IPL 9, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, as it happened: KKR top table with 6-wicket win!

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Amit Banerjee April 19, 2016 23:19:09 IST
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IPL 9, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, as it happened: KKR top table with 6-wicket win!



Apr 19, 2016 - 23:34 (IST)

That's it from us at Firstpost. Teams chasing have won 12 out of 13 times in the tournament so far. Let's see if the trend takes a break in tomorrow's match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Till then, goodnight!

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:32 (IST)

Uthappa (Man of the Match): I was a little rusty behind the wickets at the start of the tournament, but happy to get better and better. Happy with the way I'm batting as well. It's important to create momentum at the start of the tournament. With Gautam and I, we share a good chemistry and understand each other really well. If he gets going, it's my job to rotate the strike. The camaraderie between us is really good. 

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:30 (IST)

Gambhir (KKR skipper): We were pretty professional. Robin made the chase look really easy. I think theres always room for improvement. As a bowling unit, we have worked really hard. I dont think we need to change a lot, and we need to continue the good work. We've not made many changes, and we've trusted our players a lot. Unless you give them the security, they wont be able to express themselves. 

We wanted to ease him in the competition. We don't want to burden him. Once he gets the confidence, we know how lethal he can be. The way he bowled today, he should get a lot of confidence.

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:20 (IST)

Miller (KXIP skipper): Always very disappointing. Lost too many wickets and missed a few chances. If I can (point out the one mistake in our performance), I'd be the best coach!

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:16 (IST)

After 17.1 overs,Kolkata 141/4 ( Suryakumar Yadav 11 , Yusuf Pathan 12)

Consecutive boundary off Pathan's bat, as he looks to end the innings quickly! Guides the first one down towards fine-leg, before hammering the second one down the ground to move into double figures! FOUR! Suryakumar Yadav hits the winning boundary down the ground, as Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Kings XI Punjab by six wickets! And they move to the top of the table with the victory! 

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:14 (IST)

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:09 (IST)

After 16 overs,Kolkata 124/4 ( Suryakumar Yadav 6 , Yusuf Pathan 1)

Axar castles Pandey in the first ball of the 14th over, with the hard-hitting batsman departing for 12 as KKR lose their third wicket for 110. Suryakumar Yadav joins Shakib at the centre, and the momentum is still with Kolkata at the moment. Suryakumar gets his first boundary off a bouncer from Mohit, uppercutting it over the keeper's head. OUT! Shakib departs after getting a leading edge towards short third man off Axar's bowling, with Sandeep taking the catch. 

Apr 19, 2016 - 23:07 (IST)

OUT! Having survived a delivery earlier due to a misfield at long-off, Shakib goes for the slog again. This time, he mis-hits towards short third man, where Sandeep holds on to the catch. Axar gets his 2nd wicket, as Shakib departs for 11. KKR lose their fourth wicket with 123 on board, needing 16 off 25. 

Apr 19, 2016 - 22:56 (IST)

OUT! Fuller delivery from Axar that straightens, and crashes into the stumps. Pandey goes for the drive, but plays the shot late as he departs for 12. KKR lose their third wicket with 110 on board, though they still are comfortably placed in the game. 

Apr 19, 2016 - 22:52 (IST)

After 13 overs,Kolkata 110/2 ( Manish Pandey 12 , Shakib Al Hasan 4)

Gambhir departs after scoring 34, with Glenn Maxwell taking a brilliant dive catch at square-leg as KKR lose their second wicket with 97 on board. The visitors however, are still on course for victory, with proven match-winners in Manish Pandey and Shakib Al-Hasan at the centre. 

PREVIEW: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) would want to secure their second win on the trot when they host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at Mohali on Tuesday.

However, it will not be easy to topple the men in purple who dominated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last encounter. KKR won the game quite convincingly with Gautam Gambhir contributing an unbeaten 90 in their quest for a total of 142 for seven.

Prior to that, KKR had lost against Mumbai Indians narrowly and in their opener they had overwhelmed Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens.

The Kings themselves did not have a kingly start to their campaign as they came out second best in their first two games. At the start, they lost to Gujarat Lions by five wickets and then were beaten by Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets.

IPL 9 Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders as it happened KKR top table with 6wicket win

Kings XI Punjab captain David Miller. Sportzpics/IPL

However, on Sunday, Punjab stunned Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Pune Rising Supergiants by six wickets. The win would immensely boost their confidence ahead of the KKR tie.

The Mohali track is supposedly flat and is likely to assist the batters. The game is likely to be a high scoring one and Punjab would once again want their top order to fire.

In their last game, openers Manan Vohra and Murali Vijay knit a 97-run partnership to set up the chase. Glenn Maxwell has also found form but captain David Miller and Shaun Marsh need to pull their socks up.

The bowling lineup is a bit inexperienced with Sandeep Sharma and Kyle Abbott leading the pace attack and they have leaked a lot of runs so far. KKR would want to capitalise on this weakness.

For the Knights it will be about their bowling who have managed to keep a tight leash on the opposition batsmen in two of the three matches played.

The batting looks good too with Gambhir and Robin Uthappa in form upfront. Manish Pandey has some runs under his belt also but the likes of Yusuf Pathan, in the middle order, need to improve.


Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): David Miller (c), Kyle Abbott, Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Anureet Singh, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Pardeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Farhaan Behardien, KC Cariappa, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Nikhil Naik, Shardul Thakur.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sheldon Jackson, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajgopal Sathish, Manan Ajay Sharma.

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