IPL 2021, PBKS vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets
PBKS vs KKR, IPL 2021 Highlights: Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders defeat KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings by 5 wickets at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday. Rahul Tripathi top-scored with 41 off 32 balls while Morgan contributed with an unbeaten 47 off 40 deliveries as KKR chased down a target of 124 runs with 20 balls to spare. Earlier, Prasidh Krishna picked three wickets while Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine scalped two wickets apiece as Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Punjab Kings to a 123 for 9 after opting to bowl at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. For Punjab, Mayank Agarwal top-scored with 31 off 34 balls and Chris Jordan contributed with an 18-ball 30.
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APR 26, 2021 11:07 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders win
A couple of boundaries from Dinesh Karthik as in the 17th over and Kolkata Knight Riders register their second win in IPL 2021. Morgan & Co beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.
APR 26, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Hooda to Morgan: FOUR, SIX
Back-to-back big shots from the Morgan and KKR needs just 10 runs to win the game.
APR 26, 2021 11:00 PM IST
Andre Russell run out for the 5th time in IPL
- This is the 2nd time against PBKS
- Last time was at Eden Gardens in 2019 at Bengaluru
APR 26, 2021 10:57 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Andre Russell run out for 10
WICKET! A direct hit from Arshdeep Singh from short third man and Andre Russell is run out for 10. The throw hit the base of the stumps and found Russell short. KKR: 98/5 after 14.1 overs
APR 26, 2021 10:50 PM IST
Jordan to Russell: FOUR!
FOUR! A mistimed pull from Russell as he finds an under-edge that races towards the fine leg boundary for four.
APR 26, 2021 10:46 PM IST
IPL 2021 live score: Update after 13 overs
13 overs gone, Kolkata Knight Riders are 91/4. They need 33 runs in 42 balls to win this game. Morgan is anchoring the chase and batting at 29. He is accompanied by Andre Russell (5*).
APR 26, 2021 10:38 PM IST
Rahul Tripathi gone for 41:
- This ends a 66-run stand for the 4th wicket
- This is the 6th highest 4th wicket partnership for KKR vs PBKS
APR 26, 2021 10:37 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Rahul Tripathi departs
WIKCET! Tripathi caught by Shahrukh Khan at long-on. Length ball from Deepak Hooda, Tripathi moves down the line to play the lofted shot but didn't get the distance. KKR: 83/4 after 11 overs
APR 26, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Live Score IPL 2021: Tripathi moves to 40
Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi - FOUR! Cracks the sweep through square leg and moves to 40*.
APR 26, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Jordan to Tripathi - FOUR
FOUR! Back of a length delivery from Chris Jordan and Tripathi guides it past fine of third man.
APR 26, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Fifty partnership between Morgan and Tripathi
- 8th fifty partnership for the 4th wicket against PBKS in IPL
- 1st fifty partnership between the pair in 6 outings.
APR 26, 2021 10:21 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live: Bishnoi to Tripathi - FOUR
FOUR! Paddles the bat fine and the ball goes past Arshdeep Singh at fine leg. The fielder dives to stop but couldn't keep the ball in.
APR 26, 2021 10:17 PM IST
Jordan to Morgan: FOUR!
FOUR! Poor delivery from Jordan. Too much wide. Morgan utilises the opportunity and slaps it over extra cover for a boundary. KKR:59/3 after 8 overs.
APR 26, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Fifty-up for KKR
Jordan comes into the attack and Rahul Tripathi slams him for a boundary behind of square. Fifty up for KKR.
APR 26, 2021 10:12 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR Live Score: Brilliant first over from Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi bowls a brilliant over to begin his spell. He concedes just three runs and KKR move to 46/3 after 7 overs.
APR 26, 2021 10:10 PM IST
Bishnoi into the attack
Right-arm leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi comes into the attack. He will bowl the first ball to KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.
APR 26, 2021 10:03 PM IST
Shami to Morgan: FOUR!
FOUR! More runs to KKR as Ravi Bishnoi misfields again. Short ball from Mohammed Shami and, Morgan Chops it through cover point.
