Two crucial points for KKR. At least they can breathe easy now. Lynn played a brilliant knock. Against spin, he may not be the best player around, but tonight he did not throw it away and stayed till the end. Feel, Karthik's 10-ball 23 was very crucial. Seems their campaign is back on track now.
Kolkata chased down the 176 target set by Bangalore, as Kohli and co. failed to bowl decent spells. Chris Lynn proved to Kolkata's best player, scoring 62 from 52 balls. Narine scored 27 from 19 while Uthappa scored 36 from 21. Karthik played a useful knock scoring 23 from 10 balls. Mohammed Siraj and Murugan Ashwin claimed 2 wickets each for Bangalore.
RCB fail to defend yet another score. A score which was at least par if not above par, on a Chinnaswamy pitch which was taking a significant turn. There was much frustration for them at the start of the chase, with Narine professionally scooping the ball in gaps and then Murugan Ashwin dropping a sitter from Lynn.
Looking to chase the target set by RCB, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) sent Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine to open. Narine started smashing early and gave a good start to his team. RCB bowlers needed a wicket to dominate from early but it looked difficult from the way Narine started the attack. Play has been stopped due to rain. KKR were at 55-0 in 6.3 overs when rain came pouring down.
RCB 175/4 (20.0 Ovs)
KKR 176/4 (19.1 Ovs) CRR: 9.18
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets