KKR beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | 0

Kolkata Knight Riders is one of the most familiar team in Indian Premier League where Shah Rukh Khan is one of the owner of the franchise team. It represents Kolkata in IPL and also can be examined as one of the most successful team in the tournament. They won IPL title twice times and it seems that they are going to do the same in the ongoing season. KKR is one of the eight oldest team in the competition they have taken part in all 11th episode of the tournament including the current season. In the ongoing season, they are in 3rd position and in their 12th match of the tournament, KKR beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs. It can be called as a proper revenge.

KKR beat Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs

The match was executed at the home venue of KXIP but they failed to use the home ground support. Earlier in their first meeting which took place at Eden Gardens which is the home venue of KKR, the guest team beat KKR by D/L method. So, this two teams played against each other twice times and won one of them each.

The match between KKR and KXIP was the 44th match in the tournament IPL which took place in 12th May, 2018 at Holkar Cricket Stadium. It was the first match in that day where the local team Kings XI Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl first. So, guest team Kolkata started to bat. They wanted to present a big total in front of the local team and they succeeded.

Lynn and Narine started the innings dominantly. OPeners added 53 runs when Lynn was gone with 27 runs. Narine scored highest 75 runs. Later, Uthappa, Russell and Karthik all three players played well. Uthappa scored 24 runs, Russell scored 31 runs and captain Karthik scored 50 runs so far. BY losing six wickets Kolkata Knight Riders scored highest 245 runs so far. Bowlers of KXIP were so expensive. Tye bowled well and took four wickets for the team.

Opening partnership of Kings XI Punjab was also good. They added 57 runs where Gayle scored 21 runs. KL Rahul played well. He scored 66 runs highest. Middle orders of the team played well where Finch scored 34 runs, Patel scored 19 runs and Ashwin scored 45 runs so far. By losing eight wickets their innings finished with 214 runs. They tried hard but the target was too big. Russell took three wickets and Krishna took two wickets for the team KKR. Sunil Narine was given the player of the match later.

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