KKR beat Punjab by 6 wickets: Russell turned the tide with 8 sixes, scored 70 runs and chased the target of 138 runs in the 15th over


The 8th match of yesterday’s IPL tournament was played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR captain Shreyas Iyer decided to bowl before winning the toss. However, Punjab’s batsmen failed after a good start and the entire team was all out for 137 in 18.2 overs. In response, KKR chased the score before 33 balls and won the match by 6 wickets.

Russell’s Muscle Power

Kolkata’s Andre Russell hit 8 sixes and 2 fours off 31 balls in a 70 * match-winning innings. With the help of this, the team chased the target of 138 runs in 14.3 overs. In this match, Russell had a 90 * partnership of 47 balls with Sam Billings.

Star Kids came to cheer the team

To cheer Kolkata, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, son Aryan Khan and Bollywood actress Ananya Pandey arrived at the Wankhede Stadium to watch the match. All of them have a special celebration after the wicket of Liam Livingstone.

Rabada’s superb batting

Rabada, playing his first IPL match for Punjab kings, scored 25 off 16 balls. He hit 4 fours and 1 six in this innings. However, Andre Russell of Kolkata later collected the pavilion.

50 wickets in Umesh’s IPL powerplay

KKR pacer Umesh Yadav lbw Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal in the first over. With this wicket, Umesh has become the third bowler to take 50 wickets in IPL powerplay. The record for most wickets here is owned by Sandeep Sharma. At number two, Zaheer Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are together involved. Both have taken 52-52 wickets.

Tim Southee has seized 250 wickets

New Zealand Pace bowler Tim Southee took 250 wickets in the T20 all format. He is the first New Zealand bowler to cross the line. Southee also took 2 wickets for 36 runs in the match.

Rajapaksa scored with a strike rate of 344

Punjab’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa has scored 31 runs off just 9 balls with explosive batting. He hit 3 fours and 3 sixes in his innings with a strike rate of 344.44. However, he was caught out at mid-off after hitting Shivam Mavi’s back-to-back 3 sixes. Let me tell you that in Shivam’s over, Bhanuka started with fours and then hit back-to-back 3 sixes.

Powerplay remained equivalent

Kolkata lost wickets of Mayank, Rajapakse and Dhawan during the bowling. All three wickets were bowled by Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi and Tim Southee. However, Punjab also scored 62 runs in the powerplay with a run rate of 10.33 in batting. Along with the wicket, it has also completed its 50 wickets in the IPL powerplay.

Both teams playing-11

PBKS: Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Shahrukh Khan, Raj Bawa, Odin Smith, Harpreet Barar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar

KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty


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