RCB v KKR Player of the match: Sunil Narine

Narine took his batting to an all-new level by scoring a 15-ball 50, which aided his team to an easy victory against host Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Indian Premier League (IPL) has an uncanny knack of producing heroes in unexpected circumstances. But Sunil Narine going berserk with the bat can longer be tagged under the above mentioned category. IPL 10 has seen Narine developing into a solid all-rounder, opening the batting for his Kolkata Knight Riders side, while continuing to bamboozle opposition batsmen with his mystery spin.

On Monday, Narine took his batting to an all-new level by scoring a 15-ball 50, which aided his team to an easy victory against host Royal Challengers Bangalore. Narine's quick-fire half-century, which equalled the record for the fastest fifty scored in IPL (shared with Kolkata team-mate Yusuf Pathan), along with Chris Lynn's 21-ball fifty ensured Kolkata scored more than 100 runs in the power-play while chasing RCB's 159.

Narine departed after scoring 54 (17) when he was caught by wicketkeeper Kedar Jadhav off a bouncer from Aniket Choudhary but the damage had already been done.

The change in action might have affected Narine's bowling, but his batting certainly seemed to have gone up a gear (or two).

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