IPL 2020 KKR vs KXIP Highlights: KKR pulls a miraculous win by 2 runs

KXIP captain KL Rahul and KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik during the toss. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In Match 24 of Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday snatched victory from the jaws of defeat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Defending a target of 165, KKR conceded just 13 runs and took three wickets in the last two overs to win the match by two runs.

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KXIP was cruising for much of the chase thanks to a 115-run opening stand between captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal and was 143/1 at the start of the 18th, needing just 22 to win off 18 balls.

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Sunil Narine (2/28), however, conceded just two runs and took the wicket of the dangerous Nicholas Pooran (16) after which Prasidh Krishna (3/29) took two wickets, including that of Rahul (74) and conceded just six in the 19th.

It left KXIP needing 14 to win off the last over that Narine bowled. Glenn Maxwell (10) hit a four off the second ball and took a single to bring the deficit down to seven needed off the last two balls.

However, Mandeep Singh (0) holed out at deep midwicket which left Maxwell with having to hit ia six off the last ball to take the game to Super Over. He almost went all the way, hitting the ball over cover but it landed just in front of the boundary and the umpire declared four.

Earlier, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik finally found form with the bat as he smashed 58 off 29 balls to take his side to 164/4 against Kings XI Punjab.

It was Karthik's first half-century in the ongoing IPL season, while Shubman Gill (57) too raced to his second fifty of the tournament.

Brief scores: KKR 164/6 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 58, Shubman Gill 57; Arshdeep Singh 1/25) vs KXIP 162/5 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 74, Mayank Agarwal 56; Prasidh Krishna 3/29)

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KXIP vs KKR playing 11: Knight Riders has made one change in its playing 11, bringing in Prasidh Krishna in place of Shivam Mavi while KXIP has brought Chris Jordan for Sheldon Cottrell, who is injured. Still, no Chris Gayle in IPL 2020. 

KKR playing 11: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

KXIP playing 11: KL Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh(w), Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.

 


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KXIP needed 6 runs for tie and Maxwell hit FOUR off the last

Over 20, KXIP vs KKR live score: 162-5

 
 
Over Summary: 2 0 4 L1 W 4; Kolkata Knight Riders:  162-5
 
Narine into the attack
 
Ball 6: Narine to Maxwell, Hit hard in the extra cover region but Maxwell misses the six by inches. Umpire signals four and that's it. KKR pulled a miraculous victory by 2 runs.
 
Ball 5: Mandeep hits it in the air but falls short, gets caught by substitute Chris Green
 
Ball 4: Narine to Maxwell, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 3: FOUR!! Maxwell hits it this time
 
Ball 2: No runs
 
Ball 1: Narine to Maxwell, 2 runs

Over 19, KXIP vs KKR live score: 151-4

 
 
Over Summary: 2 1 1 W 2 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  151-4
 
Prasidh back into the attack
 
Ball 6: OUT! Inside edge as Rahul tries to hit big, the ball hits the stumps.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell is the new batsmen in,  KL Rahul picks two runs
 
Ball 4: Prasidh to Simran, OUT!! Nitish Rana takes the catch as Simran tries to cut the ball
 
Ball 3: Prasidh to Rahul, single
 
Ball 2: Prasidh to Simran, single
 
Ball 1: Prasidh to Simran, two runs

Over 18, KXIP vs KKR live score: 145-2

 
 
Over Summary: 1 W 0 0 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  145-2
 
Narine into the attack
 
Ball 6: Narine to Simran Singh, single
 
Ball 5: Narine to Simran Singh, no run
 
Ball 4: Narine to Simran Singh, no run
 
Ball 3: Narine to Simran Singh, no run 
 
Ball 2: Narine to Pooran, out Bowled!
 
