Kolkata Knight Riders registered a narrow two-run victory over Auckland Aces in a Group B qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here yesterday.

KKR's Jacques Kallis drives the ball during yesterday's Champions
League T20 qualifier against Auckland Aces in Hyderabad. Pic/AFP

Manvinder Bisla was adjudged man of the match for his quickfire knock of 45 off 32 balls, consisting seven fours and one six. Aces, powered by Lou Vincent's knock of 40, fell just two runs short of KKR's score of 121.