KKR scored the equalizer in the 'Do Or Die' match with Nitish Runner's mercurial innings.


Kolkata Hunt Desk: Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings faced in an important match of IPL today. Today's match was very important for Kolkata Knight Riders because KKR had to win today's match to survive in the play-offs. On the other hand, today's match was practically an honor match for Chennai Super Kings.

Kolkata Knight Riders scored 172 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of 20 overs. CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bowl first after winning the toss. As a result, KKR came to bat first. KKR's two openers Shubhaman Gill and Nitish Rana got off to a great start. KKR made 48 runs without losing any wicket in the power play.

On this day, opener Nitish Rana played a mercurial innings of 87 runs for KKR. KKR made 172 runs at the end of the allotted 20 overs with Nitish Runner batting.

Take a look at KKR's scoreboard: –
Shubhaman Gill 26 off 17 balls, Nitish Rana 61 off 84 balls, Sunil Narine 7 off 7 balls, Rinku Singh 11 off 11 balls, Eoin Morgan 12 off 15 balls, Dinesh Karthik 10 off 21 balls, Rahul Tripathi 2 off 3 balls.