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Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 21 Commentary, Live Updates

PBKS vs KKR, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Scorecard
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Match Ended   
123/9 (20.0/20)
126/5 (16.4/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets
That is it from this game. Kolkata begin their Ahmebadad leg with a win that ends their 4-game winning run. Punjab faild to adjust to the new environment and succumbed to another loss. The action in the league continues on Tuesday, 27th April. As Risabh Pant's Delhi takes on Kohli's Banglore. That game begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). We shall see you then. Till then goodbye and take care.
Eoin Morgan, Kolkata skipper and Man of the Matxh, says winning has not been easy and they have worked really hard, the performance today was really impressive especially with the ball. Adds Punjab are a tough side to play against but they did well to chase it down. Mentions from the 12th and 13th kver of the first innings the wicket was sliding on and it kept getting better and better. Adds giving 4 overs on the trot is something he does not do a lot but Mavi bowled well and he wanted him to bowl to Gayle. States their spinners are variation bowlers, they do not rely a lot on turn and they try and control the line and length and they did that well. Says they hope today is the start of something. Ends by wishing people who are sick well and he says if they stick together, they can beat this.
The win was set-up by the Kolkata bowlers as they managed to restrict Punjab to a paltry score of 123. Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, and Varun Chakravarthy were superb as they all went under 6 rpo and grabbed at least one wicket with Narine getting two. Cummins and prasidh Krishna got 2 and 3 wickets each but the duo was expensive. Punjab never got going and managed to reach a respectable total thanks to Chris Jordan. That though was not enough to get them a win.
Kolkata's smiling Rahul Tripathi is caught for a chat. Rahul Tripsrhi says it was an important win after the loses. Adds the bowlers did really well, they did lose a few wickets but they knew if they bat sensibly, they’ll chase it down. Adds there was some help for the bowlers but it was coming on better in the second innings. Mentions he thought he was run out as he was late to dive and he was upset but was happy after watching the replay. Ends by saying he was set and he wanted to take a chance, it was a half hearted chance and he played a rash shot but he is happy they chased it down in 17 overs.
Punjab skipper, KL Rahul says it is a tough night, it is never nice to be on a losing side, he is lost for words and they should have adapted. Mentions they could have applied themselves a lot more and expected the batters to be a lot smarter and get an extra 20 to 30 runs. Adds the wicket was a bit two-paced and it also remained up and down and it was difficult to bat with the new ball. Also says good teams assess quickly and they could not do that and he hopes they can learn from their mistakes. Admits the catch taken by Ravi was awesome and they have been a good fielding side and Rhodes has pushed everyone to work hard on that aspect of the game and it is coming off nicely.
A performance full of heart from Punjab but they just did not have enough runs on the board and dew did not help their cause either. Henriques, Shami, Arshdeep and Hooda were all among the wickets. Bishnoi did not get any wicket but was very good. In the end, one cannot be critical of Punjab bowlers as defending 124 needed miracle which they did not get.
Chasing a sub-par target of 124, Kolkata started off awfully as they lost Rana, Gill and Narine all departed in the first three overs. There were fears that Kolkata would mess up this chase. But Tripathi continued his fine form and Morgan found his touch too. Chasing such a low total, the two-time champions needed one solid stand. That is what Tripathi and Morgan's 64-run stand gave. Tripathi was unable to finish things off and neither could Russell. Morgan though stuck till the end and along with Karthik ensured they managed to get over the line.
Finally, Kolkata end their losing run and get back to winning ways. They did make things very difficult for themselves but have got over the line. Punjab will be happy with the fight shown by the bowlers but their batting has failed for the third time this season and that will worry KL Rahul and coach Kumble.
End Of The Over 16.4 : 126/5
11 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 416.2
  • 216.3
  • 416.4
D. Karthik
12 (6)
E. Morgan
47 (40)
A. Singh
2.4-0-27-1
16.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Thumped! Kolkata win it in style! Short and on middle, this is hammered through mid-wicket for a boundary. KOLKATA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
16.3
2
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
Only two needed! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for a couple.
