KXIP vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2019 Match 52 in Mohali: Kolkata Knight Riders win by seven wickets
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Highlights: Shubman Gill showed maturity beyond years as Kolkata Knight Riders knocked out Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets on Friday to stay afloat in the Indian Premier League. Chasing a target of 184, the 19-year-old Gill showed his range on his ‘home turf’ with an attractive 65 not out off 49 balls, anchoring the chase after Chris Lynn (46 off 22 balls) set the pace with some big hits in the Powerplay overs. Not only did KKR reach the target in 18 overs but they also improved the net run-rate as they now have 12 points with a must-win away game against Mumbai Indians left.
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Kolkata Knight Riders win by seven wickets
Karthik gets hold of a delivery from Curran and sends the ball into the stands. In the next delivery he wraps up the match by hitting a boundary. Kolkata Knight Riders win by seven wickets with two overs to spare.
Gill and Karthik inch Kolkata closer
Gill and Karthik are sensibly taking Kolkata closer to their target. They are respecting the good balls and dispatching the loose deliveries. Kolkata need 20 runs from 20 balls to win.
Russell departs for 24 runs
Russell tries to take on Shami and hits the ball straight to Tye in the deep. This time the catch is taken as Kolkata need 34 runs from 31 balls to win.
Agarwal drops Russell
Costly drop for the Kings XI Punjab! Russell smashes a delivery from Tye and the ball sails to Agarwal in the deep. The KXIP fielder gets his hands to the ball, but fails to latch on to it. The ball hits his hands and then falls onto the boundary rope. KKR: 145/2 in 14 overs.
Gill scores fifty
Gill smashes Ashwin for two sixes and a four and brings up his half century in 36 balls. He has played a superlative innings today as Kolkata move to 128/2 in 13 overs.
Russell is away
Curran provides a little width on the off side and Russell smacks the ball for a boundary. Kolkata need 74 runs from 48 balls to win.
Ashwin dismisses Uthappa
Uthappa tries to smash the ball over the long-off region but hits the ball straight to Agarwal. Uthappa goes for 22 runs. KKR: 100/2 in 10.3 overs.
Uthappa shows form
Uthappa hasn’t had a great IPL so far, but he is showing good form today. He smashes M Ashwin for two boundaries and a six as KKR move to 89/1 in 8.5 overs.
Lynn’s fantastic innings comes to an end
Lynn top-edges a delivery from Tye and gets out caught and bowled for 46 runs. The opening batsman has got KKR off to a great start with a 46-run innings.
Kolkata reach 51/0 in 5.1 overs
Gill pulls a delivery from Tye for a boundary as Kolkata reach 51/0 in 5.1 overs. The Kokata opening batsmen have put their team in the driver’s seat.
Lynn smashes three boundaries
Lynn is picking the deliveries from Arshdeep very well and sending them to the boundary. He strikes three consecutive boundaries in the fourth over. KKR: 32/0 in 3.4 overs.
Lynn smashes Arshdeep for a six
Lynn pounces on a delivery from Arshdeep and smashes the ball into the stands on the leg side. KKR: 13/0 in 2 overs.
Curran smashes 22 runs in the last over
Curran smashes Gurney for three fours and a six as Kings XI Punjab post 183/6 in 20 overs. The all-rounder remains unbeaten on 55 runs from 24 balls.
Ashwin goes for a duck
Russell bowls Ashwin out as the KXIP skipper goes for a duck. The Kings XI Punjab bank on Curran to take them to a decent score from her. KXIP: 156/6 in 18.3 overs.
Mandeep departs for 25 runs
Mandeep presents a simple catch to Uthappa and gets out for 25 runs. KXIP would have hoped for Mandeep to finish off the innings, but it isn’t to be. Gurney picks up his first wicket in this match. KXIP: 150/5 in 17.5 overs.
Rinku Singh drops Sam Curran
Sam Curran goes for a big shot against Sunil Narine and presents a high catch for Rinku Singh. The KKR fielder gets under the ball but drops a sitter. KXIP: 147/4 in 17 overs.
