Kolkata Knight Riders win by 4 wkts

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9 April, 2018 01:01 AM

Kolkata Knight Riders win by 4 wkts

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Sunil Narine's 17-ball half-century and Nitish Rana's all-round display helped Kolkata Knight Riders win their season-opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets. 

Asked to bat under cloudy skies, Royal Challengers posted 176 losing seven wickets in 20 overs. 

Brendon McCullum scored 43 runs and AB de Villiers 44, but Narine's early blitz neutralised both those knocks and the middle-order built on his start to steer Knight Riders home with seven balls to spare.

After Narine fell for 50 in the sixth over, the hosts wobbled slightly as Umesh Yadav - a former Knight Rider himself - took two wickets in two overs, but Dinesh Karthik (35*), Rana (34) and Andre Russell (15) took the home side to victory without too many undue alarms.

With ESPN input