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Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders finished their innings at 191-7 as Chris Lynn starred with the bat, scoring 74 runs.

The visitors won the toss, and put Dinesh Karthik’s men to bat.

The hosts lost Sunil Narine earlier in the innings, as he was dismissed for one run.

However, Lynn and Robin Uthappa put up a 72-run partnership for the second wicket after which the latter was dismissed for 34.

Dinesh Karthik was the next batsman to produce some runs, as his knock of 43 led the hosts to a respectable total.

KKR 159-5 from 16.5 overs

WICKET! Andre Russell’s stint at the crease is short-lived as he has been dismissed for 10 runs, gifting the wicket to Barinder Sran.

KKR 147-4 from 15.2 overs

WICKET! In-form Chris Lynn has been dismissed for 74, as Andrew Tye provides the breakthrough. This is a huge wicket for KXIP.

KKR 85-3 from 9.4 overs

WICKET! Nitish Rana has been run-out for three runs as KKR lose another wicket.

KKR 78-2 from 8.1 overs

WICKET! Captain Ravichandran Ashwin gets his first wicket as he removes Robin Uthappa for 34 runs. Karun Nair was the man at deep mid-wicket to take the catch.

KKR 55-1 from 7 overs

Robin Uthappa and Chris Lynn have taken the hosts past 50, after recovering from the early blow as they lost Narine early.

KKR 6-1 from 1.3 overs

WICKET! Mujeeb Ur Rehman strikes as he removes Sunil Narine early. KKR lose their first wicket.

Preview

2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) table leaders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) square off against Ravichandran Ashwin’s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) side at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.

The men in gold and purple are coming into this match after an emphatic 7 wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in the previous encounter. The visitors, on the other hand sit on the fourth place and also have the same points under new captain Ravichandran Ashwin.

Punjab, boasting of an explosive batting line-up will face a tough test from the KKR bowlers who have proved to be quiet effective at their fortress.

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