KKR look to restrict KXIP to a low score
Even though there seems to be some trouble in the KKR camp, the team has bowled and fielded well today. They need to keep picking up wickets to restrict KXIP to a low score. KXIP: 132/4 in 16 overs.
Agarwal run out for 36 runs
Agarwal strikes the ball towards Rinku and tries to steal a double. Rinku effects a perfect throw but Narine seems to have dropped the ball before he hit the stumps. Replays show that the ball slipped out of Narine’s hands and hit the stumps. Big relief for KKR as Agarwal departs for 36 runs.
Mayank Agarwal powers Punjab on
Maynk Agarwal is playing a splendid innings today. He moves to 35 runs from 24 balls as KXIP reach 109/3 in 13 overs.
Rana strikes for Kolkata
Karthik’s master plan has worked! Pooran goes after Rana and the ball goes to Warrier in the deep. He departs for 48 runs. KXIP: 92/3 in 11 overs.
Pooran and Agarwal consolidate the innings
Pooran and Agarwal have strung a sensible partnership of 62 runs from 35 balls and have consolidated the innings. They have put KXIP on course for a decent total.
Pooran nears fifty
Pooran slams Chawla for a six and a four as he moves to 39 runs off 18 balls. After the departure of Rahul and Gayle, Pooran has taken the responsibility to take Punjab to a decent score. KXIP: 68/2 in 8 overs.
Russell concedes 13 runs
Nicholas Pooran is turning on the heat in Mohali. He strikes Russell for a four and a six as KXIP take 13 runs from the seventh over. KXIP: 54/2.
Pooran clubs Gurney for a six
Gurney drops the ball short of good length and Pooran sends the ball into the stands. The Kings XI Punjab move to 41/2 in 6 overs.
Gayle departs for 14 runs
Gayle tries to dispatch a delivery from Warrier, but hits the ball straight to Gill at deep mid-wicket. He goes for 14 runs as Punjab are in deep trouble now.
Lynn takes a superb catch
Rahul checks his shot against a delivery from Warrier and the ball loops up for a catch. Lynn who was speaking to the commentators on the field, runs back and takes a superb catch. Rahul departs for two runs as Warrier picks up his first IPL wicket. KXIP: 17/1 in 2.4 overs.
Gayle plays a cracking shot
Gayle picks a delivery from Warrier early and drives the ball through the covers for a boundary. KXIP: 10/0 in one over.
300: Andre Russell to play his 300th T20 match
58: Andre Russell needs 58 runs to complete 5000 runs in T20 career.
22: Dinesh Karthik requires 22 runs to complete 500 runs against KXIP in IPL.
5: Robin Uthappa is 5th highest run scorer (695 runs) against KXIP in IPL. He has the highest runs among currently active players for KKR against KXIP in IPL.
4: Sunil Narine (26) needs 4 wickets to surpass Umesh Yadav (29) to be leading wicket taker against KXIP in IPL.
48.84: Chris Gayle has the 4th best average against KKR in IPL (min:10 innings) after JP Duminy (61.50), M Jayawardene (56.37) & MS Dhoni (52.33)
152.27: Chris Gayle has the highest strike rate of 152.27 against KKR in IPL. (min: 125 balls faced)
1: Chris Gayle needs 1 six to complete 50 sixes against KKR in IPL.
1: Ravichandran Ashwin (19) needs 1 wicket to become 2nd highest wicket taker against KKR in IPL after B Kumar (27 wickets).
Ashwin: I would have liked to bat first as well on this track. Sam Curran and Andrew Tye come in place of David Miller and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Karthik: I won the toss after a long time so I was a bit confused as to what to say. You have to control what you can control and should not be thinking too far ahead.
Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Simran Singh(w), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew Tye
Kolkata: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney
Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Kings XI Punjab. KKR have named an unchanged line-up for this clash while Punjab have made couple of changes.
