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KKR vs Kings XI, 46th Match at Sharjah, IPL, Oct 26 2020 - Match Result

RESULT
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)

Player Of The Match
51 (29)
chris-gayle
Cricinfo's MVP
80.39 ptsImpact List
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Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders 149/9(20 overs)
40 (25)
2/20 (4)
Kings XI Punjab 150/2(18.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
PBKS80.3951(29)61.7880.39--0
PBKS65.23--03/353.6765.23
KKR63.0440(25)52.5763.04--0
PBKS62.03--02/202.2362.03
KKR61.2357(45)62.7961.23--0

Happy and emotional scenes from around the KXIP camp. A lot to ponder for KKR. Nothing is sure with that points table yet. We will see you tomorrow with more mayhem

Chris Gayle, Man of the Match: "Been training off the field when not playing. Doing my runs. Gym. Feeling good. Have a good feeling about myself and the team. Just capitalising on it, but still a long way to go. We had two very good spinners, we had to make a quick adjustment. Quickly assess what they were doing. And once you get going, you ease the pressure off Mandeep as well. Sunil has got me out so many times. He is the best spinner in the world. So when you get a wicket like this, when it is not turning much, you got to cash in. Mandeep is going through a lot. Last game we said wew ant to win it for him. So beautiful to watch him in the middle pointing out to his father watching from above. And dad, my dad, I love you. Today the coach asked the senior players, we need to step up in crucial games, I am glad we were able to put my hand up. And the youngsters in the team are telling me, 'Don't retire.'"

KL Rahul: "I am very happy. The whole team will be. we collectively decided to go out there and play positive cricket, and things can turn around. It is different persons putting their hand up at different times. Just happy that everything is coming together. Fingers crossed that we can win a few more games. The kind of toughness Mandeep has shown has rubbed on to other ways. Everybody is emotional. Just to put his hand up, just to be there, just to finish off the game, makes us so proud. When we have Anil Kumble as coach, it is no surprise we are playing two legspinners. He always had that in mind. He has worked really really hard on them. And not just on them, but also those who haven't played yet. Complete team effort, and a lot of credit should go to the coaches. Chris, it was a very hard decision not to play him, He is the hungriest I have seen in the last seven-eight years playing for different franchises. Running ones and twos. And you know how he keeps the dressing room upbeat. To do it over and over again, year after year... We will enjoy tonight's victory, enjoy tomorrow, and then start thinking about the next game. One game at a time."

Mandeep Singh: "This was very special. My father always used to tell me you should remain not out in the game. This one is for him. Even if I scored a double hundred or a hundred, he used to ask me, 'Why did you go out?'. My role was to score quicker, but I wasn't comfortable doing it. So I told Rahul if I play my natural game, I can see this through. So he was okay with me taking my time and he went after the bowling. I just told Chris he should never retire. He is the World Boss. He is too good."

Eoin Morgan: "Particularly here in Sharjah you have to counterattack if you lose wickets early. Disappointing our partnership couldn't get more. When we were three down, it was about getting a partnership. We thought 185-190 would have kept us in the game, wouldn't have been a match-winning total by any stretch. But we kept losing wickets. That's the nature of the tournament. There aren't many bad sides. Going into the last two, our fate is in our hands. If we win those two, we should be in a reasonably good position."

No jitters, no late nerves. KXIP are now No. 4 on the table. Everybody congratulates and consoles Mandeep Singh. He lost his father three days ago, but he has stayed back, and has got his chances because of an injury to Mayank Agarwal. Overall, a clinical game for KXIP. The seam bowling from Shami with the new ball, the legspinners' comeback after they were attacked, and then the Gayle assault when they were under pressure in the chase. Gayle and Pooran are an accidentally discovered combination that is throwing teams into disarray in the middle overs

18.5
1
Ferguson to Pooran, 1 run

sealed with a leg-bye. That is five straight wins. Short of a length again, quick again, but they run off the thigh pad. There might have been an inside edge because the umpire hasn't ruled this a leg-bye

18.4
1
Ferguson to Mandeep, 1 run

nearly a run-out. Short of a length, just outside off, he opens the face, but the point is in close. Pooran has to go back, but they will get the overthrow

18.3
1
Ferguson to Pooran, 1 run

short of a length, quick, runs this down to third man for one

18.2
Ferguson to Pooran, no run

full, fast, 147ks, some movement away. Beats the outside edge

In comes another madhatter, Nicholas Pooran. These two have thrown the best-laid plans into the bin

