Manish Pandey scored 64 off 53 balls before being dismissed by Lasith Malinga. KKRs innings was built on a 131-run second-wicket partnership between Kallis and Pandey.
Jacques Kallis smashed a 46-ball 72 to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to 163 for 5 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in the IPL-7 opener.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat against Mumbai Indians.
Pace spearhead Lasith Malinga was the pick of Mumbai Indians bowlers, finishing with figures of 4 for 23.
Captain Gambhir departed for a duck.
Rohit Sharma disappointed after a missing a run-out.
Allrounder Corey Anderson had an ordinary debut as he scored just 2 runs and went wicketless for Mumbai Indians.