APR 26, 2021 10:00 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Tripathi gets a boundary
FOUR! Beautifully done by Rahul Tripathi. Moves down the line, makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary.
APR 26, 2021 09:55 PM IST
Shami to Morgan: SIX!
Cracking shot from Morgan. Short ball from Mohammed Shami, and Morgan smokes it over square leg for a maximum.
APR 26, 2021 09:53 PM IST
Sunil Narine claims a 4-ball duck
WICKET! An amazing catch from Ravi Bishnoi. Length ball, Narine tries to slog across the line but gets caught at deep mid-wicket. Bishnoi dives full length and takes the blinder. Wicket to Arshdeep Singh. KKR: 17/3 after 3 overs
APR 26, 2021 09:45 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR Live Score: Shami strikes
WICKET! Mohammed Shami traps Shubman Gill in front, KKR lose both openers in quick succession. Poor shot selection as he plays across the line. The ball hits him dead in front. KKR: 9/2 after 1.5 overs.
APR 26, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Rana goes for a golden duck
- His 4th golden duck in IPL
- All previous 3 came in last season:
vs RR at Dubai
vs PBKS at Sharjah
vs RCB at Abu Dhabi
APR 26, 2021 09:38 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Rana out for a first-ball duck
WICKET! Moises Henriques strikes in the first over, Nitish Rana falls for a first-ball duck. KKR: 5/1 after 0.4 over
APR 26, 2021 09:34 PM IST
Shubman Gill goes off the mark in style
FOUR off the first ball from Shubman Gill. A poor ball from Moises Henriques, on to the pads, and Gill nudges it for a four.
APR 26, 2021 09:32 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR Live Score: KKR begin the chase of 124
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are out to begin the 124-run chase for KKR. Moises Henriques begins the attack for Punjab Kings.
APR 26, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Prasidh Krishna’s best bowling figures in the IPL
vs SRH: 30/4, 2018
vs PBKS: 3/29, 2020
vs PBKS: 3/30, 2021*
vs RR: 2/35, 2018
APR 26, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Lowest 1st innings scores for PBKS vs KKR
119/6: 30 April 2011
123/9: 26 April 2021
124/7: 18 April 2012
132/9: 26 April 2014
134/9: 15 April 2012
APR 26, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Cummins picked 2 wickets:
- There are 3 KKR bowlers with 2 wickets each in this innings.
- This is only the 3rd time that 3 KKR bowlers have taken at least 2 wickets against PBKS. [In 2015 at Pune; In 2013 at Mohali being the previous 2 instances]
APR 26, 2021 09:18 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR Live Score: End of PBKS innings
Punjab Kings post 123 for 9 after some late hit from Chris Jordan. Kolkata Knight Riders need 124 to win.
APR 26, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Krishan to Jordan: SIX
SIX! Short, outside off and Jordan slaps it down the ground over the bowler's head for six.
APR 26, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Last over: Prasidh Krishna into the attack
Prasidh Krishna comes to bowl the final over and gets smashed for a six off the very first ball. Short ball, outside off and Jordan plays the uppercut for a six over the point boundary.
APR 26, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Cummins to Jordan: FOUR, dot, SIX
Fight back from Chris Jordan and some valuable runs for Punjab Kings. A boundary behind square and then a maximum over fine-leg. Some late fireworks from Jordan and PBKS go past the 100-run mark. PBKS: 109/8 after 19 overs.
APR 26, 2021 09:08 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR: Bishnoi out for 1
WICKET! Pat Cummins gets his second wicket. Ravi Bishnoi falls for 1, third catch for Eoin Morgan. PBKS: 98/8 after 18.2 overs
APR 26, 2021 09:03 PM IST
Shahrukh Khan departs
WICKET! Shahrukh Khan holes out to Eoin Morgan at extra cover. Prasidh Krishna strikes again. PBKS: 95/7 after 17.2 overs
APR 26, 2021 08:58 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR Live Score: Brilliant over from Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy concedes just four runs to complete his spell. He gets the figures of 1/24 from four overs. 17 overs gone, PBKS: 95/6
APR 26, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Narine to Shahrukh: SIX
SIX! A much-needed maximum for Punjab Kings amid the fall of wickets. Off break into the slot, Shahrukh slogs over deep mid-wicket for a clean six.
