Rana strikes twice but Mandeep's cameo takes RCB to 176-7

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Despite the loss of the experienced Gautam Gambhir, KKR's core is intact with the likes of Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav. The West Indian targeted Royal Challenger Bangalore's Washinton Sundar in particular in the fifth over, where he hammered him for 18 runs in a single over. KKR did lose few wickets, but Nitish Rana (34) and skipper Dinesh Karthik fabricated a 55-run partnership to bring some stability.

Sunil Narine (50 off 19) - who saw his record 15-ball IPL fifty from 2017 topped by Kings XI Punjab's KL Rahul earlier in the day - gave Kolkata impetus at the top of the order with a 17-delivery half-century, before he chopped the rapid Umesh Yadav (2-27) on to his stumps.

Brendon McCullum, as usual, started off the innings in spanking fashion by scoring 14 runs in the very first over off Vinay Kumar.

Writing in his column for Times of India, De Villiers said the ongoing season of the cash-rich league was his eighth with RCB. Then pitches it up and Russell doesn't miss out on those opportunities after the four slams a six over long on.

De Villiers was at his imperious best, his 23-ball 44 laced with five sixes and one four.

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Trivia ahead of KKR vs RCB match: The captain winning the toss opted to chase in each of the 7 IPL matches played at the Eden Gardens last season. Our four overseas are ABD, McCullum, de Kock and Woakes. Sarfraz Khan failed to get going and it was only due to Mandeep Singh that they were able to post a competitive total of 176 runs after their 20 overs. In the spin department young Washington Sundar is valuable addition along with Yuzvendra Chahal forming a dynamic spin combination.

Lynn may also be skinny at [3.3] but he's the key wicket and could deliver the profit whether he ruins the match tip or not. RCB were blown away by Kolkata's bowlers a year ago after being bowled for a lowly 49 runs.

While Kohli was struggling for big ones, de Villiers took off in style. But just when the visitors were looking steady with McCullum looking in fine touch and Kohli at ease playing second fiddle, Narine (1/30) got rid of the risky Kiwi with a shortish offbreak that dislodged the stumps.

Virat Kohli said he is "120 percent" committed to leading the franchise to their maiden IPL win.

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