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PBKS vs KKR, 2nd Match at Mohali, IPL, Apr 01 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd Match (D/N), Mohali, April 01, 2023, Indian Premier League
(16/16 ov, T:154) 146/7

PBKS won by 7 runs (DLS method)

Player Of The Match
3/19
arshdeep-singh
Cricinfo's MVP
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Scorecard summary
Punjab Kings 191/5(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 146/7(16 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
PBKS78.77--03/193.9478.77
PBKS55.1150(32)54.2155.11--0
KKR54.79--01/261.5254.79
KKR52.7835(19)44.5252.78--0
KKR43.527(2)11.2716.111/401.2927.41
end of over 1610 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 146/7CRR: 9.12 
Sunil Narine7 (2b 1x6)
Shardul Thakur8 (3b 1x6)
Arshdeep Singh 3-0-19-3
Sam Curran 3-0-38-1

That's it from us from the first of the two matches today. There was considerable time lost due to a floodlight failure at the start of KKR's innings, but I'm not sure if all four remaining overs would have been possible before rain interrupted play. Meanwhile, LSG, against DC, are off to a stable start in Lucknow as the action continues this evening. But for here, it's goodnight and goodbye from Raghav, Thilak, Sreshth and me, Himanshu!

Arshdeep Singh is the Player of the Match

7.51pm Okay, we are done: PBKS beat KKR by seven runs on DLS method. The rain is yet to stop after that interruption, and the umpires decided that was it. KKR fall short despite some late blows by Russell; and they will ruin those two wickets they lost in the last two overs. It was always going to be difficult once they were 29 for 3 in the fifth over, and KKR will want to relook at their top six in the absence of Shreyas Iyer and Shakib Al Hasan. On the contrary, PBKS' win was set up by contributions from their entire top seven. Hang around for the presentations.

Vikram: "I am 20 kms away from stadium. Its raining heavily. Chances of play resuming are very bleak." --- Exactly the post we were missing all this while

7.45pm The umpires are walking on the boundary rope, with umbrellas firmly placed overhead. They enter the KKR dressing room, and have a chat with their captain Rana. They even shook hands with one of the KKR staff members. Is that sign that we are done?

So what if rain has stopped the action here? You can always hop over from Mohali to Lucknow - don't ask me in how much time - as LSG host DC in both teams' season opener. DC have chosen to field after winning the toss.

7.40pm It is still raining steadily in Mohali, with covers in place pretty much all around. The ground looks entirely empty - there is not a soul there - with resumption getting further delayed.

Aditya: "Absolute chaos, this is what I've missed for the past couple of months!" --- And I'm sure this season hasn't disappointed you in just two days of action

TSB: "What blasphemy is this?! Shardul Thakur averages 10 with the bat after 140 T20 games?" --- To be honest, I had never realised this until now. Pretty shocking, yeah

7.18pm It has got much heavier, and rain stops play. As per DLS, KKR are seven runs behind. Two wickets in the last two overs for PBKS, and that must have made all the difference. The pitch and the outfield are quickly covered at the ground. The rain is hammering down, and I don't expect play to resume very soon.

15.6
6
Arshdeep Singh to Narine, SIX runs

just over long-on! This game is not over yet. Narine showing what he has got. On a good length on the stumps, and just lofted with the least of efforts

15.5
1
Arshdeep Singh to Thakur, 1 run

fires a yorker length ball on off, which is driven to long-on

Lokesh Kumar: "Lord is here"

15.4
1
Arshdeep Singh to Narine, 1 run

full ball on off, and driven to extra cover's right

Narine

15.3
W
Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT

ramped to point! Another bouncer from Arsh earns him a wicket. The bounce was a bit too much for Iyer to handle. Arsh banged it in short around off, with Iyer almost leaping a little to get on top of it. But he ended up half-ramping it - and without any control - to point

Venkatesh Iyer c Chahar b Arshdeep Singh 34 (28b 3x4 1x6 66m) SR: 121.42

Divyank Singh: "Perfect time for Southee cameo"

15.2
1
Arshdeep Singh to Thakur, 1 run

full ball angling into middle. Whipped to deep backward square

Around the wicket to Thakur

15.1
1
Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

sliced on the bounce to deep point. Full and wide-ish of off, as Iyer opens the bat face to loft

56 off 30. Arsh back.