Ball 1: Narine to Rahul, single

Over 17, KXIP vs KKR live score: 143-1

 
 
Over Summary: 1 0 4 0 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  143-1
 
Chakravarthy into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: FOUR!! 
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Chakravarthy to Rahul, single

Over 16, KXIP vs KKR live score: 136-1

 
Over Summary: 2 4 2 1 4 6  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  136-1
 
Nagarkoti back into the attack
 
Ball 6: SIX!! Smashed by Pooran to deep square leg
 
Ball 5: FOUR!! Pooran drives to extra cover region
 
Ball 4: A single for Rahul
 
Ball 3: Rahul picks two again
 
Ball 2: FOUR!! 
 
Ball 1: Rahul picks two

Over 15, KXIP vs KKR live score: 117-1

 
 
Over Summary: 2 W 1 1 0 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  117-1
 
Prasidh back into the attack
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: A single for Rahul
 
Ball 3: Nicholas Pooran takes one
 
Ball 2: OUT! Mayank looks to hit big but gets caught as Gill takes the catch
 
Ball 1: Mayank picks two

Over 14, KXIP vs KKR live score: 113-0

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 2  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  113-0; KL Rahul (58), Mayank Agarwal (54)

Nitish Rana, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rahul hits towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 4: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 3: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 2: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 1: A single for Mayank.
 
 

Over 13, KXIP vs KKR live score: 106-0; Rahul, Mayank hit fifties

Over Summary: 4 4 1 1 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  106-0; KL Rahul (54), Mayank Agarwal (51)

Pat Cummins [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Mayank. 
 
Ball 5: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 4: A single for Mayank, fifty for him too.
 
Ball 3: Rahul collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 2: Back to back boundaries for Rahul and he completes his FIFTY.
 
Ball 1: Ball on the pads, Rahul flicks towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
 

Over 12, KXIP vs KKR live score: 94-0

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  94-0; KL Rahul (44), Mayank Agarwal (49)

Varun Chakravarthy [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Mayank goes inside out for FOUR towards deep extra boundary line. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul cuts towards deep backward point for a single.
 
Ball 4: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 1: Mayank collects a single towards cover.
 
 

Over 11, KXIP vs KKR live score: 86-0

Over Summary: 0 1 4 4 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  86-0; KL Rahul (42), Mayank Agarwal (43)

Kamlesh Nagarkoti [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 4: back to back boundaries for Mayank.
 
Ball 3: Mayank smashes FOUR
 
Ball 2: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
 

Over 10, KXIP vs KKR live score: 76-0

Over Summary: 2 2 1 1 L1 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  76-0; KL Rahul (41), Mayank Agarwal (34)

Narine continues...

Ball 6: Mayank collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul collects a leg byes for KXIP.
 
Ball 4: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 3: Rahul punches towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rahul collects a couple of runs towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 1: Rahul collects a couple of runs.

Over 9, KXIP vs KKR live score: 67-0

Over Summary: 2 1 1 0 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  67-0; KL Rahul (36), Mayank Agarwal (31)

Varun continues...

Ball 6: A single for Rahul towards long-on.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Mayank collects a single.
 
Ball 2: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 1: Rahul drives through extra cover for a couple of runs.

Over 8, KXIP vs KKR live score: 62-0

Over Summary: 1 1 4 1 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  62-0; KL Rahul (32), Mayank Agarwal (30)

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 3: Mayank guides through third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Rahul tucks towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Mayak works towards mid-wicket for a single.

Over 7, KXIP vs KKR live score: 54-0; CRR: 7.71 REQ: 8.54

Over Summary: 1 1 1 2 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  54-0; KL Rahul (30), Mayank Agarwal (24)

Varun Chakravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Mayank
 
Ball 5: A single for Rahul.
 
Ball 4: Rahul collects a couple of runs towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: A single for Mayank.
 
Ball 2: Rahul taps towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Mayank collects a single.
 
 

Over 6, KXIP vs KKR live score: 47-0; CRR: 7.83 REQ: 8.43

Over Summary: 1 3 1 4 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  47-0; KL Rahul (26), Mayank Agarwal (21)

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Mayank drives wide of mid-off for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul collects a single in front of mid-on.
 
