Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs to win their second match. Earlier batting, KKR posted 218/4 in 20 overs while KXIP could only raise 190/4. Andre Russell scored 48 runs in 17 and took two wickets as well as completed a spectacular all-around show.
Wonderful end of the match:-
Prasidh Krishna kept things tight in the 18th over and gave only 10 runs. It looked great, but the situation is good in the Eden Gardens. KXIP needed 58 runs in the last two overs and it seemed to be an impossible job at the moment.
KXIP managed to score 13 runs in the last over, but in the end, it was not enough to win because Punjab were less than 28 runs. Miller remained unbeaten on 59 while Mandeep scored 33 runs. Andre Russell was the favorite of the bowlers and he also took two important wickets.
Half-centuries of KKR batsmen:-
In the first innings, Robin Uthappa completed the 24th IPL half-century with four and played one of the finest IPL knocks with responsibility. Rana spread his legs while encouraging his last innings and helped KKR to overtake KXIP and retain the rate of more than eight runs. In which Rana scored 63 runs in 34 balls.
17-ball 48 was not a half-century by Russell, but it was a wonderful inning to win the match. , In which the strike rate was 282. Russell was honored with the Man of the Match in the second match. Russell and Uthappa scored 69 runs out of 32 to improve KKR’s score in Eden. Russell gained glow with the ball as well as he captured important wickets of Chris Gayle and Sarfaraz Khan, who were the hero of the previous match of KXIP.
In the second inning, Mayank Agarwal made his good half-century and he was doing well in good times too. This is Agarwal’s 4th IPL fifty and everyone knew that the victory has not yet happened. That’s time, Punjab needed 95 out of 36 now.
15 runs came from the penultimate over but KXIP still need 42 runs to win. David Miller completed his fantastic half-century but there is no celebration.
Man of the Match:
Andre Russell: I think I have to make a big garage with all these cars and awards (smiles), Gale is like a brother to me, the legend of cricket. It was very good to them early out. I am happy that I got the job. Today I hit some big ones, but he (Gayle) is still a bigger hitter. Thanks to that man were not inside. When I used to bowl, I was like that. I missing it But then when I saw the check of the umpire for no-ball I was like please God let it be free-hit for the front foot, but it was given to the fielder’s mistake.
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