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IPL 8, KKR vs KXIP: KKR beat KXIP by one wicket

KKR held their nerves to register a thrilling one-wicket win in the IPL 8 contest against KXIP on Saturday.

By: Express News Service | Updated: May 9, 2015 8:35:18 pm

Andre Russell smashed the joint fastest fifty of the season as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a heart-stopping one wicket win over Kings XI Punjab to jump to the top of the IPL table.. (Full Coverage| Fixtures|Points Table)

Fortunes fluctuated like a pendulum in the contest which went to the wire as Piyush Chawla (18) struck a vital six off Anureet Singh to take defending champions closer to the target of 184 and eventually they prevailed with one ball left.

KKR were gasping at 83 for 4 at one stage and the required run-rate had shot past 12 with 98 runs required from last eight overs. From there Russell and Yusuf Pathan (29) put on 53 runs from 25 balls for the fifth wicket to turn the match around. (FULL REPORT HERE)

 

Scorecard: KKR vs KXIP

The chase, as it happened

 

 

Playing XI

KKR: Robin Uthappa (W), Gautam Gambhir (C), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Johan Botha, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav

KXIP: Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey (C), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Beuran Hendricks, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma

 

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The build up

Home comfort, one last time

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Kolkata should cruise, unless the lack of pressure finally unburdens Kings XI Punjab.

We are bound to hurt some team: KXIP coach

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They are out of contention for a play-off berth but that won’t stop them from spoiling another team’s party, Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said sending an alarm bell to Kolkata Knight Riders camp on the eve of their IPL encounter.

I always look for wickets: Chawla

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Kolkata Knight Riders’ leg-spinner Piyush Chawla says attacking the batsmen comes naturally to him and this strategy was precisely the reason for his success against Delhi Daredevils.

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