Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], April 26 (ANI): A spirited bowling efficiency from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restricted Punjab Kings to 123/9 of their allotted 20 overs right here on the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday.
KKR bowlers backed their skipper Eoin Morgan’s determination of bowling after successful the toss as they bowled on tight lengths and didn’t give any unfastened balls to Punjab batters to rating freely.
Apart from openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, no different batsman was ready to sew a good partnership. Rahul and Mayank gave a gradual begin to the facet and added 36-run for the opening wicket. Pat Cummins bagged the primary wicket for his facet as he dismissed Rahul (19) within the sixth over.
Chris Gayle couldn’t stay up to the expectation as he was despatched again to the pavilion on a golden duck by Shivam Mavi. Things didn’t flip good for Punjab as Deepak Hooda (1) too departed cheaply within the eighth over.
Nicholas Pooran and Mayank construct an 18-run temporary stand for the fourth wicket however Narine broke the partnership. Mayank departed after scoring 31 runs studded with two sixes.
Punjab saved on dropping wickets at common intervals. Moises Henriques (2), Pooran (19), Shahrukh Khan (13), and Ravi Bishnoi (1) failed to depart their mark on the scoreboard.
In the dying overs, Chris Jordan’s 30-run knock off 18 balls guided the facet to a good complete ultimately.
For KKR, Krishna returned with the figures of 3-30 in his 4 overs whereas Cummins and Narine scalped two wickets every. Brief Scores: Punjab Kings 123/9 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 31, Chris Jordan 30; Prasidh Krishna 3-30, Sunil Narine 2-22, Pat Cummins 2-31) vs KKR. (ANI)