APR 26, 2021 08:49 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR Live Score: Pooran clean bowled
WICKET! Varun Chakravarthy gets his first wicket tonight. Swing and a miss. Short ball, a little turn and gets under Pooran's blade to rattle the stumps. PBKS: 79/6 after 14.2 overs
APR 26, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Sunil Narine cleans up Mosies Henriques
WICKET! Beautiful delivery from Sunil Narine - Offbreak, perfect length. Henriques leans forward but leaves a huge gap between bat and pad. The ball turns and sneak through the gap to disturb the stumps. PBKS: 75/5 after 13.1 overs
APR 26, 2021 08:39 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR Live Score: First six for Nicholas Pooran
Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran - SIX! Pitched up, Pooran swings his arms and tonks it over long-on for a six.
APR 26, 2021 08:37 PM IST
Mayank Agarwal departs
WICKET! Punjab Kings continue to lose wickets in Ahmedabad. After the pacers rattled the top-order, Sunil Narine strikes too get rid of Mayank Agarwal. The PBKS opener looks to pull the short ball but hits it straight to the deep mid-wicket. Great catch from Rahul Tripathi. PBKS: 60/4 after 11.2 overs
APR 26, 2021 08:26 PM IST
Live Score IPL 2021: Fifty up for PBKS
Krishna to Mayank - SIX! Back of length delivery, Mayank backs away and clobbers it over deep mid-wicket for a cracking maximum. Fifty up for Punjab Kings. PBKS: 56/3 after 10 overs
APR 26, 2021 08:23 PM IST
KL Rahul gone for 19:
This is the lowest SR for him against KKR in an innings where he has faced a minimum of 20 balls.
APR 26, 2021 08:19 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR Live Score: Prasidh Krishna gets Deepak Hooda
WICKET! More trouble for Punjab Kings as Prasidh Krishna strikes in his first over to leave Punjab Kings reeling. Decent shot from Hooda but he hits it straight to Eoin Morgan at point. PBKS: 42/3 after 7.4 overs
APR 26, 2021 08:11 PM IST
Gayle grabs a Golden Duck
Shivam Mavi is giving some a tough challenge to the Punjab Kings batters. After three good overs, the youngster strikes. Gayle looks to reach a wider deliver and gets a feather through to Karthik.
APR 26, 2021 08:02 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR Live Score: KL Rahul out on 19
WICKET! Pat Cummins provides the breakthrough. Length ball, Rahul makes room and lofts it down the ground. A mistimed shot and Sunil Narine takes a high catch near the edge of the circle. PBKS: 36/1 after 5.4 overs
APR 26, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Rahul slams a six
SIX! KL Rahul finally opens up his arms and go for the biggie.
APR 26, 2021 07:56 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR: Mavi puts the pressure
Shivam Mavi continues to build pressure over the PBKS openers - KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. The youngster concedes just 2 runs of his third over and PBKS are 29 for no loss after 5 overs.
APR 26, 2021 07:50 PM IST
KL Rahul vs Shivam Mavi
Balls Faced: 5
APR 26, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Sunil Narine into the attack
Sunil Narine comes into the attack and Rahul hammers him for a boundary through sweeper cover off the very first ball. Too short, Rahul makes room and cuts it away for a four.
APR 26, 2021 07:44 PM IST
IPL 2021, Live Score: Mavi to Mayank - FOUR
FOUR! Amazing shot from Mayank Agarwal. Not much movement on offer. Mayank leans and drives beautifully through covers for a boundary.
APR 26, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Cummins to Rahul: FOUR!
A boundary from PBKS skipper to end the second over. Shorter ball from Cummins and Rahul cuts it away past backward point for a four.
APR 26, 2021 07:39 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Mayank Agarwal slams a SIX
Cummins to Mayank - SIX! The first maximum of tonight's clash. Short ball, Mayank looks for the pull but gets a top edge that lands beyond the third-man boundary.
APR 26, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Brilliant start from KKR
Kolkata Knight Riders are off to a terrific start as Shivam Mavi bowls the first over brilliantly. Just 2 runs off it and KKR are 2/0 after 1 over.
