Match 3 : Kolkata vs Bangalore Post Match Report
April 08, 2018
SP Narine's 17 balls fifty and Nitish Rana's 2 important wicket led Kolkata to upset Bangalore by 4 wickets at Kolkata
3rd match of IPL 2018 played between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on 8th April, 2018 at Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata at 8:00 pm IST. Putting into bat first by Kolkata, Bangalore with BB McCullum 43, AB de Villiers 44 and Mandeep Singh's quick 37 runs put huge total of 176 run in 20 overs. Nitish Rana bowled just 1 over and took 2 important wickets of AB de Villiers and V Kohli as well. Kolkata in reply with SP Narines super quick 17 balls fifty won the match in 18.5 over and registered comprehensive win by 4 wickets. SP Narine declared man of the match for his 17 balls fifty runs.
Kolkata in reply got firing start with SP Narine who smashed 17 ball fifty in power play overs and set excellent platform for KKR as well. Nitish Rana 34 runs and skipper KD Karthik's unbeaten 35 led Kolkata to a well deserve win over Bangalore by 4 wickets with 7 ball remaining. UT Yadav bowled well for Bangalore and took 2 wickets for Bangalore. SP Narine declared man of the match for his quick 50 runs.
Player of the match - SP Narine (KKR)
Points - Kolkata 2, Bangalore 0
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