IPL HIghlights, KXIP vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With 7-Wicket Win Against Kings XI Punjab

Updated:5/3/2019 11:53:34 PM IST

IPL 2019, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Highlights: KKR defeat KXIP by seven wickets to keep their playoffs chances alive.

IPL HIghlights, KXIP vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With 7-Wicket Win Against Kings XI Punjab
KXIP vs KKR: Chris Lynn gave Kolkata Knight Riders a solid start upfront. © BCCI/IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by seven wickets to keep their playoffs hopes alive. Chasing a target of 184, KKR openers Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn got off to a solid start. Lynn fell in the last over of the powerplay but not before scoring at over 200 strike rate. His 46 came off just 22 balls. Thereafter, Robin Uthappa took responsibility and kept hitting boundaries. They both played smart cricket and kept the required run rate under check. Uthappa was undone by R Aswin in the 11th over. After him Andre Russell came to the crease but could not emulate his last match performance and fell cheaply for 24. Shubman Gill kept his end well and timed his innings to perfection and scored some crucial boundaries. Dinesh Karthik made quick-fire 21 off 9 balls and sealed the match in visitors' favour. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and chose to bat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Mohali. KXIP openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle both fell cheaply inside four overs with scoreboard reading 22. Thereafter, Mayank Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran played their natural game and built a decent partnership. During their stay at the crease, both looked in good touch as they played some exquisite shots. However, they both fell in quick succession and conditions looked grim for KXIP. Mandeep Singh and Sam Curran, who were included in the playing XI,  played smartly and kept KXIP on track for a good score. After Mandeep was dismissed, Curran took onus on himself and scored 20 in last over of the innings to take Punjab to a decent total of 183/6. (SCORECARD)

