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Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Kings XI Punjab Live Score (T20)

Match 6 | 27 March, 2019 | Eden Gardens, Kolkata

190 / 4 Overs20.0 R/R9.5 Fours19 Sixes7 Extras6

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
David Miller 59 40 5 3
Mandeep Singh 33 15 4 1
  • That is it from this game! 2 in 2 for the hosts, whereas, the visitors suffered their first defeat of the season. Indian T20 League action continues on Thursday as we have two different teams battling it out. Bangalore host Mumbai at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • Man of the Match, Andre Russell, says he is happy to keep winning cars and all the awards. Mentions he is very pleased to get Gayle's wicket as everybody knows how devastating he can be. States Gayle is still the bigger hitter compared to him. Jokingly thanks the guy who was the extra fielder outside the ring. Further adds he believes that was an important moment in the game as it does not happen everyday. Ends by saying he makes sure he has a clear head, the jump he does before he bats, a couple of swings is a part of his warm-up.
  • Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, says it is a very good start and just what they wanted but there is still a long way to go. Credits the way Nitish and Uthappa played. Appreciates the effort from the bowlers also. Adds that Narine's injury was the reason Nitish opened last game, he was fit in this game and hence he was given his position back. Ends by saying playing away is a challenge and they will try and do their best.
  • Punjab skipper, Ravichandran Ashwin, replying to that no ball incident, says that it is the small things which cost you the game in this format and they have to be more aware. Mentions he takes the blame on himself for that no ball. Further adds Varun Chakravarthy was playing his first game and he will improve as time goes on. Credits the way Mayank Agarwal batted. Mentions that the Mohali wicket suits them and adds that they played 4 games there last year and won all of them. Hopes to continue that good run.
  • Earlier in the match, Kolkata were put to bat and they performed brilliantly. Every batsman contributed to the cause and once again it was Andre Russell who provided the kick with his swashbuckling knock in the death overs. He got a reprieve due to a silly mistake from Punjab (bowled off a no ball as there was an extra fielder outside the ring) and his knock eventually proved to be the differential factor. With the ball also, Kolkata were nearly there. Although they conceded too many runs, they made sure to chip in with some tidy overs in between. Once again it was Andre Russell who picked up a couple of crucial wickets and proved his worth as an all-rounder in the team.
  • A comfortable win in the end for Kolkata! After they posted a gigantic total on the board and removed KL Rahul and Chris Gayle cheaply, they always were ahead in the match. Mayank Agarwal and David Miller did try to revive the chase with a handy 74-run partnership but the required rate kept mounting and never allowed them to gain any control. Towards the end, Mandeep Singh also played some shots but still Punjab fell short by 28 runs.
  • 19.6A dot to end the game! Short and outside off, it is slapped hard to covers. The fielder fumbles but a run is not taken. Customary handshakes taking place as KOLKATA WIN BY 28 RUNS!
  • 19.5Another couple! A googly and this is cut through point for two.
  • 19.4The quicker one and this is stroked down to long on for a single.
  • 19.3FOUR! Just beats the man at short fine leg. Mandeep plays the scoop. Hits it nicely and just about clears Lynn. 50-run stand up.
  • 19.2Another googly and once again it is picked, Mandeep works it through mid-wicket and a run is taken.
  • 19.1FOUR! Short and on middle, Mandeep goes back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. Uthappa there tries to stop it but fails to do so.
  • Piyush Chawla to bowl the last over.
  • 18.6Clever change in pace to beat the bat. Lockie serves it outside off, Miller swishes and misses. Lets out a big grunt after missing out. 177/4
  • 18.5SIX! Fine shot! Ferguson lands it on a fuller length around middle and leg, Miller makes room and smacks it over cover-point for a biggie.
  • 18.4Fifty up for Miller, 9th in this League. Ferguson cuts down on his pace and delivers a length ball around leg at 125.7 kph, Miller works it in the gap on the leg side for a couple.
  • 18.3Goes blockhole, Ferguson. Singh squeezes it out back past the bowler for a run at long off. 50 needed more off 9 balls.
  • 18.2FOUR! Mandeep receives a short delivery outside off and steers it past the diving backward point fielder for a boundary. More than fours, Punjab need sixes.
  • 18.1A fine yorker around leg, Miller backs away a bit and then has to dig it out on the leg side. Only a run.
  • 18.1Wide! Ferguson speeds in from around the wicket and bowls a full ball down the leg side, Miller tries flicking but misses.
