KXIP vs KKR Live: Punjab off to a good start in chase of 165

KXIP vs KKR: LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE BLOG | Target for KXIP – 165
11 overs: KXIP 86/0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti conceded 10 runs in the over as Mayank Agarwal hit two successive fours in it. Punjab cruising in their run chase right now.
10.4 overs: FOURS! Mayank Agarwal (42*) hits back-to-back fours off Kamlesh Nagarkoti. KXIP 85/0
10 overs: KXIP 76/0, need 89 off 60 balls
No boundaries, but KL Rahul (41*) and Mayank Agarwal (31*) ran well between the wickets to score 9 runs off Sunil Narine in the over.
9 overs: KXIP 67/0
Just 5 runs off Varun Chakravarthy’s second over, but the asking rate for Punjab is still below 9 at the moment.
8 overs: KXIP 62/0, need 103 off 72 balls
An outside edged four for Mayank Agarwal (30*) and four singles off Sunil Narine’s first over.
* Bowling change at both ends: Sunil Narine comes into the attack
7 overs: KXIP 54/0
7 runs off Varun Chakravarthy’s first over. Punjab are going pretty well in their run chase.
* 50 comes up for KXIP in 6.3 overs – 50/0
* Bowling change: Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack
Time-Out!
6 overs: KXIP 47/0, need 118 off 84 balls
11 runs off Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s over as KL Rahul (26*) hit a four towards midwicket in it.
* Bowling change: Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes into the attack
5 overs: KXIP 36/0
KL Rahul (18*) hit a four as Pat Cummins gave away 8 runs in his third over.
4 overs: KXIP 28/0
0, 4, 0, 4, 0, 6 – Mayank Agarwal (17*) decided to open his arms against Prasidh Krishna as the right-hander smacked two fours and a six in the over. Agarwal started with a four, striking it over mid-on fielder, then hit a straight down the ground to long-on for his second four. He then ended the over with a cracking six over deep extra cover, the first maximum of the run chase. 14 runs from the over.
3 overs: KXIP 14/0
Punjab openers started on a cautious note. Pat Cummins gave away just 6 runs in his second over.
2 overs: KXIP 8/0
5 runs off Prasidh Krishna’s first over. Good start for the pacer.
1.2 overs: DROPPED & FOUR! Andre Russell gives KL Rahul, on 2, an early life and the ball rolled over to the boundary. KXIP 7/0
* Prasidh Krishna will share the new ball with Pat Cummins
1 over: KXIP 3/0
Just three singles off Pat Cummins’ first over.
Welcome Back! KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to start the KXIP run chase. Pat Cummins with the ball for KKR.
Arshdeep Singh (4-1-25-1):“The plan was to keep it simple and execute it. We had to bowl wide against Russell and DK, and that plan paid off. It’s all about the execution. It was sticking a bit into the surface at the start. But we bowled the hard lengths and it paid off. The pitch is getting better to bat on, so I think it’s a good score to chase.”
20 overs: KKR 164/6
Dinesh Karthik (58 off 29 balls) was run-out off the last ball while trying to steal a second run. Good knock from the Kolkata skipper and along with Shubman Gill (57 off 47) took the total to a fighting 164/6. Good effort from Chris Jordan (4-0-37-0) with the ball in the final over, conceded just 9 runs in it.
19 overs: KKR 155/5
Brilliant penultimate over from Arshdeep Singh as the pacer gave away just 9 runs in it and took a wicket. Singh’s final figures: 4-1-25-1
18.2 overs: OUT! Arshdeep Singh strikes to dismiss Andre Russell (5). KKR 150/5
Good bowling from young Arshdeep. After his first ball went to third man boundary after finding the edge, the pacer bowled a wide yorker and this time the edge went straight to keeper Simran Singh.
18 overs: KKR 146/4
13 runs and a run-out from Mohammed Shami’s final over. Shami’s figures: 4-0-30-1
17.5 overs: OUT! Shubman Gill run out for 57. KKR 145/4
Good innings from Gill as the opener scored 57 off 47 balls with the help of five fours. He also added a valuable 82 runs for the fourth wicket with his skipper Dinesh Karthik.
* FIFTY for Dinesh Karthik (53*) off 22 balls, his 19th in IPL. KKR 143/3
Karthik smashed back-to-back fours off Mohammed Shami to reach the landmark. So far KKR skipper has smacked two sixes and seven fours.

17 overs: KKR 133/3
18 RUNS! Another big over Kolkata as skipper Dinesh Karthik (43* off 19) smashed a six and two fours in consecutive balls off Chris Jordan in it.
16.3 overs: SIX! Dinesh Karthik (38*) smacks Chris Jordan over long-off for his second maximum. KKR 126/3
16 overs: KKR 115/3
2, 4, 0, 4, 0, 4 – After conceding just 2 runs in his first two overs, pacer Arshdeep Singh leaked 14 runs in his third. Dinesh Karthik (28* off 15) targeted the young pacer and smacked three fours in it. Good one for Kolkata.
15 overs: KKR 101/3
10 runs off Ravi Bishnoi’s final over as the spinner returned figures of 1 for 25 in 4 overs.
* FIFTY for Shubman Gill (50*) off 42 balls, his 6th in IPL. KKR 97/3 in 14.3 overs
Gill hit his 5th four of the innings to reach the landmark.

