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OVERS 14.2: WICKET! Murugan Ashwin castles Kamlesh Nagarkoti for 6 runs. KKR 113/6
OVERS 13.5: FIFTY! SHUBMAN GILL BRINGS UP HIS HALF-CENTURY OFF 36 BALLS. 7TH IPL FIFTY FOR THE YOUNGSTER.
Ravi Bishnoi starts his third over.
End of OVER 13: Just 2 runs off Murugan Ashwin’s over. Superb stuff from him. KKR 107/5. KKR’s run rate is now 8.23
Murugan Ashwin starts his second over. Chris Gayle is at the first slip.
End of OVER 12: 4 runs off Bishnoi’s over. KKR 105/5
Ravi Bishnoi starts his second over.
End of OVER 11: 9 runs and Narine’s wicket off Jordan’s over. KKR 101/5
Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes to the crease
OVERS 10.6: WICKET! Chris Jordan castles Sunil Narine for 6 runs. Jordan is pumped up. KKR are five down.
OVERS 10.5: FOUR! Short from Jordan. Narine plays a risky shot here. He uses the pace and cuts the ball towards third man.
Chris Jordan starts his third over.
10 overs gone! KKR 92/4
Sunil Narine comes to the crease
OVERS 9.5: WICKET! Ravi Bishnoi does the job for KXIP and his captain KL Rahul. Morgan goes over the top but fails to connect. Murugan Ashswin takes an easy catch at the boundary ropes. 81-run stand comes to an end.
OVERS 9.3: SIX! Shubman Gill picks the length and says thank you very much. The ball lands over long on fence. Superb shot from the youngster. KKR 90/3
Ravi Bishnoi comes into the attack. Can he break the stand between Morgan and Gill?
End of OVER 9: Just 2 runs off Jordan’s over. KKR 82/3
KKR’s current run-rate is 10
Chris Jordan comes into the attack.
End of OVER 8: 14 runs off Ashwin’s over. KKR 80/3
OVERS 7.6: SIX! What a way to end the over. Shubman smashes Ashwin over deep mid wicket region. Morgan and Shubman are well set right now. They have put KKR in comfortable position after early jolts.
OVERS 7.3: SIX! Ashwin to Morgan. It goes miles. The ball lands over long on fence. Morgan moves to 37 off 19 balls.
Murugan Ashwin comes into the attack
End of OVER 7: 12 runs off Maxwell’s over. Shubman and Morgan are resurrecting KKR’s innings. KKR 66/3
OVERS 6.6: SIX! Oh Morgan! What a hit this is. The KKR skipper pulls this away over backward square leg.
OVERS 6.2: FOUR! Morgan sends him towards deep extra cover for a boundary. KKR 58/3
Maxwell starts his second over.
End of OVER 6: 21 runs off Shubman’s over. KKR 54/3
OVERS 6: SIX! Shubman attacks once again and this time over deep mid wicket fence. What a shot from him.
OVERS 5.5: SIX! Classy from Shubman. He stands tall, picks the length and dispatches Shami over mid wicket fence.
OVERS 5.3: FOUR! Morgan plays this late. He uses the pace and cuts the ball towards deep backward point. KKR 41/3
OVERS 5.1: FOUR! Morgan welcomes Shami with a superb boundary between mid wicket and long on.
Shami starts his third over.
End of OVER 5: 10 runs off Arshdeep’s over. KKR 33/3
OVERS 4.5: FOUR! Short from Arshdeep. Shubman comes forward and pulls it towards deep backward square leg.
OVERS 4.3: FOUR! Short and wide from Arshdeep. Morgan gets a thick edge and the ball races towards third man.
Arshdeep starts his second over.
End of OVER 4: 5 runs off Shami’s over. KKR 23/3
OVERS 3.4: FOUR! What a shot from Morgan. He stays back and cuts this beautifully towards deep backward point for a boundary. KKR 23/3
Shami starts his second over.
End of OVER 3: 8 runs off Arshdeep’s over. KKR 18/3
OVERS 2.1: FOUR! Shubman clips this behind square for a boundary.
Captain Morgan comes to the crease
Arshdeep Singh comes into the attack
End of OVER 2: Just 1 run and 2 wickets (DK and Tripathi) off Shami’s over. KKR 10/3
OVERS 1.6: WICKET! Shami is on fire. The pacer sends DK back to the pavillion without troubling the scorers. Shami celebrates, DK departs for a duck. What a start for KXIP. Another easy catch for KL Rahul behind the wickets. KKR 10/3
Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. This is his 300th T20 match.
OVERS 1.4: WICKET! Mohammed Shami dismisses Rahul Tripathi for 7 runs. KKR are off to a terrible start. First Rana and now Tripathi. Poor shit selection from Tripathi. KL Rahul takes an easy catch behind the wickets. KKR 10/2
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.
End of OVER 1: 9 runs and Rana’s wicket off Maxwell’s over. KKR 9/1
OVERS 0.5: SIX! What a shot from Tripathi. He leans forward, picks the length and smashes Maxwell over deep mid wicket fence.
Rahul Tripathi comes to the crease
OVER 0.2: WICKET! Glenn Maxwell strikes early for KXIP, removes Nitish Rana for a duck. Rana goes for a slog sweep but fails to connect. Universe Boss Chris Gayle takes an easy catch at short fine leg. Maxwell raises his both hands and celebrates in style. Gayle exults after taking the catch. Big wicket for KXIP. KKR 1/1
Glenn Maxwell will open the attack for KXIP. Here we go..!!!
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are at the crease.
TEAM CHANGES: Both the teams are unchanged.
Eoin Morgan (KKR):
We would have bowled as well, pretty much for the same reasons. We did well against DC, played the way we wanted. Our fate is still in our hands, that’s good. We have depended a lot on match-ups, it works at times, it doesn’t at times. Andre Russell is unfortunately still not fit, so same team
KL Rahul (KXIP):
We will bowl first. Like to have a target on the board, the dew might have an effect as well in the second innings. Winning gives a lot of confidence to the group, it makes them keep performing better and better. The back-room staff have been phenomenal right from even the tournament started. No changes to our team
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
TOSS: Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul wins toss, opts to field against Kolkata Knight Riders.
It’s TOSS time, folks.
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the IPL 2020 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab.