IPL 6: Kallis, Narine give Kolkata Knight Riders 5-wicket win vs Bangalore

KKR's Sunil Narine grabbed the purple cap in process with amazing figures of 4/22. All other bowlers - L Balaji (2/22), Jacques Kallis (2/17) and Sachithra Senanayake (1/17)  - ended with fine figures to keep the visiting side in check.

updated: May 13, 2013 08:59 IST
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Kolkata Knight Riders kept their slim chances of making it to the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013 playoffs alive with a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, who did their own ambitions no good, at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association stadium in Ranchi on Sunday (May 12). The star of Kolkata's win in the low-scoring match, with bat and ball, was Jacques Kallis, underlining his importance to Kolkata's plans again.

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The only international match played at the venue, a One-Day International between India and England last year, was also a low-scoring affair and for Kolkata, it really was home away from home as their game plan is built around their slower bowlers. The ball often stopped on the batsmen and the Power Play overs yielded just 16 runs for the loss of Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket.

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