Mon, 26 October 2020
IPL: Gayle, Mandeep hit 50s; Kings XI beat KKR
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 150-2 (18.5 Ovs) | ScorecardKings XI Punjab win with seven balls to spare to register an eight-wicket victory over KKR.
Mandeep Singh (66*) and Chris Gayle (51) guided KXIP to 150/2 in 18.5 overs to a fifth consecutive victory.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab restricted Kolkata Knight Riders on 149/9 in 20 overs. Shubman Gill emerged as the leading scorer with 57 from 37 balls and stitched a crucial 81-run partnership with Eoin Morgan.
Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami was the standout bowler from KXIP, picking three wickets in his four-over quota.
22:58 IPL: Gayle, Mandeep hit 50s; Kings XI beat KKR
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 150-2 (18.5 Ovs)Cummins is back, Gayle is beaten to a perfect yorker. Another yorker but Gayle takes a single. Mandeep beaten. He sends the next to the boundary for four runs. Too high, not balled wide. Cummins misses his yorker and Mandeep hits the ball over midwicket for six runs.
After 18 overs Kings XI are 147-1. They need 3 from 12 balls. Gayle is on 51 (28) and Mandeep is on 65 (55).
Can Gayle finish this? No! Ferguson bowls a slower ball Gayle wants to leave it, but it is still there in front of his face. So he looks to ramp it, but ends up gloving it to Krishna at short third man. Gayle is gone for 51 off 29 balls.
Pooran is the new batsman, he is beaten. He is off the mark with a single. Confusion, Pooran wants a single. Mandeep doesn't. But misfield earns them a single and scores are tied. Pooran hits the winning runs.
Kings XI won by eight wickets. They are now No 4 on the table.
22:46 IPL: Gayle slams 25-ball 50
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 136-1 (17 Ovs)Ferguson is back, Gayle powers the ball to fine leg for four. He punches the next over mid-off for a six. He defends the next. With a single he brings up his half century in just 25 balls. Mandeep sends the slower one for a single. Gayle takes a comfortable single off the last ball of the over.
After 17 overs Kings XI are 136-1. They need 14 from 18 balls. Gayle is on 50 (26) and Mandeep is on 55 (51).
22:42 IPL: Mandeep celebrates special half century
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 123-1 (16 Ovs)Krishna is back into the attack, can he provide a breakthrough? Mandeep punches straight to point, no runs taken. He slams a one bounce boundary and moves to 49. He is beaten. He plays the yorker and takes a single and with that brings up his half century. He looks to the skies and blows a kiss, paying tribute to his father, whom he lost three days ago. Gayle takes a single. Mandeep sends the over for one bounce four runs!
After 16 overs Kings XI are 123-1. They need 27 from 24 balls. Gayle is on 39 (21) Mandeep is on 54 (50).
22:36 IPL: Mandeep, Gayle take Kings XI past 100
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 113-1 (15 Ovs)Ferguson continues, Mandeep powers the ball to third man for a single. Gayle is beaten. He pushes the ball to point for a single. Rana dives and saves a few runs. Mandeep now scores big runs, hammers a boundary over long-on for four runs! Mandeep ducks the bouncer. Next delivery is called wide. One leg bye to end the over.
After 14 overs Kings XI are 104-1. They need 46 from 36 balls. Gayle is on 35 (18) and Mandeep is on 39 (41).
Varun is back into the attack. Mandeep drives over extra cover for four runs! He flicks to cover, no runs. He sends the ball down leg side for a single. Gayle finds gap, gets two quick singles. Gayle hits hard and sends the ball down the wicket but Tripathi dives at long-on to save three runs. Single to end the over.
After 15 overs Kings XI are 113-1. They need 37 from 30 balls. Gayle is on 38 (20) and Mandeep is on 45 (45).
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 96-1 (13 Ovs)Lockie Ferguson is here, Mandeep welcomes him with a boundary. He is beaten. Next delivery is dot ball. He steals a single off the next. Gayle blazes the ball to the boundary. Nitish Rana has no chance to stop that. Gayle flicks to for a single. After 12 overs Kings XI are 86-1.
Narine is back, Gayle takes a single. Mandeep punches to square of deep cover for a single. Gayle powers this over wide long-on for six runs! Two more comes off that over.
After 13 overs Kings XI are 96-1. They need 54 from 42 balls. Gayle is on 34 (16) and Mandeep is on 34 (37).
22:21 IPL: Gayle's attack boosts Kings XI
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 76-1 (11 Ovs)Sunil Narine continues, starts with dot ball. Mandeep sends the ball to leg side for a single. Gayle is off the mark with a single too. Two more dot balls and a single more. Good over for KKR, just three runs off it. Run rate going up as after 9 overs Kings XI are 50-1.
Varun continues, Mandeep sends the ball straight to point, no runs. Mandeep reverse hits and four runs! He then flicks the ball to cover for a single. Gayle defends and then sends the next for a huge six over long-on. Here comes Gayle storm, another huge huge six. Good over for Kings XI as 17 came off that over.
Kings XI are 67-1. Mandeep is on 26 (30) and Gayle is on 13 (5).
Narine continues, Mandeep cuts the ball to long-off for a single. Gayle punches straight to cover, no runs. He then sweeps to long leg for a single. Mandeep is beaten but takes a single. Gayle leaves the ball, he doesn't want to take any risks. Gayle picks and deposits this over long-on for six runs!
After 11 overs Kings XI are 76-1. Gayle is on 20 (9) and Mandeep is on 28 (32). They need 74 from 54 balls.
22:08 IPL: Varun removes in-form KL Rahul
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 47-1 (8 Ovs)Narine is brought into the attack, Rahul is beaten. He drives to deep cover for a single. Mandeep pushes the carrom ball to cover, no runs. He pushes the next to leg side for a single. Rahul powers the ball to deep for two quick singles. Single to end the over. After 7 overs Kings XI are 41-0. Rahul is on 23 (20) and Mandeep is on 18 (22).
Varun continues, Rahul and Mandeep take a single each. Dot ball. Rahul sends the ball to the ropes for four runs. Rahul cuts it to point, no runs taken.
Varun strikes! Bags the big wicket of Kings skipper. Rahul is given LBW out and he is not using the review. The sharp quick turn beats him. Rahul is gone for 28 (25).
Chris Gayle is the new batsman.
After 8 overs Kings XI are 47-1. They run rate is dipping.
22:01 IPL: KKR keep it tight not allowing the big hits
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 36-0 (6 Ovs)Cummins comes in for his third over, Mandeep gets going and hammers it over the fence for six runs! Dot ball. Mandeep takes a risky two quick singles. Tripathi sends a quick throw from deep cover. Mandeep looks in trouble but replays show he has made it. Mandeep now hammers the ball clears midwicket boundary, four runs! He gains confidence. He pushes the ball to deep square for a single. Dot ball to end the over. After 5 overs Kings XI are 34-0. Rahul is on 18 (14), Mandeep is on 16 (16).
C Varun is here, Mandeep struggling as Varun starts with three dot balls on a trot. Mandeep pushes the ball to long-on for a single. Rahul powers the ball to cover, no runs. He pushes the ball to mid-on for a single. Just two runs off the over. After 6 overs Kings XI are 36-0.
Kings XI managed run rate of 6. Their asking run rate has gone up to 8 after powerplay.
21:52 IPL: Mandeep struggling against pacers
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 21-0 (4 Ovs)Cummins continues, Mandeep struggling against him, three dot ball. He swings and misses. KL Rahul chats with him as he is on 1 off 8 balls now. Mandeep now swings again and this time sends the ball down to mid-off for a single. It was in the air but Lockie Ferguson was away. Rahul powers the short ball to covers for a single. Dot ball to end the over.