APR 26, 2021 07:31 PM IST
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul out to bat
Punjab Kings Openers - KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are out to bat. Shivam Mavi begins the attack for Kolkata Knight Riders.
APR 26, 2021 07:28 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Shubman Gill in IPL 2021
APR 26, 2021 07:24 PM IST
KL Rahul in IPL 2021
vs Spin: 75 runs, 0 dismissals
vs Pace: 146 runs, 3 dismissals
APR 26, 2021 07:19 PM IST
• 50: This could be the Dinesh Karthik’s 50th IPL match for KKR.
• 100: Kuldeep Yadav is 1 match away from completing 100 matches across T20s.
• 7000: Eoin Morgan is 43 runs away from completing 7,000 runs across T20s.
• 1000: Eoin Morgan is 93 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL.
• 50: Eoin Morgan is 8 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
• 6000: Andre Russell is 19 runs away from completing 6,000 runs across T20s.
• 4000: Dinesh Karthik is 80 runs away from completing 4000 runs in IPL.
• 200: Dinesh Karthik is 11 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.
• 200: Dinesh Karthik is 10 catches away from completing 200 catches across T20s.
• 50: Dinesh Karthik is 13 dismissals as wicketkeeper away from completing 50 dismissals for KKR in IPL.
• 50: Dinesh Karthik is 13 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
• 150: Karthik is 7 dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL.
• 50: Harbhajan Singh is 1 catch away from completing 50 catches in IPL.
• 150: Nitish Rana is 3 sixes away from completing 150 sixes across T20s.
• 50: Rahul Tripathi is 9 sixes away from completing 50 sixes in IPL.
• 50: Rahul Tripathi is 4 catches away from completing 50 catches across T20s.
• 100: Shubman Gill is 4 fours away from completing 100 fours in IPL.
• 50 Shubman Gill is 10 sixes away from completing 50 sixes across T20s.
• 1000: Sunil Narine is 98 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.
• 4: Sunil Narine is 4 sixes away from completing 150 sixes across T20s.
• 400: Sunil Narine is 9 wickets away from completing 400 wickets across T20s.
• 150: Sunil Narine is 4 wickets away from completing 150 wickets for KKR across leagues.
• 10: more sixes KL Rahul needs to complete 100 sixes for Punjab Kings
• 11: more sixes Chris Gayle needs to complete 100 sixes for Punjab Kings
• 9: Fours KL Rahul needs to complete 200 fours for Punjab Kings
• 5: Wickets M Shami needs to complete 50 wickets for Punjab Kings.
• 4: Chris Gayle needs 4 more fours to complete 400 fours in IPL.
• 100: Chris Gayle is 6 catches away from completing 100 catches across T20s.
• 50: Riley Meredith is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s
APR 26, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab Playing XI
KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
APR 26, 2021 07:15 PM IST
PBKS skipper KL Rahul at toss
"It's a new venue and new pitch, important we get off to a good start. That (crowd) would have been lovely but it's important that our country fights back from this. Games like that (win over MI) helps us a lot, difficult wicket to chase and glad that I and Chris could finish it off," said KL Rahul at the toss.
APR 26, 2021 07:08 PM IST
KKR Playing XI
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
APR 26, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Eoin Morgan speaks at the toss
"We're going to bowl first. Excellent ground and good outfield, seems a good surface. We're going with the same team. We're looking to make a big step forward today. We believe in the guys within the squad and the playing XI. Moving forward, we'll see a lot more depth from our squad," said KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.
