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End of OVER 9: Just 3 runs off Narine’s over. KXIP 50/1
OVERS 8.5: 50 comes up for KXIP.
Sunil Narine starts his second over.
‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle comes to the crease
OVERS 7.6: WICKET! Varun Chakravarthy removes dangerous KL Rahul. Varun celebrates his India call-up with KL Rahul’s wicket. KL departs for 28 runs. A loud lbw appeal from Varun against KL. Umpire takes no time and rasies his finger. KXIP 47/1
OVERS 7.4: FOUR! Rahul goes on backfoot and cuts the ball towards backward point. Brilliantly timed from KL.
Varun starts his second over.
End of OVER 7: Another good over for KKR. Narine concedes just 5 runs. KXIP 41/0
Sunil Narine comes into the attack
End of OVER 6:2 runs off Varun’s over. KXIP 36/0
Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack
End of OVER 5: 13 runs off Cummins over. KXIP 34/0
OVERS 4.4: FOUR! Mandeep sends Cummins once again towards deep mid wicket region. Superb shot from him.
OVERS 4.3: A brilliant throw from Tripathi. DK collects and whips the bails in a whisker. DK looks confident. Mandeep has made it to the crease. Brilliant running from him.
OVERS 4.1: SIX! Short from Cummins. Mandeep pulls this beautifully over mid wicket region.
Cummins starts his third over.
End of OVER 4: 10 runs off Prasidh’s over. KXIP 21/0, need 129 more to win.
OVERS 3.2: FOUR! Full toss from Prasidh. KL drives this through mid off region. KXIP 19/0, need 131 more to win.
OVERS 3.1: FOUR! Rahul welcomes the lanky pacer with a superb boundary towards deep mid wicket. He picks the length and smashes the ball beautifully.
Prasidh starts his second over.
End of OVER 3: Another good over for KKR. Cummins concedes just 2 runs. KXIP 11/0
Cummins starts his second over.
End of OVER 2: 4 runs off Prasidh’s over. KXIP 9/0, need 141 more to win
Prasidh Krishna comes into the attack
End of OVER 1: 5 runs off Cummins’ over. KXIP 5/0
OVERS 0.1: FOUR! Rahul hits boundary off the first ball of the innings. He uses the pace, opens the face of the bat and guides the ball towards third man for a boundary. Poor fielding by Prasidh Krishna at the boundary ropes. KXIP 4/0
Pat Cummins will open the attack for KKR.
KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are the crease.
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS 149/9 IN 20 OVERS vs KINGS XI PUNJAB
Shubman Gill 57
Eoin Morgan 40
OVERS 20: Kings XI Punjab restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 149/9 in Sharjah
Prasidh Krishna comes to the crease
OVERS 19.5: WICKET! Chris Jordan castles Varun Chakaravarthy for 2. Brilliant bowling from the paver. KKR 149/9
Chris Jordan to bowl the last over.
End of OVER 19: 9 runs off Shami’s over. KKR 144/8
OVERS 18.5: SIX! Outstanding shot from Lockie! He leaves the crease and launches Shami over deep extra cover region.
Varun Chakravarthy comes to the crease
OVERS 18.3: WICKET! Mohammed Shami ends Shubman Gill’s stay at 57. A brilliant half-century by the youngster. Full toss from Shami. Shubman fails to connect it well. Pooran takes an easy catch at deep mid wicket. KKR 136/8
Shami starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 18: 11 runs off Ferguson’s over. KKR 135/7
OVERS 17.2: FOUR! Feguson hits Jordan for bacl-to-back boundaries. Valuable runs for KKR at this moment. KKR 132/7
Chris Jordan starts his third over.
KKR 124/7 in 18 overs
OVERS 16.6: FOUR! Shubman ends Ashwin’s over with a fine boundary towards deep extra cover region. KKR 124/7
OVERS 16.4: FOUR! Ferguson is off the mark with a boundary.
Ashwin starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 16: Just 1 run off Bishnoi’s over. KKR 115/7
Lockie Ferguson comes to the crease.
OVERS 15.3: WICKET! Ravi Bishnoi takes his second wicket. Pat Cummins departs for 1. KKR are 7 down. KKR 114/7
Ravi Bishnoi starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 15: 1 run off Ashwin’s over. KKR 114/6
Pat Cummins comes to the crease.
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.
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