Kolkata XI vs Bangalore XI 3rd Match at Kolkata, 08 Apr, 2018

Toss: KKR, who chose to bowl first
Bangalore XI 176/7 (20)
Kolkata XI 177/6 (18.5)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets
Man of the Match: Sunil Narine
  • R Vinay Kumar 6 * (3)
  • Dinesh Karthik 35 * (29)

Over 18.1 Kulwant Khejroliya good length delivery to R Vinay Kumar, 1 run, comes on to  the front foot and slaps it through cover and picks up a quick single.

Over 18.3 Kulwant Khejroliya bangs it short onto the pitch to R Vinay Kumar, wide, goes deep in the crease and sways away from the bouncer, Umpire calls it wide.

Over 18.3 Kulwant Khejroliya good length delivery to R Vinay Kumar, 1 run, gets across the line on the back foot and clipped away wide of square leg

Dinesh Kathik: Feels very good. Nice to get to a good start. I felt it was coming too well against the pacers. When AB and Virat were playing it was tough. We just prayed to God that he [Narine] gets going. We all play for the crowd and we love to play for this team and this fantastic crowd.

Sunil Narine is Man of the Match

Over 18.5 Kulwant Khejroliya bowls a pitched up delivery to R Vinay Kumar, Boundary! Gets clears his front leg and lofts it over mid on and gets the winning runs with boundary.

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets

Virat Kohli: I think we were 15 short with the bat. I played too many dot balls and couldn't get any momentum going. Me and AB getting out in 2 balls to a part-timer was a game-changing event. Sunil took the game away from us with the way he batted. If you are giving 13 an over in the first overs on that sort of a wicket, it's very difficult to comeback. It's difficult for the spinners to bowl on this pitch, the fast bowlers get some purchase and you can score runs as well. It has become a really good cricket wicket over the last couple of years. We made a pretty good game out of it, to drag it till the 19th over and take those wickets was a big positive.