Kings XI Punjab
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Kolkata Knight Riders
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Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 21st Match IPL 2021

26 Apr 2021, Narendra Modi Stadium, IPL 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders win by 5 wickets
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Current Batters
Eoin Morgan – 47(40)
Dinesh Karthik – 12(6)
Current BowlerArshdeep Singh – 2.4ov – 27/1
Current Run Rate7.56
TossKolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamKings XI Punjab
Score: 9-123 | Overs: 20.0
Away TeamKolkata Knight Riders
Score: 5-126 | Overs: 16.4
SeriesIPL 2021
UmpiresReiffel, P R
Barde, Y C
Ravi, S
Match RefereeBhatt, P J

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Kolkata Knight Riders
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Shubman Gill lbw: Shami 9 8 2 0 112.50
Nitish Rana c: Khan b: Henriques 0 1 0 0 0.00
Rahul Tripathi c: Khan b: Hooda 41 32 7 0 128.13
Sunil Narine c: Bishnoi b: Singh 0 4 0 0 0.00
Eoin Morgan not out 47 40 4 2 117.50
Andre Russell run out (Singh) 10 9 2 0 111.11
Dinesh Karthik not out 12 6 2 0 200.00
Total (16.4 Ov, RR: 7.56) 126/5
Fall of wickets: 2-9 (Shubman Gill, 1.5), 1-5 (Nitish Rana, 0.4), 4-83 (Rahul Tripathi, 10.6), 3-17 (Sunil Narine, 2.6), 5-98 (Andre Russell, 14.1)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Moises Henriques 1.0 0 5 1 5.00 0 0
Mohammed Shami 4.0 0 25 1 6.25 1 0
Arshdeep Singh 2.4 0 27 1 10.13 0 0
Ravi Bishnoi 4.0 0 19 0 4.75 0 0
Chris Jordan 3.0 0 24 0 8.00 0 0
Deepak Hooda 2.0 0 20 1 10.00 0 0
1st Inn Punjab Kings
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul c: Narine b: Cummins 19 20 2 1 95.00
Mayank Agarwal c: Tripathi b: Narine 31 34 1 2 91.18
Chris Gayle c: Karthik b: Mavi 0 1 0 0 0.00
Deepak Hooda c: Morgan b: Krishna 1 4 0 0 25.00
Nicholas Pooran b: Vinod 19 19 1 1 100.00
Moises Henriques b: Narine 2 3 0 0 66.67
Shahrukh Khan c: Morgan b: Krishna 13 14 0 1 92.86
Chris Jordan b: Krishna 30 18 1 3 166.67
Ravi Bishnoi c: Morgan b: Cummins 1 4 0 0 25.00
Mohammed Shami not out 1 2 0 0 50.00
Arshdeep Singh not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 6.15) 123/9
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Lokesh Rahul, 5.4), 4-60 (Mayank Agarwal, 11.2), 2-38 (Chris Gayle, 6.3), 3-42 (Deepak Hooda, 7.4), 6-79 (Nicholas Pooran, 14.2), 5-75 (Moises Henriques, 13.1), 7-95 (Shahrukh Khan, 17.2), 9-121 (Chris Jordan, 19.4), 8-98 (Ravi Bishnoi, 18.1)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Shivam Mavi 4.0 0 13 1 3.25 1 0
Pat Cummins 3.0 0 31 2 10.33 1 0
Sunil Narine 4.0 0 22 2 5.50 0 0
Prasidh Krishna 4.0 0 30 3 7.50 2 0
Andre Russell 1.0 0 2 0 2.00 0 0
Varun Chakravarthy 4.0 0 24 1 6.00 0 0

Match Prediction

The Chennai and Mumbai legs are done and dusted and one half of the IPL 2021 caravan moves to Ahmedabad. Both Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) played their first five games at these two venues – KKR played three in Chennai and two in Mumbai while it was vice-versa for Punjab. And both teams haven’t had the best of first halves this season.

