Highlights from the Kolkata Knight Riders’ 5 wicket victory over Punjab Kings in a last-ball thriller at the Eden Gardens on Monday, featuring Andre Russell and Rinku Singh, against the latter team.
As Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets in a last-ball thriller at the Eden Gardens
Andre Russell and Rinku Singh were the game’s standout performers. A match-winning boundary was part of Russell’s innings as he hit 42 unanswered points off of 23 while Rinku scored 21 unanswered points off of 10 balls.
Prior to that, Shikhar Dhawan’s fifty-plus, followed by significant cameos from Harpreet Brar and Shahrukh Khan, helped Punjab Kings reach 179 for 7 in 20 overs. Shahrukh hit 21 not out off of 8 while Brar hit 17 not out of 9. Dhawan scored 57 runs in 47 balls. The best bowlers for KKR were Harshit Rana (2 for 33) and Varun Chakravarthy (3 for 26). Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of PBKS, called the toss and chose to bat.
Along with Jason Roy’s 38 in 24 balls and Nitish Rana’s 51 off 38 balls, the two-time IPL champions scored 182/5 in response to Punjab’s 179/7.
Gurbaz failed to make an impression with the bat today, but the Kolkata Knight Riders captain led his team from the front with a leader’s knock, giving KKR another steady start.
The penultimate over, which Russell bowled against Sam Curran, featured three sixes from him, resulting in a tense conclusion.
The Caribbean cricketer attempted to hit a boundary in the last over against Arshdeep, who bowled a variety of good lines and lengths, but was run out on the non-striker’s end on the penultimate ball of the innings.
The 25-year-old got on strike and scored the winning runs, getting a boundary on the final ball. Rinku Singh had made a life-threatening run that was not successful.
Twitter Fan’s Reactions After The Win:
🏏@Russell12A and #RinkuSingh star as #KolkataKnightRiders seal a last ball thriller against @PunjabKingsIPL by 5 wickets. @karishmasingh22 joins in with highlights of the match pic.twitter.com/DQN6cPUp2u— Mirror Now (@MirrorNow) May 9, 2023
What a Match what a victory by #KolkataKnightRiders 💜💜🎉🎉— Arnab SRKIAN Biswas (@ArnabBi77527645) May 9, 2023
Specially Lord Rinku The finisher 💜🔥& Russell Mania 🔥 & Important 51 runs knock by Rana ji
A complete RRR Show 🔥🔥@KKRiders #KKRvsPBKS pic.twitter.com/HGfET1ybmg
#RinkuSingh and #AndreRussell were crucial to Kolkata Knight Riders' heroic victory over Punjab Kings in the #IPL2023 game on Monday.https://t.co/PQyAMHrQJ5— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) May 9, 2023
KKR’s unbelievable 5 wickets win – can you guess which 3 players led the charge?: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings https://t.co/amuIJ1M7LM #ipl2023 #KKRvPBKS #kkr— Khurshid (@computerprg) May 9, 2023
So, another thriller in the IPL where Kolkata Knight Riders held their nerves to win by 5 wickets off the final ball. Punjab Kings put up 179 on the board with Dhawan scoring 57 and the others chipping in with cameos. In reply, KKR had Nitish Rana scoring 51. Andre Russell— AYAN CHATTERJEE (@ayan95_ayan) May 9, 2023