16.2
4
Arshdeep Singh To Dinesh Karthik
FOUR! Just the 4 needed! Full and on off, this hit down the ground for a boundary.
16.1
1
Arshdeep Singh To Eoin Morgan
A slower short one, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 16 : 115/5
13 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 415.4
  • 615.5
  • 115.6
E. Morgan
46 (39)
D. Karthik
2 (3)
D. Hooda
2-0-20-1
15.6
1
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
A single to end! On middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
15.5
6
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
SIX! Morgan wants to end it quickly! Also now has 7000 runs in T20s. A lovely shot to bring it up. Tossed up on off, Morgan makes room and lifts it over covers for a biggie.
15.4
4
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Finds the gap! Powerfully hit. Makes room and this is a full one outside off, it is smashed through covers for a boundary.
15.3
1
Deepak Hooda To Dinesh Karthik
Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
15.2
1
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Yet again it is outside off, Morgan chops it through point for one.
15.1
0
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Flatter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but this one stays low and it's a dot.
End Of The Over 15 : 102/5
4 Runs
  • W14.1
  • 014.2
  • 114.3
  • 214.4
  • 014.5
  • 114.6
E. Morgan
34 (34)
D. Karthik
1 (2)
R. Bishnoi
4-0-19-0
14.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
This time Morgan cuts and gets it to deep point for a single. Bishnoi finishes with 0/19. Anothr good day at the office for the leggie as the ball was wet but he has continued to enhance his reputation.
14.5
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Short and wide outside off. Morgan chops it to backward point.
14.4
2
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
EDGED AND AWAY! Tossed up outside off, Morgan looks to paddle but gets a top edge. Luckily for Morgan it goes over the man at slip and away. Two taken.
14.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Dinesh Karthik
Another risky run but this time they get it. On the pads, DK flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. The fielder there dives and stops the ball. Karthik puts a dive at the bowler's end but the throw is far off the stumps.
14.2
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Dinesh Karthik
Low full toss on off, Karthik pushes it to mid off.
Dinesh Karthik is the new man in!
14.1
W
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Russell has to go back and is this the turning point in this game? Can Punjab pull off a miraculous win here? Fabulous work from Arshdeep. Flighted delivery outside off. Morgan looks to defend but the ball goes to short third man off the outer half. Russell calls for the run but Morgan is hesitant. He still goes for it. Arshdeep sends the throw at the keeper's end on a bounce. KL Rahul guides it onto the stumps. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs and replays find Russell to be short.
Direct hit and Russell is in trouble.
End Of The Over 14 : 98/4
7 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
E. Morgan
31 (30)
A. Russell
10 (9)
C. Jordan
3-0-24-0
13.6
1
Chris Jordan To Eoin Morgan
Slower ball on middle. Morgan taps it in front of square on the off side for a single.
13.5
1
Chris Jordan To Andre Russell
This time Russell pulls it with control but to deep mid-wicket for one.
13.4
4
Chris Jordan To Andre Russell
EDGED AND FOUR! Second boundary for Russell and both have come with the inside edge. Good length ball on middle, Russell looks to pull but gets an inside edge which misses the stumps and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
13.3
0
Chris Jordan To Andre Russell
Slapped but straight to the fielder. Full around off, Russell muscles it but straight to Shami at short extra cover.
13.2
1
Chris Jordan To Eoin Morgan
Morgan charges down the track and punches it to sweeper cover for one.
13.1
0
Chris Jordan To Eoin Morgan
Full on middle, Morgan tucks it to the man at short mid-wicket.
Time-Out! 33 needed off 42 balls. This should be 2 points in the bag for Kolkata. But you never know, Punjab have done well so far and would like to take a few more and send some shivers down the Kolkata dugout. Kolkata's captain, Morgan is out in the middle and he would look to finish this game himself. Chris Jordan is into the attack.
