Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Priety Zinta's Kings 11 Punjab by 31 runs. The win not only helped KKR move up into the top four of the IPL 2018 points table but it has also kept Knight Riders hope alive of qualifing for the play off's. Knight Riders now have 12 point and are standing at 4th position in the points table.
After winning the toss Kings 11 Punjab skipper R. Ashwin invited Knight Riders to bat first and opener Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine gave a solid start to their side. Sunil Narine and Skipper Dinesh Karthik were the top scorer for Knight Riders. Narine went on to score 75 of 36 balls whereas Dinesh Karthik scored a 50 of 23 balls which helped KKR post a mammoth total of 245/6.
In reply Kings 11 Punjab could score 214/8 in their 20 overs. Opener KL Rahul was the top scorer for Punjab, who scored 66 of 29 balls. He was dismissed by Sunil Narine. Sunil Narine was adjudged the Man Of The Match for his all round performance.
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