The third match of the IPL season 11 now comes to an end as Shah Rukh Khan-owned team Kolkata Knight Riders has defeated Virat Kohli's team Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match. KKR defeated RCB by 4 wickets. KKR under the captaincy of newly appointed captain Dinesh Karthik came to chase the score 177 runs set by Virat Kohli and his team.
While chasing this score, KKR got an early shock in the name of opening batsman Chris Lynn who got out 5 runs. However, the co-opener Sunil Naraine took the charge in his hand and gave a strong start to the team. He played an amazing inning of 50 runs in 19 balls with the help of 5 sixes and 4 fours.
KKR - 147/5, 16 overs— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 8, 2018
A crucial 55-run partnership between Captain, @DineshKarthik (28*) & the classy @NitishRana_27 (34) has put us in a good position. #KKRvRCB #KKRHaiTaiyaar #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/TvxLL8e5Je
Then came to bat Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana, well the day was not for Robin Uthappa but Nitish Rana supported his team in this win. He played the stable inning of 34 runs in 25 balls. However, then a time arrived when the whole match came on the shoulders of skipper Dinesh Karthik who played a crucial inning in this match.
Dinesh Karthik made 35 runs on 29 balls with the help of 4 fours, however, the winning shot came in the hand of Vinay Kumar who completed the match by hitting the winning four. With this KKR won the first match in IPL 2018 by 4 wickets.