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Kolkata Knight Riders opener Phil Salt went after Royal Challengers Bengalur u pacer Lockie Ferguson by smashing the Kiwi for 28 runs in his first over. Playing at the Eden Gardens on a hot Kolkata afternoon, RCB elected to bowl first and faced the wraith of Salt. The Englishman scored 10 in the first over before hitting a couple of boundaries and double in the second.

Then taking on Ferguson,  Phil Salt went all guns blazing as he hit 14 off first three balls with one and two fours. Then over the next three deliveries, the Lancashire gloveman smashed six, four and four to take over tally to 28. But this mini-onslaught was all Salt could manage as he was dismissed by Mohammed  Siraj in the next over. The 27-year-old got out after scoring 48 off 14 with seven fours and three sixes.  Check the top betting trends on the  best betting sites in India  and apps.

Phil Salt smashes Lockie Ferguson for 28 runs in one over 

We've tried to keep things simple: Shreyas Iyer

Ahead of the match, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer talked about his plans for this game against  RCB. Speaking at the toss, Iyer said,   "Last afternoon game here, we know how the wicket plays, we would have loved to bowl as well. It's stiflingly hot and we'll look to make them as tired as possible. 

"We've tried to keep things simple, it's not about how you start, it's about how you end, just stick to the basics. We are playing the same team. It's important to assess the conditions, execute our plans, then it'll go in our favour,"