Twitter Reactions: Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana script KKR win over RCB

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Twitter Reactions: Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana script KKR win over RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders downed Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets with seven balls to spare as Dinesh Karthik made a perfect debut as the host’s captain at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Karthik himself made an unbeaten 35 after Sunil Narine, sent in as an opener, thrashed the visitors out of contention with a belligerent 19-ball 50.

Put in to bat, RCB reached a challenging 176 for seven which proved inadequate eventually.

Sunil Narine, who seems to be somewhat losing the ‘magic’ of his off-spin variations after having been constantly reported for suspect action, redeemed himself in the role of a pinch-hitter.

In his brief stay in the middle Narine slammed five sixes and four boundaries to ensure that KKR picked up the bulk of the runs in the PowerPlay period itself.

Narine perished in the sixth over without adding a run to his half-century, but he had set KKR on the path to victory. Nitish Rana, the new name in the KKR roster, scored a stroke-filled 34 in a 55-run partnership with Karthik for the fourth wicket to take the score close to the target.

Earlier, RCB batting sparkled but failed to explode, thanks to a clever change in the bowling made by Karthik who brought in part-timer Rana just when the visitors were on course to a huge total.

Here is how fans reacted to the Kolkata Knight Riders win:

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