Ball 4: A back of length delivery, Rahul pulls over mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Mayank drives through extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Rahul punches down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 1: Mayank collects a single.
 
 

Over 5, KXIP vs KKR live score: 36-0

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 4 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  36-0; KL Rahul (18), Mayank Agarwal (18)

Cummins comtinues...

Ball 6: Rahul collects a couple of runs towards mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 5: A short delivery, Rahul pulls towards deep square leg boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Mayank collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
 

Over 4, KXIP vs KKR live score: 28-0

 
 
Over Summary: 0 4 0 4 0 6 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 28-0
 
Cummins back into the attack
 
Ball 6: SIX, Mayank makes room and hits the ball into the cover region 
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: FOUR!! played straight and gets a four to long-on
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Mayank punches it for FOUR to long-on!! 
 
Ball 1: No run

Over 3, KXIP vs KKR live score: 14-0

 
Over Summary: 1 1 2 1 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 14-0
 
Cummins back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Two runs
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Single

Over 2, KXIP vs KKR live score: 8-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 1 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 8-0
 
Prasidh Krishna into the attack
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2:  FOUR
 
Ball 1: No run

Over 1, KXIP vs KKR live score: 3-0;

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  3-0
 
Pat cummins into the attack
 
Ball 6: Cummins to Rahul, single
 
Ball 5: Cummins to Rahul, no run
 
Ball 4: Cummins to Rahul, no run
 
Ball 3: Cummins to Agarwal, single
 
Ball 2:  Cummins to Rahul, single
 
Ball 1: Cummins to Rahul, no run

Over 20, KXIP vs KKR live score: 164-6; Karthik RUNOUT

Over Summary: 1 4 L1 1 Wd 0 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  164-6  ; Dinesh Karthik (58), Pat Cummins (5)

Chris Jordan [3.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A short delivery, Karthik pulls towards deep square leg. Karthik gets RUNOUT while taking the second run. 

Ball 5: A yorker outside off, Karthik fails to put bat on ball. 
 
Ball 5: Wide down the leg side
 
Ball 4: A low full toss, Cummins smashes towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Karthik collects leg byes for KKR. 
 
Ball 2:  A back of length delivery and Karthik cuts over short third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Cummins collects a single towards mid-off.

Over 19, KXIP vs KKR live score: 155-5; Russell departs

Over Summary: 4 W Wd Wd 2 1 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  155-5  ; Dinesh Karthik (53), Andre Russell (3)

Arshdeep Singh [3.0-1-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6:Karthik fails to put bat on ball. 
 
Ball 5: Karthik goes for big shot, but fails to put bat on ball.
 
Ball 4: Cummins collects a single in front of mid-wicket.

Ball 3:  Cummins hits wide of long-off fielder for a couple of runs.

Arshdeep goes around of wicket.

Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 3: WIDE

Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: A wide delivery outside off, Russell goes for a mindless slog and manages only an edge to keeper. GONE.  Russell c Simran Singh b Arshdeep Singh 5(3) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: A wide yorker and Russell edges through vacant slip cordon for FOUR.
 
 

Over 18, KXIP vs KKR live score: 146-4; Karthik hits fifty, Gill runout

Over Summary: 2 4 4 B1 W1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  146-4  ; Dinesh Karthik (43), Andre Russell (1)

Mohammed Shami [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill gets RUNOUT while taking the second run.
 
Ball 4: Karthik collects a BYES.
 
Ball 3: A yorker outside off, Karthik digs out it through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: A full toss on the pads, Karthik whips towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Karthik collects a couple of runs.
 
