The mystery spinner has become mystery batsman in IPl, yes you guess right, we are talking about Sunil Narine who again hammered a quick fire fifty in KKR vs RCB 3rd Match IPL 2018 and his team kolkata knight riders won the match by 4 wickets against start studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in Kolkata. Narine took 1 wicket and scored a quick 50 in 17 balls as the required run rate become easy and chaseable for KKR batsmen.
IPL 2018 Match 3 Analysis : KKR vs RCB, 3rd Match
Toss : Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl
Man of the Match : Sunil Narine
|Match||Date||RCB Inns||KKR Inns||Result||MoM|
|KKR vs RCB||Sunday, April 08, 2018||176-7 (20)||177-6 (18.5)||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets||Sunil Narine|
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl and their bowler did fare to their skipper’s decision when they restricted the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a commendable total of 176-7 in 20 overs. From Royal Challengers Bangalore’s point of view they were 15 runs short. But dashing opener Brendon Mccullum started his inning on good note and scored 43 of 27 balls before being bold out by Sunil Narine, then Virat Kohli and ABD duo took the charge and scored 31, 44 respectively before both batsman being out in the same over of part-timer Nitish Rana. A quick 37 runs by Mandeep Singh gave them a total of 176-7.
KKR again tried Sunil Narine at top of the order as Narine took charge with Chris Lynn and slammed a quick 17 balls fifty. Then it was Nitish Rana and KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik who settled the middle order and skipper was there till the victory and scored an important 35 runs as KKR won the match in 19 th over by 4 wickets.
RCB Inns : Brendon McCullum – 43(27), AB de Villiers – 44(23), Nitish Rana 1-11-2, Vinay Kumar – 2-30-2
KKR Inns : Sunil Narine – 50(19), Dinesh Karthik – 35(29), Chris Woakes – 4-36-3, Umesh Yadav – 4-27-2
So KKR have started their opening match on a winning note with good NRR. It will be interesting to see, if they will use Sunil Narine as opener in upcoming matches or not.
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