Result
52nd Match (N), Mohali, May 3 2019, Indian Premier League
183/6
(18/20 ov, target 184)
185/3
KKR won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
Kolkata Knight Riders
1y
• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Shubman Gill leads KKR to stay alive, Kings XI knocked out

Sam Curran's unbeaten 55 off 24 had given Kings XI a competitive total but KKR's top order make short work of it

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Varun Shetty (@varunshetty)
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab183/6(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders185/3(18 overs)
end of over 1819 runs
KKR: 185/3CRR: 10.27 
Dinesh Karthik21 (9)
Shubman Gill65 (49)
Sam Curran4-0-41-0
Andrew Tye3-0-41-1

11:46pm And that is all from us. Good night!

Gill: Feels big, MOTM award in my home ground. It was important to build partnerships. When I was batting 80-90 strike rate the team was doing well. That's when I decided to bat till the end. My whole family was there, even some relatives from the village. It was good to play here. I'm still trying to figure out my game in T20s.

Shubman Gill is the Man of the Match.

Karthik: We live another day. We've been fighting, it's been a hard couple of weeks. [On the angry team talkj] I wasn't happy with the body language. The kind of things I didn't expect from them. I'm not too into the results, just the processes. So I had to let the boys know what I thought. [Sheepishly] I think it's a bit rare. I should be true to myself. If I show that and it gets the best out of them, so be it.

In the last over, we gave ten runs too many. But gotta give credit to Curran. At the end of the day the IPL's beauty is that all team's have good balance and someone is always coming up here and there. It's a big ground but I think we did the small things well. We ran well, we put pressure, so it was good execution from the batsmen.

[Gill] is a terrific player, it was only fair we gave him a run at the top of the order. He'd been looking for it.

Lynn: [On Karthik] Yeah he lost his marbles there! Yeah no, that's DK. we've learnt to live with that over the last couple of weeks. We repsonded well as a group and took some wickets. Didn't hold that of Curran and he got the better of us, but again we were clinical with the bat. It was a good wicket but momentum is important in cricket and we grabbed that with the bat. We knew it was good conditions. Shubman was unbelievable. I'm not much of a cricket watcher to be honest but I'll be glued to the TV tomorrow [for the SRH match]. We can only think of what we can control and that is winning against Mumbai.

Ashwin: Tt's been sort of a par and par-plus score. Generally we've defended scores like this, but it was a good track today. It was one of those things. It can go the other way. We bowled well in the first three overs but Lynny took it away from us. Positives for us with respect to Pooran and Sam. We all know he's [Curran's] got the ability and fight in him.

11:30pm Well, that looked simple. Didn't it? KKR looked beleaguered at the halfway stage, but this is a good lesson for everyone, including myself, in gauging mood from afar. Lynn came out like he'd just remembered his reputation and blew this defence away early for Kings XI. They just couldn't rememeber. And once again this season, Gill made use of his opportunity with a neat little unbeaten knock. The situation now for Punjab: They need to win their next match by 160 runs and hope SRH lose tomorrow by 100 runs. Yeahhhhhh.

17.6
4
Curran to Karthik, FOUR runs
seals the win with two overs to spare! Full and into the pads. Stays still and whips at it. Looks like a slight inside edge onto pad before it sprints to the fine boundary
17.5
6
Curran to Karthik, SIX runs
clears square leg! Short ball at leg stump, angled into him and he uses the angle to pump this over the fielder
17.4
2
Curran to Karthik, 2 runs
short and wide outside off, cut to third man's right
17.4
1w
Curran to Karthik, 1 wide
bouncer just outside off, left alone
17.3
4
Curran to Karthik, FOUR runs
off the outside edge but there might have been intent to do exactly that from Karthik. Yorker length just outside off, jams the bat down on it and past the keeper
17.2
1
Curran to Shubman Gill, 1 run
slower ball, short of a length outside off. Pulled to long-on
17.1
1
Curran to Karthik, 1 run
full at off stump, driven down to long-on
end of over 179 runs
KKR: 166/3CRR: 9.76 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Dinesh Karthik4 (4)
Shubman Gill64 (48)
Andrew Tye3-0-41-1
Sam Curran3-0-22-0
16.6
1
Tye to Karthik, 1 run
slower ball at a length on off stump, driven on the up to mid-off
16.5
1
Tye to Shubman Gill, 1 run
length at middle stump, punched to long-on
16.4
4
Tye to Shubman Gill, FOUR runs
short-arm whip. Lovely. Length and climbing up at the body. Stays behind the line and deposits this between deep midwicket and long-on
16.3
1
Tye to Karthik, 1 run
low full toss on leg stump, flicked to deep square
16.2
1
Tye to Shubman Gill, 1 run
length on middle stump, flicked to midwicket's left
16.1
1
Tye to Karthik, 1 run
length on leg stump, looks to flick, gets it into the leg side via the thigh guard
end of over 166 runs
KKR: 157/3CRR: 9.81 • RRR: 6.75 • Need 27 from 24b
Shubman Gill58 (45)
Dinesh Karthik1 (1)
Sam Curran3-0-22-0
Mohammed Shami3-0-15-1

Time out.

15.6
2
Curran to Shubman Gill, 2 runs
length on leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket
15.5
Curran to Shubman Gill, no run
slower short ball wide outside off, looks to cut and is beaten
15.4
Curran to Shubman Gill, no run
slower ball short and wide outside off. Under-edge on the cut to point
15.3
2
Curran to Shubman Gill, 2 runs
full and in at leg stump. Flicked to deep square
15.2
1
Curran to Karthik, 1 run
slower ball at a length on off stump, dragged out to deep square
Best performances - batsmen
Shubman Gill
65 runs (49)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control90%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
02144841517
SM Curran
55 runs (24)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control100%
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
800932474
Best performances - bowlers
S Sandeep Warrier
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
Eco
7.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
N Rana
O
1
M
0
R
8
W
1
Eco
8.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2019
Player Of The Match
Shubman Gill
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days3 May 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Pandit
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0