KKR vs KXIP: Russell, Rana sizzle as all-round Kolkata reigns supreme

In pictures: Kolkata Kinght Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs

Sunil Narine gave Kolkata Knight Riders a blistering start, scoring 24 runs off just 9 balls with 3 sixes and 1 four. Photo: AFP
Nitish Rana scored 63 off just 34 balls and added 110 runs for the third wicket with Robin Uthappa as KKR took the upper hand against Kings XI Punjab. Photo: AFP
Robin Uthappa, who scored 67 off 50 balls, played a perfect anchor's role. Photo: AP
Andre Russell, who got a lifeline when on 3, took the Punjab bowlers to the cleaners with 48 off just 17 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes. He was later awarded the man-of-the-match, his second in succession. Photo: PTI
The Kings XI bowlers ran out of ideas as they leaked 218 runs in 20 overs, the highest score at Eden Gardens. Here, skipper R. Ashwin and debutant Hardus Viljeoen have a chat. Photo: AP
Kings XI Punjab's Chris Gayle failed to get going and his side lost way soon after. Gayle managed just 20 off 13 balls. Photo: AFP
Mayank Agarwal scored a 50 but failed to read a googly from Kuldeep Yadav as Kings XI Punjab faltered in a high run-chase. Photo: PTI
David Miller remained unbeaten on 59 but in the end, 218 was a mountain to climb for Kings XI Punjab. Photo: AFP