Dinesh Karthik won by 2 runs.
Tight drama at the last minute. In the end, Kolkata Knight Riders snatched the mouth of Kings XI Punjab. Dinesh Karthik won by 2 runs. KKR stopped at 164 in the allotted 20 overs. Chasing that run, Punjab lost their breath in 182.
The last ball needed 6 runs. Batsman Glenn Maxwell. Sunil Narine with the ball. In such a situation, a six could turn the match around. The game would have gone to the superover. But not! Maxwell did not fail to try. Narine pulled the ball out a lot. However, Kapal did not accompany him. The ball went a little before the boundary line. After repeated visits, the third umpire confirmed, Boundary. Disappointment is KL Rahul. Kolkata won by 2 runs.
Punjab did not make a bad start. Chasing Kolkata’s target of 175 runs, he scored 115 in the opening over. KL Rahul is in great form in the current IPL. On this day he made the fourth half-century. Rahul made his way to the pavilion with 64 off 56 balls. Another opener Mayank Agarwal made 57 off 39 balls. 18 to 19 overs became the turning point of the match. Old, Punjab’s batting was shattered when Rahul was out. No one could rely on survival.
Necessary runs in the last over stood at 14. This run goes up. Mandeep Singh was out in the fifth ball. Need 7. Maxwell had to hit 6 in the last ball. The match could have been a super over. Killed Maxwell. But the ball could not cross the boundary. Shubhaman Gill pulled KKR on this day. 56 runs came from his bat in 48 balls. Captain Dinesh Karthik made 57 off 29 balls. Karthik’s stormy batting score was 164.