PBKS vs KKR Highlights, IPL 2023: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Arshdeep Singh Shine As PBKS Beat KKR By 7 Runs (DLS Method)
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Top knocks from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan, followed by a three-wicket haul Arshdeep Singh guided Punjab Kings to a win by seven runs (DLS method) in a rain-curtailed match
IPL 2023, PBKS vs KKR, Highlights:Top knocks from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan, followed by a three-wicket haul Arshdeep Singh guided Punjab Kings to a win by seven runs (DLS method) in a rain-curtailed match of IPL 2023 on Saturday. Asked to bat first, PBKS posted a whopping total of 191/5 in 20 overs after Rajapaksa smashed 50 while Dhawan scored 40. For KKR, Tim Southee scalped two wickets while Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Umesh Yadav scalped one wicket each. Later, PBKS dominated KKR as they removed early wickets before Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer brought some momentum in the game. However, the duo departed after scoring 35 and 34, respectively. Later, rain played a spoilsport in the game as the match had to be called-off and PBKS were declared as the winners by 7 runs due to the DLS method. (Scorecard)
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prabhsimran Singh(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Here are the Highlights of IPL 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, straight from PCA Stadium, Mohali:
- 19:52 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: PBKS win by 7 runs (DLS Method)As the rain does not seems to stop, this marks the end of the game with Punjab Kings winning by 7 runs (DLS method). For PBKS, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shaikhar Dhawan smashed 50 and 40 runs respectively while Arshdeep Singh scalped three wickets.
- 19:40 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Important updateIf match starts by 7:54 PM, there will be no over reduction. If it restarts after that, one over will get deducted for every four minutes of delay.
- 19:35 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: No progress from the rainMohali stadium is experiencing rainfall and the covers are still on. The fans are hoping from some progress as everyone wants the thrilling match to come to its conclusion.
- 19:22 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Rain stop playOhh no!!! As the match was getting interesting, the rain starts and the covers are being brought on. As per the DLS method, PBKS are 7 runs ahead of KKR. Currently, KKR are 146/7 with Sunil Narine and Shardul Thakur standing unbeaten at the crease. They need 46 runs in 24 balls to win.
- 19:18 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!! Arshdeep Singh strikes again and dismisses Venkatesh Iyer for 34 as KKR lose their seventh wicket.KKR 138/7 (15.3 overs)
- 19:12 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Another breakthrough for PBKS as Sam Curran removes Andre Russell for 35. He tries to go for another maximum but Sikandar Raza takes a brilliant catch at the long-on as KKR lose their sixth wicket in the chase.KKR 130/6 (14.5 overs)
- 19:10 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! Andre Russell punishes Sam Curran with a huge six on his delivery. He hammers it hard over the long-on as the ball goes sailing over the fence.KKR 126/5 (14.3 overs)
- 19:04 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Back-to-back sixesVenkatesh Iyer keeps the hopes alive for KKR as he smashes two back-to-back sixes on Nathan Ellis' delivery. The first one comes after Iyer hits it hard towards the long-on while the second one comes after he makes a good use of the free-hit and lofts it clean over long-on.KKR 115/5 (13.4 overs)
- 19:02 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: DroppedWhat have you done Prabhsimran Singh!!! Andre Rusell plays a shot, which goes up in the air. Prabhsimran runs after it in the short fine leg but ends up dropping him for 20. Will this be a game changing moment for KKR?KKR 107/5 (13.2 overs)
- 18:57 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! Andre Russell smashes a huge six off Rahul Chahar's delivery. He makes a good use of the full-toss as he steps out and hammers it hard it over long-off for a massive maximum.KKR 98/5 (12.2 overs)
- 18:53 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Andre Russell hammers a crackling boundary on Harpreet Brar's delivery. He hits a powerful down the ground the shot as no fielder dares to stop it from going from a four.KKR 89/5 (11.3 overs)
