Sunil Narine’s outstanding innings helped Kolkata Knight Riders Score Second Highest Total in the Indian Premier League

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Right 1 week before, Sunrisers Hyderabad broke the record for scoring the highest runs in an innings in the Indian Premier League. Today in the 16th contest of the tournament, KKR scored a massive 272/7 in the first innings and just missed the record of scoring the highest runs in the tournament by 5 runs.

The performance of the side with the bat was exceptionally impressive as the openers of the side accumulated 60 runs in just 4.3 overs and then Narine and Raghuvanshi made an impressive partnership of 104 runs.

Sunil Narine’s Impressive Knock of 85 runs

Sunil Narine played an outstanding innings of 85 runs in just 39 deliveries with a strike rate of 217.95 including 7 fours and 7 sixes. He opened the innings with Phil Salt and both the batters gave KKR a very strong start which played a very crucial role for the side. Angkrish Raghuvanshi scored 54 runs in 27 deliveries at a strike rate of 200.00 including 5 fours and 3 sixes.

Andre Russell also played a quick innings for the side and smashed 41 runs in just 19 deliveries with a strike rate of 215.79 which includes 3 fours and 4 maximum. Rinku Singh also opened his arms and made 26 runs in just 8 deliveries and helped the side cross a total of 270 runs.

Rishabh Pant’s Half-century: A Seigh of Relief for DC Fans

Rishabh Pant played an impressive inning of 55 runs in just 25 deliveries with an excellent strike rate of 220.00 including 5 fours and 4 sixes and has proved to the world that even after a very big setback, anyone can bounce back and break records. After facing a dangerous car accident, Pant is playing his first IPL season and his performances for the side in the initial matches have been quite satisfying.

Vaibhav Arora and Varun Chakaravarthy Picks Up 3-3 Wickets

The bowling department of Kolkata Knight Riders also performed well as Arora and Chakaravarthy took 3-3 wickets for the side at an economy of 6.75 and 8.25 respectively. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine also picked up 1-1 wicket and their contribution with the bat was more valuable for the side.

DC scored a total of 166 runs in 17.2 overs and lost the contest by a huge margin of 106 runs and with an outstanding victory, KKR has reached the top spot in the table with 3 wins in 3 contests.

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