Abu Dhabi: The seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked with an emphatic 41-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders over Mumbai Indians, as the evergreen Jacques Kallis set the tone with a 46-ball 72 before Sunil Narine completed the task with four wickets. (Highlights from the match | Scorecard | Match report)
Opting to bat, KKR rode on Kallis and Manish Pandey's 64 to post a competitive 163 for five, before restricting Mumbai Indians to 122 for seven at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, with Narine returning match-winning figures of 4/20. KKR's innings was built on a 131-run second-wicket partnership between Kallis and Pandey. (Full IPL schedule)
Pace spearhead Lasith Malinga was the pick of Mumbai bowlers, finishing with figures of 4/23. But the Lankan slinger's effort was not enough, and neither was Ambati Rayudu's 40-ball 48.