IPL 2018

IPL 2018: Sunil Narine Stars As Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore By 4 Wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on Nitish Rana’s all-round show and Sunil Narine’s whirlwind 19-ball 50 to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Sunday. In front of a packed Eden Gardens and co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, part-time off-spinner Rana (2/11) picked up the big wickets of AB de Villiers and skipper Virat Kohli in successive deliveries to reduce the visitors to 127/4 in 14.3 overs. Later, Mandeep Singh’s 18-ball 37 helped RCB to a challenging 176/7, but mystery spinner Narine — used effectively as a destructive opener by KKR since last season — made light of the target with a fiery 19-ball 50 (4×4, 5×6) along with Rana who scored a vital 25-ball 34 to steer the hosts over the line with seven balls to spare.

Smart Strike Rate (Strike Rate in brackets, min. 5 balls faced)



1. Sunil Narine 395.64 (263.15)

2. Mandeep Singh 277.57 (205.55)

3. AB de Villiers 242.95 (191.30)

4. Brendon McCullum 186.06 (159.25)

5. Nitish Rana 132.15 (136.00)

Smart Economy Rate (Economy Rate in brackets)

1. Andre Russell 1.63 (5.00)

2. Umesh Yadav 4.79 (6.75)

3. Mitchell Johnson 6.32 (7.50)

4. Sunil Narine 6.34 (7.50)

5. Piyush Chawla 6.77 (7.75)
Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders (Sunil Narine 50, Nitish Rana 34; Chris Woakes 3/36, Umesh Yadav 2/27 beat Royal Challengers Bangalore: 176/7 (Brendon McCullum 43, AB De Villiers 44, Mandeep Singh 37; R. Vinay Kumar 2/30, Nitish Rana 2/11)

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