Chasing the mammoth target of 246 in the 44th match of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2018), Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs and moved to the 4th position on the VIVO IPL points table.
Except for K L Rahul, no other KXIP could handle the pressure of chasing the huge total. Rahul made 66 runs.
However, all the other batsmen including Gayle, Nair and Mayank fell cheaply. Ashiwn played a cameo in the end but it was too little and too late.
Earlier, powered by fifties from Sunil Narine and Dinesh Karthik, KKR made 245 runs. Russell took 3 wickets for KKR.