Eden records highest total in IPL

KKR smashed 17 sixes overall — seven of which came from Nitish Rana's bat, who earned the Orange Cup for his second consecutive fifty.

KKR all-rounder Andre Russell in action against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.   -  K.R. DEEPAK

Kolkata Knight Riders’ 218 for the loss of four wickets against Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday is the highest-ever IPL total at the iconic ground.

On a pitch that had a tinge of green, KKR rode on Nitish Rana (63 off 34 balls) and Andre Russell (48 off 17) to record the landmark total. The Dinesh Karthik-led side also overtook Delhi Capitals’ 213, which was the highest total of IPL 2019 till this evening.

KKR started on a positive note by taking on rookie spinner Varun Chakravarthy. Sunil Narine smashed the mystery bowler for 25 runs in his first over.

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Kings XI skipper Ravichandran Ashwin — who hogged the limelight for 'Mankading' Jos Buttler in the last fixture — conceded 47 runs in his four overs, without claiming a wicket.

KKR smashed 17 sixes overall — seven of which came from Rana's bat, who earned the Orange Cup for his second consecutive fifty.

 

Stat courtesy: IPL