After losing 5 matches in a row to Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders finally got the victory. Kolkata beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets at Ahmedabad Cricket Stadium. As a result of this victory, they are in fifth place on the table with 4 points in six matches.
Punjab Kings lost the toss and elected to bat. Punjab scored 123 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, the two openers of Punjab, started well. They made a partnership of 36 runs. Pat Cummins breaks their pair.
Lokesh Rahul stopped for 19 runs and Mayank Agarwal was out for 31 by Sunil Narine. Chris Jordan made 30 off 18 balls. Punjab Kings scored 100 runs in his combined batting. In the end, Punjab’s innings stopped at 123 runs for 9 wickets.
Kolkata batted for 123 runs and lost the wickets of Shubhaman (9) Gill, Nitish Rana (0), and Sunil Narine (0) by just 16 runs. Punjab started dreaming of holding on to Kolkata, starting with great bowling.
But Captain Morgan and Rahul Tripathi took the helm of the team, breaking Punjab’s dream. 6 runs came in a pair of two. Rahul returned with 41 off 32 balls in 6 overs but Morgan left the field after winning the match.
An innings of 48 off 40 balls came from his bat. There are 4 fours and 2 sixes. Besides, Andre Russell scored 10 and Dinesh Karthik 12 runs.
Prasad Krishna took a maximum of 3 wickets for Kolkata, Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine took 2.