Kings XI Punjab bowlers gave the mighty Kolkata Knight Riders a reality check, helping their team to a 14-run win in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match. Despite scoring a low total of 167/6, KXIP restricted KKR to 153/ 6 in 20 overs. Rahul Tewatia and Mohit Sharma took two wickets each for KXIP, while Chris Lynn (84) top-scored for KKR. Earlier, Kings XI Punjab scored 167/6. After this win, KXIP have 12 points from 12 games and are still in contention for a play-off berth. Get highlights of Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders here. (LIVE STREAMING INFO) (SCORECARD)
11:47 PM IST: Mohit Sharma is the Man of the Match for picking the wickets of Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan.
11:40 PM IST: Hopefully we can do this in the last two games. Spinners came into the game, Tewatia bowled well. I thought the score was about par, we left ourselves little bit short. Maybe 10-15 short. We backed our plans, which we have been asking of ourselves. They (the pacers at the end) knew what they wanted to do - Glenn Maxwell, KXIP captain
11:38 PM IST: Credit to Kings XI, they hung in there. They didn’t give us easy runs and they were always attacking. The dots ball made a lot of difference: Gautam Gambhir - KKR captain
11:30 PM IST: Full credit to KXIP bowlers for winning the match for their team. Just to jog the readers’ mind, KKR were 60-plus in the powerplay. Chris Lynn also took KXIP to task but could not save the match.
11:26 Pm IST: Grandhomme takes two off the thrid ball and single off the fourth. Two dot ball follows as KXIP win by 14 run to keep their play-offs hopes alive
11:26 PM IST: Two runs off the first two balls
11:25 PM IST: Sandeep Sharma bowls the last over. Tension rising for KXIP fans
11:23 PM IST: KKR now need 20 runs off the final over
11:22 Pm IST: SIX! Chris Woakes hits Mohit over deep mid-wicket. KKR need 22 off 8
11:21 PM IST: Mohit bowls the penultimate over.
11:19 PM IST: WICKET! Yusuf Pathan gone! He is caught by Maxwell off Mohit Sharma. KKR 139/6
11:16 PM IST: WICKET! Lynn (84) departs. Big loss for KKR as he is run out. A great throw from Axar from mid-wicket.
11:12 PM IST: WICKET! Manish Pandey departs
11:08 PM IST: Full credit to KXIP bowlers for choking KKR, despite having a great start. They had scored 61 in the power-play. KKR 131/3 in 17 overs
11:03 PM IST: It’s strategic time-out! KKR 124/3 in 16 overs
11:02 PM IST: Sandeep Sharma is back into the attack. Lynn goes after Sandeep but the ball does not carry to deep mid-wicket.
10:57 PM IST: SIX! Lynn moves to 75 off 46 balls with a huge shot off Axar Patel, as the ball disappears in the long-off stands. KKR 118/3 in 15 overs
10:56 PM IST: FOUR! Manish Pandey hits Tewatia between long on and deep mid-wicket. KKR 106/3 in 14 overs
10:50 PM IST: SIX! Lynn hits Swapnil Singh out of the park. This is the first boundary in more than six overs. KKR 97/3 in 13 overs
10:47 PM IST: Suddenly, KXIP are back in the match and all credit to Rahul Tewatia, a leg-break bowler from Haryana. KKR 86/3 in 12 overs
10:45 PM IST: Tewatia’s over also saw Lynn completing his third half-century of the season in 30 balls
10:40 PM IST: WICKET Uthappa (0) out. KKR 79/3
KKR lose another big wicket as Uthappa is caught brilliantly by a diving Axar Patel at deep mid-wicket, off Rahul Tewatia’s bowling.
10:39 PM IST: WICKET! Gambhir (8) departs. KKR 78/2
The KKR captain goes for a big hit and is caught by March as mid-wicket off Tewatia
10:35 PM IST: Another boundary-less over but still eight runs come off it! KKR 76/1 in 9 overs
10:31 PM IST: After the initial mayhem, no boundaries in the last two over. KKR 68/1 in 8 overs
10:25 PM IST: A rather quite over by Axar Patel as three runs come off it. KKR 64/1 in 7 overs, need 104.
