Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Toss: KKR elect to bowl first
Points Table Standings: PBKS 5th (4 points) | KKR 8th (2 points)
Head-to-Head: 27 matches - KKR 18 | PBKS 9
The rechristened stadium consists of both red and black soil pitches, with the latter offering variable bounce. India and England in the recent T20I series managed to score 160+ runs consistently. So expect the pitch to be sporting with something available for batsmen as well as bowlers.
Par score: 175
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Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C&WK), M Agarwal, C Gayle, N Pooran, D Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, M Henriques, R Bishnoi, M Shami, C Jordan, A Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: S Gill, N Rana, R Tripathi, E Morgan (C), S Narine, D Karthik (WK), A Russell, P Cummins, S Mavi, V Chakaravarthy, P Krishna
We have the opportunity to turn that around. Little bit of momentum and confidence can make the difference.KKR Captain Eoin Morgan after fielding an unchanged 11 for today's game
It's a new ground. I hope the country can fight back from this situation, but we have to do what we have to do. The last win gave us a lot of confidence and that me and Chris could stay till the end. Gayle keeps things light in the dressing room.KL Rahul, Punjab Kings captain
END OF OVER 2: PBKS 14/0
KL Rahul 5 (7)
Mayank Agarwal 8 (5)
Pat Cummins 1-0-12-0
Shivam Mavi 1-0-2-0
Mavi to continue
END OF OVER 3: PBKS 20/0
Spin introduced in 4th Over. Narine to bowl at KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal 12 (10)
KL Rahul 6 (8)
Shivam Mavi 2-0-7-0
Pat Cummins 1-0-12-0
END OF OVER 4: PBKS 27/0
Mavi to bowl his third over
KL Rahul 12 (13)
Mayank Agarwal 13 (11)
Sunil Narine 1-0-7-0
Shivam Mavi 2-0-7-0
END OF OVER 5: PBKS 29/0
Just 2 runs from Mavi's 3rd over. Cummins to bowl final over of the powerplay.
5.4 - WICKET!
Another miscued shot straight in the air at Sunil Narine takes the catch at extra cover.
KL Rahul c Narine b Cummins 19 (20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 95
END OF POWERPLAY
END OF OVER 6: PBKS: 37/1
Mayank Agarwal 16 (16) | Chris Gayle 0 (0)
Pat Cummins 2-0-20-1 | Shivam Mavi 3-0-9-0
6.3 - WICKET!
Chris Gayle departs! The Universe Boss is out for a black hole (golden duck)!
Chris Gayle c †Karthik b Shivam Mavi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
END OF OVER 7: PBKS 41/2
End of a brilliant spell by Mavi! Prasidh Krishna will bowl Over 8
Mayank Agarwal 18 (19) | Deepak Hooda 1 (2)
Shivam Mavi 4-0-13-1 | Pat Cummins 2-0-20-1
7.4 - WICKET!
Eoin Morgan takes a sharp low catch at backward point and Hooda departs. KKR starting to dominate and Punjab Kings starring at another poor show with the bat.
Deepak Hooda c Morgan b Prasidh Krishna 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
END OF OVER 9: PBKS 46/3
Just 2 runs from the Russell over. Punjab Kings in a bit of a mess here. Prasidh Krishna to bowl Over 10.
Mayank Agarwal 20 (25) | Nicholas Pooran 2 (4)
Andre Russell 1-0-1-0 | Prasidh Krishna 1-0-3-1
END OF OVER 10: PBKS 56/3
10 runs from the over. Varun replaces Russell
Mayank Agarwal 28 (29) | Nicholas Pooran 3 (6)
Prasidh Krishna 2-0-13-1 | Andre Russell 1-0-1-0
END OF OVER 11: PBKS 60/3
Just 4 singles from the 11th Over. Narine comes back into the attack
Mayank Agarwal 31 (32) | Nicholas Pooran 5 (9)
Varun Chakravarthy 1-0-4-0 | Prasidh Krishna 2-0-13-1
11.2 - WICKET!
Tripathi runs it and drops … no, he holds on to it in second attempt. Great catch in the end at deep midwicket!
Mayank Agarwal c Tripathi b Narine 31 (34b 1x4 2x6) SR: 91.17
END OF OVER 12: PBKS 63/4
Varun to bowl his 2nd Over
Nicholas Pooran 7 (12) | Moises Henriques1 (1)
Sunil Narine 2-0-10-1 | Varun Chakravarthy 1-0-4-0
12.4 - FOUR!
Pooran smashes it over the bowlers head for a stright boundary. Punjab Kings trying to get a move on here!
13.1 - WICKET!
Big gap between bat and pad and Narine removes the dangerman
Moises Henriques b Narine 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
END OF OVER 14: PBKS 78/6
Varun to continue bowling his third over
Shahrukh Khan2 (4) | Nicholas Pooran19 (18)
Sunil Narine3-0-13-2 | Varun Chakravarthy2-0-16-0
14.2 - WICKET!
You Miss I Hit! Varun castles Pooran as he tries to sweep him on the leg side!
Nicholas Pooran b Varun 19 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100
END OF OVER 17: PBKS: 95/6
Prasidh Krishna comes back into the attack
Chris Jordan 6 (9) | Shahrukh Khan 13 (12)
Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-24-1 | Sunil Narine 4-0-22-2
17.2 - WICKET!
Big Blow for Punjab Kings. M Shahrukh Khan tries to smash a slower short ball but holes out to Morgan at Cover.
