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IPL 2017, Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders – As it happened…

New Delhi: Welcome to our Live coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Match 49 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. (SCORECARD | FULL COVERAGE | MATCH REPORT)


MAXIMUM SIXES– Glenn Maxwell (4 sixes)


MAN OF THE MATCH–  Mohit Sharma

KXIP win by 14 runs


Over 20 | Score 153/6 | de Grandhomme 11 (7) ; Woakes 8 (6)

Last six deliveries to be bowled as Sandeep Sharma paces in. Single driven down cover off the first ball. 19 off 5 now. Yorker again as Woakes just gets a touch and takes that quick single. KKR need a boundary desperately. Yorker again and Colin gets two runs again. And a single again to bring the equation to 15 off 2. Two dots to follow. It is KXIP all the way keeping their hopes alive for play-offs with this magical win at Mohali.  

Over 19 | Score 148/6 | de Grandhomme 7 (4) ; Woakes 7 (3)

Mohit in for his fourth and final over. First ball, slow, full as Pathan slogs it over long-on and Maxwell takes it effortlessly.

YK Pathan c Maxwell b Sharma 2 (3b)

Chris Woakes is the new man in. Fourth ball, slow again as Woakes sends it over long-on boundary for a six. Single off the last two deliveries.  

Over 18 | Score 139/5 | de Grandhomme 5 (2) ; Pathan 2 (2)

And Matt Henry into the attack now. First ball, low and slow full toss as Pandey fails to get the timing right and the ball flies to Axar Patel at deep midwicket.

MK Pandey c Patel b Henry 18 (23b)
Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in. And off the very next delivery, Lynn departs on a run out. Axar Patel is again the man, this time with the absolutely stunning throw.

CA Lynn run out 84 (52b)

Last ball, fuller, well off as Colin slices it through point for a boundary.  

Over 17 | Score 131/3 | Pandey 18 (22) ; Lynn 85 (51)

And it is Mohit Sharma into the attack now. 44 needed off the last four overs now. Three singles off the five deliveries and then a boundary by Lynn down the wicket.  

Over 16 | Score 124/3 | Pandey 16 (18) ; Lynn 78 (49)

And it is all back to pace attack now as Sandeep Sharma paces into the attack with a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Four singles off the four deliveries. Six off the over.  

Over 15 | Score 118/3 | Pandey 13 (15) ; Lynn 75 (46)

Glenn Maxwell shuttling his spinners as Axar Patel comes into the attack for his final over. Second ball, Lynntastic shot downtown for a six. This is one danger standing in the way for the Kings. 12 off the over.  

Over 14 | Score 106/3 | Pandey 10 (13) ; Lynn 66 (42)

And Rahul Tewatia in for his fourth and final over now. Four deliveries bowled and three singles taken by the duo as Knights hustle on to get a 100. Fifth delivery, length, low, off as Pandey directs his shot down midwicket for a boundary. Nine off the over.  

Over 13 | Score 97/3 | Pandey 4 (10) ; Lynn 64 (39)

And more of spin attack continues to dent their hope down below. Swapnil Singh into the attack now for his second over as run rate required creeps over 10.

Third ball, well off as Lynn slices it over down the line for a maximum. 12 off the over.  

Over 12 | Score 85/3 | Pandey 4 (9) ; Lynn 53 (34)

2/6 in two overs and Rahul Tewatia carries on into his third over. Just three runs again. Spinners seems to created much of a threat to the Knight Riders bringing down the run rate and taking those wicksts.  

Over 11 | Score 82/3 | Pandey 2 (5) ; Lynn 52 (32)

And it is Axar Patel back into the attack for his third over. Starts off with three dot balls and then two singles to follow as the over sums up to mere three runs.  

Over 10 | Score 79/3 | Pandey 0 (1) ; Lynn 51 (30)

Rahul Tewatia yet again into the attack. Second ball, single down cover and Lynn notches up his third IPL fifty. Third ball, tossed-up googly, pressing down leg side as Gambhir picks it up on one knee for a biggy, but not too far as Marsh catches it at deep midwicket.

