Sunil Narine kept KKR in hunt scoring 32 off 20 © AFP
Sunil Narine kept KKR in hunt scoring 32 off 20 © AFP

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won their fifth match in VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. They beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 6 wickets to go to third spot on the points table. It was once again Sunil Narine’s all round show coupled with Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik’s fluency with the bat that got them over MS Dhoni and co.

Narine scored 32 off 20 balls, inclusive of 4 fours and 2 sixes was rewarded with the Man of the Match award. On being asked about his batting, he said: I’ll stick to my bowling. Nice to come out with a win. Getting the freedom to play my shots. That’s the key.”

With he ball too, Narine picked 2 wickets for 20 runs. He also spoke about how Dinesh Karthik’s shows confidence in Narine. He said: “They back me whatever happens. He relies highly on spin.”

He also spoke about KKR’s overall show against CSK. He said: “Seamers did the job today. We finished it off. Everyone takes their success differently. I am enjoying my game with good performances.”