PBKS may be the happier side coming into this game as they beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the last game but there is a lot of work to do for them. If the famed top three fail, the batting falls off the cliff and it’s already happened twice which resulted in paltry totals. Shahrukh Khan has shown promise but the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques and Deepak Hooda (who was superb in the first game) need to be contribute a lot more.

The Punjab bowling was very impressive in the last game but they will constantly be put under pressure. The inclusion of Ravi Bishnoi seems to have added some teeth to a rather indifferent bowling attack. They will need shrug off the inconsistency and the execution and control will need to get better.

Meanwhile, things have gone downhill for KKR ever since they couldn’t chase down 31 runs off the last five overs against MI. That was their second game of the tournament and they had already registered a 10-run win in their tournament opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). That loss against MI from a commanding position would’ve hurt and KKR haven’t recovered since. They lost Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while chasing big targets (both in excess of 200) before being outplayed by Rajasthan Royals (RR) in all three departments.

The bowling has blown hot and cold a touch but it is the batters that have disappointed. The lack of runs from Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan alongside the inconsistency of the KKR middle-order has cost them quite a bit. The Eoin Morgan-led side next face a side they have enjoyed playing against. KKR have won 18 games against Punjab while the latter have manged just nine. Thus, KKR will hope to take some positive from that head to head stat.

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 0 0 0.547 12
2 Chennai Super Kings 7 5 2 0 0 1.263 10
3 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 0 -0.171 10
4 Mumbai Indians 7 4 3 0 0 0.062 8
5 Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 0 0 -0.19 6
6 Punjab Kings 8 3 5 0 0 -0.368 6
7 Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 0 -0.494 4
8 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 0 0 -0.623 2

