The fixtures for the Indian Premier League 2018 season was announced on Wednesday with the defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium in the tournament opener on 7th April.
Both Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will be desperate to keep their chance alive of winning their third Indian Premier League title when they lock horns with each other in the Eliminator in Bangalore on Friday.
Kolkata Knight Riders survived a heavy scare from the rainy conditions in Bangalore and successfully managed to chase the revised target of 48 runs from six overs with seven wickets in hand against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator contest of the Indian Premier League tournament.
The Indian Premier League tournament moves to the first knock-out game this season where the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator in Bangalore on Wednesday.
Kings XI Punjab continued to remain in contention for a play-off spot after they overcame a brilliant 84-run knock from Chris Lynn to defend 167 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders and win the 49th match of Indian Premier League by 14 runs in Mohali.
Sunil Narine slammed the fastest fifty in the history of Indian Premier League while Chris Lynn made a strong comeback with a 21-ball 50 as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down 159 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 15.1 overs with six wickets in hand at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Having won five out of their last six matches, a confident Rising Pune Supergiant will be looking further dent the momentum of the Kolkata Knight Riders as they take on each other in a clash which could seal the playoff spot for the latter.
Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa scored fluent knocks of 71 and 59 respectively as Kolkata Knight Riders consolidated their position at top chasing down 161 runs against Delhi Daredevils with seven wickets in hand in the 32nd game of Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens.
Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir scored 87 and 62 runs respectively as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down 183 runs against Rising Pune Supergiant in 18.1 overs to win the 30th game of Indian Premier League by seven wickets.
In what was a shocking display with the bat, Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for just 49 runs in a chase of 132 runs as Kolkata Knight Riders completed a massive 82-run victory in the 27th match of Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens.
A rare loss at home would have come as a surprise given the Kolkata Knight Riders’ record at home and with Chris Gayle coming back into form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, this one promises to be an exciting contest.