Kolkata (West Bengal) : Rinku Singh again proved himself as a finisher in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) winning the match for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the last ball by smashing a boundary at the Eden Gardens.
Rinku Singh’s 21 off 10 and a last-ball four guided his team to a five-wicket victory against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Monday. The KKR batter said at the post-match presentation, ‘I didn’t think about the last ball. Even when I hit those five sixes, I hadn’t thought much. I was playing on the merit of the ball. I had the belief in me that I could finish the game. I have got used to it, sometimes I bat at 5, sometimes at 6, 7. I practice that way. There is no particular way I like to celebrate.’
In the chase of 180, Nitish scored 51 off 38 and Andre Russell smashed 42 of 23.
For PBKS, Rahul Chahar picked two wickets conceding 23 runs in four overs. Harpreet Brar and Nathan Ellis dismissed one batter each.