After 3 overs Kings XI are 11-0. Rahul is on 9 (8), Mandeep is on 2 (10).
Krishna continues, Rahul hammers him for back-to-back boundaries. Dot ball. Krishna gets extra bounce, Rahul goes for it, beaten. No need to take risks there KL. Two more singles from the over.
After 4 overs Kings XI are 21-0. Rahul is on 18 (13) Mandeep is on 3 (11).
21:44 IPL: Kings XI off to a slow start
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XI 9-0 (2 Ovs)KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are out to open. Cummins to bowl the first over. Rahul is off the mark with a boundary courtesy sloppy fielding from Krishna at third man. Ball slipped through his hands and went over the ropes. Rahul sends the ball to mid-off, no runs. He is beaten off the next. Another dot ball. Three dot balls on a trot. Rahul flicks the ball to third man for a single. Dot ball to end the over. After first overs Kings XI are 5-0.
Krishna shares the new ball with Cummins. Rahul punches the ball to mid-on for a single. He has a slip in place for Mandeep Singh, he defends the first ball. He can't beat cover, no runs taken. Mandeep taps the ball but no runs taken. He now drives to mid-off for a single. Rahul flicks and ball to cover point for two singles. Nagarkoti's chase and dive saves two runs. After two overs Kings XI are 9-0.
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XIKKR finish on 149/9 with Shubman Gill emerging as the top-scorer. He scored 57 off 43 balls. KXIP need 150 to win.
21:17 IPL: Kings XI's bowlers restrict KKR to 149
KKR 149-9 (20 Ovs) vs Kings XIJordan to bowl the last over. Ferguson takes a single. Varun gets two leg-byes off fine leg. Varun powers the ball to long-on for a single. Single for Ferguson. Varun looks to hit it out. Jordan beats him and uproots the leg stump! Varun is gone for 2 (4).
Prasidh Krishna comes to face the last ball of the innings. He is beaten!
KKR set 150 runs target for Kings XI to win.
21:08 IPL: Shami dismisses well set Gill
KKR 144-8 (19 Ovs) vs Kings XIJordan is back, Ferguson welcomes him with two back-t-back boundaries. He sends the ball to long-on for a single. Full toss, hits Gill on his pad. Jordan appeals but the ball is headed down leg. Umpire also not interested. Two more singles to end the over.
After 18 overs KKR are 135-7. Gill is on 57 (43), Ferguson is on 15 (8).
Shami is here to finish his overs, Ferguson mis-hits and gets a single. Gill sends the ball to long-on, turns down a single.
Shami strikes! Gill in order to step-up the hitting, holes out to Pooran at deep midwicket. Gill is gone for 57 (45).
Varun Chakravarthy is the new batsman, he is off the mark with a single. Ferguson plays an excellent shot! Six runs! Single to end the over.
After 19 overs KKR are 144-8. Ferguson is on 22 (11), Varun is on 1 (1).
21:00 IPL: Bishnoi removes Pat Cummins
KKR 124-7 (17 Ovs) vs Kings XIBishnoi continues, Cummins struggling against spin. Three dot balls on a trot. He is beaten, big shout for LBW, umpire not interested. Replays show the ball was sliding down leg. KL Rahul goes for the review. Replays show it is missing leg. Cummins survive. Oh just survives. Another big shout from Bishnoi for LBW and this time the umpire gives him out. Cummins wants a review but they don't have any left. Replays show that the ball was headed down leg. Lockie Ferguson is the new batsman. Two more dot balls to end the over.
After 16 overs KKR are 114-7. Excellent over for Kings XI as they get a wicket and maiden over!
Ashwin continues, Gill is beaten, two dot balls. He hits over cover for a single. Ferguson opens the face to guide this past slip for four runs! Welcome boundary for KKR. He cuts the ball to deep midwicket for a single. Splendid shot from Gill. He gets down on his knee and lofts the ball over extra cover for four runs! After 17 overs KKR are 124-7. Gill is on 56 (41), Ferguson is on 5 (4).
