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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, highlights: KXIP beat KKR by 9 wickets

Get highlights of the IPL 2018 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Eden Gardens here. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul guided KXIP to a comfortable victory over KKR

cricket Updated: Apr 21, 2018 20:49 IST
Sayan Ghosh
Sayan Ghosh
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
IPL 2018,Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab live,live cricket score
Get highlights of the IPL 2018 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Eden Gardens here. Chris Gayle in action for Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.(BCCI)

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul have played brilliantly as Kings XI Punjab defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets (D/L) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 in Kolkata on Saturday. Gayle was unbeaten on 62 while Rahul played a swashbuckling knock of 60 that earned him the Man of the Match award. Earlier, Chris Lynn scored a flamboyant fifty to take Kolkata Knight Riders to 191/7. Dinesh Karthik also played a good knock of 43 but clever death over bowling by Andrew Tye and Barinder Sran restricted them to a score below 200. Get highlights of the IPL 2018 clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Eden Gardens here. (LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)

20:44 hrs IST: KL Rahul is the man of the match!

20:38 hrs IST: Thanks to this victory, Kings XI Punjab are currently at the top of the points table!

20:34 hrs IST: ‘KXIP started off well in the Powerplay with good shots. It’s an area for us to improve.’ - Dinesh Karthik said after the match.

20:32 hrs IST: Game, set and match! An absolute blinder from Chris Gayle as Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets!

20:26 hrs IST: 5 runs needed from 12 balls. It has been an absolute massacre and the man responsible is once again Chris Gayle! KXIP 121/1

20:18 hrs IST: 14 runs for KL Rahul in the over as he slams a brilliant half century. But, it did not end well for him as he was caught in the deep for 60 (27). KXIP 116/1

20:14 hrs IST: Another six for Chris Gayle and that’s fifty for the Universe Boss! KXIP 102/0

20:08 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab need to score 125 in 13 overs (reduced number of overs). Match to start at 20:15 IST. KXIP 96/0

20:03 hrs IST: The teams are out in the middle and the match should start in some time. The match officials are having a close look at the playing conditions.KXIP 96/0

19:48 hrs IST: Huge cheers from the crowd as the final cover is removed. Looks like there will be a game today and KXIP will be looking to finish it as soon as possible.

19:31 hrs IST: In the second match of the day, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and opted to field against Delhi Daredevils in Bangalore. Follow it live here

19:27 hrs IST: It has stopped raining. Groundsmen working away in full force. Looks like there will more action today at Eden Gardens.

18:50 hrs IST: The DLS par score after 8.2 overs is 65 and Kings XI Punjab are way ahead of that right now!

18:44 hrs IST: Match stopped due to rain! Must be really frustrating for Chris Gayle as he was on 49!

18:38 hrs IST: SIX! Another one for Chris Gayle as he is really close to another half century. KXIP 92/0

18:32 hrs IST: The sixes are not stopping at Eden Gardens! It’s Chris Gayle now as he heaves Kuldeep Yadav for a maximum! Truly special stuff. KXIP 85/0

18:27 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for KL Rahul. This is just too easy for Kings XI Punjab as they are cruising at the moment. KXIP 73/0

18:24 hrs IST: Sunil Narine had a decent first over, but it was ruined by a last-ball boundary from Chris Gayle. KXIP 62/0 after 5 overs.

18:21 hrs IST: Nitish Rana is the new bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders. He took two wickets in the last game, can he create any magic today? KXIP 57/0

18:17 hrs IST: This has been the perfect start for KXIP. They are looking extremely comfortable in the chase and the 50 comes up in the 4th over. KXIP 51/0

18:14 hrs IST: SIX! This is amazing batting by KL Rahul as he slams a six over square leg. KXIP 39/0 after 3 overs.

18:11 hrs IST: FOURS! Gayle is in the mood today and he hits Shivam Mavi for two fours in this over. KKR need a wicket soon to stem this tide.

18:03 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab start their innings in a hurry with KL Rahul hitting two boundaries. Chris Gayle was a little off colour in the first over though, unable to put bat to ball. Punjab are 9/0 after the opening over of their chase of Kolkata Knight Riders’ total of 191/7.

17:44 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders reach 191/7 after 20 overs. They were targeting 200 but decent overs by Tye and Sran halted their run. Still, a very good score on this surface.

17:40 hrs IST: Another wicket! Tom Curran hits it straight to the short thirdman fielder. KKR 186/7

17:38 hrs IST: OUT! Another wicket for Barinder Sran as Dinesh Karthik is caught at fine-leg for 43. KKR 185/6

17:35 hrs IST: All singles till now in the over. KXIP will be quite happy with it as KKR look to reach 200. KKR 185/5

17:32 hrs IST: Another four for the youngster Shubman Gill. KKR 180 for 5 and this is already a good score on this turf.

17:29 hrs IST: Two boundaries in the over already for Dinesh Karthik. KKR 172/5

17:26 hrs IST: A classy shot by Shubman Gill and it flies to the boundary. Kolkata Knight Riders are 163 for the loss of five wickets after 17 overs.

