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IPL 2018: Twitter Reacts as Kolkata Knight Riders powers to 245

Kolkata Knight Riders
Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen were on song as the Men in Purple put on gargantuan 245 on the board after Ravi Ashwin had put them into bat. Sunil Narine led the charge as the southpaw opener scored a quickfire 75 off just 36 balls. Narine blistering knock included nine fours and four maximums.

However, Narine opening partner Chris Lynn was unfortunate as he played on to his stumps. Robin Uthappa once again got off to a start. However, the stylish batsman could not carry on. Dinesh Karthik played a captain’s knock as he struck a quickfire 50 off just 23 balls.


Sunil Narine. Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI.

Indore pitch is a belter.

Karthik knock included five fours and three sixes. Windies combative all-rounder Andre Russell also provided good support to his skipper as the right-hander played a cameo of 31 runs off just 14 balls.

Meanwhile, Andrew Tye scalped four wickets in the match when all the bowlers were taken to cleaners. Consequently, Tye has strengthened his lead as the leading wicket-getter in the season. The Australian fast bowler has scalped 20 wickets in the ongoing IPL season.


Dinesh Karthik. . Photo by: Vipin Pawar /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

It is going to be a mountain to climb for the Kings XI Punjab as their middle order hasn’t fired. The onus is going to be on the shoulders of their opening pair of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul. Furthermore, the powerplay overs are going to hold the key.

It is a must-win encounter for the Kolkata Knight Riders and they have put themselves in a strong position.


Andrew Tye. Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Meanwhile, Indore Pitch is a paradise for the batsmen as the track is not providing any help to the bowlers. Moreover, the short boundaries are rubbing the salt on the injuries.


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