You are here: Home » Sports » IPL 2021 » News

IPL 2021 KKR vs PBKS highlights: Punjab steals a win in last-over thriller

Punjab chased down the target in 19.3 overs with K L Rahul (67 off 55) leading from the front. Shahrukh Khan smashed an important 22 not out off nine balls.

Topics
Punjab Kings | Kolkata Knight Riders | IPL 2021

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

(PBKS) beat (KKR) by five wickets in Match 45 of 14th edition of at Dubai International Stadium on Friday.

KKR scored 165 for seven with opener Venkatesh Iyer scoring 67 off 49 balls.

Punjab chased down the target in 19.3 overs with K L Rahul (67 off 55) leading from the front. Shahrukh Khan smashed an important 22 not out off nine balls.


Earlier Venkatesh Iyer hit a fluent 67 while Nitish Rana produced a fiery 31 off 18 balls before (PBKS) managed to stop (KKR) at 165 for seven in Match 45 of 14th edition of (IPL 2021) at Dubai International Stadium.

Invited to bat, the in-form KKR batsmen controlled the proceedings for a major part of their innings and had it not been some excellent death over spells by Mohammed Shami (1/23) and Arshdeep Singh (3/32), KKR would have got a bigger score on the board.

Iyer and Tripathi (34 off 26 balls) raised a 72-run stand, stroking the ball around with ease. Rana's cameo was also crucial for KKR.

2021 IPL points table and team rankings


2021 IPL latest news


KKR vs PBKS playing 11
 
KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Tim Seifert, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
 
playing 11:  KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

Punjab Kings' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
KL Rahul c Mavi b Venkatesh 67 55 4 2
Mayank Agarwal c Morgan b Chakravarthy 40 27 3 3
Nicholas Pooran c Mavi b Chakravarthy 12 7 0 1
Aiden Markram c Gill b Narine 18 16 0 1
Deepak Hooda c Tripathi b Mavi 3 4 0 0
Shahrukh Khan not out 22 9 1 2
Fabian Allen not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 168-5 in 19.3 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Tim Southee 4 0 39 0
Shivam Mavi 4 0 31 1
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 24 2
Sunil Narine 4 0 34 1
Venkatesh Iyer 2.3 0 30 1
Nitish Rana 1 0 7 0
 
Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Venkatesh Iyer c Hooda b Bishnoi 67 49 9 1
Shubman Gill b Arshdeep Singh 7 7 1 0
Rahul Tripathi c Hooda b Bishnoi 34 25 3 1
Nitish Rana c Mayank b Arshdeep 31 18 2 2
Eoin Morgan lbw b Shami 2 2 0 0
Dinesh Karthik b Arshdeep Singh 11 11 0 0
Tim Seifert runout (Shami) 2 4 0 0
Sunil Narine not out 3 3 0 0
Total: 165-7 in 20 Overs
Fabian Allen 4 0 38 0
Mohammed Shami 4 0 23 1
Arshdeep Singh 4 0 32 3
Nathan Ellis 4 0 46 0
Ravi Bishnoi 4 0 22 2

KKR's chances for playoffs qualification
 
If KKR lose to Punjab today but win its  final two games - against Hyderabad and Rajasthan - it may still qualify for the final four with 14 points, possibly without having to rely on NRR if other outcomes go its way. However, at least one of Royal Challengers Bangalore or Mumbai Indians must finish below 16 in order for them to be in contention with 14 points. The run rate of the KKR is currently the best among the teams in this group, which should benefit if it comes down to this.

playoffs scenario for Punjab Kings

However, the playoffs scenario for Punjab Kings is not easy. PBKS will have a chance if it wins its final three games and finish on 14, but it may not be enough because four clubs - the current top three plus the Mumbai Indians - can still finish with 16 or more points. If PBKS lose, it will almost probably be eliminated, while it is still possible for the teams ranked fourth through seventh to finish with 12 points apiece, however unlikely it may seem.

CATCH ALL THE LIVE UPDATES

Auto Refresh