 

Over 17, KXIP vs KKR live score: 133-3

Over Summary: 1 4 6 4 1 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  133-3  ; Shubman Gill (56), Dinesh Karthik (43)

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gill hits towards sweeper cover for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Karthik slogs towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: Karthik gets an outside edge through short third man for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: An over pitch delivery and Karthik smashes over long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Karthik goes inside out off the delivery, wide outside off, for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Gill pushes towards cover for a single.
 
 

Over 16, KXIP vs KKR live score: 115-3

Over Summary: 2 4 0 4 0 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  115-3  ; Shubman Gill (53), Dinesh Karthik (28)

Arshdeep Singh [2.0-1-2-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A back of length delivery, Karthik pulls towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Karthik drives through extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A slow bumper, Karthik pulls towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Karthik glances towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
 
 

Over 15, KXIP vs KKR live score: 101-3; Gill hits FIFTY

Over Summary: 2 0 4 2 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  101-3  ; Shubman Gill (53), Dinesh Karthik (14)

Ravi Bishnoi continues...

Ball 6: A siingle for Karthik.
 
Ball 5: A single for Gill towards square leg.
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill smashes towards deep square leg and completes his FIFTY.
 
Ball 2: Gill cuts towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 1: Gill punches wide of long-off for a couple of runs.
 
 

Over 14, KXIP vs KKR live score: 91-3

Over Summary: 1 4 2 1 2 6 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  91-3  ; Shubman Gill (44), Dinesh Karthik (13)

Mujeeb coninues after timeout

Ball 6: A half tracker and karthik smashes it straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Karthik collects a couple of runs down the ground.
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 3: Gill drives wide of cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Gill gets an outside edge through vacant slip cordon for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Karthik collects a single towards mid-wicket region.
 
 

Over 13, KXIP vs KKR live score: 75-3

Over Summary: 1 1 0 2 1 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  75-3  ; Shubman Gill (37), Dinesh Karthik (4)

Ball 6: Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A single for Karthik towards long-off.
 
Ball 4: Karthik cuts wide of sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gill hits wide of long-on fielder for a single.
 
Ball 1: Karthik collects a single towards long-on.
 
 

Over 12, KXIP vs KKR live score: 68-3

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  68-3  ; Shubman Gill (34), Dinesh Karthik (0)

Mujeeb continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
 

Over 11, KXIP vs KKR live score: 64-3; Bishnoi scalps Morgan

Over Summary: 1 1 1 W 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  64-3  ; Shubman Gill (27), Dinesh Karthik (0)

Ravi Bishnoi continues

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Gill collects a single.

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Morgan goes for big shot, holed up to long-on. Morgan c Maxwell b Ravi Bishnoi 24(23) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Gill collects a single.

Over 10, KXIP vs KKR live score: 60-2

Over Summary: 1 6 1 1 1 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  60-2  ; Shubman Gill (27), Eoin Morgan (23)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Morgan collects a single towards backward point.
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a single towards point region.
 
Ball 3: Morgan collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 2: Morgan smashes towards mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Gill collects a single.

Over 9, KXIP vs KKR live score: 49-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 2 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  49-2  ; Shubman Gill (24), Eoin Morgan (15)

Ravi Bishnoi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Gill drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Gill flicks towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Morgan reverse sweeps towards short third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Morgan tries to poke outside off, gets beaten.
 
Ball 2: Morgan taps towards cover-point for no run.
 
Ball 1: Morgan tries to reverse sweep but misses.
 
 

Over 8, KXIP vs KKR live score: 45-2

Over Summary: 2 0 1 1 1 2 ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  45-2  ; Shubman Gill (21), Eoin Morgan (14)

Chris Jordan [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gill collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Morgan collects a single in front of mid-wicket.
 
Ball 4: Gill nudges towards  square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Morgan drives through extra cover for a couple of runs.

Over 7, KXIP vs KKR live score: 38-2

Over Summary: 2 2 1 Wd3 0 4 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  38-2  ; Shubman Gill (18), Eoin Morgan (10)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan pushes towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5:Morgan reverse sweeps over backward point for FOUR

Ball 4: DOT

Ball 4: THREE WIDES
 
Ball 3: A single for Gill towards square leg.
 
