71dThe Report by Sreshth Shah

Sunil Narine ambushes Royal Challengers again

The Trinidadian smashed a 17-ball half-century to kickstart Knight Riders' chase after Nitish Rana's part-time offspin took out AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to help restrict RCB to 176

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SP Narine
50(19) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 14 12 14 10
AB de Villiers
44(23) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 11 1 9 6 7 9

Best performances - Bowlers

CR Woakes
O4
M0
R36
W3
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
N Rana
O1
M0
R11
W2
Eco11.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

08 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

11.38pm Clinical from Kolkata Knight Riders. They first kept RCB to a total that was about 10 runs below par, then they came out and aced their chase, led by Sunil Narine's stunning fifty, the joint fourth-fastest in IPL history. There were cameos right through that innings, Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana made nice contributions to carry KKR home on a favourable chasing ground.

RCB have not started very well, their bowlers were taken apart by KKR's batsmen right through. They'll find a way to fight back soon.

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Presentation time.

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match: "It's good to get the ball rolling right away. I wouldn't see myself as an opening batsman. That's the role I get to play, if I get out the first ball, it's okay."

Dinesh Karthik: "Good to get off to a good start. If AB and Kohli went till the end, it would have been tough, but we got lucky. We all play for the crowd. Love to play for a team like this and a crowd like this."

Virat Kohli: "We were 15 short with the bat, myself included. I played too many dot balls. Me and AB getting out in two balls to a part-timer was game changing as well. We made a good game out of it. Quite a few positives. Difficult for the spinners to bowl on."

18.5
4
Khejroliya to Vinay Kumar, FOUR runs, Vinay Kumar finishes the match with a swat through mid-on to put Kolkata Knight Riders on the board, toppling KKR with a four-wicket win at the Eden Gardens.
18.4
1
Khejroliya to Karthik, 1 run, a short slower ball down leg, helped along to fine leg
18.3
1
Khejroliya to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, back of a length down leg, clipped to square leg for a run
18.3
1w
Khejroliya to Vinay Kumar, 1 wide, 133 kph, short down leg, that's wide. Waaaaay over the batsman's head. Shouldn't that have been a no-ball?
18.2
1
Khejroliya to Karthik, 1 run, that's the first bouncer of the over, or should be! On middle and leg, pulled down to fine leg for a run.
18.1
1
Khejroliya to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, short and wide outside off, carved away to deep cover. Sundar runs in, and juggles the catch but puts it down. That should have been taken

Vinay Kumar. 9 to win off 12.

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd49RV UthappaSP Narine
3rd18RV UthappaN Rana
4th55KD KarthikN Rana
5th8KD KarthikRK Singh
6th18KD KarthikAD Russell
7th13KD KarthikR Vinay Kumar