Dinesh Karthik (41 not out from 17 balls) helped Kolkata to win by 6 wickets in the match against Chennai. Kolkata scored 178 runs in 17.4 overs. With this success, the play-off opportunities have improved. Knight Riders fell in the middle with a modest goal … Initially lost three wickets for 64 runs.
In the first ten overs, both teams scored 90 runs and Kolkata lost more wickets. But Gill (57 not out off 36 balls), Rinku Singh (16) added 34 runs for the fourth wicket with Kolkata. Captain Dinesh Karthik (45 not out off 18 balls, 7×4 and 1×6) with Ryku Singh Outiaigu Shukla Gill struck with heavy shots. In the end, Gill made his first IPL half century in 32 balls. This resulted in the success of Kolkata. Gill and Karthik added 83 runs in 39 deliveries.
Earlier, Chennai scored 177 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Dhoni (43 not out 25 balls), Duplexis (27 off 15 balls) and Watson (36 from 25 balls) helped Chennai score better. Dupleix, Watson added 48 runs for the first wicket. Watson, Raina (31) played regularly after Duplexis pulled out. Chennai made 90 runs for the wicket loss in ten overs.
But later Kolkata bowlers made the fall of wickets. Chennai only managed 87 runs in the last ten overs. Sunil Narine scored only 20 runs in 4 overs and took two wickets.