KKR vs KXIP IPL 2020 The 24th match of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League was played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata captain Dinesh Karthik has decided to bat after winning the toss. Kolkata set a target of 165 runs in front of Punjab on skipper Dinesh Karthik’s 29-ball 58. In reply, the team lost by 2 runs even after captain KL Rahul’s innings of 74 runs. The team was able to score 162 runs in 20 overs.
Punjab’s innings, Mayank-Rahul’s half-century wasted
The regular pair of captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal started for Punjab to chase down the target. Both started batting vigorously after batting. Both batsmen scored a total of 47 runs in 6 overs during the powerplay. Both batsmen batted excellently and completed their half-centuries. Rahul made 5 fours off 42 balls while Mayank scored a half-century off 33 balls with 6 fours and 1 six.
Punjab’s first wicket fell to Mayank Agarwal. The famous Krishna got him caught by Shubman Gill on the score of 56 runs. Nicholas Pooran, who scored a blistering half-century in the previous match, returned in 16 balls with a ball from Sunil Narine. Prabhasimran was out trying to score fast. He was caught by Nitish Rana on the famous Krishna ball. Captain KL Rahul, who played a brilliant innings of 74, was dismissed in the last over to lead the team to victory. Krishna bowled him on the fulltoss.
For Kolkata, the famous Krishna took 3 wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs while Sunil Narine scored two successes by spending 28 runs in 4 overs.
Karthik’s stormy half century after Gill
Opening the team from the initial setback, opener Shubman Gill played another half-century. Gill handled the team after facing 42 balls with the help of 5 fours to make his third half-century in the tournament. Captain Dinesh Karthik, playing Atishi innings, completed the half century with the help of 7 fours and two sixes in just 22 balls.
Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi opened the innings for Kolkata, winning the toss and batting. Mohammad Shami gave the first blow to Kolkata with a clean ball from the last match hero Rahul Tripathi on a brilliant ball. Rahul returned after getting 4 runs off 10 balls. Punjab benefited from the misunderstanding between Gill and new batsman Nitish Rana. He was run out by just 2 runs and the team got the second blow.
Ravi Bishnoi gave a big blow to Kolkata by taking the wicket of Eoin Morgan. The batsman, who handled the innings with Gill, was caught by Glenn Maxwell for 24 runs. After scoring a half-century, Gill returned after scoring 57 runs. Shortly thereafter, Arshdeep caught Andher Russell in the hands of Prabhasimran behind the wicket.
Mohammad Shami, Arshadip Singh and Ravi Bishnoi scored one each for Punjab.
In today’s match, both teams have come down with a change. Chris Jordan has been replaced in place of injured Sheldon Cottrell in Punjab’s playing XI. The Kolkata team has replaced the young Shivam Mavi in the last eleven with the chance of a famous Krishna.
Punjab’s playing eleven
KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prabhasimran Singh (wicketkeeper), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujib ur Rehman
Kolkata’s playing eleven
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (captain, wicketkeeper), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Famous Krishna, Varun Chakraborty