Match Commentary

Over 17 11 runs
KKR 5-126
16.4 4
Over 17. 11 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-126(rr 7.41)
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik. Short, to leg on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. A comprehensive victory for KKR and they win by five wickets with 20 balls to spare. With this win, KKR has moved to fifth place in the points table. Eoin Morgan has been adjudged as the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 47. Do join us tomorrow. Until then, cheers.
16.3 2
Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Khan.
16.2 4
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
16.1 1
Arshdeep Singh to Eoin Morgan. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
Over 16 13 runs
KKR 5-115
15.6 1
Over 16. 13 runs. Bowler: Deepak Hooda. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-115(rr 7.19)
Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to long off for 1 run.
15.5 6
SIX! Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Skipper is in a hurry to make it for his side.
15.4 4
FOUR! Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
15.3 1
Deepak Hooda to Dinesh Karthik. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
15.2 1
Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to point for 1 run.
15.1
Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 15 4 runs
KKR 5-102
14.6 1
Over 15. 4 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-102(rr 6.80)
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
14.5
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Singh.
14.4 2
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Singh.
14.3 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Dinesh Karthik. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Henriques.
14.2
Ravi Bishnoi to Dinesh Karthik. Googly full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jordan.
14.1
OUT! Run Out. Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, outside edge to second slip, fielded by Singh, by Rahul. A wrong call from Andre Russell, and this will be a massive blow for KKR.
Over 14 7 runs
KKR 4-98
13.6 1
Over 14. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-98(rr 7.00)
Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run.
13.5 1
Chris Jordan to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
13.4 4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs.
13.3
Chris Jordan to Andre Russell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Shami.
13.2 1
Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
13.1
Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Shami.
Over 13 3 runs
KKR 4-91
12.6
Over 13. 3 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-91(rr 7.00)
APPEAL! Ravi Bishnoi to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. This kind of overs will put pressure on the batsmen.
12.5 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run.
12.4
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
12.3 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Andre Russell. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
12.2 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
12.1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 12 5 runs
KKR 4-88
11.6
Over 12. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-88(rr 7.33)
Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell. Yorker, middle stump backing away defending, to silly point for no runs.
11.5 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, bottom edge past fine leg for 4 runs.
11.4
Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell. Half volley, down leg side backing away driving, well timed to mid on for no runs.
11.3
Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell. Yorker, down leg side backing away defending, to short mid wicket for no runs.
11.2 1
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
11.1
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Jordan.
Over 11 7 runs
KKR 4-83
10.6
Over 11. 7 runs. Bowler: Deepak Hooda. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-83(rr 7.55)
OUT! Caught. Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Khan. Meek innings comes to an end.
10.5 1
Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
10.4
Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
10.3 1
Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
10.2 4
FOUR! Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
10.1 1
Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan. Off break length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 10 8 runs
KKR 3-76
9.6 2
Over 10. 8 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-76(rr 7.60)
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Bishnoi.
9.5
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Short, outside off stump swayed away cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
9.4
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Gayle.
9.3 4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
9.2 2
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Hooda.
9.1
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, back to bowler for no runs.
Over 9 9 runs
KKR 3-68
8.6 1
Over 9. 9 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-68(rr 7.56)
Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
8.5 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Leg spinner full toss, down leg side on the front foot reverse sweeping, mis-timed to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
8.4 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
8.3 4
FOUR! Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Singh. Cheeky shot and good cricket from Rahul Tripathi.
8.2 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Jordan.
8.1 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi. Googly length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
Over 8 9 runs
KKR 3-59
7.6 4
Over 8. 13 runs. Bowler: Chris Jordan. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-59(rr 7.38)
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
7.5
Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
7.4 1
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run.
7.3
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad past fine leg for 4 runs.
7.2
Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to short mid wicket for no runs, run save by Gayle.
7.1 4
FOUR! Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
Over 7 3 runs
KKR 3-46
6.6
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Ravi Bishnoi. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-46(rr 6.57)
Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi. Googly length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Singh. Good over from Ravi Bishnoi.
6.5 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
6.4
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
6.3 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
6.2 1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
6.1
Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 6 5 runs
KKR 3-42
5.6
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-42(rr 7.00)
Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Gayle.
5.5
Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
5.4
Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
5.3 1
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to gully for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
5.2
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
5.1 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Bishnoi.
Over 5 10 runs
KKR 3-37
4.6 4
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-37(rr 7.40)
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Bishnoi. Great use of the feet.
4.5
Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
4.4 4
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
4.3 1
Arshdeep Singh to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
4.2 1
Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bishnoi.
4.1
Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
Over 4 10 runs
KKR 3-27
3.6 4
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-27(rr 6.75)
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
3.5
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
3.4 6
SIX! Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs.
3.3
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
3.2
APPEAL! Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, direct hit by Gayle, appeal made for Run Out.
3.1
Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
Over 3 7 runs
KKR 3-17
2.6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Kolkata Knight Riders: 3-17(rr 5.67)