18.1
W
Ferguson to Gayle, OUT

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

Chris Gayle c Prasidh Krishna b Ferguson 51 (29b 2x4 5x6) SR: 175.86

Gayle to finish it off in one shot?

end of over 1811 runs
PBKS: 147/1CRR: 8.16 RRR: 1.50
Mandeep Singh65 (55b 8x4 2x6)
Chris Gayle51 (28b 2x4 5x6)
Pat Cummins 4-0-31-0
Lockie Ferguson 3-0-29-0

Hundred runs for the stand

17.6
6
Cummins to Mandeep, SIX runs

and Mandeep celebrates this performance with a six. Again Cummins misses his yorker mark by a few inches, and this time he goes to his favourite area: over midwicket

17.5
Cummins to Mandeep, no run

bouncer, looks to ramp it away, but it is too high. Not called a wide

17.4
4
Cummins to Mandeep, FOUR runs

just short of the yorker length, and he goes over extra cover for four more. Hit off the cue, but has enough in it to clear the infield

17.3
Cummins to Mandeep, no run

looks to move around in the crease, and Cummins slips in a wide yorker to earn a dot

17.2
1
Cummins to Gayle, 1 run

another yorker, dug out for one to long-on

Giggity: "Gayle is now old enough to play for CSK. They should buy him in next auction ;)"

17.1
Cummins to Gayle, no run

starts off with the perfect yorker, in front of off. Dug out back to him

Sarat: "Remember, C.Gayle was unsold in 2-rounds during last auction :) "

Cummins comes back

end of over 1713 runs
PBKS: 136/1CRR: 8.00 RRR: 4.66
Chris Gayle50 (26b 2x4 5x6)
Mandeep Singh55 (51b 7x4 1x6)
Lockie Ferguson 3-0-29-0
Prasidh Krishna 3-0-24-0
16.6
1lb
Ferguson to Gayle, 1 leg bye

looks to pull this short ball, it skids on to his his thigh pad and go away for a leg-bye

16.5
1
Ferguson to Mandeep, 1 run

slower ball, nearly a yorker, dug out for one

16.4
1
Ferguson to Gayle, 1 run

short of a length again, inside edge, just short and wide of the keeper. That is the fifty. He flashes the big smile and "The Boss" sign on the back of his bat. And this time it is written the right way, and not upside-down

16.3
Ferguson to Gayle, no run

even shorter than last ball, and somehow manages to stay full of the pulling length. Defended

16.2
6
Ferguson to Gayle, SIX runs

oh Gayle at his best. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this ball except that it is bowled to Universe Boss. Short of a length, rib-high, 140-plus ks, and still he punches this over mid-off for a six. That is extraordinary

16.1
4
Ferguson to Gayle, FOUR runs

lovely bouncer at 146ks, gets it shoulder high, but the top edge goes fine of fine leg for four

Ferguson again. Nearly a run a ball now

end of over 1610 runs
PBKS: 123/1CRR: 7.68 RRR: 6.75
Mandeep Singh54 (50b 7x4 1x6)
Chris Gayle39 (21b 1x4 4x6)
Prasidh Krishna 3-0-24-0
Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-34-1

Final timeout of the night. Emotional moment. Rahul and Kumble come out to hug Mandeep. Pretty sure they are in awe of this man

15.6
4
Prasidh to Mandeep, FOUR runs

regal pull shot. Short, outside off, and he pulls the pants off it. In front of square it goes. One-bounce four again

15.5
1
Prasidh to Gayle, 1 run

short of a length, around off, no room. Opens the face on this

15.4
1
Prasidh to Mandeep, 1 run

yorker, runs off the inside half of the bat for one. Singh looks to the skies and blows a kiss. Paying tribute to his father, whom he lost three days ago. Can't believe how he is even managing to play, let alone compete at such high level. A special fifty

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Mandeep Singh
66 runs (56)
8 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
15 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
81%
Shubman Gill
57 runs (45)
3 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
15 runs
0 four2 sixes
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammed Shami
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
3
ECO
8.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Ravi Bishnoi
O
4
M
1
R
20
W
2
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
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)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Win Probability
KXIP 100%
KKRKXIP
100%50%100%KKR InningsKXIP Innings

Over 19 • KXIP 150/2

Chris Gayle c Prasidh Krishna b Ferguson 51 (29b 2x4 5x6) SR: 175.86
W
Kings XI won by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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