10:20 PM IST: LYNN-SANITY! The opener pulls Matt Henry’s short ball for a four and then hits a full-toss to a six. KKR 61/1 in 6 overs
10:15 PM IST: FOURS! Chris Lynn continues to go bonkers. First he drives Axar to deep cover fence and then he cuts the spinner through extra cover. KKR 49/1 in 5 overs
10:11 PM IST: WICKET! Narine (18) departs. KKR 39/1 , need 129
After a fiery start, the pinch-hitter is bowled by an off-cutter from Mohit Sharma
10:08 hrs IST: Mohit Sharma comes in as the first change.
10:07 hrs IST: Decent over from Sandeep. Six runs off it. KKR are 31/0 after 3 overs.
10:03 hrs IST: Sandeep to continue.
10:02 hrs IST: 11 runs off Henry’s first over. KKR are 25/0 after 2 overs.
10:00 hrs IST: Two boundaries in the first four balls. Just the kind of start KKR would have wanted.
9:58 hrs IST: Matt Henry into the attack.
9:57 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Lynn. KKR are 14/0 after first over.
9:56 hrs IST: Lynn joins the party now. Overpitched from Sandeep and the Australian right-hander slaps it over cover point for his first boundary.
9:54 hrs IST: Brilliant from Narine! Starts with consecutive boundaries.
9:52 hrs IST: Narine to take strike. Sandeep to start the proceedings for KXIP.
9:50 hrs IST: Welcome back!
9:34 PM IST: Ankit Rajpoot will bowl the last over. Nine runs come off it as KXIP end on 167/6
9:30 PM IST: FOURs! Tewatia adds some crucial runs at the end with some lusty hits. KXIP 158/6 in 19 overs
9:28 PM IST: WICKET! Swapnil gone. KXIP 149/6 in 18.2 overs
He is bowled by Woakes, who has now reached 17 wickets in the competition
9:24 PM IST: WICKET! Saha (38) gone. KXIP 146/5 in 18 overs
Saha is tumped by Uthappa off Kuldeep’s googly
9:22 PM IST: SIX! Saha goes for the big shot
9:19 PM IST: Maxwell got out at a bad time for KXIP. The run-rate has slightly gone down. KXIP 134/4 in 17 overs
9:15 PM IST: WICKET! Maxwell (44) departs. KXIP 127/4
He tries to go for another skier and is caught brilliantly by Woakes at long-off.
9:12 PM IST: SIXES! Maxwell blows Kuldeep Yadav over midwicket. Reaches his 40s.
9:10 PM IST: KXIP has reached 115/3 in 15 overs. Saha 26*, Maxwell 32*
9:08 PM IST: FOUR! Saha strike Narine over long-on. The KXIP batsman has now reached 25 off 25 balls
9:04 PM IST: No boundary off the 14th over bowled by Piyush Chawla, yet KXIP takes eight runs. KXIP 105/3 in 14 overs - It’s strategic time-out
9:02 PM IST: KXIP reach 100/3 in 13.2 overs
9:00 PM IST: FOUR AGAIN! Maxwell pulls Rajpoot over mid-wicket. KXIP 97/3 in 13 overs
8:58 PM IST: FOUR! Saha joins the party as his top-edge off Ankit Rajpoot goes over the keeper.
8:54 PM IST: SIX! Maxwell again, he pulls de Grandhomme’s short ball over the boundary. KXIP 86/3 in 12 overs
8:52 PM IST: SIX! Maxwell comes to his elements as he hits de Grandhomme over long-on. KXIP need more of these.
8:47 PM IST: Maxwell need to score big today for KXIP. he has the ability to change the course of the match singlehandedly. KXIP 67/3 in 11 overs
8:42 PM IST: Maxwell and Sahara are at the crease. This is a crucial partnership for KXIP in this must-win game. KXIP 63/3 in 10 overs
8:37 PM IST: WICKET! Shaun Marsh (11) departs. KXIP 56/3 in 8.3 overs
Marsh attempts a drive off Woakes’ good-length delivery and is clean bowled.
