Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by means of 5 wickets in Fit 45 to transport into the highest 4 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 issues desk on Friday.
IPL 2021: KL Rahul performed a captain’s knock in PBKS’ a hit run chase in opposition to KKR in Fit 45 (PTI Picture)
- Punjab Kings (168/5) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (165/7) by means of 5 wickets in Fit 45
- PBKS are actually tied on 10 issues with KKR and MI however moved up a spot over the protecting champions
- Punjab’s win additionally helped Delhi Capitals turn out to be the second one crew to qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs
Punjab Kings registered their 2nd successive win within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by means of 5 wickets in Fit 45 on the Dubai Global Stadium to spice up their playoff possibilities on Friday.
KL Rahul performed a captain’s knock of 67 off 55 balls whilst his opening spouse Mayank Agarwal made a quickfire 40 off 27 balls after being dropped 0 by means of KKR skipper Eoin Morgan as PBKS chased down the objective of 166 with 3 balls to spare.
KKR vs PBKS, IPL 2021: Highlights
Rahul and Mayank added 70 for the primary wicket to put a cast basis for the run chase earlier than the skipper’s 45-run stand additional bolstered their place in the second one part.
Rahul were given out within the ultimate over with 4 runs wanted off the overall 3 balls however Shahrukh Khan held his nerves and took the crew to their 6th win of the season with a six to complete the fit. He remained no longer out on 22 off 9 balls with 2 sixes and a 4.
PBKS are actually tied on 10 issues with KKR and MI however moved up a spot over the protecting champions due to their awesome internet run fee. Punjab’s win additionally helped Delhi Capitals turn out to be the second one crew to qualify for the playoffs after Chennai Tremendous Kings this means that 5 groups will now be combating for the closing 2 spots this season.
Previous, Venkatesh Iyer hit a fluent 67 whilst Nitish Rana produced a fiery 31 off 18 balls earlier than Punjab Kings controlled to forestall Kolkata Knight Riders at 165 for 7.
Invited to bat, the in-form KKR batsmen managed the court cases for a significant a part of their innings and had it no longer been some very good demise over spells by means of Mohammed Shami (1/23) and Arshdeep Singh (3/32), KKR would have were given a larger rating at the board.
Iyer and Tripathi (34 off 26 balls) raised a 72-run stand, stroking the ball round comfortably. Rana’s cameo was once additionally an important for KKR.
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