- 18:47 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Rahul Chahar removes Rinku Singh for 4. Rinku goes for big hit but Sikandar Raza takes a brilliant catch at the deep mid-wicket as KKR lose their fifth wicket in the chase. Andre Russell is the new man in, who will be joining Iyer at the crease.KKR 80/5 (10.1 overs)
- 18:43 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!!! Sikandar Raza gives a massive breakthrough to PBKS as he removes Nitish Rana for 24. Rana tries to go for a four but Rahul Chahar intercepts and takes a brilliant catch at the backward point. KKR in deep trouble as they have lost four wickets in the chase of 192.KKR 75/4 (9.2 overs)
- 18:36 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! After hitting a brilliant boundary, Nitish Rana hits a massive six on the very next delivery of Rishi Dhawan. He unleashes a shot towards the deep mid-wicket as the ball goes sailing over the fence. Brilliant batting from the skipper.KKR 70/3 (8.2 overs)
- 18:34 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Nitish Rana continues to bring KKR back on track as he gets another boundary off Sikandar Raza's delivery. Rana goes for a reverse sweep and the fielder at the short leg makes a dive but fails to stop it from going for a four.KKR 59/3 (7.5 overs)
- 18:26 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Back-to-back foursVenkatesh Iyer keeps some hope alive for KKR as he smashes two back-to-back fours on Sikandar Raza's delivery. The first one comes after he places s hot between backward square leg and short fine-leg. The second one comes after he punches it hard and beats the cover point fielder for a four.KKR 46/3 (6 overs)
- 18:22 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Skipper Nitish Rana gets off the mark in style as he hits a four on Nathan Ellis' delivery. He plays a pull shot towards the deep backward point and the fielder fails to stop it from going across the boundary line for a four.KKR 33/3 (4.4 overs)
- 18:19 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Nathan Ellis enters with a bang as he dismisses the dangerous looking Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 22. Gurbaz completely fails to judge the delivery as the ball clears up the off-stump. Third wicket gone for KKR as they land in deep trouble now.KKR 29/3 (4.2 overs)
- 18:17 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets a boundary off Arshdeep Singh's delivery. The ball hits the outer edge and beats the third man and goes for a brilliant boundary.KKR 28/2 (3.5 overs)
- 18:09 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Rahmanullah Gurbaz keeps the hope alive for KKR as he hits a brilliant boundary off Sam Curran's delivery. Gurbaz gets forward and lofts over mid-off as the ball comfortably goes for a four. Magnificent stuff from Gurbaz as KKR need a strong partnership.KKR 21/2 (2.1 overs)
- 18:07 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Venkatesh Iyer comes in place of Varun ChakaravarthyKKR called-in Venkatesh Iyer in place of Varun Chakaravarthy. KKR have lost two wickets in the massive chase of 192 runs and will definitely look for a stable partnership in order to make a comeback in the game.KKR 17/2 (2 overs)
- 18:04 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Arshdeep Singh strikes again and removes Anukul Roy for 4. Roy tries to get a four but Sikandar Raza gets in between and takes a catch, Arshdeep Singh gives a deadly stare to Roy as he walks back to the dugout. Second wicket gone for KKR in the chase.KKR 17/2 (2 overs)
- 18:01 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Arshdeep Singh enters and provides a massive breakthrough to Punjab Kings as he dismisses Mandeep Singh for 2. Mandeep tries to go for a big shot but Sam Curran takes a brilliant catch at the deep backward square leg. KKR lose their first wicket in the chase.KKR 13/1 (1.1 overs)
- 17:58 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! After hitting a huge six, Gurbaz continues the carnage and smashes a boundary off Sam Curran on the very next ball. Gurbaz flicks and beats mid-wicket on the dive to his right. 13 runs off the first over as KKR off to a brilliant start in the chase.KKR 13/0 (1 over)
- 17:56 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! Rahmanullah Gurbaz opens his arms and fires a huge six off Sam Curran's delivery. Gurbaz steps forward and unleashes a shot towards the long-on as it goes for a giant 101m long six. Excellent stuff from Gurbaz.KKR 9/0 (0.5 overs)
- 17:53 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: We are backHello and welcome back to the second innings of the Match 2 of IPL 2023 between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR are chasing 192 in 20 overs with Mandeep Singh and Rahmanullah Gurbaz opening the batting attack. For PBKS, Sam Curran will be bowling the first over.
