Punjab Kings started the season with a win.
KKR got a run defeat from Punjab.
New Delhi. The second match of the 16th season of IPL (IPL 2023) was played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (PBKS vs KKR). In this match, KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. From the Punjab side, great innings were seen with the bat of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and captain Shikhar Dhawan. At the same time, Jitesh Sharma scored 21 runs in the lower order batsmen, due to which Punjab Kings scored a huge score of 191 runs.
Punjab also made a great start in bowling. Arshdeep Singh broke the back of KKR by sending two batters to the pavilion in the very beginning. He took 3 wickets in this match. The team captained by Nitish Rana had lost 5 of its batters within 100. But Kolkata’s fast batsman Andre Russell and all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer showed their stamina to win their team. Russell played an inning of 35 runs in 19 balls. But in the end he could not manage to finish the match. In this match, the rain also ruined KKR’s hopes. The Kolkata team lagged behind Punjab by 7 runs by the Duckworth-Lewis rule.
No ball and Russell’s catch framed the match
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There was a time when Russell’s catch was missed by Prabhsimran Singh. At the same time, two consecutive no balls were seen in the over of Nathan Ellis. Taking advantage of the free hit, Venkatesh Iyer hit a brilliant six. Due to which KKR had made a comeback in this match for some time. But the wickets of Russell and Venkatesh spoiled KKR’s game. Although, Sunil Narine and Shardul Thakur were also fighting but the rain pushed Punjab towards victory.
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Tags: Arshdeep Singh, IPL 2023, KKR, Punjab Kings, shikhar dhawan
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 01, 2023, 19:52 IST