  • 17.6FOUR! Good shot! Krishna bowls a short ball on middle, Singh arches and then upper cuts it just over the leaping keeper and into the third man fence. 162/4
  • 17.5Good delivery again! The effort ball on the body of the batsman. Miller is once again late on the pull shot. He mistimes it towards the vacant mid-wicket region. Kuldeep runs to his right and keeps it down to one.
  • 17.4Bowls it on the pads, Miller is a touch late in the flick. He misses and gets hit on the pads. He may have been expecting a slower ball there as the last one was a seam-up delivery.
  • 17.3FOUR! Straight as an arrow! No fielder had a chance there. A low full toss and Miller powers it down the ground.
  • 17.2A full toss but PK gets away with it as Mandeep drives it towards cover for a run.
  • 17.1A change up to start with. It is outside off. Singh looks to pull but misses.
  • Prasidh Krishna is back on.
  • 16.6Looking London, Talking Tokyo! A short ball on off, quite pacy, Mandeep winds up for a big pull shot on the leg side but is hurried up due to the excessive pace. It takes the bottom half of his bat's blade and speeds to deep point for a run. 15 from the over. 67 needed off 18 balls. 152/4
  • 16.5Takes the aerial route and lofts a length ball over covers for a couple.
  • 16.4Full toss sliding down the leg side, Miller pulls it fine down the leg side for a run.
  • 16.3FOUR! Ferguson changes his plan for Miller. Switches to around the wicket and hurls a slower short ball outside off. Not a good idea with third man inside the ring. David just rocks back and picks the gap past that in-ring fielder for a boundary.
  • 16.2Goes very full and outside off, Singh backs away and squeezes it through cover-point for a run. 75 needed off 22 balls.
  • 16.1SIX! Good start to the over! A sharp delivery but there is plenty of width on offer outside off. Mandeep exercises his arms and dispatches it over long off for a biggie.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back to bowl at the death.
  • 15.6NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge, a big gap between bat and ball and the on-field call has to be overturned! Good use of the review there and Punjab's glimmer of hope survives to fight another day. Chawla once again sticks to the line outside off. Miller looks to slap it hard. He seems to have missed it. Karthik takes it and appeals. The umpire agrees. Miller reviews and replays show that there is no bat involved. 137/4
  • Appeal for a caught behind! Dinesh Karthik is very sure. The umpire raises his finger. David Miller has taken the referral...
  • 15.5Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 15.4Fires this one outside off, Miller swings but it goes off the inner half towards long on for a run.
  • 15.3The googly and Mandeep picks it, he flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • Mandeep Singh is the new batsman. His job will be to give maximum strike to David Miller.
  • 15.2OUT! Mayank has been cleaned up by Chawla! The googly does the trick. We feel Mayank did pick it and hence goes for the slog sweep. The ball though does not bounce a lot, goes under the bat and knocks the leg stump out. Chawla breaks the 74-run stand and a set batsman is back in the hut. A good innings by Agarwal but he had a lot to do and perishes in an attempt to do so.
  • 15.1Well bowled! Sees Miller shuffle right across so bowls it wide outside off. Miller hits it to sweeper cover for a run.
  • Strategic break. The current partnership has somewhere given hope to Punjab. The equation still is a daunting one - 86 off 30 balls. As long as Miller is there, the danger is also there. Mayank Agarwal has also looked in great touch and if these two last the distance, we are in for a thrilling finish. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Piyush Chawla to bowl...
  • 14.6A single to end! Miller hits it through covers for a run. 9 from this one but still not good enough. 133/3
  • 14.5FOUR! Lovely shot! Miller uses his feet, Kuldeep tries to outsmart him by firing it in. Miller does well to get bat to it, he does even better to get it past cover. Russell runs to his right and seems to have pushed it back in. However, replays show that he was in contact with the ropes and the ball at the same time. Boundary.
  • 14.4Flat-bats this down to long on for a run.
  • 14.3In the air... dropped! Rinku Singh is the culprit but it is a very good effort. Agarwal comes down the track and looks to hit it against the turn. It was the googly. He ends up slicing it towards cover-point. Rinku, the substitute there, runs to his left, dives but can't hang on to the catch. Couple taken.
  • 14.2Hits this nicely but finds the man at deep mid-wicket. Only a single.
  • 14.1This is flatter and on middle, Miller pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Kuldeep Yadav to have another go. DK wants wickets. 95 needed off 36 balls. This kind of equation has been achieved in the past.