End Of The Over 13 : 91/4
3 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
A. Russell
5 (6)
E. Morgan
29 (27)
R. Bishnoi
3-0-15-0
12.6
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Andre Russell
Another wrong 'un and the appeal is turned down. It pitches on middle and leg and turns back in. Russell gets on his back foot and looks to defend but misses. Going down and hence the umpire is not keen.
12.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
In the air but safe! Outside off, Morgan walks inside his stumps and drags his sweep to deep mid-wicket. The ball falls in front of the fielder. Single taken.
12.4
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Another one that turns away from the southpaw. Morgan looks to cut but misses.
12.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Andre Russell
Wrong 'un on middle and leg. Russell looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat through 45 on the leg side. Single taken.
12.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Shorter and on middle. Morgan knocks it towards long on and trudges to the other end.
12.1
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Wrong 'un outside off. Morgan looks to sweep but misses.
Change in bowling. Ravi Bishnoi is back on.
End Of The Over 12 : 88/4
5 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 411.5
  • 011.6
A. Russell
4 (4)
E. Morgan
27 (23)
M. Shami
4-0-25-1
11.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Andre Russell
Another peach! This is brilliant from Shami. Bowls it right in the hole on off. Russell once again does well to jam it out.
11.5
4
Mohammed Shami To Andre Russell
EDGE AND FOUR! Russell gets off the mark with some luck on his side. Shami will feel hard done by. Shortish ball on off, Russell looks to pull but gets an inside edge. It goes away from the stumps and away from fine leg for a boundary.
11.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Andre Russell
Full around middle and leg. Russell hits it very hard as the ball flies to mid on on a bounce.
11.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Andre Russell
Corker of a yorker. What a ball! It is on middle and leg. Russell does really well to jam it out. A hostile welcome for Russell.
11.2
1
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
Full on middle and leg, Morgan knocks it to long on and gets to the other end.
11.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
Fullish on off, this one sticks to the surface. Morgan defends it to short extra cover.
Who will walk out to bat now? It is Andre Russell who walks before Dinesh Karthik.
End Of The Over 11 : 83/4
7 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 410.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • W10.6
R. Tripathi
41 (32)
E. Morgan
26 (21)
D. Hooda
1-0-7-1
10.6
W
Deepak Hooda To Rahul Tripathi OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Tripathi departs and he is absolutely furious with himself. End of a very nice innings from Rahul but he knows he should have finished and was this shot really needed at this stage?  Good catch from Shahrukh Khan! Tossed up delivery around off, Tripathi comes down the track and looks to go over down the ground. He does not commit to the shot and chips it to the left and in front of long on. Shahrukh Khan there dives and takes a very good catch. Kolkata still need 41 to win.
10.5
1
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Hooda gives this one nice flight and air on off. Morgan knocks it to long off for a single.
10.4
0
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Tossed up on the stumps, Morgan pushes it back to the bowler.
10.3
1
Deepak Hooda To Rahul Tripathi
Slightly flatter outside off, Tripathi drags his sweep in front of square on the leg side for one.
10.2
4
Deepak Hooda To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! Tripathi continues to impress. How underrated is this man? He is playing a gem of a knock here. Tossed up on the pads, Tripathi wants to finish this early. He sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
10.1
1
Deepak Hooda To Eoin Morgan
Hooda starts with a floated delivery on off, Morgan milks it to long off for one.
Deepak Hooda replaces Ravi Bishnoi!
End Of The Over 10 : 76/3
8 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 29.2
  • 49.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
R. Tripathi
36 (29)
E. Morgan
24 (18)
C. Jordan
2-0-17-0
9.6
2
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
Two more! Just 48 more needed! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for two.
9.5
0
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
A good short one. It comes in with the angle. Rahul looks to upper cut it but misses.