G Gambhir c Marsh b Tewatia 8 (18b)

And Robin Uthappa makes his way to the pitch. And he departs too. Places it to the off side spinning in as Uthappa slogs it over mid-on as Axar sprinst hard, dives and takes it. Stunner of a catch.

RV Uthappa c Patel b Tewatia 0 (1b)
What an over! Three runs and two very big wickets.  

Over 9 | Score 76/1 | Gambhir 7 (16) ; Lynn 49 (28)

And more of spin action as Swapnil Singh steps into the attack now. Just five runs picked up between the wickets by the duo off the four deliveries bowled. Eight off the over.  

Over 8 | Score 68/1 | Gambhir 4 (13) ; Lynn 45 (25)

And after that short time-out, leggie Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack now. Just two singles and one bye off the five deliveries bowled as the over sums up to four runs.  

Over 7 | Score 64/1 | Gambhir 3 (9) ; Lynn 43 (22)

And expensive first over and Axar returns for his second. Just three singles off the over. Strategic time-out.  

Over 6 | Score 61/1 | Gambhir 2 (7) ; Lynn 41 (19)

And Matt Henry returns for his second over now to end power-play. Third delivery, short, well off as Lynn chucks it blindly over to the long-on region for a boundary. And then, six! Low full toss and six sent downtown. “That’s Lynnsane,” says the gaint-screen.  

Over 4 | Score 39/1 | Lynn 21, Gambhir 0

Narine scored to consecutive boundaries off Mohit Sharma’s bowling before getting bowled on a slower one. Skipper Gambhir, who comes out to bat, won’t be too worried as plenty of firepower still left to come.

SP Narine b Sharma 18 (10b)

Over 3 | Score 31/0 | Narine 10, Lynn 21

A fairly better over for KXIP, just six off it with just one boundary being scored by Chris Lynn. Punjab need more than that to keep themselves afloat in the tournament.

Over 2 | Score 25/0 | Narine 9, Lynn 16

An edge which went between the keeper and 2nd slip got second over off with a boundary. By the 5th ball, the Aussie had laready gotten 11 runs off the over. Naraine, however, couldn’t get a run of the 6th ball.

Over 1 | Score 14/0 | Narine 9, Lynn 5

Sandeep Sharma starts off KXIP’s attack with the ball and got dispatched for a 4 on the first two deliveries by Sunil Narine. A dot and single on 3rd and 4th ball got Chris Lynn on the strike and the Aussie wasn’t in no mood to stand quiet, slamming the bowler for a 4 and single on the 5th and 6th deliveries.

KKR need 168 runs to win off 120 deliveries


Over 20 | Score 167/6 | Axar 8 (10) ; Tewatia 15 (8)

Last six deliveries to go now Gambhir surprisingly gives the responsibility to young Ankit Rajpoot. Three fielders deep in the boundary. Just singles off the first two deliveries. Rajpoot wants mid-off and third man in. And a single more off the slow and low delivery. Fifth ball, fuller, across the line as Tewatia paddle sweeps it down square-leg far a boundary. Last abbl to go, yorker to the off as Tewatia slices it down to cover for a boundary.  

Over 19 | Score 158/6 | Axar 7 (8) ; Tewatia 9 (4)

And it is Chris Woakes back again to finish off with his quota for the day. Second delivery, slow, length ball, seaming in slightly, inside edge and red goes the bails. Swapnil Singh departs.

Swapnil Singh b Woakes 2 (2b)

Rahul Tewatia is the man in. His second ball, paced up, well to the off, fuller too as the lfet-hander slices it over cover for a boundary. Fifth ball, slow, bouncer, seaming well off as Tewatia shimmies right to pull hook it over short fine leg for another boundary.  

Over 18 | Score 148/5 | Axar 6 (7) ; Swapnil 2 (1)

Spin attack to come to an end with Kuldeep’s last over now. Punjab will surely rely on Saha now and there it is. Six from the Bengal boy. Googly, length as Saha slices it high over for a the six and crosses the long-on boundary by inches. And the goes down Saha. Googly again, well, well off. Saha shimming down to strike it to the off side, but misses it by inches as Uthappa stumps him out.

