June 18, 2024
KKR vs PBKS Match Today: Bairstow Scores a Ton, Shashank and Prabsimran Hit Fifties in Historic 262 Run Chase Victor

KKR vs PBKS Match Today: Bairstow Scores a Ton, Shashank and Prabsimran Hit Fifties in Historic 262 Run Chase Victor

The Punjab Kings achieved the seemingly impossible by executing a record-breaking run chase, scoring 262 runs in just 18.1 overs. Jonny Bairstow led the onslaught with a stellar 108 off 48 balls after his return to the side, supported by Prabhsimran Singh’s rapid fifty during the powerplay.

As Bairstow accelerated the scoring, Shashank Singh contributed significantly with a swift 68 off 28 balls, propelling PBKS to a remarkable victory.

Facing them, the Kolkata Knight Riders had set a formidable target of 261 runs in their 20 overs, having been sent in to bat first by Punjab Kings captain Sam Curran at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Friday.

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The home team started strongly with Sunil Narine and Phil Salt putting together a 138-run opening partnership, with both batters surpassing fifty runs. Venkatesh Iyer and Andre Russell made valuable contributions of 39 and 24 runs, respectively.

Captain Shreyas Iyer also played a brisk innings, scoring 28 runs from just 10 balls, helping KKR achieve their highest total at the Eden Gardens.

The Kolkata Knight Riders have excelled in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), emerging as one of the standout teams. With five wins from seven games, the two-time champions are in fine form this season. They are set to maintain their strong performance as they prepare to face the Punjab Kings in their upcoming match on Friday, April 26. This IPL 2024 encounter will take place at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Led by Shreyas Iyer, KKR enters the match as the favorites against a Punjab Kings team that has been struggling lately. Kolkata comes into this home game on the back of a thrilling victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru. In that high-scoring game, KKR set a formidable target of 223, which RCB narrowly missed, losing by just one run.

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On the other hand, the Punjab Kings are trying to rebound after four straight losses. Their most recent match against the Gujarat Titans ended in disappointment, with PBKS managing only 146 runs due to a batting collapse. The Titans reached the target with ease in the 19th over, securing a three-wicket win.

KKR VS PBKS Past Matches Highlights

2023 – KKR won by 5 wickets

2023 – PBKS won by 7 runs

2022 – KKR won by 6 wickets

2021- PBKS won by 5 wickets

2021 – KKR won by 5 wickets

IPL 2023:Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Strongest playing 11 and Impact Player

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Playing XI Team

Shreyas Iyer (C), Philip Salt (Wk), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Dushmantha Chameera, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Playing XI Team

Sam Curran (C), Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma(Wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

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