KXIP vs KKR: Kings XI Punjab stay in hunt for play-off spot with 14-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders: Who said what on Twitter

Kings XI Punjab registered their sixth win of the season with a 14-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 10, 2017 1:38 pm
KXIP vs KKR, Punjab vs Kolkata, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Maxwell, Axar Patel, IPL 2017, IPL 10, IPL, Cricket news, Cricket, Sports news, Sports, Indian Express Kings XI Punjab registered their sixth win of the season. (Source: IPL)

The 14-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders, keeps Kings XI Punjab in the hunt for play-offs spot in the tenth edition of IPL. Defending a total of 167, discipline deat over bowling by Mohit Sharma and Rahul Tewatia helped the hosts hold Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata to 153/6 after Chris Lynn’s aggressive knock of 84 runs. In his knock 52-balls, Lynn smashed eight fours and three sixes to keep the two-times IPL champions in the game, however, with wickets falling from the other end, didn’t let the pressure mount on the Kings XI. Glenn Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha partnership of 71 runs boosted Punjab’s total to 168 after they lost their top order batsmen for just 56 runs on the board in nine overs. Maxwell fired 25-balls 44 runs which had a boundary and four sixes. His partner on the other end, Saha hit two fours and a six in his 33-balls 38 run knock. Punjab, who have to win all their remaining matches, needed to do something exceptional against the Knight Riders as a defeat here could have hammered their hopes of making it into the knockouts.

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