Shahrukh Khan c Morgan b Prasidh Krishna 13 (14b 0x4 1x6) SR: 92.85
END OF OVER 18: PBKS: 98/7
Prasidh Krishna finishes off another successful over! Pat Cummins to bowl penultimate over.
Ravi Bishnoi 1 (3) | Chris Jordan 7 (10)
Prasidh Krishna 3-0-16-2 | Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-24-1
18.1 - WICKET!
Bishnoi tries to flick it on the onside but just manages a leading edge.
Ravi Bishnoi c Morgan b Cummins 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
18.2 - FOUR!
Jordan plays a Natarajan shot by lifting his left leg to pull it in the backward square region
END OF OVER 19: PBKS 109/8
11 runs and a wicket from penultimate over
Mohammed Shami 0 (1) | Chris Jordan 18 (14)
Pat Cummins3-0-31-2 | Prasidh Krishna3-0-16-2
END OF OVER 20: PBKS 123/9
14 runs and a wicket from the final over.
Jordan cameo has given Punjab bowlers at least something to bowl at
19.4 - WICKET!
Slower one takes out Jordan's off stump
Chris Jordan b Prasidh Krishna 30 (18b 1x4 3x6) SR: 166.66
19.3 - SIX!
This one is smoked over bowler's head. Jordan doing Punjab a favour here
19.1 - SIX!
Jordan plays an upper cut for maximum
0.4 - WICKET!
Rana gifts his wicket away on the full toss. Chipped straight to cover
Nitish Rana c Shahrukh Khan b Henriques 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
END OF OVER 1: KKR 5/1
Need 119 from 114 balls
Rahul Tripathi 0 (2) | Shubman Gill 5 (3)
Moises Henriques 1-0-5-1 | Shami to bowl 2nd Over
1.5 – WICKET!
Shami strikes for Punjab. A straight delivery hits the pads and umpire makes no delay in lifting his finger up. Both KKR openers back in the dugout
Shubman Gill lbw b Mohammed Shami 9 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.5
2.6 - WICKET!
Oh! Is that the catch of the season! Bishnoi runs and runs and runs from deep square leg to take a catch at cow corner. That’s the end of Sunil Narine.
Sunil Narine c Ravi Bishnoi b Arshdeep Singh 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
END OF OVER 3: KKR 17/3
Arshdeep Singh 1-0-6-1 | Mohammed Shami1-0-5-1 | Moises Henriques 1-0-5-1. Shami to bowl his 2nd Over
3.6 - FOUR!
Morgan comes down the wicket and lofts it over covers for four. KKR Captain taking the initiative
END OF OVER 5: KKR 37/3
10 runs from the over. Need 87 from 90 balls. Shami to bowl final over of the powerplay.
Rahul Tripathi 15 (10) | Eoin Morgan 11 (7)
Arshdeep Singh2-0-16-1 | Mohammed Shami2-0-15-1
END OF POWERPLAY
END OF OVER 6: KKR 42/3
Need 82 from 84 balls
Rahul Tripathi15 (13) | Eoin Morgan 16 (10)
Mohammed Shami3-0-20-1 | Arshdeep Singh2-0-16-1
END OF OVER 9: KKR 68/3
Need 56 from 66 balls. Chris Jordan to bowl 10th Over.
Rahul Tripathi 28 (23) | Eoin Morgan 24 (18)
Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-12-0 | Chris Jordan 1-0-9-0
9.3 - FOUR!
Fine touch by Tripathi and ball runs towards third man for a boundary. KKR looking to finish this early
END OF OVER 10: KKR 76/3
8 runs from the over. KKR need 48 from 60 balls
Rahul Tripathi 36 (29) | Eoin Morgan 24 (18)
Chris Jordan 2-0-17-0 | Ravi Bishnoi 2-0-12-0
10.6 - WICKET!
Long on takes a fine catch diving in. Shahrukh Khan shows he can field too. Tripathi departs after playing a good innings.
Rahul Tripathi c Shahrukh Khan b Hooda 41 (32b 7x4 0x6) SR: 128.12
END OF OVER 13: KKR 91/4
Need 33 from 42 balls. Jordan to bowl Over 14
Andre Russell 5 (6) | Eoin Morgan 29 (27)
Ravi Bishnoi 3-0-15-0 | Mohammed Shami 4-0-25-1
END OF OVER 14: KKR 98/4
Need 26 from 36 balls. Bishnoi to bowl Over 15
Eoin Morgan31 (30) | Andre Russell 10 (9)
Chris Jordan 3-0-24-0 | Ravi Bishnoi 3-0-15-0
14.1 - WICKET!
Russell is runout. There was absolutely no need for such a risky single when required rate is under 5 runs per Over. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in at No. 7.
Andre Russell run out (Arshdeep Singh/†Rahul) 10 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.11
END OF OVER 15: KKR 102/5
Need 22 from 30 balls. Will we see a collapse or an easy win for KKR from here. Hooda to bowl Over 16
Eoin Morgan34 (34) |Dinesh Karthik1 (2)
Ravi Bishnoi4-0-19-0 | Chris Jordan3-0-24-0
END OF OVER 16: KKR 115/5
Need 9 from 24 balls. Arshdeep to bowl 17th and possibly final over of this innings
Eoin Morgan 46 (39) | Dinesh Karthik 2 (3)
Deepak Hooda 2-0-20-1| Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-19-0
KKR win by 5 wickets and boost their NRR
KKR now sit on the fifth spot on the points table