That total sits behind just one match in the history of the IPL, Chennai and Rajasthan's combined 469 in 2010, thanks largely to Matthew Hayden, Naman Ojha and Shane Watson. Following Lynn's dismissal, Robin Uthappa maintained the pace alongside Narine, who was hitting the bowlers all over the park.
Delhi suffered their first blow in the opening over itself when opener Prithvi Shaw was bowled while attempting a rather languid shot off Chahal's bowling.
Russell found just how ominous they are from a bowler's perspective once as Gayle deposited a short ball into the third tier, and he learnt from it quickly as he got his compatriot out with a sharper and shorter bouncer that Gayle edged to Karthik behind the stumps.
Along with Narine, the pair helped KKR to 106/1 after 10 overs.
His heroics in IPL has already seen him making his comeback to the ODI team and full credit goes to his form in the league. Striking at over 200, he raced his way to 75 to give KKR the ideal platform to build upon. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine came down the pavilion to open the innings for KKR.
Lynn looked tentative from the outset, nearly chopping the ball onto his stumps in only the second and third ball of the match off Mohit Sharma.
Punjab's hopes would have been punctured in the first innings itself but if they had to chase the daunting 246, Chris Gayle (21) and KL Rahul (66) needed to fire. The West Indian marauder blasted his way to 75 from 36. They have got in Mayank Agarwal for Akshdeep Nath, Barinder Sran for Manoj Tiwary and Aaron Finch for Marcus Stoinis.
KL Rahul (KXIP) - The Punjab opener has been a revelation this season, showcasing great class to adapt to the quick scoring nature of the IPL.
For the KXIP bowlers, that was the start of the carnage. Another straight six off left-arm spinner Axar Patel (0-52 in 4 overs) and a flurry of boundaries got him to his 50 off 26 balls.
After the initial stages of the tournament, KXIP were not quite able to carry on the winning momentum.
KKR's last game was an embarrassing 102-run defeat to a resurgent Mumbai Indians (MI) side. The trio's poor form will be a major cause of concern for the team management and it is high time for them to come out with their best.
There are four games left for them, and they somehow need to win minimum two out of them to ensure their qualification into the playoffs.
The match is scheduled to start at 4 P.M. IST on Tuesday, May 12th. Well, the belligerent batting display of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on a 45-degree Saturday afternoon in Indore, has been a flawless testament to this old saying.
With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.