17:24 hrs IST: OUT! Today did not work out well for Andre Russell as he is caught in the deep. KKR 159/5

17:23 hrs IST: Andre Russell gets two consecutive boundaries! This is exactly what KKR expects from him and he is delivering once again. KKR 159/4

17:20 hrs IST: 150 comes up for KKR in the 17th over. They need to accelerate right now and Andre Russell will play a major role in that. KKR 150/4

17:17 hrs IST: Superb over by Andrew Tye! A crucial wicket and just one run conceded. KKR 148/4

17:14 hrs IST: OUT! Chris Lynn’s innings finally comes to end. He goes for a wild shot outside the off-stump and was caught behind for 74. KKR 147/4

17:09 hrs IST: Ravichandran Ashwin is mixing it up with his actions as the KXIP skipper look for the breakthrough. KKR 140/3

17:05 hrs IST: Another 50-run partnership for KKR. This has been a good effort by Chris Lynn and Dinesh Karthik as Kolkata Knight Riders reach 136 for the loss of three wickets after 14 overs.

17:01 hrs IST: Huge lifeline for KKR! A difficult chance for Barinder Sran at sweeper cover and he could not complete the catch. Lynn survives as KKR are 127 for the loss of three wickets after 13 overs.

16:58 hrs IST: There is no stopping Chris Lynn today! The Aussie connects cleanly and Andrew Tye has already conceded 11 runs in his first three balls. Fascinating stuff! KKR 123/3

16:54 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh is brought into the attack! Interesting choice by Ashwin as he is clearly looking to go with spinners. KKR 108/3

16:52 hrs IST: 11 overs over and Kolkata Knight Riders are 99 for the loss of three wickets.

16:51 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Kolkata Knight Riders. Dinesh Karthik is looking in fine form and his innings will be crucial today. KKR 96/3

16:49 hrs IST: End of the tenth over. Kolkata Knight Riders are 86 for the loss of three wickets.

16:46 hrs IST: OUT! Absolute madness from Nitish Rana as he goes for an impossible run and is dismissed for 3. It is looking problematic for KKR as they are now 85 for the loss of 3 wickets.

16:43 hrs IST: The wicket has calmed this down in the middle as the batsmen are looking to play carefully. KKR are 83 for the loss of two wickets after nine overs.

16:40 hrs IST: The curse of the strategic time-out strikes once again as Uthappa departs right after the break. He went for the big one but was caught at the mid-wicket boundary for 34. KKR 78/2

16:37 hrs IST: Looks like the spectator are not safe today as Chris Lynn continues to make it rain sixes at the Eden Gardens. KKR 78/1 after 8 overs.

16:35 hrs IST: 97 metres! That was huge! Chris Lynn slams it out of the park and this game is completely going in KKR’s favour right now. KKR 72/1

16:34 hrs IST: The six also brings up the 50-run partnership between the two batsmen. It has been a treat to watch both of them in action and this is the perfect foundation for the hosts. KKR 65/1

16:32 hrs IST: Stand and deliver! A clean hit from Robin Uthappa and flies over mid-wicket for another boundary! KKR 61/1

16:31 hrs IST: A good start for Ravichandran Ashwin as he concedes just five runs in his over. KKR 55/1

16:27 hrs IST: End of the sixth over. It has been a good powerplay for Kolkata Knight Riders as they reach 50 for the loss of one wicket.

16:25 hrs IST: A free hit for Chris Lynn, but the Aussie was unable to take advantage against compatriot Andrew Tye. KKR 45/1

16:21 hrs IST: Another four. Barindar Sran is the new bowler for KXIP but that does not matter to Chris Lynn who slams the pacer for another boundary. KKR 42/1

16:16 hrs IST: 4,4,4 - Robin Uthappa is on a roll! This is turning out to be a massive over for the hosts. KKR 34/1

16:15 hrs IST: Lynn-sanity strikes Eden Gardens! A massive six for the Australia batsman as Kolkata Knight Riders reach 21/1 after 3 overs.

16:13 hrs IST: Milestone Alert - Chris Lynn goes past 3000 runs in T20s. A massive feat for the swashbuckling opener. KKR 15/1

16:09 hrs IST: First boundary of the day for KKR as Chris Lynn cuts it to the boundary. KKR 10/1

16:07 hrs IST: OUT! The plan works for Kings XI Punjab as Sunil Narine mistimes his slog and is caught in the deep for 1. KKR 6/1

16:06 hrs IST: Mujeeb Rahman to bowl the second over. Interesting ploy by KXIP as they are looking to get Lynn out early with a bit of spin. KKR 6/0

16:02 hrs IST: Ankit Rajpoot is bowling the first over and till now, it has not been happy hunting by both the openers. Slow start for KKR as they reach 5/0.

16:00 hrs IST: The match is underway! Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine to open the batting for KKR.

15:55 hrs IST: Chris Gayle and Andre Russell have slammed the maximum number of sixes in this year’s Indian Premier League and it will be interesting to see how today turns out for both the West Indies stars.

15:42 hrs IST: PLAYING XIs

Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

15:40 hrs IST:One change for Kings XI Punjab, Mohit Sharma’s out, Ankit Rajpoot’s in. No changes for the home side.

15:37 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has won the toss and elected to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders.

15:36 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of IPL 2018 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab from the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Both teams have relied on spinners so far in the tournament and if Axar Patel recovers from a thigh strain, both teams could field a trinity of spinners.

Kolkata have had an upper hand against Kings XI in the last five games, winning four with Andre Russell and Sunil Narine making match-winning contributions.

First Published: Apr 21, 2018 13:21 IST