IPL 2019 Highlights Between Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

  • 23:30 (IST)May 03, 2019
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  • 23:28 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Karthik pulls Curran for a six and follows it up with a four towards fine leg region. KKR win by seven wickets with two overs to spare. They keep themselves alive in playoffs race. 
  • 23:25 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Excellent yorker from Curran, Karthik was equally ready for it, he watched it till the very end and opens the face of the bat to guide it for a four towards third man boundary.
  • 23:22 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shubman Gill has paced his innings well. He continues to amaze us with his brilliant and risk-free hitting. This time he plays a tennis shot between deep mid wicket and long on region for another shot. 
  • 23:12 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Good thing for KKR is Shubman Gill is still playing. KKR are still ahead though. They should win from here as they only need 29 off 25 balls.
  • 23:09 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shami goes short and cramps Russell for room. He mistimes it and Andrew Tye takes a fine catch at deep square boundary. Big square boundaries helped the bowler there. KXIP sense a comeback
  • 23:05 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Russell brings fifty run stand between hi and Gill with a cracking four. KKR are way ahead in the game.
  • 23:02 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Russell hits it straight in the hands of long off fielder Mayank Agarwal. He not only drops it but also sends it to the advertisement cushion on the full for a six. It was the moment for KXIP and they have spilled it. Will it end their IPL campaign? 
  • 23:00 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Andrew Tye tries a yorker ends up bowling a low full toss in Russell's. Russell clears his front leg and hits a huge six over midwicket fence. The bowler is clearly under pressure
  • 22:56 (IST)May 03, 2019
    After two sixes he placed it away from short third man fielder to get a boundary. With that he completed his fourth IPL fifty.
  • 22:54 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shubman Gill charged down the ground and hit R Ashwin for a six over his head. He is playing intelligently. He again picked his spot and cleared deep backward square for another six.
  • 22:46 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Robin Uthappa clear the long off fielder but hits straight into the hand of Mayank Agarwal who makes no mistake. Uthappa's little cameo ends at 22 runs. Ashwin got him with his carrom ball.
  • 22:41 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shubman Gill plays from the middle of the bat and beats the mid off fielder for a elegant four. His timing is what makes him the real talent. 
  • 22:35 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Being senior player, Uthappa has taken the responsibility and has clobbered three back to boundaries -- four, six, four-- off the bowling of M Ashwin.
  • 22:33 (IST)May 03, 2019
    KKR are off to a solid start but after Lynn Shbhman Gill will have to keep playing his shots and keep their innings going. Whereas KXIP would want to sneak a couple of more make wickets to dent their chase.
  • 22:27 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Lynn tries to hit another biggie but the doesn't time it all, the ball rises in the air and Andrew Tye completes a good catch off his own bowling. Lynn goes for 46 off 22 balls.
  • 22:24 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Lynn has unleashed himself on Punjab bowlers and KKR are off to a flier.
  • 22:22 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shubhman Gill is playing strokes which are pleasing to the eye. He completes team fifty with a beautiful four. 
  • 22:21 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Lynn is playing smartly here, after hitting R Ashwin for a straight six, he takes a single to rotate the strike.
  • 22:19 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Gill plays it straight down the ground and Arshdeep gets his in the way to stop it from going for a four. The ball reaches mid on fielder who misses it and the batsmen complete an extra run.
  • 22:16 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Chris Lynn has picked his bowler. He is targeting young Arshdeep Singh. He has already hit him for three consecutive boundaries. 
  • 22:13 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Kolkata Knight Riders openers have avoided losing wickets in first half of the powerplay. Will they turn things around in the other half of it?
  • 22:09 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Gill relies on his timing for a glorious flick from his off stump towards on-side boundary. A copy book style shot.
  • 22:07 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Arshdeep Singh bowls first bad ball and Lynn dispatches it over midwicket boundary for a six, first boundary of the innings. 
  • 22:05 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Punjab bowlers have started right on the money. They are not giving KKR openers any chance to free their arms and play shots.
  • 21:59 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shami starts with a straight good length delivery and Gill plays a solid defence. Good feet movement from him. 
  • 21:58 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Shubhman Gill and Chris Lynn will start for KKR. Mohammad Shami has the ball for KXIP. It is going to be another cracker of a game.
  • 21:45 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Curran finishes the innings with back to back boundaries. KXIP have scored a decent total here. Curran remains unbeaten at 54 off just 24 balls. KXIP finish at 183/6.
  • 21:42 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Gurney bowls that into the slot outside off stump. Curran smashes it over for a wonderful four. He follows that up with a six down the ground for a 91m six. Curran is playing gem of an inning.
  • 21:40 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Curran gets to his crease in time. That's not out. Curran retains the strike. Four balls to go.
  • 21:36 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Curran improvises and hits Russell for a four over fine leg four. He follows that up with a straight four. He forced Russell to bowl in his preferred area.
  • 21:34 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Russell gets R Ashwin off his first ball of the over. Ashwin clears his front leg and tried to hit it but only manages an inside edge onto his stumps. He goes for naught.
  • 21:32 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Gurney bowls a brilliant 18th over. He took a wicket and conceded just four runs. KKR have done well so far.
  • 21:31 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Gurney bowls slow and short, Mandeep tries to clear the extra cover field but Uthappa takes good catch. He just had to move two steps back. 
  • 21:27 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Curran hits it between two fielders for a brilliant four. Rinku Singh will be cursing himself for he dropped him two deliveries ago. 
  • 21:25 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Rinku Singh drops a sitter that went high in the air. Karthik gives him a look, he is not happy, nor is Narine. 
  • 21:24 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Curran walks down the crease, Narine shortens his length, Curran still manages to hit it for a huge six. It was 93 m hit.
  • 21:21 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Curran shows his batting skills. Russell bowls it full and straight and Curran hits it beautifully through cover, the ball beats two fielders for a four. 
  • 21:17 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Mandeep shows his intent, hits Chawla for a six over his head. One of the two batsman need to go all out and looks like Mandeep has taken that responsibility. 
  • 21:15 (IST)May 03, 2019
    Mandeep Singh and Sam Curran are two new batsmen for KXIP. They must be in a dilemma whether to attack or play smart. 
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