The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab was played on Saturday (April 21st) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 11. Batting first, losing the toss, KKR scored 191 runs for 7 wickets. Chasing target, Punjab scored 96 runs without any loss in 8.2 overs, due to rain, match stopped due to rain. After the cloud was restarted, the match was changed to win for the win. Punjab were given a target of 125 runs in 13 overs, which the team managed to get 9 wickets remaining. As the opening pair, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle made a huge partnership of 116 runs, which brought the team closer to victory.
Lokesh Rahul and Gayle fifties(Punjab)
The beginning of Punjab was very good. Opener batsman Lokesh Rahul shared a 116-run partnership with Chris Gayle for the first wicket. Lokesh Rahul played a brilliant innings of 60 runs in 27 balls and his innings ended by Sunil Narine. Rahul’s catch was caught by Tom Kuran. Team Storm Chris Gayle scored 62 runs off 38 balls and remained unbeaten. Mayank Agarwal scored 2 runs and returned unbeaten pavilion.
Kolkata Knight Rider Sunil Narine got only one wicket
Chris Lynn’s superb half-century
In the first innings of the match, Mujib ur rahman gave Kolkata’s opener Sunil Narine the first breakthrough to Karun Nair at a score of 01 runs to Punjab. Narine was dismissed by scoring 1. Subsequently, Ashwin got 34 runs in 23 balls and caught Robin Uthappa by Karun Nair and caught the second blow to Kolkata. After this, Nitish Rana scored 3 runs in 5 balls and ran out. Andrew Tauhee, who was seen as dangerous, hit Chris Lynn at the score of 74, caught by wicketkeeper Lokesh Rahul. Russell scored 10 runs and was caught by Karun Nair at the ball of Barinda Saran. 43 runs off Dinesh Karthik Barindra Saran was caught by the ball for a catch. After that Tom Kerran scored a run and Andrew Cronje caught by Rajput caught on the ball of Tau. Shubhaman Gill and Piyush Chawla remained unbeaten on 2 runs.