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Knight Riders down Royal Challengers

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Bangalore Royal Challengers by five runs in a pulsating rain-curtailed encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday night.

Sourav Ganguly’s side restricted Royal Challengers to 124 for four after posting a challenging score of 129 for seven in their allotted 16 overs. J Arun Kumar (22 off 17) and Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (7) gave a perfect start to Royal Challengers’ run chase putting on 17 runs for the first wicket. However, a sensational direct hit from Brad Hodge cut short Arun Kumar’s innings to bring the match at even terms at 33 for two in 4.5 overs.

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