Narine, M Morkel

Royal Challengers Bangalore

V Kohli, C Gayle, L Rahul, AB de Villiers, S Watson, S Baby, S Binny, Y Chahal, S Aravind, V Aaron, T Shamsi