OUT! Caught. Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine. Back of a length, off stump backing away Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Bishnoi. Stunner from Bishnoi.
2.5 1
Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Hooda, fielded by Agarwal.
2.4 1
Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, hit pad to gully for 1 run, shy attempt by Pooran.
2.3
Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
2.2 1
Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Henriques.
2.1 4
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi. Short, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.
Over 2 5 runs
KKR 2-10
1.6
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Kolkata Knight Riders: 2-10(rr 5.00)
Mohammed Shami to Sunil Narine. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Jordan.
1.6 1
Wide Mohammed Shami to Sunil Narine. Short, off stump backing away pulling, missed for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
1.5
OUT! L.B.W. Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, hit pad. Second breakthrough for Punjab Kings. Superb delivery from Mohammed Shami.
1.4
Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
1.3 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
1.2
Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bishnoi.
1.1
Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump no foot movement defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
Over 1 5 runs
KKR 1-5
0.6
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Moises Henriques. Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-5(rr 5.00)
Moises Henriques to Rahul Tripathi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Bishnoi.
0.5
Moises Henriques to Rahul Tripathi. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.
0.4
OUT! Caught. Moises Henriques to Nitish Rana. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover, caught by Khan. Shahrukh Khan dives to his right and grabs the ball nicely to dismiss Nitish Rana.
0.3 1
Moises Henriques to Shubman Gill. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to backward square leg for 1 run.
0.2
Moises Henriques to Shubman Gill. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs.
0.1 4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Moises Henriques to Shubman Gill. Length ball, to leg on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
Start of Kolkata Knight Riders Innings.
Over 20 14 runs
KXI 9-123
19.6 1
Over 20. 14 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Punjab Kings: 9-123(rr 6.15)
Prasidh Krishna to Mohammed Shami. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Morgan. That’s the end of Punjab Kings innings. They have managed to score 123-9 in the allotted 20 overs. PK was losing wickets at regular interval. Chris Jordan’s quickfire 30 will make Punjab Kings fight back on this spinner friendly wicket. KKR need 124 runs to win their second game in this session. Do join us in another few minutes for the run chase.
19.5 1
Prasidh Krishna to Arshdeep Singh. Back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
19.4
OUT! Bowled. Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed. Chris Jordan departs after providing valuable runs.
19.3 6
SIX! Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
19.2
Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to third man for no runs, mis-fielded by Rana.
19.1 6
SIX! Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control over deep point for 6 runs.
Over 19 11 runs
KXI 8-109
18.6
Over 19. 11 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Punjab Kings: 8-109(rr 5.74)
Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
18.5 1
Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan. Full toss, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
18.4 6
SIX! Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over fine leg for 6 runs.
18.3
Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
18.2 4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot flick, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
18.1
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Ravi Bishnoi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, caught by Morgan. Punjab Kings are losing wickets at regular intervals.
Over 18 3 runs
KXI 7-98
17.6 1
Over 18. 3 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Punjab Kings: 7-98(rr 5.44)
Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, missed to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
17.5
Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
17.5 1
Wide Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
17.4
Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
17.3 1
Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
17.2
OUT! Caught. Prasidh Krishna to Shahrukh Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, caught by Morgan. Prasidh Krishna brilliantly executed the off cutter.
17.1
Prasidh Krishna to Shahrukh Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 17 4 runs
KXI 6-95
16.6 2
Over 17. 4 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Punjab Kings: 6-95(rr 5.59)
Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Jordan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Tripathi.
16.5
Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Jordan. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
16.4 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shahrukh Khan. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Narine.
16.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Jordan. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
16.2
Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Jordan. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
16.1
Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Jordan. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Russell.
Over 16 9 runs
KXI 6-91
15.6 1
Over 16. 9 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Punjab Kings: 6-91(rr 5.69)
Sunil Narine to Chris Jordan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Fended, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run.
15.5
Sunil Narine to Chris Jordan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to cover for no runs.
15.4 1
Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
15.3 6
SIX! Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
15.2
Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed for no runs, mis-fielded by Karthik, fielded by Russell.
15.1 1
Sunil Narine to Chris Jordan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
Over 15 4 runs
KXI 6-82
14.6 2
Over 15. 4 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Punjab Kings: 6-82(rr 5.47)
Varun Chakravarthy to Shahrukh Khan. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Tripathi.
14.5
Varun Chakravarthy to Shahrukh Khan. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed back to bowler for no runs.
14.4
Varun Chakravarthy to Shahrukh Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, mis-timed to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Russell.
14.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Jordan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
14.2
OUT! Bowled. Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, missed. Pooran completely takes his eye out of the ball.
14.1 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Shahrukh Khan. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Mavi.
Over 14 3 runs
KXI 5-78
13.6 1
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Punjab Kings: 5-78(rr 5.57)
Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
13.5
Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rana.
13.4
Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Krishna.
13.3 1
Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
13.2 1
Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
13.1
OUT! Bowled. Sunil Narine to Moises Henriques. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, missed. Once again, Sunil Narine proves that why he is best.
Over 13 12 runs
KXI 4-75
12.6
Over 13. 12 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Punjab Kings: 4-75(rr 5.77)
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Russell.
12.5
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Googly length ball, middle stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Russell.
12.4 4
FOUR! Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Googly back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
12.3 6
SIX! Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
12.2 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Moises Henriques. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
12.1 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rana.
Over 12 3 runs
KXI 4-63
11.6 1
