KKR won the last ball thriller against PBKS by 5 wickets. Again, we encountered a fantastic match in which PBKS batted first and put a score of 179 runs on the board. But KKR batters did their job exceptionally well and won that match to claim 2 important points.
All it started with Punjab’s batting where they lost 3 crucial wickets in power plays. But they have maintained the scoring rate. Shikhar Dhawan was rotating strikes and other players were playing their shots. At some point, the score was looking to restrict around 165 runs. But Shahrukh Khan and Harpreet Brar took the score to 179 runs. Varun Chakravarthy did his job very well and stuck to his line. It was a turning track and that’s why KKR spinners bowled economic spells but fast bowlers have conceded runs.
KKR came to bat and was looking for an explosive start. They got a decent start where Rishi Dhawan and Nathan Ellis kept their batters quiet. But later on, Jason Roy and Nitish Rana started boosting their innings. The top-order batsmen have done their job well and left the remaining job for the finishers. Well, Russell was not in prime form this season but this time he was in a different mood.
Rinku Singh also performed really well, smashed some classy shots, and brought his team a win on the last ball. Rahul Chahar bowled an amazing spell of just 23 runs in 4 overs with 2 important wickets. KKR won that match comfortably and claimed 2 important points and came to the fifth position in the points table.
Hightlight Scorecard In 1st Innings
|Jason Roy||38 runs off 24 balls|
|Nitish Rana||51 runs off 38 balls|
|Andre Russell||42 runs off 23 balls|
|Rinku Singh||21 runs off 10 balls|
|Nathan Ellis||4o – 29r – 1w|
|Rahul Chahar||4o – 23r – 2w|
|Harpreet Brar||1o – 4r – 1w|
Hightlight Scorecard In 2nd Innings
|S Dhawan||57 runs off 47 balls|
|Jitesh Sharma||21 runs off 18 balls|
|Rishi Dhawan||19 runs off 11 balls|
|Shahrukh Khan||21 runs off 8 balls|
|Harshit Rana||3o – 33r – 2w|
|V Chakravarthy||4o – 26r – 3w|
|Suyash Sharma||4o – 26r – 1w|
|Nitish Rana||1o – 7r – 1w|
Dream 11 Fantasy Player And Players Of Dream Team (DT)
|S. No.||Player Name||Runs Scored||Wickets Taken|
Man OF The Match
Andree Russell got the Man of the Match award for his magnificent inning. At one point, KKR needed 54 runs in just 4 overs. Russell came to attack bowlers and played a fine knock of 42 runs off just 23 balls in which he smashed 3 fours and 3 sixes. He played an amazing knock to bring his team two important wickets.
Highest Scorer Batsman
Shikhar Dhawan was the highest scorer of the match who played a sensational knock of 57 runs off 47 balls. When the team was struggling, he built a partnership with Jitesh Sharma. In this inning, he smashed 9 fours and 1 six.
Highest Wicket Taker
Varun Chakravarthy remains the highest wicket-taker against PBKS in this match. He picked 3 wickets by conceding just 26 runs. The wickets he picked were of Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone, and Rishi Dhawan.
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