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IPL 2018: Chris Lynn fifty helps Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chris Lynn scored a fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in an IPL 2018 match in Bangalore on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Apr 30, 2018 00:23 IST
Khurram Habib
Khurram Habib
Hindustan Times, Bangalore
IPL 2018,Chris Lynn,Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn in action during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Bangalore. (AFP)

Chris Lynn scored his 22nd T20 fifty and the second of this IPL as he led Kolkata Knight Riders’ charge against Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR won by six wickets. (RCB vs KKR IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS)

Putting on 59 runs in seven overs for the first wicket with Sunil Narine, the Aussie ensured his side got the start, laying the platform for a chase of 175 runs. (RCB vs KKR IPL 2018 SCORES)

Lynn had earlier scored 74 against Kings XI Punjab, a match that KKR lost. He also had a couple of other good innings that he, however, had failed to convert into fifties.

While both Narine first and Uthappa later went after the bowlers, trying to hit over the top and playing cameos, Lynn held one end up after starting on an aggressive note, eventually ending up scoring at over a run-a-ball though with six fours and a six at the time of crossing the 50-run mark.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 23:46 IST