Over 12. 3 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Punjab Kings: 4-63(rr 5.25)
Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run.
11.5 1
Sunil Narine to Moises Henriques. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to fine leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Karthik, fielded by Vinod.
11.4 1
Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
11.3
Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Russell.
11.2
OUT! Caught. Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, caught by Tripathi. Sunil Narine does the magic with his fingers.
11.1
Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 11 4 runs
KXI 3-60
10.6 1
Over 11. 4 runs. Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy. Punjab Kings: 3-60(rr 5.45)
Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
10.5
Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
10.4 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
10.3 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Krishna.
10.2 1
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to point for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
10.1
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Russell.
Over 10 10 runs
KXI 3-56
9.6 2
Over 10. 10 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Punjab Kings: 3-56(rr 5.60)
Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Cummins.
9.5 6
SIX! Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. It seems that Mayank Agarwal is waiting for this kind of delivery.
9.5 1
Wide Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
9.4
Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Russell.
9.3
Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
9.2 1
Prasidh Krishna to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
9.1
Prasidh Krishna to Nicholas Pooran. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
Over 9 2 runs
KXI 3-46
8.6
Over 9. 2 runs. Bowler: Andre Russell. Punjab Kings: 3-46(rr 5.11)
Andre Russell to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved to point for no runs.
8.5 1
Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to cover for 1 run.
8.4
Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to mid wicket for no runs.
8.3
Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, for no runs, fielded by Karthik.
8.2 1
Andre Russell to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short extra cover for 1 run.
8.1
Andre Russell to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to backward point for no runs.
Over 8 3 runs
KXI 3-44
7.6 1
Over 8. 3 runs. Bowler: Prasidh Krishna. Punjab Kings: 3-44(rr 5.50)
Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Mavi.
7.5 1
Prasidh Krishna to Nicholas Pooran. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mavi.
7.4
OUT! Caught. Prasidh Krishna to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to backward point, caught by Morgan.
7.3
Prasidh Krishna to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to silly mid on for no runs.
7.2 1
Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Gill. Deepak Hooda looks to play uppishly but mistimes it into the hands of Morgan.
7.1
Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, run save by Morgan.
Over 7 4 runs
KXI 2-41
6.6 1
Over 7. 4 runs. Bowler: Shivam Mavi. Punjab Kings: 2-41(rr 5.86)
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Krishna.
6.5 1
Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vinod.
6.4
Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs.
6.4 1
Wide Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
6.3
OUT! Caught. Shivam Mavi to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, bottom edge, caught by Karthik. A dream wicket for Shivam Mavi.
6.2 1
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Tripathi.
6.1
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Russell.
Over 6 8 runs
KXI 1-37
5.6 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Punjab Kings: 1-37(rr 6.17)
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
5.5
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
5.4
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, caught by Narine. Pat Cummins gets the first breakthrough for KKR.
5.3 6
SIX! Pat Cummins to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, top edge in the air uncontrolled over third man for 6 runs.
5.2 1
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
5.1
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
Over 5 2 runs
KXI 0-29
4.6
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Shivam Mavi. Punjab Kings: 0-29(rr 5.80)
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
4.5
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
4.4
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs.
4.3
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
4.2 1
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot dropped, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
4.1 1
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Narine.
Over 4 7 runs
KXI 0-27
3.6 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Sunil Narine. Punjab Kings: 0-27(rr 6.75)
Sunil Narine to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
3.5
Sunil Narine to Lokesh Rahul. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
3.4 1
Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
3.3 1
Sunil Narine to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
3.2
Sunil Narine to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, middle stump backing away driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Mavi.
3.1 4
FOUR! Sunil Narine to Lokesh Rahul. Off break length ball, off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Lokesh Rahul makes room and sliced it nicely to the fence for a boundary.
Over 3 6 runs
KXI 0-20
2.6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Shivam Mavi. Punjab Kings: 0-20(rr 6.67)
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, thick edge to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
2.5
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Narine.
2.4 1
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
2.3 1
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot flick, hit pad to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vinod.
2.2
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
2.1 4
FOUR! Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 2 12 runs
KXI 0-14
1.6 4
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 12 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. Punjab Kings: 0-14(rr 7.00)
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Beautifully placed it to the deep backward ropes for a boundary.
1.5
Pat Cummins to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Tripathi.
1.4
Pat Cummins to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Narine.
1.3 1
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Russell.
1.2
Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Rana.
1.1 6
SIX! Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Seaming in short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over third man for 6 runs.
1.1 1
Wide Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Karthik.
Over 1 2 runs
KXI 0-2
0.6
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 2 runs. Bowler: Shivam Mavi. Punjab Kings: 0-2(rr 2.00)
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Morgan.
0.5
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Narine.
0.4 1
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Krishna.
0.3
Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
0.2 1
Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Gill.
0.1
NEW BALL. Shivam Mavi to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to point for no runs, fielded by Rana.
-1.0
Start of Punjab Kings Innings. Welcome to the 21st game of IPL 2021. Today is the battle between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders live from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Punjab Kings holds fifth place, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders at the bottom of the table. Both sides will look to capitalize on today’s game to move upward in the points table. Here we go for an exciting match.
-1.0
Start of Innings. Welcome to the 21st game of IPL 2021. Today is the battle between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders live from Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Punjab Kings holds fifth place, whereas Kolkata Knight Riders at the bottom of the table. Both sides will look to capitalize on today’s game to move upward in the points table. Here we go for an exciting match.
-1.0
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl.
-1.0
Teams will be announced at the toss