14 overs: KKR 91/3
Dinesh Karthik (13*) ended Mujeeb Ur Rahman over with a big six over long-on as the spinner leaked 16 runs in it. Shubman Gill (44*) also scored a four in the over, the biggest so far for KKR. Mujeed finished his spell with the figures of 0 for 44 in 4 overs.
Time-Out!
13 overs: KKR 75/3
7 runs off Ravi Bishnoi’s third over. His figures so far: 3-0-15-1
12 overs: KKR 68/3
Again good recovery from Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The spinner was hit for a four by Shubman Gill (34*) off the second delivery, but ended up giving away just that. Bowled five dot balls in the over.
11 overs: KKR 64/3
Successful over from Ravi Bishnoi as the spinner took a wicket and gave away just four singles in it.
10.4 overs: OUT! Ravi Bishnoi gets rid of Eoin Morgan (24). KKR 63/3
Big breakthrough for Punjab as Bishnoi sent Morgan back to the pavilion. Morgan hit it straight to Glenn Maxwell at long-on after scoring 24 off 23 balls which included a six and two fours. The left-hander added a valuable 49 runs for the third wicket with Shubman Gill.
10 overs: KKR 60/2
Good recovery from Mujeeb Ur Rahman as the spinner conceded just 11 runs despite being hit for a six by Eoin Morgan (23*) off the second delivery. Five singles and a six in it.
9.2 overs: SIX! Eoin Morgan (21*) smacks Mujeeb Ur Rahman over deep mid-wicket for the first maximum of the contest. KKR 56/2
* 50 comes up for KKR in 9.1 overs – 50/2
Time-Out!
9 overs: KKR 49/2
Good, tidy start from Ravi Bishnoi, gave away just 4 runs in his first over.
* Bowling change: Ravi Bishnoi comes into the attack
8 overs: KKR 45/2
No boundaries, but Chris Jordan gave away 7 runs in it.
7 overs: KKR 38/2
First big over for Kolkata. Eoin Morgan (10*) hit a four as Mujeeb Ur Rahman leaked 13 runs in his first over.
* Bowling change: Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes into the attack

6 overs: KKR 25/2
End of Powerplay. Mohammed Shami conceded 6 runs in his third over (3-0-18-1) as he gave a good start for KXIP.
5.3 overs: FOUR! Eoin Morgan opens his account with a four through mid-wicket off Mohammed Shami. KKR 23/2
* Mohammed Shami gets his third over from the other end.
5 overs: KKR 19/2
Chris Jordan started with a tidy over as he leaked just one four, hit by Shubman Gill (12*), and bowled five dots.
* Bowling change: Chris Jordan comes into the attack
4 overs: KKR 15/2
After starting with a maiden over, Arshdeep Singh’s second over saw a run out and two singles. Good going in the middle for the pacer.
3.3 overs: OUT! Nitish Rana run out for 2. KKR 14/2
Big mix-up and Rana and Shubman Gill found themselves together at the striker’s end. Terrible start for Kolkata as they lost two wickets early in the contest.
3 overs: KKR 13/1
Early breakthrough and 6 runs from Mohammed Shami’s second over.
2.4 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami cleans up Rahul Tripathi for 4. KKR 12/1
BOWLED! After hitting a four in the previous ball, Tripathi went for a big one and totally missed it as the ball castled into his middle and leg stumps. Good bowling from Shami.
2.3 overs: FOUR! Rahul Tripathi opens his account with a four off Mohammed Shami. KKR 12/0
2 overs: KKR 7/0
Arshdeep Singh started his spell with a maiden over. Excellent start!
* Arshdeep Singh will share the new ball with Mohammed Shami
1 over: KKR 7/0
Shubman Gill (6*) hit a four as Mohammed Shami gave away 7 runs in his first over.
Here we go…Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill to start the KKR innings. Mohammed Shami with the ball for KXIP.

PLAYING XIs
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Simran Singh (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
CAPTAIN SPEAK
KL Rahul (KXIP):“We have a lot of experience like Anil, Andy and Jonty. We have Gayle and Maxi and seniors who have kept it positive. We just haven’t turned it around in the big moments that’s why we are at the bottom of the table. Jordan comes in for Cottrell, who has a niggle and might miss out on a couple of games.”
Dinesh Karthik (KKR):“The wicket looks dry so we’ll have a bat first. As the tournament progresses we’ll get the right batting order, but it worked well in the last game. Mavi has a few niggles so Prasidh comes in for him.”
TEAM CHANGES: Prasidh Krishna comes in for Shivam Mavi in KKR eleven, while Chris Jordan replaces Sheldon Cottrell for KXIP.
TOSS NEWS: KKR win the toss and opt to bat.

Welcome once again here at Timesofindia.com for another double-header Saturday in the Indian Premier League that will begin with two teams trying to revive their campaign – Kings XI Punjab against Kolkata Knight Riders in the first game and Chennai Super Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second.

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