9.4
0
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
Fuller and on off, it is driven to covers.
9.3
4
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! Nice and fine! Deft! Length and just outside off, Rahul plays it really fine on the off side, he bats another boundary.
9.2
2
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
Just over! Rahul comes down the track and lifts this length ball over covers for two.
9.1
0
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
Length and on middle, defended.
DRINKS! So, the stand between Morgan and Rahul has once again turned the tide completely into Kolkata's favor. There was a scare when they lost three early but these two have got things back on track with some attacking cricket. Punjab need wickets and quickly, that is the only way they can win. Will the break help?
End Of The Over 9 : 68/3
9 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 48.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
R. Tripathi
28 (23)
E. Morgan
24 (18)
R. Bishnoi
2-0-12-0
8.6
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Rahul Tripathi
On off, it is pushed towards cover for one.
8.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
A reverse sweep. It is dragged from outside leg through point for one.
8.4
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Rahul Tripathi
Outside off, it is driven through covers for one.
8.3
4
Ravi Bishnoi To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! That is really nicely played! It is on middle, Tripathi plays the paddle scoop fine. Arshdeep runs to his right but dives over the ball. Another poor effort in the field. Not good from Punjab.
8.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
On middle, this is slapped down to long on for one.
8.1
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Rahul Tripathi
Lucky escape! Tripathi comes down the track and this is the googly from Bishnoi. It lands outside off and turns back in. Tripathi looks to hit it through the off side but gets an inside edge. It goes quickly and hits the left boot of Rahul and goes towards short fine leg for one.
End Of The Over 8 : 59/3
13 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 07.2
  • 4 LB7.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
E. Morgan
22 (16)
R. Tripathi
21 (19)
C. Jordan
1-0-9-0
7.6
4
Chris Jordan To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Thumped! This is not the kind of over Rahul wanted. It is full and outside off. Morgan nails it over covers for a boundary.
7.5
0
Chris Jordan To Eoin Morgan
Goos length and on off, this is guided to point.
7.4
1
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
7.3
lb
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR LEG BYES! That has races away. Jordan has not started well. On the pads, Tripathi looks to flick but it goes off the pads down to the fine leg fence.
7.2
0
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
Goes fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
7.1
4
Chris Jordan To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! Pulls it in style! Shorter and on the body, this is pulled behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 50 up in style.
Jordan is on now!
End Of The Over 7 : 46/3
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 1 LB6.6
R. Tripathi
16 (15)
E. Morgan
18 (14)
R. Bishnoi
1-0-3-0
6.6
lb
Ravi Bishnoi To Rahul Tripathi
A leg bye to end the 7th! The googly on the pads, Rahul looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards short fine leg for one.
6.5
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Morgan moves across and this is bowled on off, he pushes it towards cover for one.
6.4
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Shorter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but misses.
6.3
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Rahul Tripathi
The googly, Tripathi picks it and plays it down to long on for one.
6.2
1
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Shorter and on off, this is slapped down to long off for one.
6.1
0
Ravi Bishnoi To Eoin Morgan
Flatter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but misses.
Bishnoi is on now!
End Of The Over 6 : 42/3
5 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
R. Tripathi
15 (13)
E. Morgan
16 (10)
M. Shami
3-0-20-1
5.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Rahul Tripathi
So except for the misfield, it is a tremendous kver from Shami! On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket. Kolkata are 42 for 3 after the first 6. Game on here.
5.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Rahul Tripathi
Length again and on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
5.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Rahul Tripathi
Good length and on off, blocked.
5.3
1
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
That was a risky shot! It is shorter and outside off, just outside off. Morgan guides it towards point for one. That was too close to play that shot.
5.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
Good length and on off, it is blocked.
5.1
4
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Bishnoi at fault yet again. Another misfield from him. Shorter and outside off, Morgan cuts towards point. Bishnoi lets it through again and it goes to the fence.
