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:
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- 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.
- 19:04 (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)
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- 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)
- 18:26 (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)
- 18:09 (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)
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- 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)
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- 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.
- 17:15 (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.
- 17:04 (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)
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