Sunil Narine scores 2nd half century in IPL 2018 for Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine scored a brilliant 75 off just 36 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 encounter against Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday
Sunil Narine celebrates after hitting his fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab.(BCCI)
Sunil Narine celebrates after hitting his fifty for Kolkata Knight Riders during their IPL 2018 match against Kings XI Punjab.(BCCI)
Updated on May 12, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Indore | By Sidharth Gulati

Sunil Narine slammed his second half-century of IPL 2018 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Saturday. (HIGHLIGHTS)

Asked to bat, KKR openers Narine and Chris Lynn were kept quiet by Mohit Sharma, who mostly bowled short or short of good length deliveries. (SCORECARD)

Narine hit his first boundary in the fourth over, smacking a length delivery from Ashwin over long-on for a maximum. The KXIP captain had stepped in for Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who, in the same over, had to leave the field after being hit hard on his bowling hand by Narine. The 17-year-old from Afghanistan attempted a return catch but in process, ended up hurting himself.

In the next over, Narine smashed Barinder Sran for two boundaries; one was a top edge towards third-man boundary while the second was lifted over the fielder at mid-on.

He continued to attack, hammering Axar Patel for a maximum over long-on. Narine reached the landmark with a single off Axar Patel towards deep mid-wicket.

He kept going after his fifty and his innings finally came to an end when he was caught behind off the bowling of Andrew Tye after scoring 75 off 36 balls.

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