  • 13.6No boundary, only a couple to end as this is hit nicely towards long off. The fielder there makes a diving stop and saves two. 124/3
  • 13.5A dot now! So need to score a boundary on the last ball. Slower short ball on middle, Agarwal looks to upper cut but misses.
  • 13.4Another couple as this is worked in the gap in the mid-wicket region. Need one boundary at least, two balls to go.
  • 13.350 for Agarwal, his 4th in this league. A very good innings from him. Wickets kept falling at the other end but he has continued to score freely. Needs to stay there till the end though. He works this through mid-wicket and bags two.
  • 13.2Short and outside off, Agarwal looks to upper cut but misses.
  • 13.1A slower ball and it is very full, Mayank does well to work it in the gap at the mid-wicket region for two.
  • Andre Russell is back into the attack. He has picked a wicket every over. Will he strike again?
  • 12.6A double to end! 10 from this over and 39 from the last 3. This is pulled powerfully towards deep mid-wicket. Kuldeep there misfields and concedes an extra run. 116/3
  • 12.5Another dot as this one is slapped hard towards cover.
  • 12.4Flatter and outside off, Miller mistimes his cut to cover.
  • 12.3Another googly and Mayank this time fails to put bat on ball. It hits the pads and rolls towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 12.2SIX! Shot Mayank! Brings up the 50-run stand, this stand is just about keeping the hopes alive for the Punjab dug out. This is shorter and it is the googly. MA picks it and he pulls it over the square leg fence for a flat six.
  • 12.1Starts off with a slider outside off, Miller hits it through covers for a single.
  • Piyush Chawla to bowl for the first time.
  • 11.6FOUR! Last one got power, this one has finesse. Mayank allows the ball to turn back in from outside off and then at the last moment deflects it past short third man for a boundary. 19 from the over, 113 needed off 48 balls. 106/3
  • 11.5FOUR! Bang! Turning out to be a very useful over for Punjab! Flatter and fuller outside off, Agarwal latches onto the room and spanks it past the bowler for a boundary down the ground.
  • 11.4Full and on middle, flicked down through wide mid on for a run.
  • 11.3FOUR! Brute power! Narine drags his length short and drops it on middle, Miller goes deep inside the crease and powers his pull shot through mid-wicket.
  • 11.2SIX! Bashed! Narine pitches it up and around off, as they say for Miller, if it's in the arc, it's out of the park. This is what happens here. Miller attacks it and sends it packing over the bowler's head for a maximum.
  • 11.1Beaten! Turning away from the left-hander, Miller pushes inside the line and misses.
  • 10.6DROPPED! Ferguson drops a sitter! Miller once again goes for the sweep shot. This time though he hits it flat towards deep backward square leg. Ferguson there goes for the reverse cup but fails to hang on. He though does well to recover and push it back in before it crosses the ropes with an acrobatic dive. The umpires go up to check and the replays show he has done well. Just a single. A reprieve for Miller. We saw what Russell did when he got a life, Miller will have to better that effort here. 87/3
  • 10.5SIX! HUGE! That has gone a long way back! It also makes a cracking sound off the bat. Brings the slog sweep out. Connects extremely well and hits it into the mid-wicket stand.
  • 10.4Almost chops it on! This is slower through the air on off, Miller makes room and then looks to cut. Too full for that shot. He only manages a bottom edge, onto his pads and then it goes agonizingly close past the leg pole.
  • 10.3A little too short and it is the googly! Agarwal picks it but hits it against the turn through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 10.3This is way too wide outside off. Wided.
  • 10.2Very full on the pads, difficult to get under this one. Miller whips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.1Gives it air and lands it on middle, Miller strokes it back to the bowler. A dot to begin this over.
  • 9.6FOUR! Gets one this time but still, only 7 from the over. This is down the leg side, Agarwal sweeps it through square leg. The fielder, Rana, in the deep runs to his right, dives but fails to stop it. 77/3
  • 9.5Just a single again! Boundaries are what Punjab need but they are not getting it. Miller hits this one nicely but straight towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.4Mayank eases it down to long on for a single.
  • 9.3Brings the sweep shot out and hits it towards square leg for a single.
  • 9.2BEATEN AGAIN! This is quicker and shorter outside off, Miller wants to cut but does not connect.
  • 9.1Turn straightaway! This is flatter on off, it pitches and turns away. Miller looks to drive but gets beaten.
