AHMEDABAD, India, CMC- West Indies spin bowler Sunil Narine picked up two wickets but his side Kolkata Knight Riders lost by ten runs against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) cliff hanger yesterday.
Royals held their nerves under extreme pressure to edge Kolkata in a nail-biting Super Over finish in a fifth round encounter at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Having set a target of 153 in 20 overs for KKR, the Royals bowlers kept their calm at the death as they restricted Gautam Gambhir’s men to 152 for eight in 20 overs.
Narine finished with two wickets for 28 runs from four overs and was involved in breaking an opening partner-ship between Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair that produced 52 runs.
Narine did well to throw down the stumps at the striker’s end after Karun flicked Andre Russell’s delivery straight to fine leg.
It is the first match in the tournament that went to the wire with both main innings and the Super Over scores ending in a tie.
Rajasthan Royals were adjudged winners as they hit 18 fours and a six across two innings compared to KKR’s nine fours and three sixes.