20:51 IPL: 50 comes up for Gill
KKR 114-6 (15 Ovs) vs Kings XIBishnoi continues, Gill punches to extra cover, doesn't get a run. Gill sends the ball to deep cover for a single. Nagarkoti gets a couple now. He cuts over his head for a single. Gill punches the ball to deep midwicket for two quick singles. With that he brings up his fifty. Dot ball to end the over. After 14 overs KKR are 113-5. Gill is on 51 (37).
Ashwin is here, starts with a dot ball.
Nagarkoti misses and tries to go for cover drive, but Ashwin gets good turn and the ball hits Nagarkoti's wicket. He is gone for 6 (13).
Pat Cummins is new batsman. He is struggling against spin. Three dot ball on a trot. He is off the mark with a single off the last ball.
After 15 overs KKR are 114-6.
20:42 IPL: Kings XI in control
KKR 107-5 (13 Ovs) vs Kings XIBishnoi continues, just four come off the over. The flow of runs have stopped now. As Narine and Morgan perish, Gill stays on. After 12 overs KKR are 105-5. Gill is on 47 (32).
Ashwin is back, starts with three dot balls. Nagarkoti takes a single as the ball clears cover point. Gill mis-times and takes a single off long-on. Dot ball to end the over.
After 13 overs KKR are 107-5. Gill is on 48 (33).
20:34 IPL: Morgan, Narine perish; Kings XI in control
KKR 101-5 (11 Ovs) vs Kings XIChris Jordan comes into the attack now, Morgan punches the ball to deep point for a single. Gill is beaten. Another dot ball. He cuts the ball to long-on for one. Two more dot balls to end the over. After 9 overs KKR are 82-3.
Bishnoi is the new bowler, Gill powers it to long-on for a single. Morgan sweeps it to deep midwicket for a single. Gill clears long-on for six runs! He sends the ball down for a single.
Bishnoi strikes! Morgan goes for the aerial sweep, doesn't connect it well and Ashwin takes a simple catch at deep backward square leg. Important wicket for Kings XI. Morgan is gone for 40 (25).
Sunil Narine is the new batsman. Gill cuts to deep point for a single. After 10 overs KKR are 92-4. Gill is on 44 (28).
Jordan continues, KKR get four runs including a wide. Narine then uses the pace and sends the ball to the boundary. Smart batting, he knew exactly where the fielders were placed. Short ball goes higher and wide called.
Slower ball, and gets inside edge. Narine was looking to go over cover but his bails come off. Narine is gone for 6 (4).
Kamlesh Nagarkoti is the new batsman. After 11 overs KKR are 101-5
20:17 IPL: Morgan, Gill hammer Kings XI bowlers
KKR 80-3 (8 Ovs) vs Kings XIMaxwell is back, can he stop Morgan and Gill? Starts with dot ball. But Morgan is unstoppable as he sends the next delivery to the ropes for four runs! He flicks the ball to deep midwicket for a single. Single for Gill too. Morgan nudges to extra cover but doesn't get a run. Morgan picks the pace and slams the ball for six runs through backward square leg.
After 7 overs KKR are 66-3. Gill is on 27 (18) and Morgan is on 31 (17).
M Ashwin is here, Gill punches the ball to long-off for a single. Morgan pushes is back to Ashwin. He now dances down the wicket and powers the ball for six runs over the long-on. Morgan cuts to deep point for a single. Gill sends the ball back to the bowler. Gill has all the time to go down on a knee to send this over wide long-on for six runs! They are hammering Kings XI bowlers all over the stadium.
After 8 overs KKR are 80-3. Gill is on 34 (21) and Morgan is on 38 (20).
20:07 IPL: Morgan, Gill go all guns blazing
KKR 54-3 (6 Ovs) vs Kings XIArshdeep continues, starts with a dot ball. Gill powers the ball to mid-off for a single. He nudges the ball to deep for a single. Now Gill dances down the wicket and rolls his wrists and sends the ball to the ropes through the square leg. Dot ball to end the over.
