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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

Live Summary, Match 46, Indian Premier League, 2020, October 26, 2020
KXIP 150/2 (18.5)
Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets
KKR 149/9 (20)
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CRR: 7.45
Commentary :
18.5 : So that is it from this game! Punjab move to the 4th spot and Kolkata slip to one spot below them. We have another exciting game on Tuesday as Delhi take on Hyderabad. It is an important game for both sides. So do join us as that game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Chris Gayle is named Player of the Match award for his fine knock! Gayle is all smiles and then says that he has been working hard, hitting the gym as well. Tells that it's all about the team and they still have a long way to go. On him running quick singles and doubles, Gayle says that it was important to adjust. Praises Mandeep for his superb knock. Says that he wanted to ease the pressure off him. Tells that it has been tough for him, losing his father. Adds that he wanted to win it for him a
Punjab skipper, KL Rahul, smiles and says that the entire team is really happy. Says they had a belief that things can turn around and the entire unit needs to be praised and not just one. Says that it is really difficult to stay away from family and then in the bubble. On Mandeep, he says that it has been a rough time for him but he stayed till the end and surely has made his father proud. On the two leg spinners doing well, Rahul mentions that Kumble is their coach so it is no surprise. Tells
Kolkata skipper, Eoin Morgan, says that Punjab struck early and pushed them on the back foot. Feels they did well to counter-attack but adds they should've added more. Feels 180-190 would've been a great score. Tells they just kept losing wickets regularly. Hopes to adjust well in Dubai. Tells that their fate is in their hands only as if they can win the remaining two games, they can be in a good position.
Mandeep Singh is caught for a quick chat! Says that this game was a very special one. Remembers his father and tells that his father used to tell him to always finish the game and remain not out. Says that he spoke to skipper Rahul before the game and told him that he wanted to play his natural game and adds KL supported him well. On batting with Gayle, Mandeep says that it was fun batting with him. Says that he told Gayle to never retire.
The Kolkata bowling began brilliantly! Their bowlers kept it tight initially. Wickets is what they needed but that did not come. They did get Rahul but had no answers to the Gayle-Mandeep partnership. To be honest the bowlers can't be blamed. It was a poor batting effort from Kolkata and 150 was never going to be easy to defend on a wicket which was good to bat on and boundaries which are quite short.
A very convincing win for Punjab to make it 5 in 5! To be honest this total was always under par and it proved to be at least 30 runs short from being a competitive total. Rahul and Mandeep started things off slowly but that was fine when you are chasing 150. Rahul departed but then Gayle walked out and took the game by its scruff. He attacked the spinners who were managing to keep it tight till then and his innings not only released the pressure but got Mandeep going too. In the end, the two ad
Lockie Ferguson to Nicholas Pooran, Here's the winning run! Shortish and around middle, Pooran hops and drops it towards the leg side and takes a single. PUNJAB WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
18.4 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, A single now and the scores are level. Shortish and around off, Mandeep pushes it towards point and takes a quick single.
18.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Nicholas Pooran, This time he pushes the ball towards third man for a single. Just 2 needed now.
18.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Nicholas Pooran, Superb delivery! Full and just outside off, Pooran looks to defend but misses.
18.1w : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, OUT! TAKEN! Gayle goes but he has done his job. A slower bouncer from Ferguson, Gayle first wants to leave it alone but at the last moment tries to run it down to third man. He knows the fielder is inside the ring. However, the ball hits the upper part of the bat and lobs towards short third man. Krishna does well to move forward and take the catch.
17.66 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, SIX! BOOM! What a shot! Mandeep at his best. Cummins misses the yorker, by just but it is good enough for Mandeep. He gets under it and powers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Just 3 needed in 12 balls.
17.5 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Banged short and on middle, Mandeep tries to upper cut but misses.
17.44 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Top shot! Full and wide outside off, Mandeep slams it over extra cover and finds the fence.
17.3 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Full and wide outside off, Mandeep looks to reach out and squeeze but misses.
0.0 : Pat Cummins is back on.
17.2 : Pat Cummins to Chris Gayle, Very full and on middle, flicked down to long on for a single.
17.1 : Pat Cummins to Chris Gayle, Nicely bowled! A yorker on off, Gayle jams it out.
16.6 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, Leg bye to end the over! Short and around middle, Gayle looks to help it towards fine leg but is beaten for pace. The ball hits his pad and goes to third man. 13 off the over. Just 14 more needed.
16.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Full and on middle, flicked through square leg for a run.
16.4 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, FIFTY FOR GAYLE! 2nd in the tournament for the Universe Boss! Full and outside off, Gayle looks to drive but gets an inside edge towards the keeper who fumbles. The ball goes behind and they take a  single. He flashes the BOSS written on his bat towards dug out with a big smile on his face. 25-ball half-century for Gayle.
16.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, Landed on a good length and around middle, tucked towards mid-wicket.
0.0 : Lockie Ferguson returns. 2-0-17-0 are his figures so far.
