Narine leads KKR Slaughter of RCB
Sunil Narine first grabbed two wickets for 25 runs in four overs then came back and pulverized the bowling for the fastest fifty in the history of the league. as the Kolkata Knight Riders made light work of Royal Challengers Bangalore with a six-wicket thrashing with 29 balls to spare in the 46th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Virat Kohli's team boasting a powerful world class batting lineup has made a meal out of chasing relatively small totals by any standard.This time around they had the opportunity to set a target and it made no difference because most of their big guns totally misfired. Chris Gayle started off with his second consecutive golden duck. Skipper Kohli and AB de Villiers did not fair much better.Tim Head clobbered five huge sixes and three fours in a face-saving 75 not out and Mandeep Singh smashed one six and five boundaries scoring 52 from
Umesh Yadav took care of Gayle and added two more scalps for 36 runs in four overs assisting Narine in restricting RCB to158/6
Narine opening the innings with Chris Lynn returning from injury put on a memorable display of power hitting.The pair reached the century mark before the end of the power play.The West Indian all-rounder reached his fifty in a mere 15 balls.Breaking the 19 ball record set by his partner earlier in the tournament He was merciless carting the competent bowling attack all over the park for four sixes and six fours in a 17 ball 54.
Lions Stun Kings XI
The Gujarat Lions successfully chased 189 for a six-wicket victory over the Kings XI Punjab despite a magnificent century from Hashim Amla in the 47th match of the 2017 Indian Premier League season in Mohali.
Amla was in sublime form furnishing his innings with eight gorgeous boundaries and five exquisitely timed sixes, scoring 104 in only 60 balls. Shaun Marsh achieved another IPL fifty cracking six fours in a 43 ball 58 and skipper Glenn Maxwell blasted two sixes in an eleven ball twenty not out taking the Kings XI to 189/3.
Gujarat got a great start to the run chase. Openers Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan added 91 in 9.2 overs before Kishan was.caught for 29. Dwayne Smith displayed a renewal of form crushing four sixes and eight fours in a punishing 39 ball 74. Skipper Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik then enjoyed the platform set with a 42 run partnership. Raina caressed four boundaries and smashed one six in a 25 ball 39 while Karthik struck two fours and one six in a 23 ball 35 enabling the lions to cruise to the win with two balls to spare,
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