Sharjah: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) clinched victory from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) within the 46th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. KXIP received the match by eight wickets. A protracted-standing partnership of Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle helped KXIP to clinch its victory with 7 balls left. KXIP was chasing a goal rating of 149 runs to win.
KXIP skipper KL Rahul entered the world with Mandeep Singh. The duo had an excellent begin within the 2nd innings of the match.
On the finish of the powerplay, KXIP had been at 36. Rahul had scored 18 runs whereas Mandeep scored 16 runs.
Nonetheless, Varun Chakravarthy dismissed Rahul within the eighth over. Rahul scored 28 runs off 24 balls.
On the midway mark, KXIP had been at 67 runs on the lack of one wicket. A standing partnership of Mandeep and Chris Gayle helped KXIP to publish 100 runs within the 14th over. The duo scored a 50-run partnership rapidly after the dismissal of Rahul.
By the top of 15 overs, KXIP was at 113 runs with Mandeep at 44 runs off 44 deliveries and Gayle at 38 runs off 20 balls.
Mandeep scored his fifty within the 16th over off 49 deliveries.
Subsequent, it was Gayle who scored his fifty in 25 deliveries with 5 sixes and two boundaries. Gayle recorded his fifty within the 17th over.
Nonetheless, Gayle scored 51 runs off 28 deliveries and was dismissed within the 18th over. Lockie Ferguson took the massive wicket.
Mandeep scored 66 runs off 56 balls and remained unbeaten whereas Pooran scored 2 runs. The long-standing partnership of Mandeep and Gayle helped KXIP to clinch victory by eight wickets from KKR.
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KKR opening batsman Shubman Gill returned to kind with a half-century, however (KXIP) restricted KKR to 149 for 9 wickets in 20 overs.
Gill scored 57 runs off 45 balls and shared an 81-run partnership with Eoin Morgan. Morgan scored 40 runs off 25 balls whereas Lockie Ferguson hammered a 13-ball 24 to steer the overall rating to 149 runs.
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Mohammed Shami was probably the most profitable bowler with three wickets for 35. Earlier within the match, his two wickets had diminished KKR to 10 for 3. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi picked 2/20 and Chris Jordan took 2/25.
Earlier, KXIP received the toss and elected to bowl in opposition to KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Eoin Morgan (captain), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (captain/wicket-keeper), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh