Lynn, Narine amongst runs as KKR beat RR by 8 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The dangerous opening pair of Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn blasted RR bowlers all around the ground.
Narine scored 47 runs from 25 balls including 6 fours and 3 sixes. Lynn made a 32 ball 50 with 6 fours and 3 sixes. The duo added 91 runs from 8.3 overs as KKR easily chase down the target of 140 runs with 8 wickets and 37 balls remaining.
Earlier, KKR won the toss and elected to field first. RR finished on 139/3 from 20 overs. Steve Smith top scored for RR with 73 runs off 59 balls which included 7 fours and a six. Butler contributed a 34 ball 37 with 5 fours and a six. Playing his first match in IPL, Harry Gurney picked up 2 wickets while Prasidh Krishna chipped in with 1 wicket.
Match Summary :
Kolkata Knight Riders140/2 ( Chris Lynn 50, Sunil Narine 47, Shreyas Gopal 2-35)
Rajasthan Royals139/3( Steve Smith 73, Harry Gurney 2-25)
by 8 wickets