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Gurney, Narine and Lynn star to propel KKR on top of table
IPL 2019

Gurney, Narine and Lynn star to propel KKR on top of table

Ball-by-ball details & scorecard: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 21, Jaipur

Harry Gurney, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine powered Kolkata Knight Riders to eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in 21st match of the Indian Premier League 2019.

After asking Rajasthan to bat first, Smith struck an unbeaten 73 off 59 balls to guide Rajasthan Royals to 139-3, boosting his return from a ball-tampering ban that ended on March 28.

He built a crucial 72-run partnership for the second-wicket with Jos Buttler, who made 37.

"He is not a big-hitter of the ball. He's not an Andre Russell or a Ben Stokes. He gets the gaps. He had a bit of hand injury as well. I respect him," said West Indies great Brian Lara, commentating for IPL.

Kolkata chased down their modest target of 140 in 13.5 overs with Chris Lynn top-scoring with 50 off 32 deliveries.

On the other hand, Sunil Narine struck a quick fire 47 off 25 balls.

Shreyas Gopal accounted for both openers, but the game was almost over by that point in the game.

Robin Uthappa (26 off 16) and Shubman Gill (6 off 10) applied the finishing touches, with seven overs still left.

Harry Gurney was declared man of the match for his figures of 2 for 25.