KKR VS PBKS MATCH-53 IPL23
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS WON BY 5 WICKETS
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
LOCATION – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Another gripping episode of our Amazing Premier League! At a place where 200 is almost always possible, KKR did well to keep PBKS at 179. Varun Chakravarthy deserves praise for taking three wickets for only 26 runs. KKR bowled 13 overs of spin, giving up just 6.7 r.p.o. and taking 5 wickets. For PBKS, Shikhar Dhawan scored the most runs, 57 (47). Jason Roy’s eight boundaries helped KKR get off to a strong start as he attacked the opposition. Once more setting the bar high, Nitish Rana amassed 51 from 38 balls. However, PBKS remained in the game because to effective periods from Rahul Chahar and Nathan Ellis. After Nitish Rana was bowled out in the 16th over, the game was open to anyone. When KKR required 51 from the final 4 overs, Dre Russ and Rinku Singh were in the middle. Under pressure, the big man took charge and displayed his power-hitting prowess by blasting three fours and three massive sixes. With just six runs needed from one over, Arshdeep did brilliantly to bowl the game down to the final ball. Rinku Singh once again demonstrated his poise under pressure by striking a four when two were required from the final ball! KKR presently sits in fifth place on the points list after winning three of their previous four games!
Player of the Game is Andre Russell.
Andre Russell said “We simply wanted to stick it out and take it deep because the ball was gripping. If they miss their target, we can turn the situation around. With 36 needed from the remaining two, it was very doable. Without really hitting at it, I flipped one into the stands. And that sixth-over point was the cherry on top. We have a finisher this year in Rinku, thus I wasn’t able to complete the game. If the ball beats you, shall we go for the run, Rinku Singh asked me? I assured him that I believed he would finish the last ball. Observing him perform what he has been doing gives me the chills. I’m accompanied at the rear end by an extremely hard-working man who takes the burden off and has been here for years. Really, it is a fantastic feeling to get back into shape.