IPL 7: Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine Guide Kolkata Knight Riders to Playoffs

Robin Uthappa (83 not out) and Sunil Narine (4/20) helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs to confirm their playoff spot. Bangalore have been knocked out.

updated: May 22, 2014 20:38 IST
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Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders continued to sizzle with Robin Uthappa and Sunil Narine playing leading roles as they booked the IPL playoff berth after shutting doors on Royal Challengers Bangalore with a 30-run victory at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. (Scorecard| Highlights)

Continuing his dream run Uthappa played the sheet anchor role in his unbeaten 83 from 51 balls (10x4, 1x6) in a 121 runs partnership from 70 balls with Shakib Al Hasan (60 from 38 balls; 5x3, 3x6) to help KKR post a towering 195/4.

This was Uthappa's fifth half-century this season as with a tally of 572 runs, the KKR opener usurped the Orange Cap from Glen Maxwell (533), who was holding on to the pole since the start of season seven in Abu Dhabi on April 16.

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