Led by Gautam Gambhir, Kolkata Knight Riders posted a clinical victory over Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens on Thursday. Gambhir cracked 72 not out in the successful run chase of 171 against Punjab. But it was Sunil Narine who bagged player of the match award. He opened the innings and struck 18-ball 37 with 4 fours and 3 sixes. He also took one wicket for 19 runs.
With this victory, KKR grabbed the top spot in the points table with 2 victories in 3 matches. It was KKR’s 34th win at Eden Gardens, the most by any team on their home ground.
Chennai Super Kings take the second spot with 33 victories at Chepauk Stadium in Chenani. Mumbai Indians are third with 31 victories at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.