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The Kolkata Knight Riders registered a massive 106-run win over the Delhi Capitals after scoring the second-highest score in IPL history. KKR posted 272 in 20 overs which is five runs short of the 277 scored by the Sunrisers Hyderabad against Mumbai Indians earlier this season. Batting first, Kolkata were off to a brilliant start with Sunil Narine and Philip Salt posting 60 in 4.3 overs.

Though Salt got out, Narine then batted with youngster Angkrish Raghuvanshi as the duo put up a partnership of 104 runs before the West Indian star got out after a career-best knock of 85 in 39 balls seven fours and seven sixes. Soon  Raghuvanshi also got out after a well-made 54. The cameos from Andre Russell, Shreyas Iyer and Rinku Singh took the score to 272.

Then with the ball, Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs batted as lone warriors scoring 55 in 25 and 54 in 32 respectively but no other batter managed to stay in the middle. With this disappointing batting effort, Delhi were bundled out for 166 in 17.2 overs. For KKR,  Varun Chakaravarthy and Vaibhav Arora starred picking up three wickets each and helping the two-time champions register their third straight win.

Taking about this loss, Rishabh Pant said, " We were just all over the place (with the ball), we could have done better, and it is one of those days I feel. As a batting unit, we talked about going hard (after the target) and that's how we approach these games because it is better to be all-out trying to go for the total than not chase it down. It was quite loud (the venue) and couldn't see the timer on the screen (talking about the non-DRS moments) and there was some issue with the screen as well, there are some things you can control and some you cannot control, you just need to go with the flow."

"Time to reflect better as a team, as an individual and come back strong in the next game. I am enjoying each and every day (talking about his fitness and comeback) and cricket has its own ups and downs, and at the same time you can try and give your best as an individual."