  • No respite for Punjab. In comes Sunil Narine to bowl.
  • Strategic break. Kolkata comfortably on top. Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan, all known for big hitting, are already removed and Punjab are staring down the barrel. David Miller is capable of hitting big but the required rate has jumped to 13.54 and it's not going to be easy against the quality and variety that the home team has in its bowling attack.
  • 8.6Now dances down the track and hits it hard towards long on for a run. 9 from the over but it is still below the run rate needed. 70/3
  • 8.5FOUR! Swept and swept nicely! This is tossed up on middle, Miller goes down on one knee and sweeps it in the gap at the mid-wicket region. Boundary. Need a few more.
  • 8.4Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 8.3Picks the googly and then pushes it through covers for a single.
  • 8.3This is wide outside off, it is left alone. Wided.
  • 8.2Gives it a lot of air and bowls it on middle, Miller eases it down to long off and gets to the other end.
  • 8.1This one is slapped through covers and a single is taken.
  • 7.6On a length and this one zips of the surface after pitching. Takes the inside edge of Miller's bat and then onto his pad. 61/3
  • 7.5The slower ball and it is down the leg side, Agarwal waits for it and works it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 7.4Russell has his tail up here. Bends his back and bangs it short. Agarwal evades it.
  • David Miller's turn to bat.
  • 7.3OUT! Russel gets another one! The slower ball does the trick for him this time. Sarfaraz was completely foxed there. It is down the leg side. Khan is way too early in his shot as he tries to hit it towards fine leg. Only manages a top edge which lobs towards the left of Karthik. He runs there and takes it. He then points towards the bowler so surely there was some planning between the two. Kolkata right on top here. 159 runs more needed off 75 balls.
  • 7.2FOUR! Like that! A top shot that. Length and outside off, Sarfaraz once again just uses the pace of the ball and guides it past point. The outfield is lightning quick and it reaches the fence in a jiffy.
  • 7.1Back of a length on middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for a single. They need to get going here, singles won't do the job for them.
  • Andre Russell is back on.
  • 6.6Excellent start by KY. Only 4 singles from this over. The last ball has been hit down to long off for a run. 55/2
  • 6.5Now fires this full and on the stumps, Khan jams it out towards long on for a single.
  • 6.4Clever bowling! Kuldeep knows Sarfaraz wants to sweep so he is bowling it quicker and outside off. Khan looks to cut but misses.
  • 6.3Another googly and it is short and outside off, Mayank hits it through covers and takes a single.
  • 6.2Edgy runs! The googly from Kuldeep and Sarfaraz looks to sweep against the turn. It goes off the top edge towards third man for a run.
  • 6.1Flatter and outside off, the batter slaps it through covers for a run.
  • 5.6Strokes it in the gap on the off side for one. 51/2 in the Powerplay, they needed way better than this effort! 51/2
  • 5.5Played to the point region by the batsman. They crossed.
  • 5.4Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 5.3Gets forward to a full ball and blocks.
  • 5.2Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • What happened there? Dinesh Karthik and Robin Uthappa are having an animated chat with the umpires. All the Kolkata players have surrounded there. Not sure what's the issue... Now we know! After the last ball, the fielder threw it casually over the bowler and Russell didn't back it up at mid on as he probably lost the ball in the floodlights. The ball went past the rope. So, it's 5 runs on 5.1. The argument that DK was putting was that the ball became dead once the run was completed and it should not have been counted as overthrows. Anyway, let's move on.
  • 5.1Goes short and follows the batsman. MA drops it towards cover and crosses. Do read the next update for all the drama that followed...
  • Prasidh Krishna changes ends.
  • 4.6Another single to end a successful over by Russell. This is worked around the corner for a run. 43/2
  • 4.5Sensible batting! Follows the boundary with a single towards cover.
  • 4.4FOUR! Clever shot! Short and on middle, Sarfaraz at the very end arches his back and then upper cuts it. Uses the pace of the bowler and fetches a boundary in the fine leg region.
  • 4.3Length delivery around middle, this one comes back in a little. Khan looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
  • Sarfaraz Khan is in next.
  • 4.2OUT! In the air... taken! Russell gets the big man. Did it with the bat first and now with the ball. Too quick this for Gayle. It is short and on the body. Gayle looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him. It hits the higher portion and then balloons back over the bowler's head. Now there are two fielders going after it, one from mid off and the other from mid on. No calling between the two. However, they avoid the collision and Prasidh from mid off takes it. Russell strikes straightaway and now chasing this target is going to be an uphill task for the batters to come.