Team News

Team news: Punjab Kings

PBKS have no injury concerns and all the players are fit and available for this game. They replaced Murugan Ashwin with Ravi Bishnoi and the latter was mighty impressive. Moreover, their fifth bowling option might be a concern but KL Rahul and co are unlikely to change a winning combination.

Team news: Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR don’t have any injury worries and all the players will be available for this game. They might look to make a tactic change according to the pitch in Ahmedabad. Harbhajan Singh might slot back in and he may replace one of the Indian pacers Shivam Mavi or Prasidh Krishna if the 22-yard surface dished out is on the drier side.

Predicted XI

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi/Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna

Key players

Chris Gayle: It’s been a slightly up and down tournament for Chris Gayle so far. The Universe Boss who has been batting at No. 3 since the last IPL season has had a couple of scores of 40s while three in the teens. He played a nice, adaptive knock against MI in the last game and his unbeaten 43 helped PBKS get over the line.

Gayle will continue to be the key for Punjab going forward and his role in the middle overs, upping the ante will be critical. He has an excellent record against his first IPL side, KKR against whom he has amassed 700 runs at an average of 46.67 and a strike-rate of 152.17.

Shubman Gill: It hasn’t been a great start to this IPL 2021 for Shubman Gill. The 21-year-old opening batsman has mustered just 80 runs in five innings with a highest of 33. He has got a few solid starts but he has failed to kick on and get those big scores. Thus, KKR will be hoping that Gill can roar back into form soon.

He is crucial at the top of the order and if he can set the tone early on, it makes the job easier for the power-packed middle-order. What might help is KKR’s next opponents – PBKS against whom Gill has an excellent record. Gill has smashed three half-centuries in his last three knocks against Punjab and has been dismissed only twice in five innings.

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