APR 26, 2021 07:03 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Toss
Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bowl against Punjab Kings
APR 26, 2021 06:55 PM IST
IPL 2021 PBKS vs KKR Live Score: Pitch Report
"There is a lovely even covering of grass on this pitch and that suggests that batsmen would be licking their lips. Not a big ground and there should be value for runs. The captain winning the toss would want to chase," reckons Kevin Pietersen on Star Sports network
APR 26, 2021 06:50 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: When and where to watch live streaming
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APR 26, 2021 06:45 PM IST
Punjab Kings Predicted XI
Here's our PBKS predicted XI against KKR
KL Rahul (Captain/WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin
APR 26, 2021 06:41 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR Live Score: KKR Predicted XI
Let's have a look at our KKR Predicted XI against PBKS
Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
APR 26, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Chris Gayle vs KKR bowlers
vs Harbhajan Singh: 102 runs 5 dismissals
vs Andre Russell: 82 runs, 2 dismissals
vs Sunil Narine: 65 runs, 2 dismissals
APR 26, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Sunil Narine vs PBKS
Sunil Narine has scalped 28 wickets against Punjab, at an average of 18.18. It's the second-best figures by any bowler against PBKS, after Umesh Yadav's tally of 29. Narine also has an economy of 6.97 against Punjab.
APR 26, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Possible milestones for Eoin Morgan
- 7000: Eoin Morgan is 43 runs away from completing 7,000 runs across T20s
- 1000: Eoin Morgan is 93 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL
- 50: Eoin Morgan is 8 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL
APR 26, 2021 06:20 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Wickets by Seamers in IPL 2021
Punjab Kings: 17
Kolkata Knight Riders: 17
The Knight Riders seamers have only taken 17 wickets this season and will require a huge boost as they will be playing at Ahmedabad. Their economy is also the worst in IPL 2021 so far. They are the only side whose pace bowlers are conceding at over 9 an over.
APR 26, 2021 06:15 PM IST
IPL 2021, Live Score: KKR's fragile top-order
KKR are on a run of 4-consecutive losses and a lot of it has come down to their under-fire top-order. They had an average powerplay score of 47.5 in the opening two games, which has come down to 42.33 in the last 3 games.
Much of it has come down to Nitish Rana fading away after a bright start. After registering 137 runs in his opening two games, he has gone to add just 49 runs in his next 3 innings.
Also, Shubman Gill is averaging just 16.00 so far this season, his worst in any IPL season so far.
APR 26, 2021 06:10 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: In last five encounters
PBKS won by 8 wickets (Match 46, IPL 2020)
KKR won by 2 runs (Match 24, IPL 2020)
KKR won by 7 wickets (Match 52, IPL 2019)
KKR won by 28 runs (Match 6, IPL 2019)
KKR won by 31 runs (Match 44, IPL 2018)
APR 26, 2021 06:06 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: KL Rahul in IPL 2021
Between overs 1-6: 71 balls, 71 runs, 100 S/R
Between overs 7-15: 110 runs, 73 balls, 150.68 S/R
Between overs 16-20: 40 runs, 22 balls, 181.81 S/R
APR 26, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Best Figures by a Punjab Kings Bowler this season
Arshdeep Singh: 3/35 vs RR in Mumbai
Ravi Bishnoi: 2/21 vs MI in Chennai
Mohammed Shami: 2/21 vs MI in Chennai
APR 26, 2021 05:55 PM IST
PBKS vs KKR: Head to head
Total matches: 27
PBKS won: 9
KKR won: 18
APR 26, 2021 05:50 PM IST
IPL 2021, Live Score: PBKS in last five games
vs MI: Won by 9 wickets
vs SRH: Lost by 9 wickets
vs DC: Lost by 6 wickets
vs CSK: Lost by 6 wickets
vs RR: Won by 4 runs
APR 26, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders in last five games
vs RR: lost by 6 wickets
vs CSK: lost by 18 runs
vs RCB: lost by 38 runs
vs MI: lost by 10 runs
vs SRH: won by 10 runs
APR 26, 2021 05:40 PM IST
Punjab Kings Squad
KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar
APR 26, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
APR 26, 2021 05:31 PM IST
IPL 2021, PBKS vs KKR Live Updates
Hello and welcome to the live blog of IPL 2021 match no. 21 - Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders. The Ahmedabad leg begins today as both teams will lock horns at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium - the world's largest cricket stadium. It's a new venue but the challenge remains as tough as ever for KKR. They are currently reeling at the bottom of the points table and will aim to return among winning ways. The Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will look to continue the momentum they got after defeating Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter. Who will win the battle of Motera - stay tuned with us to find out.
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