IPL 2018

Narine, Karthik give KKR a winning start

Kolkata Knight Riders stretched their head-to-head lead over Royal Challengers Bangalore as they made a winning start at home against Virat Kohli & Co., courtesy a successful run chase. In chase of RCB’s 176/7, a sensational start, via Sunil Narine’s 17-ball half-century, allowed the hosts to romp home with seven balls and four wickets to spare.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 176/7 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 44, Brendon McCullum 43, Mandeep Singh 37; Vinay Kumar 2-30, Nitish Rana 2-11) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders (Sunil Narine 50, Dinesh Karthik 35*, Nitish Rana 34; Chris Woakes 3-36, Umesh Yadav 2-27) by four wickets.

Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to field
Man of the Match: Sunil Narine
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Umpires: C Shamshuddin, A.D Deshmukh, S Ravi, K Srinath
Referee: Narayankutty. V

Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 5.6 overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 11.2 overs
3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (Virat Kohli 17, AB de Villiers 34)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 17.4 overs
Innings Break: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 176/7 in 20 overs (Washington Sundar 0)

Kolkata Knight Riders innings
Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 4.3 overs
Sunil Narine: 50 off 17 balls (4 x fours, 5 x sixes)
Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 10.2 overs
4th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (Nitish Rana 22, Dinesh Karthik 27)
Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 16.1 overs

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