  • 4.1A good length delivery on off, Agarwal waits for it and then guides it down to third man for a run.
  • Andre Russell has the ball in his hands now.
  • 3.6SIX! This is right off the middle and it goes all the way! Gayle may have been expecting a pacy short ball and he gets it. He smokes it over the long on fence. 10 from the last two balls and 11 from the over in total. 24 from the last two. 36/1
  • 3.5FOUR! Just over! The slower one almost does the trick. It is short once again, Gayle this time swings a little too early. It goes off the bottom part of the bat but over the mid on fielder and into the fence.
  • 3.4This is excellent pace bowling here! Varying his line, length, pace. Brilliant! Goes for the yorker now. Gayle though is up for it as he jams it out.
  • 3.3The off pace delivery on middle, Gayle gets right behind the line and blocks it out.
  • 3.3WIDE! Down the leg side, Gayle misses the flick. The ball swings after it passes the batsman. Karthik does well to collect it to his left.
  • 3.2The last one was at 142.5 kph and this one is way slower. It is short and Gayle is completely foxed. He is way too early in the pull and misses.
  • 3.1Pace, swing, just too good that! Length and this one straightens after pitching on middle, Gayle is squared up as he tries to defend and gets beaten.
  • 2.6FOUR! A boundary to end! Three in this over. A full toss this time and Agarwal puts it away as he flicks it through mid-wicket. 25/1
  • 2.5Good delivery! Sees Mayank make room so slows it up. Agarwal does not pick it and in the end plays no shot to the delivery outside off.
  • 2.4On the shorter side, Agarwal gets on top of the bounce and defends it onto the ground.
  • 2.3Looks to find the gap through the point region by opening the face of the bat at the very end but could not.
  • 2.2FOUR! This time through the off side. Makes room does Agarwal and opens up the off side. Hits it through covers and the ball races away. Back-to-back boundaries.
  • 2.1FOUR! Beautiful shot! Just eased it there. Shuffles across and then works it through square leg. The ball races away.
  • 2.1Down the leg side, Agarwal looks to flick but misses. Good carry to Karthik but it is a wide.
  • 1.6A length ball on middle and off, blocked from the crease. What an over! Just a run and a big wicket of KL Rahul from it! 12/1
  • 1.5Room on offer outside off, Agarwal guides it down to third man for a run.
  • Mayank Agarwal is the new man in.
  • 1.4OUT! Pressure was building and KL Rahul succumbs. Ferguson ups his pace and delivers a length ball on off at 145.9 kph. Rahul backs away to play a lofted shot over the cover region but fails to time his shot properly. His bat turns in his hands and the bottom hand also comes off as he ends up chipping a straightforward catch to Kuldeep Yadav at mid off. Big loss for Punjab.
  • 1.3Sharp delivery, short and wide outside off, Rahul tries his best to play the square cut but misses. Three dots. Pressure mounting.
  • 1.2The pace remains the same but the line becomes middle and leg. Rahul flicks but finds mid-wicket.
  • 1.1Starts with a full ball on off, at 143.7 kph, Rahul gets forward and drives it back to the bowler.
  • Who will bowl from the other end? Sunil Narine? Nopes. Dinesh Karthik is starting with pacers here. The Kiwi, Lockie Ferguson to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6Boundary or miss! Once again a short ball on middle and off, Gayle tries to pull but fails to connect. 11 from the first over, a good beginning from Punjab. 11/0
  • 0.5EDGY FOUR! The third man fielder was a bit square and it has raced away. Shortish ball outside off, once again Gayle reaches out and tries to punch it over the off side probably but gets a thick outside edge.
  • 0.4Swing and a miss! This is how he bats. Width on offer outside off, Gayle throws his bat at it but fails to connect.
  • 0.3SIX! Gayle is off the mark with a maximum! Prasidh commits the mistake of bowling short and wide outside off, Chris stays back calmly on the back foot and just uses the pace to loft it over third man.
  • 0.2Back of a length ball on off, Gayle goes on the back foot and taps it down to point.
  • 0.1Starts with a length ball on middle, Rahul gets back and works it through mid-wicket for a run. Punjab are underway, they need 'only 218' more.
  • Back for the run chase! Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are the openers for Punjab. They need a big Powerplay to stay on track in this match. Prasidh Krishna to kick off proceedings. Here we go...

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