Before a final IPL season, Sunil Narine has been a poser for batsmen. No one was means to figure out how to play a off-spinner. But in this IPL deteriorate and even internationally, batsmen have played him with ease. Narine, with all his variations, did not have a same impact on a batsman as he had earlier. Narine, however, has a new way of impacting a diversion – as a batsman.
Opening a batting for Kolkata Knight Riders with Chris Lynn, who made a lapse from injury, Narine smoked a fastest half-century in Indian Premier League history, off only 15 balls and his record mount with Lynn, of 105 runs in 36 balls, helped their group follow down a 159-run sum in 15.1 overs opposite Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The win over Bangalore helped Kolkata pierce adult to a second mark in the points table with 16 points and improved net run-rate than Rising Pune Supergiant.
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