Opener Chris Lynn anchored his innings to perfection as Kolkata Knight Riders have been again to winning tactics with a at ease six-wicket win in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chasing a aggressive goal of 176, KKR reached the objective in 19.1 overs with Lynn scoring an unbeaten 62 off 52 balls with seven fours and a six. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik relishing his new discovered function as a finisher, performed his phase with a 10-ball-23 to make it simple in spite of everything.
At the onset of the chase, Lynn and Sunil Narine (27 off 19 balls) supplied a forged if now not impressive basis including 51 runs within the energy play overs. KKR have been smartly above Duckworth-Lewis par-score at 55 for no loss when play was once briefly halted at 6.three overs.
Once the match resumed, Narine was once holed out on the long-off boundary off Murugan’s bowling. Robin Uthappa (36 off 21 balls) blazed his method with 3 fours and 3 sixes sooner than being stuck in deep off Murugan’s bowling. Lynn alternatively saved enjoying the sweep shot in opposition to spinners with various level of good fortune as RCB clawed their long ago into the match all over the center overs.
Earlier, skipper Kohli was once as soon as once more the stand-out performer with an unbeaten 44-ball-68 as Royal Challengers Bengaluru controlled a below-par 175 for four in 20 overs. Kohli’s innings made from 5 fours and 3 sixes whilst Brendon McCullum contributed 38 off 28 balls. Openers McCullum and Quinton de Kock (29 off 27 balls) placed on 67 runs however ate up 8 overs within the procedure.
KKR with 8 issues remained in fourth position whilst Virat Kohli’s males slumped additional with their 5th defeat in seven video games.
RCB 175/four (20 ov) | Kohli 68* (44), McCullum 28 (28) | Russell three/31
KKR 176/four (19.1 ov) | Lynn 62* (52), Karthik 23 (10) | Ashwin 2/36
Watch Karthik’s innings here-
Result: Kolkata Knight Riders received via 6 wickets