Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore April 08 -2018 Cricket Highlights – KKR vs RCB
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Kolkata Knight Riders 177 for 6 (Narine 50, Karthik 34*, Woakes 3-36) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 176 for 7 (De Villiers 44, McCullum 43, Rana 2-11) by four wickets. Sunil Narine’s 17-ball half-century and Nitish Rana’s all-round display helped Kolkata Knight Riders win their season-opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets.
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.
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The visitors made their intentions clear off the game’s first ball when Brendon McCullum clipped Vinay Kumar off his pads for four. In all, RCB extracted 52 off the Powerplay for the loss of Quinton de Kock, and McCullum looked for the boundary at every opportunity before his dismissal for 43 in the ninth over. De Villiers replaced McCullum and carried on in similar vein, launching Kuldeep Yadav inside-out and down the ground for successive sixes, and following up with one more six each off Narine and Mitchell Johnson in the next two overs. His brilliance made up for an unusually off-colour Kohli at the other end, and the two put on 64 off 36 balls despite the RCB captain going at less than a run a ball. With their two best batsmen in the middle, RCB seemed set for a massive total when they were undone by the unlikeliest of destroyers.
Spin returned for the fifth over, this time in the shape of Washington Sundar, but even the Powerplay specialist wasn’t spared. Sundar kept pitching the ball up, and Narine kept clattering it down the ground. By the time the fifth over was done, Narine had already raced to his fifth T20 half-century off just 17 balls. He fell two balls later, chopping Umesh onto his stumps, but with the equation now reading 112 off 88 balls, his job was done. There were a couple of minor hiccups, but no real turn in momentum, and soon enough, Vinay Kumar swatted Kunal Khejroliya to the long-on boundary to bring up victory in the 19th over.