WP Saha st Uthappa b Kuldeep Yadav 38 (33b)

Over 17 | Score 134/4 | Axar 4 (5) ; Saha 29 (30)

Narine in for his fourth and final over now. Just six off the over.  

Over 16 | Score 128/4 | Axar 0 (1) ; Saha 27 (28)

Five more overs to go as Kuldeep Yadav is brought back for his second over. First ball, bang! Six it is! Fuller, leg side, googly as well, and Maxwell muscles it hard over long-on boundary. And then again. Middle line and Maxwell does it again. And down goes the skipper. Third ball, places it well wide to the off as Maxwell reaches out to slice it up for another biggy, but not to far as Woakes runs along the deep to take it at long-off.

GJ Maxwell c Woakes b Kuldeep Yadav 44 (25b)

Axar Patel is the new man in.  

Over 15 | Score 115/3 | Maxwell 32 (22) ; Saha 26 (26)

And Gambhir returns back to his go-to-man, Sunil Narine to break this partnership. A single off the first delivery and 50-run partnership for the duo. Third ball, lengthy, spinning in as Saha makes little bit room to shovel it over short extra cover fielder for a boundary. 10 off the over.  

Over 14 | Score 105/3 | Maxwell 28 (19) ; Saha 21 (23)

And it is time for some spin now as Kuldeep is being introduced into the attack. Five runs picked up between the wickets with some real good sprinting by the duo off the three deliveries bowled, brings up 100 for KXIP. Eight off the over.  

Over 13 | Score 97/3 | Maxwell 26 (17) ; Saha 15 (19)

And from experienced pacers, Gambhir shifts to youngsters.Well, no other option left for the skipper. It is Ankit Rajpoot into the attack now. Second delivery, quicker bouncer, Saha lookiing for a pull gets a top edge as the ball balloons over the keeper, one bounce and over the rope. Fifth delivery, short and low as Maxwell powers a drag shot over midwicket for another boundary. 11 off the over.  

Over 12 | Score 86/3 | Maxwell 21 (13) ; Saha 10 (17)

It is enough of settling in, giving themselves time as the batsmen should start firing the deliveries down to the boundaries. And thus comes the six. Third delivery, length, low as Maxwell powers it over long-on boundary for a maximum. And it is six more. This time a shorter spell from de Grandhomme as he pulls it over backward square-leg. Punjab surely needs more of this Maxwell-show.  

Over 11 | Score 67/3 | Maxwell 6 (9) ; Saha 7 (15)

Pace and pace and Woakes in for his third over now. Just three runs picked up between the wickets from the four deliveries bowled and then just a single-bye off the next two deliveries.  

Over 10 | Score 63/3 | Maxwell 5 (7) ; Saha 5 (11)

And it is de Grandhomme yet again for his third over now. Just six off the over. All from singles.  

Over 9 | Score 57/3 | Maxwell 1 (3) ; Saha 3 (8)

And it is Woakes again, back in for his second over and he strikes off Shaun Marsh off the very third delivery. Good length, little bit of seam as the balls seeps through bat and pad to set the bails go red.

SE Marsh b Woakes 11 (10b)

Well , Punjab’s play-off hopes is surely in doubt now. Skipper Maxwell to the rescue now.  

Over 8 | Score 54/2 | S Marsh 11 (7) ; Saha 3 (8)

Pace attack continues with de Grandhomme sprinting in for his second over now. Just a single off the four deliveries and then a boundary to bring that 50 for KXIP. Fifth delivery, inside edge of Marsh’s bat and down it goes past the keeper for a boundary. And then the over finishes off with stright driven four.  

Over 7 | Score 45/2 | S Marsh 3 (5) ; Saha 2 (5)

And into the attack is Chris Woakes. This will be his 100th IPL game. Just four off the over and it came from singles picked up by the duo.  

