Abu Dhabi: Kolkata Knight Riders won by 2 runs in a thrilling IPL match against Kings XI Punjab at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
KKR did not have a good start after winning the toss and batting first and like Tripathi and Nitish Rana during the powerplay they took 2 big tweaks. From Kolkata, opener Shubhaman Gill (57) and skipper Dinesh Karthik (58) played half-century innings, which led KKRA to a 165-run target against Punjab. Punjab, who came on the field to reach the target, lost 5 wickets till the end of the over and managed to score only 162 runs and lost to Mubala.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubhaman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narayan, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper and Captain), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Famous Krishna, Varun Chakraborty
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Puran, Simran Singh (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Mujib Ur Rehman, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh