46th Match (N), Sharjah, October 26, 2020, Indian Premier League
(18.5/20 ov, T:150) 150/2

Kings XI won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Kolkata Knight Riders INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
Shubman Gill c Pooran b Mohammed Shami5745-34126.66
Nitish Rana c Gayle b Maxwell01-000.00
Rahul Tripathi c †Rahul b Mohammed Shami74-01175.00
Dinesh Karthik c †Rahul b Mohammed Shami02-000.00
Eoin Morgan (c)c Ashwin b Ravi Bishnoi4025-52160.00
Sunil Narine  b Jordan64-10150.00
Kamlesh Nagarkoti  b Ashwin613-0046.15
Pat Cummins lbw b Ravi Bishnoi18-0012.50
Lockie Ferguson not out 2413-31184.61
Varun Chakravarthy  b Jordan24-0050.00
Prasidh Krishna not out 01-000.00
Extras(lb 3, w 3)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.45)149/9
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Nitish Rana, 0.2 ov), 2-10 (Rahul Tripathi, 1.4 ov), 3-10 (Dinesh Karthik, 1.6 ov), 4-91 (Eoin Morgan, 9.5 ov), 5-101 (Sunil Narine, 10.6 ov), 6-113 (Kamlesh Nagarkoti, 14.2 ov), 7-114 (Pat Cummins, 15.4 ov), 8-136 (Shubman Gill, 18.3 ov), 9-149 (Varun Chakravarthy, 19.5 ov)
Glenn Maxwell2021110.5041200
0.2 to N Rana, Rana annihilated Ashwin the other day, but he is out first ball to a much lesser offspinner. The shot is on. This is a length ball, outside leg, both square leg and fine leg inside the circle. So the sweep is on, but all he manages is a soft top edge straight to Gayle at short fine leg. 1/1
Mohammed Shami403538.75133300
1.4 to RA Tripathi, Shami strikes. Test-match lines and lengths. Attacking top of off on the angle, and then leaving him after pitching. Top-quality bowling. Tripathi pushes at it with an open face, and edges it through. 10/2
1.6 to KD Karthik, this is even better. Too good in fact: he has been given but Karthik has reviewed it immediately. Lovely length ball, just outside off, holds its line, there is a sound as it passes his bat. Karthik contends the sound has come from his bat hitting the pad, but the Snicko shows a spike at the exact moment the ball is next to the bat. And it does also hit the pad at around the same time. So the benefit of the doubt has to go to the on-field call. 10/3
18.3 to Shubman Gill, low full toss, right in the hitting slot, but he hits this straight to deep midwicket. Just a chip instead of a full-blooded slog. Perhaps Shami denied him any slogging room by following him. 136/8
Arshdeep Singh201809.0053010
Murugan Ashwin402716.75132200
14.2 to KL Nagarkoti, that ends a tortured stay for Nagarkoti. And it is torture when you are not picking legspinners. Misses another wrong'un as he looks for a big cover drive, and this turns back enough to hit the wicket. 113/6
Chris Jordan402526.25113020
10.6 to SP Narine, slower ball, and Narine has dragged this on. Wide off cutter, on a length, Narine is looking to go over cover with his drive, but gets the toe-end of the bat onto his wicket. 101/5
19.5 to CV Varun, looks to ramp it instead of looking to take the single to hand over the strike to Ferguson. Jordan beats him and uproots the leg stump. 149/9
Ravi Bishnoi412025.00110100
9.5 to EJG Morgan, Bushnoi strikes. Wrong'un outside leg, Morgan goes for the aerial sweep, just that degree of spin means the connection is not the sweetest, and even on these short boundaries, that results in a catch at deep backward square leg. 91/4
15.4 to PJ Cummins, this is a straighter wrong'un, and he gets his man. Cummins wants to review, but they don't have a review left. This googly starts just outside off, and it is closer than the last one, but it is still headed down leg. 114/7
Kings XI Punjab INNINGS (Target: 150 runs from 20 overs)
KL Rahul (c)†lbw b Varun2825-40112.00
Mandeep Singh not out 6656-82117.85
Chris Gayle c Prasidh Krishna b Ferguson5129-25175.86
Nicholas Pooran not out 23-0066.66
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 7.96)150/2
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (KL Rahul, 7.6 ov), 2-147 (Chris Gayle, 18.1 ov)
Pat Cummins403107.75133200
Prasidh Krishna302408.0074000
Varun Chakravarthy403418.50103200
7.6 to KL Rahul, given out lbw, and Rahul is not using the review. And I think this is missing leg, but I will wait for the replays to prove me wrong. Looks like the skiddy wrong'un from around off, and the sharp quick turn beats him. Umpire Illingworth raises the finger, but the question is: is it turning too much? We will have to wait for the end of the timeout for the answer. Umpire's call on the leg stump. 47/1
Sunil Narine402706.7590200
Lockie Ferguson3.503218.3494110
18.1 to CH Gayle, massive slower ball. At 122ks. He is looking to leave it, but it is still there in front of his face. So he looks to ramp it, but ends up gloving it to short third man. Stand up and applaud another Gayle special. The game was in the balance when he came out to bat. The game is no more now. 147/2
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TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Punjab Kings
Chris Gayle
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days26 October 2020 - night (20-over match)
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Reserve Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
Narayanan Kutty
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 1.6: Review by Kolkata Knight Riders (Batting), Umpire - KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Batsman - KD Karthik (Struck down)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 1
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (Shubman Gill 24, EJG Morgan 25, Ex 1)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 66/3 in 7.0 overs (Shubman Gill 27, EJG Morgan 31)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 107/5 in 13.0 overs (Shubman Gill 48, KL Nagarkoti 3)
  • Shubman Gill: 50 off 36 balls (2 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • Over 15.3: Review by Kings XI Punjab (Bowling), Umpire - KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Batsman - PJ Cummins (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders - 149/9 in 20.0 overs (LH Ferguson 24, M Prasidh Krishna 0)
  • Kings XI Punjab innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kings XI Punjab - 47/1 in 8.0 overs (Mandeep Singh 19)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (Mandeep Singh 16, CH Gayle 34, Ex 0)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 0
  • Mandeep Singh: 50 off 49 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • CH Gayle: 50 off 25 balls (2 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 60 balls (Mandeep Singh 46, CH Gayle 51, Ex 3)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 3