KKR vs PBKS: Andre Russell and Rinku Singh led Kolkata Knight Riders’ cost as they pulled off a nail-biting win over Punjab Kings on the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. Chasing a goal of 180 on a tough Kolkata pitch, the duo of Russell and Rinku helped KKR go dwelling with 5 wickets in hand on the final ball of the sport. With this win, KKR have stored their hopes of playoffs very a lot alive and have made a giant bounce within the factors desk.
The chase was effectively set by captain Nitish Rana and later powered by Rinku and Russell. 26 runs had been wanted off the 12 balls as Russell and Rinku had been within the center. Russell tonked Sam Curran for 3 sixes as he collected 20 runs within the nineteenth over to get KKR on the driving force’s seat. The ultimate over was tightly bowled by Arsheep Singh however he errored in his line and size on the ultimate supply. Arshdeep bowled a juicy full toss on RInku’s pads and the Southpaw smashed it on the leg aspect for 4 to hit the profitable runs.
However, it was not straightforward for KKR within the ultimate over. With 6 wanted off 6 balls, Arshdeep stored Russell at bay and gave solely 3 runs within the 4 bowls that he bowled to him. 2 runs had been wanted off the ultimate 2 balls and Russell missed his shot and was run out on the non-striker’s finish. It might have gone any means with 2 wanted off the ultimate ball however Rinku, as he has accomplished earlier than, took the staff over the road.
Earlier, captain Nitish Rana and Jason Roy steadied the chase after Gurbaz’s wicket. But Roy fell for 38 after his 24-ball keep. Venkatesh was quickly outdone by Rahul Chahar. Even although Rana too fell to Chahar within the sixteenth over, Russell and Rinku had been sufficient for the win. Russell ended his innings at 42 off 23 balls, whereas Rinku remained unbeaten on 21 off 10 balls.
Earlier, PBKS managed to get 179 on the again of Dhawan’s fifty and contributions from the center and decrease center order. Dhawan hit 57 off 47 balls, whereas Jitesh Sharma (21 off 18), Rishi Dhawan (19 off 11), Shahrukh Khan (21 off 8) and Harpreet Brar (17 off 9) powered PBKS to a fightable complete.
After the win, KKR go on fifth place within the IPL Points desk with 10 factors from 11 video games. Meanwhile, PBKS with related factors in the identical variety of video games however have an inferior web run price.