End Of The Over 5 : 37/3
10 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
R. Tripathi
15 (10)
E. Morgan
11 (7)
A. Singh
2-0-16-1
4.6
4
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! Bishnoi lets it through. Hero a few minutes ago and a villain now. Outside off, this is guided through point. Bishnoi in deep runs to his left and lets it through his legs.
4.5
0
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
Tripathi moves right across, Arshdeep bowls a slower one on off, it is guided to point.
4.4
4
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! Lovely placement! Tripathi comes down the track and it is shorter, he opens the face and guides it through point for a boundary.
4.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Eoin Morgan
Goes short, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.
4.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
Shot! Length and on off, Tripathi comes down the track and hits it through covers for one.
4.1
0
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
Good length and on off, Tripathi looks to defend. It goes off the inner half on the leg side.
End Of The Over 4 : 27/3
10 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 63.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
E. Morgan
10 (6)
R. Tripathi
6 (5)
M. Shami
2-0-15-1
3.6
4
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
FOUR! Valiant effort from Henriques but it is not good enough. Full around off, Morgan goes aerial over extra cover. He does not time it but there is no in the deep there. The ball bounces in front of the ropes. Henriques puts in a dive to save it before the ropes but as he touches the ball, his body hits the advertising cushion.
3.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
Length ball on middle, Morgan moves away from the stumps and taps it back to the bowler.
3.4
6
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
SIX! CRUNCHED! Captain Morgan is off the mark in style. A short ball from Shami. It has proved to be Morgan's weakness. Morgan this time gets on his back foot and crunches his pull right off the meat over mid-wicket for a biggie.
3.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
Length bal on off, Morgan blocks it and shouts a loud no.
3.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
NOT OUT! Tripathi's dive has saved him! Length ball on middle, Morgan clips it to the right of short mid-wicket. Morgan calls for the run but sells his partner midway. Tripathi turns his bike and sprints the other way. Gayle scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Tripathi puts in a desperate dive. He thinks he is a goner but that desperate dive indeed saves him as replays confirm.
Tripathi is in trouble. A direct hit from Chris Gayle and it might be the end of Rahul Tripathi.
3.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Eoin Morgan
Good length ball on off, Morgan blocks it.
Captain, Eoin Morgan is the new man in.
End Of The Over 3 : 17/3
7 Runs
  • 42.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 1 LB2.4
  • 12.5
  • W2.6
S. Narine
0 (4)
R. Tripathi
6 (5)
A. Singh
1-0-6-1
2.6
W
Arshdeep Singh To Sunil Narine OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! What a fantastic catch from Bishnoi! This might just be the catch of the tournament! Take a bow, Bishnoi! He has made an impact ever since his inclusion in the side. In his first game, he did the damage with the ball and now before he is introduced into the attack, he has made an impact in the field. Slower delivery bowled into the surface on leg. Narine looks to smack his pull over the ropes. It goes very high in the air and goes to the right of deep mid-wicket. Bishnoi runs a lot of distance and then puts a dive to take a trmendous catch.
2.5
1
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
Length ball around off, Tripathi drives it to the left of cover and takes a single.
2.4
lb
Arshdeep Singh To Sunil Narine
Another shortish delivery around leg. Narine looks to pull but misses. The ball hits his pad and goes bhind point. Tripathi calls for a run and they steal a leg bye.
2.3
0
Arshdeep Singh To Sunil Narine
Swing and a miss! Back of a lrngth delivery on top of middle and leg. Narine looks to pull but misses and luckily for the Kolkata all-rounder, it goes over the stumps.
2.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
Length ball wide outside off, Tripathi stretches and slaps it to deep point for one.
2.1
4
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tripathi
FOUR! Tripathi is off the mark in style! Arshdeep starts with a short ball around off. Tripathi is in good form. He just ramps it over slip and there is no third man either so an easy boundary.
End Of The Over 2 : 10/2
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 41.3
  • 01.4
  • W1.5
  • 1 WD1.6
  • 01.6
S. Narine
0 (1)
R. Tripathi
0 (2)
M. Shami
1-0-5-1
1.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Sunil Narine
Dot to finish the over. 5 off this one and a wicket as well. Length ball around the pads, Narine tucks it to the on side.
1.6
wd
Mohammed Shami To Sunil Narine
WIDE! Short ball to welcome Narine. It is around leg, Narine looks to pull but misses. Rahul appeals but the umpire just stretches his arms and signals it as wide.
Sunil Narine walks out at number 4!
1.5
W
Mohammed Shami To Shubman Gill OUT!
OUT! LBW! Shami has the last laugh and Punjab are off to a very good start. Do not go anywhere folks, this game is certainly on. Kolkata made a hash of a chase against Mumbai are they going to mess this lowish chase too? Full and angling in, Gill gets across the line and looks to flick. He misses and gets hit on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire has no qualms in raising his finger. Gill knows he is a goner and he does not review it either. Gill's poor run of form continues. Kolkata two down inside the first two overs.
1.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Shubman Gill
Fuller on middle and off. Gill is happy to block it back to the bowler.
1.3
4
Mohammed Shami To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Super shot from Gill! Lovely use of the wrists and that is why he is so highly rated in world cricket. Full on middle and leg, Gill flicks it and wrists it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Shubman Gill
Length ball on off, Gill clips it to short mid-wicket.
1.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Shubman Gill
Shami starts with a good length delivery on off. The ball keeps a touch low. Gill does well to block it.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Mohammed Shami!
End Of The Over 1 : 5/1
5 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • W0.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
R. Tripathi
0 (2)
S. Gill
5 (3)
M. Henriques
1-0-5-1
0.6
0
Moises Henriques To Rahul Tripathi
Henriques takes pace off the ball and bowls it on a length around off. Tripathi taps it to short third man. Good start from Henriques. 5 runs and a wicket off the first over.
0.5
0
Moises Henriques To Rahul Tripathi
Another full toss. This is on off, Tripathi pushes it back to the bowler on a bounce. 5 balls and three of them have been full toss.
Rahul Tripathi walks out at number 3!
0.4
W
Moises Henriques To Nitish Rana OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Rana has gone for a duck and what a lucky break for Henriques and Punjab. Rana will be fuming with himself. He has missed out on a full toss.  A gentle full toss around off, Rana could have hit it anywhere. But he hits it uppishly and too close to short cover. Shahrukh Khan there dives and takes a good catch. Moises Henriques will be thanking his stars as that was another genuine 'hit-me'.
0.3
1
Moises Henriques To Shubman Gill
Right off the meat but there is protection! Shortish ball around off, Gill pulls it right out of the screws to deep mid-wicket for a single.
0.2
0
Moises Henriques To Shubman Gill
A full toss on off now. Gill fails to utilise it and pushes it to mid off.
0.1
4
Moises Henriques To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Perfect start for Kolkata! Henriques starts with a poor delivery. A genuine gift from the Australian. He bowls one on the pads, easy for Gill. He clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
Match Info
  • Venue Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Kolkata Knight Riderswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets
  • Player of the Match Eoin Morgan
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Yeshwant Barde (IND) and Sundaram Ravi (IND)
  • Referee Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Punjab 123/9 in 20.0 overs
  • Punjab 102/8 in 18.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 91/6 in 16.0 overs
  • Punjab 53/3 in 9.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 46/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (6.3ovs): Kolkata against C Gayle (Caught) Successful (PUN: 1, KOL: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 37/1
  • Kolkata 101/5 in 14.4 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 91/4 in 13.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 68/3 in 9.0 overs
  • 4th wicket partnership: 50 off 35 balls between R Tripathi (21) and E Morgan (24)
  • Kolkata 50/3 in 7.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 42/3
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