IPL: Knight Riders beat Royals Challengers by 4 wickets

Avatar Written by April 9, 2018 08:15

Mohali: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in their opening match of IPL 11 at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

Put into bat, Brendon McCullum (43) and AB de Villiers (44) were the top scorers for Bangalore, while skipper Mandeep Singh (37) and Virat Kohli (31) too contributed with the bat as RCB posted a decent 176-7.

In reply, Sunil Narine gave Kolkata Knight Riders a flying start with a 19-ball 50 and Nitish Rana (34) and new skipper Dinesh Karthik (35 not out) scored crucial knocks as KKR overhauled the target with 7 balls to spare.

Brief Score:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 176 for 7 in 20 overs (Brendon McCullum 43, AB de Villiers 44; Nitish Rana 2/11).

Kolkata Knight Riders: 177 for 6 in 18.5 overs (Sunil Narine 50, Umesh Yadav 2/27, Chris Woakes 4-0-36-3) .

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