After 5 overs KKR are 33-3.
Shami comes to bowl his third over, Morgan is unfazed and hammers the ball over mid-on for four runs! Bouncer and Morgan is beaten. He hammers another boundary! He sneaks a single now. Gill just opens the face of the bat and powers it to six runs! Another six! Back-to-back sixes for Gill! It doesn't look as if KKR has lost three quick wickets. These two are batting confidently.
After 6 overs KKR are 54-3. Gill is on 26 (17) and Morgan is on 20 (12).
19:58 IPL: Great start for Kings XI
KKR 23-3 (4 Ovs) vs Kings XIEoin Morgan is the new batsman. Arshdeep Singh is here, Gill hammers a welcome boundary over square leg side. He leaves the next delivery. Wide called. Gill flicks the ball to third man for a single. Two more dot balls. Morgan sweeps and runs two quick singles. After three overs KKR are 18-3. Gill is on 8 (8).
Shami continues, has two slips now and starts with two dot balls. Gill then flicks for a single. Morgan sends the ball one bounce over the fence for four runs! Two more dot balls to end the over.
After 4 overs KKR are 23-3. Gill is on 9 (11) and Morgan is on 6 (6).
19:49 IPL: Shami, Maxwell leave KKR in a mess
KKR 10-3 (2 Ovs) vs Kings XI
KKR's Shubhman Gill and Nitish Rana walk out to open. Glenn Maxwell will be handed the new ball. Gill is off the mark with a single towards deep midwicket.
Maxwell strikes! Rana goes for a duck! He gets top edge and ball straight away lands into the safe hands of Gayle at short fine leg.
Rahul Tripathi is the new batsman. He is off the mark with a single. Gill powers the ball to long-on for a single. Tripathi hammers the ball over the fence for six runs! He defends the last ball of the over.
After first over KKR are 9-1.
Shami comes form the other end, starts with a slip. Two dot balls. Gill drives towards mid-off but Maxwell pounces on the ball and saves three runs.
Shami strikes! Prefect line and length! Tripathi gets edge and KL Rahul takes it perfectly at the back. Another KKR wicket goes. Tripathi walks back scoring just 7 (4).
Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman. He leaves the first delivery.
Another good length from Shami, gets edge and gone! A good length delivery and it takes the outside edge of Karthik's bat and KL Rahul completes a routine catch. Karthik reviews it immediately. Snicko meter shows a spike at the exact moment the ball is next to the bat. On field decision has to be considered.
KKR lose third wicket. After two overs KKR are 10-3.
19:10 IPL: Kings XI win toss, invite KKR to bat
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul has won the toss, and they have decided to chase. They are unchanged.
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan said he would have chased too. KKR also stick to their winning XI. No Andre Russell.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
19:00 IPL: KXIP look to sustain momentum
Kings XI Punjab will hope to keep the juggernaut rolling when they take on a resurgent Kolkata Knight Riders in a mid-table IPL clash, in Sharjah.
KXIP had roared back to form, snapping their five match losing-streak with a win over third-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Since then the KL Rahul-led side has not looked back, defeating the top two sides in the tournament -- Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals -- besides Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, they must also win their remaining matches for a shot at the playoffs.
KXIP have the in-form batsmen in skipper Rahul, who is the leading run scorer of the tournament, and Mayank Agarwal. The presence of flamboyant Chris Gayle has inspired the team, and since his inclusion in the playing XI, the Punjab-based outfit has not lost a single game.
KKR will also be all fired up after their comprehensive win over the formidable Delhi Capitals and would be desperate to keep the winning momentum going.
If KKR wish to seal a play-off spot, their batsmen need to step up, shrug off their inconsistency and win matches for the team. Barring Rana (81) and Narine (64), everyone else failed against DC.