IPL 2020, KXIP vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders pulled yet another rabbit out of the hat as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by two runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
After winning the toss and opting to bat, KKR huffed at the start losing two wickets early on. Shubman Gill’s 57 provided the foundation of the innings as Kolkata battled on. After Dinesh Karthik (58) came on at number five, the scenario changed as KKR scored a massive 63 runs in the final five overs to post 164/6 at the end of 20 overs.
In their chase, KXIP had an excellent start with both their openers — KL Rahul (74) and Mayank Agarwal (56) — partnering each other for 115 runs. But owing to Karthik’s captaincy, Prasidh and Narine’s bowling, KKR eked out a narrow win in the final over where Glenn Maxwell just fell short of inches near the boundary rope.
Match 24, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 10 Oct, 2020