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It’s KKR all the way

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Nocturne: At Nocturne on Theatre Road, KKR fans broke into loud cheers every time Wriddhiman Saha hit the ball out of the park. The nightclub, that was dressed up in purple and golden balloons, was brimming with young cricket enthusiasts even before the match started. By the time match was midway, there was not an inch of space inside the nightclub

Plush: The crowd at Plush, the night club in Astor, was quieter but keenly appreciative of every good shot, ball or piece of fielding. The three strategically-placed TV screen ensured that no one missed the action.

Chai Break: Patrons who had gathered at the café on Suburban Hospital Road, off Elgin Road, to grab a bite made themselves comfortable on chairs outside and watched the match on a giant screen along with a big crowd of shop-owners in the vicinity, passers-by and others

Avani Riverside: People started thronging in front of the giant screen placed in the middle of Treats, the food court, just minutes after the toss. ‘KKR has been phenomenal this year and there is Shah Rukh Khan. He is special!’ said Varun Vijaywargi, a Bcom student who saw the match at the Howrah mall with several friends.

Hena Nafis home: Nutritionist and t2 columnist Hena Nafis watched the match on a big screen with 35 of her family members and friends at her Colonel Biswas Road home in the Beckbagan area. ‘We are leaving for New Zealand on Tuesday and have some last minute work on Monday. So, we couldn’t go to Bangalore,’ Hena told Metro. ‘We did it,” Hena said after the match

Shisha: The mood at Shisha was bit quiet after Kings XI Punjab’s Wriddhiman Saha hit 115 off 55 balls. There were several LED screens put up at various locations at the nightclub, along with a giant screen. ‘I want Punjab to win today. I love Preity Zinta,’ said businessman Shailesh, who had come to catch the match with friends and wife

Text by Ratnalekha Mazumdar & Zeeshan Jawed; pictures by Sanjoy Chattopadhyaya, Sanat Kr. Sinha and Sayantan Ghosh