Chasing 166, Mayank Agarwal, who was dropped by Eoin Morgan when on 0, obtained off to a brisk begin with three fours and two maximums. KL Rahul, on the opposite finish, performed the position of a second fiddle however batted at lower than run-a-ball. PBKS ended the powerplay at 46 with out dropping any wicket.
Whereas Agarwal batted in a free-flowing method, the Punjab skipper struggled for boundaries. Agarwal obtained out to Varun Chakaravarthy for 40 off 27, with Morgan not making the a mistake this time. Chakaravarthy additionally obtained the higher of Nicholas Pooran proper after conceding a six to the left-hander.
Rahul performed just a few extra photographs, upping his strike fee over 100 as he introduced up his fifty, off 43 balls, and PBKS wanted him to hold on and see the chase off. However, wickets fell on the different finish – Aiden Markram smoked Sunil Narine for a big six, however fell to him on the following supply; Deepak Hooda holed out within the deep off Shivam Mavi.
Shahrukh Khan was aggressive from the onset and harrumphed a six and a 4 to convey the equation down to fifteen off 12. Rahul hit a 4 every on the primary and final ball of the nineteenth over, bowled by Mavi. With 4 wanted off the 5 balls, Rahul fell to Venkatesh Iyer, after scoring 67 off 55 balls. Shahrukh, nonetheless, struck a most to seal the sport for Punjab.
Earlier, after being requested to bat first by Punjab skipper KL Rahul, KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer began the innings with boundaries on the primary and final ball of the primary over, bowled by Fabian Allen. Shubman Gill stroked a boundary to Mohammed Shami earlier than being castled by Arshdeep Singh within the third over.
Iyer, although, continued along with his attacking intent to complete the powerplay at 48/1. Rahul Tripathi joined within the motion and hit the primary six of the innings off Allen. Each the batters continued to attain boundaries to take KKR to 88 on the 11-over mar earlier than Ravi Bishnoi accounted for Tripathi for 34 off 26.
Iyer, in the meantime, introduced up his second IPL fifty and took down Allen with a most whereas persevering with to assault the PBKS pacers. He was caught within the deep for 67 off 49 balls to the bowling of Bishnoi. Shami then trapped Eoin Morgan with a full ball.
Nitish Rana unleashed his array of photographs, whacking two sixes and two fours, earlier than being dismissed by Arshdeep for 31 off 81 balls. Debutant Tim Seifert was run out for two by Shami. Arshdeep accomplished this three-wicket haul with Dinesh Karthik’s wicket on the final ball of the innings, halting KKR’s whole at 165.