end of over 1518 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 136/6CRR: 9.06 RRR: 11.20 • Need 56 from 30b
Shardul Thakur6 (1b 1x6)
Venkatesh Iyer33 (26b 3x4 1x6)
Sam Curran 3-0-38-1
Nathan Ellis 3-0-27-1
14.6
6
Sam Curran to Thakur, SIX runs

ridiculous! Effortless. Too good. Looked like he never really wanted to hit it that far, yet that shortish ball angling away towards off travelled over deep square leg as Thakur pulled almost with disdain

Thakur in

14.5
W
Sam Curran to Russell, OUT

finds deep midwicket! Could be exactly the wrong time for KKR, given there is rain around. Curran went short again, except that this one was an offcutter, which rose sharply after pitching middle and leg, while also angling across. Russell swat-pulled but only off the higher side of the bat

Andre Russell c Sikandar Raza b Curran 35 (19b 3x4 2x6 24m) SR: 184.21
14.4
4
Sam Curran to Russell, FOUR runs

ramps between point and short third! Not very Russell-like, though. Short delivery, almost cramping him for room while rising on middle. He sways away a bit, and lofts it late

14.3
6
Sam Curran to Russell, SIX runs

low full toss, and heaved away over wide long-on! Perhaps Curran tried the yorker; anyway, it didn't work. Russell got his front leg out of the way while standing deep in the crease, and flung at that

Just two off the first two balls

14.2
1
Sam Curran to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

full ball on off, and flicked to deep midwicket

Rain remains steady in Mohali. And Curran will reload after not bowling this one despite running in.

14.1
1
Sam Curran to Russell, 1 run

swats this short and wide ball outside off to deep point

Curran replaces Chahar

Rain falling. KKR behind on DLS. Time-out. Where will the momentum swing? KKR need 74 from 36.

end of over 1418 runs
KKR: 118/5CRR: 8.42 RRR: 12.33 • Need 74 from 36b
Andre Russell24 (15b 2x4 1x6)
Venkatesh Iyer32 (25b 3x4 1x6)
Nathan Ellis 3-0-27-1
Rahul Chahar 2-0-12-1

The ground staff are all set with the covers outside the boundary. KKR are 10 runs behind on DLS par

Time-out

13.6
1
Ellis to Russell, 1 run

slower ball, and a full length on fifth stump. Swatted without timing to long-on

Droplets of rain visible

13.5
Ellis to Russell, no run

another yorker, and bowled on fifth stump. Russell slashes and misses

Shreyam Dhakal: "This is turning out to be a close game" --- Two no-balls turning it around...

13.4
1
Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

now bowls a good yorker just outside off. Jammed down to long-off

Another free hit

13.4
7nb
Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, (no ball) SIX runs

drilled over the bowler's head! Why bowl that full, close-to-the-arc length at this stage, and if it's a free hit? That was full and on the stumps, and Iyer rammed that back with the full face of the bat. This is a no-ball too, and it's a late call

Free hit

13.4
2nb
Ellis to Russell, (no ball) 1 run

good length ball outside off, and hacked to deep point. Russell slips after completing the single. And it is a no-ball

13.3
2
Ellis to Russell, 2 runs

dropped by short fine running back! Prabhsimran the fielder. Ellis isn't happy, but it didn't look very easy too. It was a slower ball and short on off, and Russell pulled and got a top edge

13.2
4
Ellis to Russell, FOUR runs

clubbed over mid-off! Stands deep in the crease at this length delivery, which is ending outside off. Russell opened the bat face, and sliced that back forcefully

13.1
1
Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

good length ball, angling in late into middle and off after pitching on off. Stabbed to point

Ellis back. KKR need 92 from 42.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
PBB Rajapaksa
50 runs (32)
5 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
8 runs
0 four1 six
Control
69%
S Dhawan
40 runs (29)
6 fours0 six
Productive shot
cut shot
18 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
90%
Best performances - bowlers
Arshdeep Singh
O
3
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
6.33
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
TG Southee
O
4
M
0
R
54
W
2
ECO
13.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
Series
Season2023
Player Of The Match
Match days01 April 2023 - daynight (20-over match)
PBKS Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 0.1 ov)
KKR Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 1.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPunjab Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Language
English
Win Probability
PBKS 100%
PBKSKKR
100%50%100%PBKS InningsKKR Innings

Over 16 • KKR 146/7

Venkatesh Iyer c Chahar b Arshdeep Singh 34 (28b 3x4 1x6 66m) SR: 121.42
W
PBKS won by 7 runs (DLS method)
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GT14104200.809
CSK1485170.652
LSG1485170.284
MI148616-0.044
RR1477140.148
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KKR146812-0.239
PBKS146812-0.304
DC145910-0.808
SRH144108-0.590