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IPL 2021, KKR vs PBKS Highlights: PBKS defeat KKR by 5 wickets

IPL 2021, KKR vs PBKS Highlights: Punjab defeat KKR by 5 wickets

By: Sports Desk
Updated: October 2, 2021 00:21 IST
Punjab Kings defeat KKR by 5 wickets (IPL)

IPL 2021, KKR vs PBKS Highlights: Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in the Indian Premier League here on Friday. KKR scored 165 for seven with opener Venkatesh Iyer scoring 67 off 49 balls.

Punjab chased down the target in 19.3 overs with K L Rahul (67 off 55) leading from the front. Shahrukh Khan smashed an important 22 not out off nine balls.

Brief Scores:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 165/7 in 20 overs (Venkatesh Iyer 67; Ravi Bishnoi 2/22, Arshdeep Singh 3/32).

Punjab Kings: 168/5 in 19.3 overs (Mayank Agarwal 40, K L Rahul 67; Varun Chakaravarthy 2/24).

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 45

Kolkata Knight Riders

165/7 (20.0)

Punjab Kings

168/5 (19.3)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 45 )
Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets

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IPL 2021, KKR vs PBKS Highlights:

23:43 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Preity Zinta's look to the heavens and a pump of fist

It’s a decision depending on your eyesight and your sympathies with either team - you could either agree with or rage against the third umpire’s call. When 11 runs were needed from 10 balls, KL Rahul slugged Shivam Mavi towards deep midwicket where Rahul Tripathi charged in from the boundary. And he leaped forward to scoop the ball much like Ajay Jadeja did in the 1992 World Cup to take out Allan Border. Luckily for Jadeja there was no doubt in that, here the umpires went upstairs for the final call. Endless replays followed, zoomer was used and the umpire decided that a tiny bit of the ball had touched the ground. Many might have felt that Tripathi had his fingers under the ball but the umpire felt it touched the ground when he scooped it up. Rahul slashed a four off the final ball to bring the equation to five from the last over and though he fell in the second ball of the final over, there was one more Tripathi moment left in the game. 
Shahrukh Khan heaved the next ball from Venkatesh Iyer and Tripathi was running across to his left near the boundary and seemed to have it covered. The ball dropped in his palms and not only popped out, but spilled outside the boundary. Tripathi hung his head over the advertising boards and had a wry smile. Nothing wry about Zinta’s dimpled smile in the stands.

23:30 (IST)01 Oct 2021
PBKS win

Aaaand Rahul is gone now. Holes out to long off! Good length outside off. Rahul backs away to make room. Clubs it over the bowler, but only to Mavi at long off! Is this another time Punjab choke? And Sharukh has ended it with a 6. No choking this time

23:26 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Last over left

Rahul ends the over just like he started it. With a four. Now, it's all down to if that was a catch or not. Should Rahul be in tis position? And PBKS back in the driver's seat. PBKS 161/4 after 19 ovs

23:18 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Rahul survives

Rahul hits a 4 right off the first ball of Mavi. And he is gone in the third ball. This is turning out to be a nailbiter. Just like all Punjab matches. But no. The umpire does not give an out. And then declares "ball has touched the ground"....NOT OUT! So close...but Rahul survives. The TV umpire concludes that the ball had hit the floor while Tripathi was in his catch motion.

23:14 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Sharukh's boundary

Southee in the attack. Shahrukh Khan drills one for four. 9 off the over. 2 left. PBKS 151/4 after 18 overs.

23:09 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Is that a six? Is that a catch?

Catch? six? catch? six! Short ball angling into him, and he's hooked that with ease! Iyer, the tall man on the boundary line, sticks one hand out on the boundary line, gets a hand, tosses the ball up, but tumbles over the boundary line trying to take the follow-up on the rebound. PBKS 142/4 after 17 overs.

23:05 (IST)01 Oct 2021

Hooda is gone. Mavi takes the wicket. PBKS 134/4 after 16.3 overs. Surely Punjab can't collapse again?

22:58 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Markram's six and Narine's wicket

And a monster from Markram. The match is slowly getting out of KKR's hand. But Narine strikes. Gets Markram's wicket. PBKS 129/3 after 15.3 ovs.

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22:54 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Rahul's fifty

Rahul gets to 50 in style. Hits a six. 15 overs gone. 12 from it. KKR need Rahul's wicket. Or the have no chance of saving this. PBKS 121/2 after 15 ovs.

22:41 (IST)01 Oct 2021
100 up for PBKS

Iyer is hit for a 6. Was going great. That over. 11 off it. 13 overs gone. PBKS 103/2.

22:36 (IST)01 Oct 2021
12 overs gone

Rana in the attack. Another good over. Just 7 off it. PBKS 92/2 after 12 overs.

22:29 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Pooran's night ends

Pooran hits a six and is caught in the next ball. Varun's second wicket. Perhaps KKR might be in it after all. PBKS 84/2 after 10.4 overs.

22:25 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Economic over

Good over by Narine. Just 5 off it. Should have had a wicket if not for a dropped catch. 10 overs done. PBKS 76/1

22:18 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Mayank goes

And Rahul hits a 4 off Varun's first ball. And gone. Morgan makes no mistake this time. Agarwal is gone. Big wicket.  Agarwal does not look happy with himself. PBKS 70/1 after 8.5 ovs.

22:14 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Six to end the over

Iyer replaces Narine. Over the wicket. No ball in the last ball. Free hit time. And punished by Agarwal. Sixxxxxxxxx. PBKS 63/0 after 8 overs.

22:09 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Varun with another good over

Varun back in the attack. Good over. Stems the run flow. Just four off the over. PBKS 51/0 after 7 overs.

22:03 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Powerplay done

And Narine gets hit for a 6. KKR need to get rid of Mayank. He is absolutely demolishing their bowling attack. 13 off the over. PBKS 46/0 after 6 overs.

21:57 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Great over

Chakravarthy into the attack now. Just 2 off it. Brilliant over. PBKS 33/0 after 5 overs.

21:53 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Mayank's might

Agarwal is really making KKR pay for that dropped chance. Hits a 4 to end the fourth over. PBKS 30/0 after 4 ovs.

21:50 (IST)01 Oct 2021
Devastated Tripathi

The distance from the striker’s crease to the Kolkata Knight Riders dugout is roughly 70m. Throughout the entire stretch of his 70m-trudge back to the hut, a devastated Rahul Tripathi kept rehearsing the slog-sweep that nipped his knock at 34 (yet another 30!). After every swipe of the muggy air, he would shake his head in dismay, hit his pads in anger, and then repeat the sequence all over again. Quick count: He repeated the failed shot at least six times, oblivious to even acknowledge the pat on his back by the incoming batsman, Nitish Rana.  Next spotted: Tripathi with the video analyst, possibly dissecting the stroke. It was one of his staple strokes in this format, one from which he expects to clear the ropes nine times out of ten. But not this time, as he could not fully get underneath Ravi Bishnoi’s wrong’un. It left him cursing, cussing, and shadow slog-sweeping on a loop. You know the first shot he would look to execute the next time he hits the nets. A slog sweep.

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First published on: 01-10-2021 at 18:00 IST
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