Knights rule over Kings with 39-run win  

Manoj Tiwary and Sourav Ganguly hammered blistering half-centuries as Kolkata Knight Riders thumped Kings XI Punjab by 39 runs in their Indian Premier League match here on Saturday.

Electing to bat, the Knight Riders posted a competitive 183 for five, their highest score of the tournament, and then restricted Kings XI Punjab at 144 for six to snap their three-match losing streak.

Tiwary blasted a 47-ball 75 bejewelled with eight fours and two sixes, while Ganguly's breezy 40-ball innings included six fours and one six.

Chasing 184 to win, Kings XI Punjab batsmen got starts but couldn't materialise them into big score as they lost half of their side within 100 runs inside 15 overs.

Shane Bond and Ajit Agarkar picked up two wickets each, while Angelo Matthews and Chris Gayle scalped one apiece to contribute to their team's win.
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