Bangla Hunt Desk: Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders and KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab have met in an important match of IPL today. KKR captain Dinesh Karthik decided to bat first after winning the toss. Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 164 runs for the loss of six wickets at the end of the allotted 20 overs.
The Kolkata Knight Riders lost opener Rahul Tripathi at the start of the day. Nitish Rana, one of KKR's most reliable batsmen, was run out a few balls later and returned to the pavilion. Then KKR went to the backfoot. From there, Shubhaman Gill and Eoin Morgan took the helm of the team. Eoin Morgan returned to the pavilion with a personal 24 runs. At that time captain Dinesh Karthik came to the crease. Karthik took the scoreboard of KKR fast after playing one great shot after another at the crease.
Dinesh Karthik played a stormy innings with Shubhaman Gill. Dinesh Karthik played a mercurial innings of 58 off just 29 balls. Shubhaman Gill gave a worthy company to the captain. He made 57 runs off 47 balls with the bat. Andre Russell failed again with the bat. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 164 runs in the allotted 20 overs.