8:35 PM IST: FOURS! Marsh gets lucky with the first boundary and then mends things up with a straight drive against de Grandhomme. KXIP 54/2 in 8 overs
8:33 PM IST: This is a tricky position for Kings XI Punjab. Guptill and Vohra were going great but Umesh and Narine struck at the right moment. KXIP 45/2 in 7 overs
8:27 PM IST: Wrddhiman Saha and Shuan Marsh are the two new KXIP batsmen at the crease.
8:24 PM IST: WICKET! Guptill gone. KXIP 41/2
Sunil Narine traps Martin Guptill plumb in front of the wicket. Bothe KXIP openers are back in the dug-out.
8:20 PM IST: WICKET! Vohra (25) gone. KXIP 39/1
The opener’s quick-fire knock comes to an end as he mistimes a hook off Umesh’s short ball and is caught by Uthappa
8:18 PM IST: Vohra targets Umesh Yadav now as he hits the fast bowler for two fours in the fifth over. First he heaves it over mid-wicket and then strikes over point.
8:14 PM IST: FOURS! Vohra ups the ante here. First he hits Narine through extra cover and then gets another boundary in the third man region. KXIP 28/0 after four overs
8:10 PM IST: No boundary in the second over bowled by Umesh Yadav but KXIP still get eight runs - 19/0 after three overs. Guptill and Vohra have combined really well here.
8:05 PM IST: Colin de Grandhomme bowls the second over for KKR. He gives away just three runs. KXIP 11/0 in 2 overs
8:04 PM IST: FOUR! Guptill makes full use of Umesh’s loose ball to direct it towards fine leg fence. KXIP 8/0 in 1 over
7:59 PM IST: In 20 encounters, KXIP have won six matches while KKR have won 14 games,
7:58 PM IST: The umpires are at the ground and so are KXIP openers Manan Vohra and Martin Guptill. Umesh Yadav will bowl the first over for KKR
7:55 PM IST: The PCA Stadium stands are fully packed today.
7:51 PM IST: KXIP’s Hashim Amla and David Miller have gone back to South Africa on national duty.
7:48 PM IST: KKR would hope to go closer to a top-two finish with a win against KXIP.
7:40 PM IST: Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Matt Henry, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Swapnil Singh
7:39 PM IST: Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Colin de Grandhomme, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot
7:38 PM IST: We’d have liked to bowl as well. We’ve made four changes. Swapnil, Rahul Tewatia, Manan Vohra and Matt Henry come in - Glenn Maxwell, KXIP captain
7:34 PM IST: We were looking to bowl. Wicket looks good. We have been chasing well. Kings XI are a quality side. Robin Uthappa comes in for Sheldon Jackson and Kuldeep Yadav comes in for Piyush Chawla - Gautam Gambhir, KKR captain
7:30 PM IST: KKR have won the toss and opted to bowl first against KKR
7:24 PM IST: We are now five minutes away from toss!
7:20 PM IST: KXIP need to win all their three remaining matches and hope that Sunrisers Hyderabad lose their last match to qualify for the play-offs.
7:10 PM IST: KXIP captain Glenn Maxwell is also nearing a milestone. He will become the seventh player from Kings XI Punjab to complete a half century of matches. He has played 49 matches for Kings XI Punjab since 2014.
7:05 PM IST: The Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper has scored 2962 runs at an average of 31.84 with a strike rate of 124.60 in 104 innings of as many matches since 2011
7:00 PM IST: KKR captain Gautam Gambhir is nearing a marvellous feat - He needs just 38 runs to become the first batsman from Kolkata Knight Riders to complete 3000 runs in IPL.
6:47 PM IST: Welcome to the live coverage of KXIP vs KKR match
KKR showed why they are one of the strongest teams in this IPL when they inflicted a humiliating defeat on the bottom placed RCB. (RESULTS)
The Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders are now at second spot with 16 points and will look to consolidate their position with a win over KXIP, who suffered a six-wicket defeat against Gujarat Lions in their 11th game. (STANDINGS)
Glenn Maxwell-led Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, have a slender chance to make it to the play-offs as they have only five wins from 11 matches and are placed at the fifth spot with 10 points. They now need to win all their remaining three matches if they have to have any chance of making it to the knock-out stage.