Punjab: 1.KL Rahul, 2.Chris Gayle, 3.Mayank Agarwal,4. Nicholas Pooran, 5.Sam Curran, 6.Simran Singh(w), 7.Ravichandran Ashwin(c), 8.Murugan Ashwin, 9.Mohammed Shami, 10.Arshdeep Singh, 11.Andrew Tye
Kolkata: 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Andre Russell, 4 Robin Uthappa, 5 Dinesh Karthik (capt, wk), 6 Nitish Rana, 7 Sunil Narine, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Harry Gurney, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Prasidh Krishna
Player battle - Karthik vs Mujeeb
Mujeeb Ur Rahman had one of his worst nights in T20s in his last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He conceded 66 runs in four overs and didn’t pick up a wicket. The off-spinner will be looking to bounce back and he will certainly look to topple the KKR skipper for some much needed confidence. However, Dinesh Karthik hasn’t been dismissed by Mujeeb in T20s yet and has scored 24 runs off 10 balls against the spinner.
Player battle - Gayle vs Chawla
Chris Gayle will be waiting to face Piyush Chawla in their next match since he has always had an upper hand against the bowler in T20s. The West Indian has scored 116 runs off 64 balls and has been dismissed just once by the leg-spinner. Chawla will be hoping to improve his record against Gayle on Friday.
Player battle - Rahul vs Narine
KL Rahul and Sunil Narine have had an interesting battle in T20s so far. The opening batsman has scored 69 runs off 31 balls at a strike-rate of 222.58 against Narine, however, the spinner has dismissed Rahul twice in the shortest format. Narine will be certainly hoping to get Rahul out early on in his innings.
Player battle - Russell vs Ashwin
Andre Russell has thrashed every bowling attack he has come across in this IPL, however he hasn’t been tested enough by spinners in this season. Ashwin has dismissed the West Indian once in T20s and Russell has scored nine runs off five balls against the off-spinner. It will be interesting to see if Russell takes the aggressive approach against Ashwin in their next match.
Player battle - Lynn vs Shami
Mohammed Shami will be fancying his chances against Chris Lynn, because he has an excellent record against him in T20s. The fast bowler has dismissed the Australian twice, while Lynn has managed just 12 runs off 13 balls against the fast bowler. Lynn will be hoping to better his record against Shami in their next match.
Over-reliance on top-order
K L Rahul (520 runs off 12 games) is enjoying a good IPL and is currently second in the runs-scorers’ list with an unbeaten century to his name, while Chris Gayle is fifth in the list with 448 runs even though consistency is something that has lacked in the West Indian’s game. Besides, the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran and David Miller will have to shoulder more responsibility in the middle-order for Kings XI.
KXIP struggling as well
Just like KKR, Kings XI too had an erratic campaign so far and are on a three-match losing streak, going into tonight’s game. Their situation is worse than KKR as they have a negative net run rate, which eventually can come into the picture.
Kolkata’s bowling problems
But if batting is their strength, KKR’s weak link is the bowling department. Veteran campaigners like Sunil Narine (2/4) and Piyush Chawla (1/57) leaked runs against MI in their last match and if not for the cushion of 230 plus score, KKR could have lost the match. Russell though was brilliant with the ball too, registering figures of impressive figures of 2 for 25.
Andre Russell has been in ominous form for KKR this season and is the third highest scorer so far with 486 runs from 12 games at a staggering strike rate of 207.69. KKR would look for yet another superb show from the top-order and Russell to negate the team’s frailties.
The KKR top-order -- Shubman Gill (75), Chris Lynn (54) and Andre Russell (80 not out) fired in unison in their last match against Mumbai Indians to lift the side to a mammoth 232 for two, a total which the bowling unit defended to register a much-needed 34-run win.
KKR’s poor form
After registering four wins and one loss in the first five games, KKR suffered six defeats in a row that derailed their campaign. Although KKR return to winning ways against Mumbai Indians in their last game, the Dinesh Karthik-led side need to register victories in their final two games to have an outside chance of qualifying for the Play-offs.
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali. Both teams still have a chance to enter the play-offs and win today will get them closer to their goal. The losing side will be effectively out of the tournament.