Daredevils rout Kolkata

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Kevin Pietersen's only managed 14 off 18 balls as his Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 52 runs
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Kevin Pietersen's only managed 14 off 18 balls as his Delhi Daredevils beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 52 runs

Kevin Pietersen endured a lukewarm return to competitive action but his Delhi Daredevils side still trounced Kolkata Knight Riders by 52 runs in the Champions League Twenty20.

The controversial batsman struck a modest 14 off 18 balls in his first meaningful innings since the England and Wales Cricket Board announced he would be subject to a 'reintegration process' back into the national set-up.

It did not matter, however, as Unmukt Chand plundered 40 off 27 balls as the Daredevils made 160 for eight before early wickets undermined Kolkata's chase in Centurion.

Irfan Pathan, Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel each took two wickets as the Knight Riders finished on 108 for seven - having been three for three at one stage.

There was further concern for Kolkata when Jacques Kallis retired injured and it fell to Saurabh Tiwary to top score for the Knight Riders with 33 from 38 balls.

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