A video of Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Shakib Al Hassan speaking to the press after KKR won by 5 wickets against Rajasthan Royals (RR).

 

Shakib backed up a superb bowling effort with a timely cameo to enable Kolkata Knight Riders post their second back-to-back win with a five-wicket triumph over Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Friday.

 

Man of the match Shakib came up with commendable figures of 4-0-17-3 that helped restrict the Royals to 131 for 5 before hitting a quickfire 16 of 10 deliveries as the Kolkata Knight Riders won with four balls to spare in front of around 30,000 spectators at the Eden Gardens.

 

Replying to the Royals' 131 for 5 on a slow and dry track where run scoring was difficult, the Knight Riders reached 137 for 5 in 19.2 overs when Ryan ten Doeschate sent Ankeet Chvan out of the ground over the leg side.

 

It was revenge of sorts for the Knight Riders who had gone down to the Royals in their earlier meeting at Jaipur. For the Royals, it was their second straight defeat after victories in their first two matches.