- 17:51 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Play resumesThe lightsmen successfully resolve the issue of the the floodlight and the match between KKR and PBKS begins.
- 17:48 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Floodlight updateThe match should resume soon as the ground staff is diligently working on the floodlights. KKR will be chasing 192 off 120 balls in order to get a winning start to their IPL 2023 campaign.
- 17:37 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Match delayStart of the second innings between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings has been delayed due to floodlight malfunctioning. Stay tuned for all the live updates.
- 17:29 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: Rajapaksa out, Rishi Dhawan inPBKS have called-in Rishi Dhawan in the second half of the match and he takes the place of Bhanuka Rajapaksa as the impact player. KKR will be chasing 192 with Mandeep Singh and Rahmanullah Gurbaz opening the batting attack.
- 17:15 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: PBKS 191/5 in 20 oversPunjab Kings finish their innings at 191/5 in 20 overs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa scores 50 while Shikhar Dhawan smashes 40. For KKR, Tim Southee registers the figures of 2/54 in 4 overs while Varun Chakaravarthy registers 1/26 in 4 overs. KKR now need 192 runs in 120 balls.
- 17:13 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! Sam Curran punishes Tim Southee with a brilliant six. Southee goes at the stumps as Sam Curran clears the front leg and nails it over long-on.PBKS 187/5 (19.3 overs)
- 17:11 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!! Shahrukh Khan begins the last over on a powerful note as he unleashes a boundary off Tim Southee. He plays a hard down the ground shot as no fielder tries to stop it and it goes for a comfortable four.PBK 180/5 (19.1 overs)
- 17:09 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Shahrukh Khan keeps the momentum towards PBKS as he hits a brilliant boundary off Shardul Thakur's delivery. Shahrukh plays a sweep shot towards the cover and the ball comfortably crosses the boundary rope for a four.PBKS 176/5 (19 overs)
- 17:04 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Sunil Narine provides KKR with another breakthrough as he removes Sikandar Raza for 16. Raza mishits and Nitish Rana comfortably takes a catch as PBKS lose their fifth wicket. Good comeback from KKR as they have broken the crucial partnership between Raza and Sam Curran.PBKS 168/5 (17.5 overs)
- 17:00 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! Sam Curran hammers a huge six off Varun Chakaravarthy's delivery. Curran leans forward and lifts it up towards the long-on for a massive maximum. Brilliant stuff from Curran. PBKS eye a big total as they have crossed the 160-run mark already and they have three overs to go.PBKS 164/4 (17 overs)
- 16:53 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURSIX!!! Sikandar Raza keeps the momentum towards PBKS as he ruthlessly smashes a huge six off Shardul Thakur's delivery. Raza hammers it hard through the covers for a brilliant six. With this shot, PBKS go past the 150-run mark and eye a big total.PBKS 153/4 (15.4 overs)
- 16:48 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: OUTOUT!!! Varun Chakaravarthy provides KKR with a massive breakthrough as he dismisses Shikhar Dhawan for 40. Dhawan completely fails to judge the delivery as the ball rattles up the middle and the leg stump. Fourth wicket gone for PBKS.PBKS 143/4 (14.3 overs)
- 16:42 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: FOURFOUR!!! Sikandar Raza enters in style and smashes a four off Tim Southee's delivery. He brilliantly places a shot towards the fine leg and steals four runs. Good start from the IPL debutant.PBKS 139/3 (13.4 overs)
- 16:39 (IST)PBKS vs KKR Live: SIXSIX!!! Jitesh Sharma continues his carnage and smashes a hug six off Tim Southee's delivery. He comfortably lifts it and sends the ball straight into the crowd PBKS eye strong total. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan is standing unbeaten at 38.PBKS 135/2 (13.2 overs)