Over 6 | Score 41/2 | S Marsh 1 (3) ; Saha 0 (1)

And it is Sunil Narine to finish off with the power-play overs. Shaun Marsh is the new man at crease. Few anxious deliveries and Guptill is the man to depart next. Fifth delivery, length, low as Guptill looked on to paddle sweep it down leg side, but the ball spun a little to quick to strike off the pads.

MJ Guptill lbw b Narine 12 (16b)  

Over 5 | Score 39/1 | S Marsh 0 (1) ; Guptill 11 (13)

Umesh back into the attack for his third over. Second delivery, length, slower, seaming down to the leg side as Vohra shimmies down to ramp it over midwicket off his back-foot to get a boundary. Fourth delivery, shorter, seaming to the middle as Vohra shimmies down to slice it over point for another boundary. And Umesh finally guns him down with a bouncer that gets a knick of his glove and Uthappa standing behind takes it comfortably.

M Vohra c Uthappa b Yadav 25 (16b)

Over 4 | Score 28/0 | Vohra 15 (11) ; Guptill 11 (13)

And it is Sunil Narine into the attack now. Second delivery, length, spins slightly in as Vohra creams it down cover, through the gaps for a boundary. Third delivery, fuller as Vohra cheekely drifts it past the keeper, no slip and gets that for again. Nine off the over.  

Over 3 | Score 19/0 | Vohra 6 (7) ; Guptill 11 (11)

Umesh Yadav yet again into the attack for his second over now. On the mic is Chris Lynn, saying that his shoulder is yet not 100% fit, but that he trying to fit in and get better. Runs are coming in ones and twos as the over sums up to eight.  

Over 2 | Score 11/0 | Vohra 1 (3) ; Guptill 9 (9)

And it is Colin de Grandhomme up into the attack, sharing the new ball. Just three off the over. Rather modest start.

Over 1 | Score 8/0 | Vohra 0 (0) ; Guptill 8 (6)

A big, big night for the 10th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) as this match can give an overview of the nxt round of the tournament. Well, KXIP has to pull off a wonder, there at Mohali against the highly confident KKR.

Hashim Amla absent, so Manan Vohra and Martin Guptill is there to open for the home team as Umesh Yadav paces in with the new ball for the visiting team.

Fourth delivery, back of the length, thigh high towards leg side as Guptill glances it down past fine leg for the first boundary of the game. Eight off the over.  

#IPL Match 49: @lionsdenkxip boys are ready for a virtual knockout #KXIPvKKR

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#IPL Match 49: @lynny50 & @robbieuthappa are part of @KKRiders’ Playing XI for tonight’s #KXIPvKKR

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KKR XI: C Lynn, S Narine, G Gambhir, R Uthappa, M Pandey, Y Pathan, C de Grandhomme, C Woakes, U Yadav, K Yadav, A Rajpoot

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KXIP XI: M Vohra, M Guptill, S Marsh, G Maxwell, W Saha, A Patel, R Tewatia, M Henry, M Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, S Singh

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TOSS TIME: KKR win toss, elect to bowl first

#IPL Here’s the Points Table at the end of Match 48

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Glenn Maxwell-led Kings XI Punjab eye nothing less than two points as they take on Gautam Gambhir’s rampat KKR side, who too would look to avoid complecancy in a bid to finish in top two spots of the IPL 2017 points table.

To book a place in the play offs, Punjab not just need to win their remaining three matches but also want Sunriers Hyderabad or Rising Pune Supergiant to lose all of their remaining matches. However, a win today for KKR would seal play-offs positions, with the current top 4 as the final teams to progress in the next round.

One of the most troublesome decisions for Maxwell as captain would be replacing Hashim Amla, who has left the competition for South Africa’s ODI series against England. Matt Henry, Darren Sammy remaining the possible replacements for the Proteas star.

For Gambhir, meanwhile, a return of Robin Uthappa seems likely.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Indian Premier League (IPL) Match 49:

Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell (captain), Gurkeerat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, Darren Sammy, Mohit Sharma, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav

What time and where is the match?

Date & Time: May 9 (Tuesday) at 20:00 IST

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.

How to watch the match on TV and online?

TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.

Live Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar

Source: Zee News