Ball 2: Gill hits wide of sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Gill slaps towards extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
 

Over 6, KXIP vs KKR live score: 25-2

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  25-2  ; Shubman Gill (13), Eoin Morgan (5)

Mohammed Shami [2.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 5: A yorker, Morgan squeezes towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: Morgan cuts towards point for no run.
 
Ball 3: A stomach height short delivery, Morgan pulls towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: A back of length delivery, hits Morgan on pads for no run.
 
Ball 1: Morgan nudges towards leg side for no run.
 
 

Over 5, KXIP vs KKR live score: 19-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 4 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  19-2  ; Shubman Gill (12), Eoin Morgan (0)

Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT

Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 4, KXIP vs KKR live score: 15-2; Rana runout

Over Summary: 0 1 W 1 0 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  15-2  ; Shubman Gill (7), Eoin Morgan (0)

Arshdeep Singh continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a single towards mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 3: Gill glances towards short fine leg, Rana goes for a single. Comedy of errors, Gill still doesn't leaves it crease. Both the players are on striker end, Rana runout. Nitish Rana run out (Shami/Pooran) 2(4)
 
Ball 2: Rana tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
 

Over 3, KXIP vs KKR live score: 13-1; Shami scalps Tripathi

Over Summary: 1 0 4 W 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  13-1  ; Nitish Rana (1), Shubman Gill (7)

Shami continues

Ball 6: A single for Rana
 
Ball 5: Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease and Shami beats him outside off.
 
Ball 4: A full delivery, Tripathi goes for big shot BOWLED. Tripathi b Shami 4(10) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3:Tripathi smashes towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: A short delivery, Tripathi tries to pull misses.
 
Ball 1: Gill gets an inside edge to fine leg.

Over 2, KXIP vs KKR live score: 7-0

Over Summary:  MAIDEN  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  7-0  ; Rahuk Tripathi (0), Shubman Gill (6)

Arshdeep Singh, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
 

Over 1, KXIP vs KKR live score: 7-0

Over Summary:  L1 0 2 4 0 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders:  7-0  ; Rahuk Tripathi (0), Shubman Gill (6)

Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill are at the crease. Tripathi on strike. Shami opens the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Tripathi collects leg byes towards KKR.
 
 

KKR playing 11: One change

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Rabada continues to hold Purple Cap, Orange stays with KL

Kagiso Rabada consolidated his numero uno position in the list of leading wicket-takers in the ongoing Indian Premier League season following the conclusion of the 23rd IPL 2020 match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals which the Shreyas Iyer-led side won by 46 runs.
 
On Friday evening, Rabada returned with figures of 3/35 in his 3.4 overs and in the process took his tournament tally to 15 to hold onto the Purple Cap. He is followed by Mumbai Indians' Jasprit Bumrah, who has 11 wickets in six games. Bumrah's teammate Trent Boult is third on the list with 10 wickets from six matches.
 
Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul continues to hold onto the Orange Cap, having scored 313 runs in six games. He is followed by Chennai Super Kings' Faf du Plessis who has 299 runs to his name from six games. Kings XI opener Mayank Agarwal is third on the list with 281 runs.
 
These running caps are presented to the leading run scorer and wicket-taker and keep changing hands throughout the duration of the tournament.

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NEWS ALERT: Ishan Porel will soon get a game, assures KL Rahul

Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul has stated that pacer Ishan Porel "will soon get a game" in IPL 2020.
 
The fast bowler from West Bengal, who is yet to feature in IPL 2020, performed brilliantly in the Ranji Trophy season, helping his team reach the final in 2020. He picked up 11 wickets in his last three Ranji Trophy games, which included a five-wicket haul against Karnataka in the semi-finals.
 
