Rana smashes 87 as KKR rating 172/5 in opposition to CSK

Dubai, October 29

Nitish Rana struck 87 off 61 balls as Kolkata Knight Riders scored 172 for five against Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match here on Thursday.

Former skipper Dinesh Karthik also played a cameo, smashing a quick-fire 21 from 10 balls. Sam Curran looked the best bowler despite going wicketless finishing with 0/21 from three overs.

Earlier, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl.

CSK replaced Faf du Plessis, Monu Kumar and Imran Tahir with Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi and Karn Sharma.

KKR brought in Rinku Singh in place of Prasidh Krishna.

Brief Scores

Kolkata Knight Riders: 172/5 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 87, Dinesh Karthik 21 not out; Lungi Ngidi 2/34). PTI

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