Kolkata Knight Riders scored 179 runs for 7 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs on opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s storming fifty at the start of the first match of the day in the IPL held at Eden Gardens. As a result, Gujarat Titans need to score 180 runs to win.
At the start of the match, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya invited Kolkata to bat after winning the toss. Opener Narayan Jagadishan got out after 19 runs off 15 balls. Shardul Thakur did not see a run in the second wicket. Besides, Venkatesh scored 11 runs and Nitish scored 4 runs.
Meanwhile, opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz continues to play in Apontal. After completing his fifty quickly, he was moving towards the century. But he had to stop at 81 runs. His brilliant innings of just 39 balls was decorated with five fours and seven sixes. Besides, Rinku Singh scored 19 and Andre Russell scored 34 runs.