Bengaluru, April 29: Opener Chris Lynn stayed unbeaten on 62 to help KKR clinch victory by 6 wickets over RCB at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday. Earlier, Kohli’s unbeaten 68-run knock came off 44 balls, containing five boundaries and three sixes. Also Read - Mitchell Starc Reaches Settlement in Insurance Fight of USD 1.53 Million For Missing 2018 IPL Due to Injury
Put into bat, Bangalore started on a cautious note as openers Quinton de Kock (29 off 27) and Brendon McCullum (38 off 28) shared a 67-run partnership for the first wicket. KKR spinner Kuldeep Yadav came up with the first breakthrough as he packed de Kock in the ninth over. Also Read - Mitchell Starc Provides Video Footage to Prove Injury For USD 1.43 Million IPL Insurance Payout
With the addition of just seven runs in Bangalore’s overall score of 67, Andre Russel jolted the hosts after dismissing McCullum and Manan Vohra (0) in the next over. However, Kohli kept one end tight and added 65 runs for the fourth wicket with Mandeep Singh (19). Also Read - Rishabh Pant Credits Sourav Ganguly For Record-Breaking Run in IPL 2018, Says He Told me Few Things And it Helped
Mandeep however, didn’t show a fight and was dismissed on a Russel delivery in the 18th over with Bangalore’s score reading 140/4.
Kohli continued his good work and slammed yet another half-century and some fireworks by him in the final moments helped the hosts reach a respectable total of 175/4.
For Kolkata, Russel was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/31 while Kuldeep scalped a wicket for 20 runs. (With IANS inputs).