CL T20: Auckland beat KKR

Last Updated: Mon, Oct 15, 2012 22:05 hrs

Auckland Aces defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets in a Chamipons League Twenty20 match at Newlands here on Monday.

Chasing 138 for victory, Auckland reached 139 runs for the loss of three wickets in 17.4 overs.

Azhar Mahmood made all-round performance to help Auckland defeat KKR quite easily at the end.

Mahmood scored 51 runs from 42 deliveries. He hit three boundaries and two sixes in the innings and remained not out till the end.

Martin Guptill (25), Lou Vincent (30) and Anaru Kitchen (24) added some crucial runs with the willows.

Sunil Narine picked up two wickets for KKR.

Earlier, KKR scored 137 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.

Mahmood bowled brilliantly and picked up three wickets by giving away 16 runs for Auckland.

Brendon McCullum remained the top scorer for KKR with his 40 runs.

He hit three boundaries and two sixes in the innings.

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