"Look, he's been very good, he's bowled well in the nets. I've been impressed with how he's been bowling. He's had a great first class season as well so yeah, some exciting guys in the line-up and one of them being Ishan. Sure at some point, he'll get a game," the official Kings XI website quoted Rahul as saying ahead of their match against Kolkata Knight Riders to be played on Saturday.
 
Alongside Porel, another player who could be spotted in Kings XI colours soon this season could be the Chris Gayle. Head coach Anil Kumble revealed that Gayle was in fact due to play against SunRisers Hyderabad, but couldn't make the cut in the end due to health reasons.
 
"Chris Gayle was going to play today's match but he is sick. He is down with food poisoning that's why he isn't in the playing eleven," Kumble told commentators during the SRH game which the Kings XI had lost by 69 runs.
 
With just one win in six games, Kings XI are lying at the bottom of the points table.

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KKR strengths

The KKR boast of some great cricketing talent with the likes of Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine in its ranks but it has struggled in the middle-order and that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. It was able to defend a moderate 168-run target against CSK, thanks to a collective show by its bowlers. Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy and Narine were economical against CSK.

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KKR squad for IPL 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (Captain), Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy and Siddhesh Lad

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Caption: Preparations underway at Abu Dhabi for KKR vs KXIP clash today)
 

KXIP squad for IPL 2020

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (Captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami, Mujeeb Zadran, Sheldon Cottrell, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Sarfraz Khan, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Murugan Ashwin.

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Caption: Preparations underway at Abu Dhabi for KKR vs KXIP clash today.)

IPl 2020 Match 24: KXIP vs KKR preview

IPL 2020 has almost reached its half-way mark and the KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are yet to find winnings ways. The bottom-of the-table team will now be up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday in what could be called a must-win game if they want to keep their play-offs hopes alive.
 
With just a single win from six games, KXIP seem to be over-reliant on skipper Rahul, opener Mayank Agarwal and pace bowler Mohammad Shami. Barring the trio, the rest of the players have failed to click.
 
Nicholas Pooran showed signs of the destruction he could cause in the middle-order in the game against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) but the Caribbean player needs to be consistent. Other hard-hitters like Glenn Maxwell have been completely silent so far. 

In the bowling department, Shami has led from the front with nine wickets from six games. Arshdeep Singh and Sheldon Cottrell need to be consistent. Spin duo Ravi Bishnoi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be key.
 
The Dinesh Karthik-led KKR have six points from five games and will aim to consolidate their position in the top four of the points-table.
 
The KKR think-tank tinkered with the opening slot in their last game against Chennai Super Kings, promoting Rahul Tripathi up the order. The ploy worked. Tripathi played a blistering 51-ball 81-run knock but once again, the others failed to support him.

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IPl 2020 Match 24: KXIP vs KKR preview

IPL 2020 has almost reached its half-way mark and the KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are yet to find winnings ways. The bottom-of the-table team will now be up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday in what could be called a must-win game if they want to keep their play-offs hopes alive.
 
With just a single win from six games, KXIP seem to be over-reliant on skipper Rahul, opener Mayank Agarwal and pace bowler Mohammad Shami. Barring the trio, the rest of the players have failed to click.
 
Nicholas Pooran showed signs of the destruction he could cause in the middle-order in the game against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) but the Caribbean player needs to be consistent. Other hard-hitters like Glenn Maxwell have been completely silent so far. 

In the bowling department, Shami has led from the front with nine wickets from six games. Arshdeep Singh and Sheldon Cottrell need to be consistent. Spin duo Ravi Bishnoi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be key.
 
The Dinesh Karthik-led KKR have six points from five games and will aim to consolidate their position in the top four of the points-table.
 
The KKR think-tank tinkered with the opening slot in their last game against Chennai Super Kings, promoting Rahul Tripathi up the order. The ploy worked. Tripathi played a blistering 51-ball 81-run knock but once again, the others failed to support him.

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for BCCI)
 



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