PBKS vs KKR: 2nd Match | Punjab Kings won by 7 runs (DLS method)

PBKS vs KKR | Punjab Kings won by 7 runs (DLS method)
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In the 2nd match of PBKS vs KKR at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs using DLS method in rain affected match.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bowl first.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s destructive batting 50(32) and Arshdeep’s impressive bowling 3/19 always kept KKR on backfoot throughtout the match & helped Punjab Kings start their campaign with the winning note.

Prabhsimran’s quick 23(12) gave a headstart to PBKS and that momentum was continued by Rajapaksa’s maiden half century and Dhawan’s 40(29) who altogether built 83(54) partnership.

Contributions from Jitesh Sharma 21(11), Sam Curran 26(17) enabled Punjab Kings reach a total of 191/5.

Punjab to defend 192 runs
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Arshdeep completed 100 wickets milestone
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KKR’s powerplay debacle continues

Kolkata Knight Riders’ performance in powerplay still raises questions on their top order as KKR lost their first 3 wickets within 5 overs. Arshdeep Singh departed Mandeep Singh & Anukul Roy while Nathan Ellis bowled Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

PBKS VS KKR | Impact Player
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Wickets kept falling at regular intervals giving KKR no hope for recovering at any moment of the game. Andre Russell 35(19) tried to shift gears but Sam Curran’s short ball sends him pavilion ending every chance of winning the match.

Punjab Kings Batting Stats:
Prabhsimran Singhc Gurbaz b Southee231222191.67
Shikhar Dhawan (c)b Chakravarthy402960137.93
B Rajapaksac Rinku Singh b Umesh503252156.25
Jitesh Sharma (wk)c Umesh b Southee211112190.90
S Razac Nitish Rana b Narine161311123.07
Sam Currannot out261702152.94
Shahrukh Khannot out11720157.14
Extras(wd 2, nb 1, lb 1)4
Total20 overs191/5
Didn’t BatNathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar
Arshdeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan
Fall Of Wickets23/1 (Prabhsimran, 1.6), 109/2 (B Rajapaksa, 10.6),135/3 (Jitesh Sharma, 13.3)
143/4 (Dhawan, 14.3), 168/5 (S Raza, 17.5)
Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling Stats:
Umesh Yadav4027106.75
Tim Southee40542013.50
Sunil Narine40401110.00
Varun Chakravarthy4026116.50
Rahul Chahar40430110.75

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting Stats:
Mandeep Singhc Curran b Arshdeep Singh240050.00
Rahmanullah Gurbazb N Ellis221631137.50
Anukul Royc Sikandar Raza b Arshdeep Singh451080.00
Venkatesh Iyerc R Chahar b Arshdeep Singh342831121.42
Nitish Rana (c)c R Chahar b Sikandar Raza241731141.17
Rinku Singhc Sikandar Raza b R Chahar4400100.00
Andre Russellc Sikandar Raza b Curran351932184.21
Shardul Thakurnot out8301266.66
Sunil Narinenot out7201350.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 2, wd 1, b 1)6
Total16 overs146/7
Didn’t BatTim Southee, Umesh Yadav
Fall Of Wickets13/1 (Mandeep Singh, 1.1), 17/2 (Anukul Roy, 1.6)29/3 (R Gurbaz, 4.2), 75/4 (N Rana, 9.2)
80/5 (Rinku Singh, 10.1), 130/6 (A Russell, 14.5)138/7 (V Iyer, 15.3)

Punjab Kings Bowling Stats:
Sam Curran30381012.67
Arshdeep Singh3019306.33
Nathan Ellis3027129.00
Sikandar Raza3025118.33
Rishi Dhawan10150015.00
Rahul Chahar2012106.00
Harpreet Brar107007.00

Man of the Match was awarded to Arshdeep Singh for 3/19(4).

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