ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

KKR beat KXIP by 7 wickets | Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights And Cricket Score 52th T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2019

Date: May 03, 2019 Start Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
KXIP
183/6 Overs: 20.0
KKR
185/3 Overs: 18.0
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets

Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights And Cricket Score - 52th T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 18.0 KKR: 185/3

Okay then! Kolkata move to 12, 5th spot. Punjab stay on 10, on 7th, hanging on to some life support. We are almost there to the end of the league stage. Just one weekend to go. Four matches. Super Saturday sees Delhi meet Rajasthan at 4 pm local (1030 GMT) followed by the Bangalore-Hyderabad clash at 8 pm local (1430 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

SHUBMAN GILL HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Man of the match, Shubman Gill, says he feels great to win his first Man Of The Match award at his home ground. Tells that it was important to build partnerships. Says his whole family was there and it was great playing in front of his home crowd. Adds that he is still figuring out his game in T20s.

Victorious Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, says that they have another day and it important that they are still alive. On his mood, he says that he was not happy with the bowlers and fielders' performance in the break. Smiles and says it is a rare behaviour and says that he just stays true to himself. Says they gave 10 runs too many in the end but credits Sam Curran for the way he batted. Says that the ground is big but feels they did the small things well in this game. On Gill, Karthik says he is a good talent and the way he batted was brilliant and they had to give him the chance up the order.

Chris Lynn is up for chat next. He says that they missed playing with a smile on their face in the last few games and he is happy that the team has found that. Tells that it was a good performance even though Curran played a good innings. He tells that momentum is very important in this format and they had it. He also credits Gill for the innings he played tonight. Smile and says that he was not at the other end of Dinesh Karthik's bashing but says it is a part of the game.

Punjab skipper, Ravichandran Ashwin, says that it was a par score and they have defended 175 here but the wicket was really good tonight and the dew played a part. Credits Shubman Gill for the way he played. Tells that the edges don't help. Tells that Sam Curran batted well and says that they know about his talents with the bat.

Punjab were a no-match with the ball. Apart from Shami, every bowler went for more than 9 an over. There was hardly any pressure built and if truth be told, the dew did not make things any easier.

One did expect Kolkata to chase this down with the dew on offer and tonight, there was no issue with the batting. One of the rare few games where we saw an almost clinical approach from the visiting side. The 62-run opening stand between Gill and Lynn set things up and then, after the Aussie got out, Gill stayed till the end, ensuring that the game was not dragged till the end.

Done and dusted. With 12 balls to spare. This is a real romp from Kolkata, chasing a target in excess of 180. They breathe again. Punjab are onto a ventilator.

17.6 4

Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik. FOUR! That's the end of the game. The skipper hits the winning shot. Full on the pads, Karthik flicks it away fine of fine leg for a boundary. KOLKATA WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

17.5 6

Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik. SIX! Just three needed now. Back of a length ball, Karthik pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

17.4 2

Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik. Length ball outside off, Karthik cuts it wide of point and gets a couple. Required runs now in single digit. 9 needed now.

17.4 wd

Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik. WIDE! Bouncer is too high. Karthik sways away and it goes over his head. Wide signalled.

17.3 4

Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik. FOUR! Nothing wrong with the delivery but this has just not been Punjab's evening. Yorker outside off, Karthik was looking to run it down towards third man but it goes off the outside edge towards the intended region for a boundary.

17.2 1

Sam Curran to Shubman Gill. Back of a length ball on off, Gill pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

17.1 1

Sam Curran to Dinesh Karthik. Full on off, Karthik plays it to long on and takes an easy single.

End of Over : 17 9 Runs KKR: 166/3
16.6 1

Andrew Tye to Dinesh Karthik. Full on off, Karthik milks it to long off and keeps the strike. Just 18 needed off the last 3 now.

16.5 1

Andrew Tye to Shubman Gill. Now a single. Full on middle and leg, Gill strokes it to long on and gives Karthik the strike.

16.4 4

Andrew Tye to Shubman Gill. FOUR! Gill wants to see his side home and he is showing class and maturity here. Good length ball on middle and off, Gill pulls it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.

16.3 1

Andrew Tye to Dinesh Karthik. Low full toss on middle, Karthik flicks it to deep mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

16.2 1

Andrew Tye to Shubman Gill. Full on middle and leg, Gill milks it to long on and gets a single.

16.1 1

Andrew Tye to Dinesh Karthik. Good length ball on middle and leg, Karthik turns it down to fine leg and gets a single.

Summary

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) face-off in a crucial match at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Both the teams are yet to qualify for the IPL 2019 playoffs and have ten points each from 12 matches. This is the penultimate first-round match for both the teams.

 

Kolkata Knight Riders are placed sixth on the 2019 IPL points table while Kings XI Punjab are on the seventh spot. The winning teams in this contest will possibly move to the fourth spot by the end of the match.

 

 

Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Shubman Gill, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Nikhil Naik, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Matthew Kelly.

 

Kings XI Punjab (From): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Simran Singh(w), Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Moises Henriques, Sam Curran, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.

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