IPL 2019: Lynn, bowlers power KKR to top of the table

IPL 2019: Chris Lynn, bowlers power Kolkata Knight Riders to top of the table

Chris Lynn struck a 32-ball 50 including six boundaries and three sixes to get KKR's chase off to a flying start. Photo: IPL
In the fourth over of KKR's chase, Lynn got an inside edge off Dhawal Kulkarni, that richocheted on to the stumps and raced to the fence. The bails didn't fall and Lynn survived. Photo: IPL
Steve Smith made his presence felt on the field with a sharp catch in the slips. Shreyas Gopal bowled the googly to Narine, who went hard at the away going ball and ended up edging to Smith. Photo: IPL
On Sunday, Steve Smith anchored Rajasthan Royals to 139/3 with his first T20 half-century since August 2018. The former Australian captain, who had a short stint in the Bangladesh Premier League, before an elbow injury cut short is sojourn, took the field in Rajasthan Royals' fifth Indian Premier League game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Photo: IPL
KKR's Harry Gurney starred with the ball, returning figures of two for 25 to restrict the Royals under 150. Gurney got rid of in-form Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi, halting RR's momentum in the middle overs. The 32-year old was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 75 lakh after his impressive performances in the Big Bash League helped Melbourne Renegades to its maiden title. Photo: IPL