Kings XI beats Royal Challengers by 19 runs in IPL

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Narine, who's more famous as the mystery bowler, blocked the first two balls he faced. He would go on to concede 26 in that over and his bowling services weren't sought thereafter.

He hit six boundaries and four sixes in his knock.

Before that though, the double-barrelled assault had stunned the enthusiastic in-house DJ into total silence while adding another layer of grey to Kohli's facial foliage.

Narine himself was surprised with his knock.

"Lynn just said keep your eyes on the ball, keep focused and swing at it".

Put in to bat, Mumbai Indians put on board a massive 212 for three. Forty-eight of Lynn's 52 came between extra cover and deep mid-wicket.

The West Indies left-hander - not previously noted for his run-scoring prowess - shone after global team-mate Chris Gayle had flopped, racing to 50 off just 15 deliveries to mirror the feat of KKR colleague Yusuf Pathan against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014.

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It didn't matter if it was pace or spin.

It was Lynn, who started the carnage with some lusty hitting. The opening batsman has had a awful run in the tournament and his dismal performance with the bat at the top of the order is one of the main reasons for his team's downfall. "No particular plan against Watson as such".

Chasing a below-par target of 159 runs, KKR achieved it quite convincingly in 15.1 overs for the loss of four wickets in a rain-interrupted match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. "You know as I said you're trying your best but this is just not coming together as a whole and you know to win games of cricket you need good performances with the bat or with the ball". Just because they have not played well so far in the tournament does not mean they can not play well in the remaining three matches.

The method was as simple as its ramifactions were brutal. They have shown a consistent performance this season.

Wriddhiman Saha - who escaped a awful missed stumping when he was on just one - made 21 and contributed to a stand of 34 alongside Axar Patel, who took 19 off Shane Watson in the final over to finish unbeaten with 38 from 17. I think it was a slow wicket with low bounce.

The RCB top-order has been fragile this season, while Sandeep Sharma has been extremely good with the new ball.

Amla was dismissed by medium pacer Aniket Choudhary on the penultimate ball of the first over and Guptill was dismissed by Sreenath Aravind in the fourth over. That's something we were not able to do. "He knows when he can get it to swing, it gets hard for the batsmen", Axar said.