16.26 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, SIX! BANG! Gayle wants to finish it off quickly. Full and outside off, Gayle thumps it over long off for a biggie.
16.14 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Not from the middle but Gayle won't mind. Short and around off, Gayle looks to pull but gets a top edge that flies over short fine leg for a boundary.
15.6 : DRINKS! 27 needed in 24 balls. Mandeep Singh has crossed his half ton. Gayle is in a mood too. Punjab are on the course of a win here. Only some sort of magic can change things around for Kolkata. And we have seen magic happening in this tournament. Are we in for something again? Or will these two take the team home easily?
Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Excellent shot! Short delivery on middle, Singh pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
15.5 : Prasidh Krishna to Chris Gayle, Back of a length on off, Gayle pushes it towards covers for a run.
15.4 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, 50 for Mandeep Singh! It has been a great innings from him so far! Full delivery on middle, Mandeep flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Looks up in the sky and dedicates the knock to his late father whom he lost just a few days back.
15.3 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, Length delivery on off, Singh keeps it out.
0.0 : Prasidh Krishna is back on. 2-0-14-0 from him so far.
15.24 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! That is smashed! Short ball on middle, Mandeep pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
15.1 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, Back of a length on off, Mandeep keeps it out.
14.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
14.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Gayle, Shorter and on middle, this is hit down hard towards long on. The fielder in the deep runs to his right, dives and pushes it back in. Saves three runs for his side.
14.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Gayle, Two! This is outside off and quicker. It is guided past point for two.
0.0 : Varun Chakravarthy to bowl out. 3-0-25-1 are his figures so far.
14.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
14.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Tosses it up on off, it is pushed towards cover.
14.14 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Up and over! Fuller and outside off, this is lofted over covers and a boundary results. Brilliant start to the over.
13.6 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Angled into the pads, Singh looks to heave it on the leg side but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A single taken. Leg bye. 46 needed in 36.
Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, A little too short. Mandeep evades it. Wided.
13.5 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Quicker again! Short and outside off, Mandeep looks to upper cut it but misses.
13.44 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Put away by Mandeep Singh! This is fuller and angling into middle. Singh clears his front leg and hits it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
13.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, Misfield and a run! Shorter and outside off, Gayle guides it towards point. Rana there dives but fails to collect it cleanly. A single.
13.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, Shorter and outside off, Gayle looks to guide it down to third man but gets an underedge towards the left of the keeper.
13.1 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Outside off, this is guided down towards third man for one.
12.6 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, This pitched outside leg and then angles away. Gayle looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Another good over for Punjab. They need another 54 in 42.
12.5 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, On the pads, Gayle works it through square leg for a couple.
12.4 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, Outside off, this is guided towards point.
12.36 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, SIX! Too short and put away! This is outside off, Gayle stays back and pulls it with power over the mid-wicket fence.
12.2 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Outside off again, this is guided through point for another single.
12.1 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, Outside off, it is pushed towards cover for one.
11.6 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one. 10 off Ferguson's first over.
11.54 : Lockie Ferguson to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Nicely played! Second boundary in the over. This is a low full toss outside off, Gayle just opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point and it races away to the fence.
11.4 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
11.3 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Another quick one! It is a bumper, Mandeep looks to pull but misses.
11.2 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, Mandeep is beaten for pace! It is length and on middle, skids through. Mandeep is late in bringing his bat down and it goes over the stumps.
0.0 : Bowling change! Lockie Ferguson to bowl for the first time in this game.
11.14 : Lockie Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Mandeep now joins the act! This is fuller and on middle. Singh lofts it nicely over the mid-wicket fielder and bags a boundary. Good start to the over.
10.66 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, SIX! You just can't pitch it full to Gayle. He will make you pay. This is on middle, Gayle lofts it over the wide long on fence for a biggie. 74 needed in 54.
10.5 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, Outside off, left alone.
10.4 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, On the pads, Gayle looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side for one.
10.3 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, Down the leg side, it is swept towards deep backward square leg for one.
10.2 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket. .
10.1 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Full and around off, it is chipped towards long off for a run.
9.66 : Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Gayle, SIX! MASSIVE! Varun doesn't learn as he bowls it full and right in the slot for the big man. Gayle launches it straight down the ground for a huge six. 83 needed in final 10.
9.56 : Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Gayle, SIX! BOOM! Enough of blocking says Gayle. Gets a full ball, uses his long reach to get under the ball and pumps it over long on for a biggie.
9.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Chris Gayle, Quicker one outside off, Gayle looks to defend but is beaten. Karthik fails to collect.
9.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Short and wide outside off, slapped through cover-point for a run.
9.24 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Nicely done! Short and just outside off, Mandeep reverse sweeps it over short third man and finds a boundary.
9.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Short and wide outside off, Mandeep cuts it well but finds backward point.
0.0 : DRINKS! Kolkata have done really well so far! They have not let the Punjab side score freely and have also taken the huge wicket of Rahul. More of the same is what they would want. Punjab need a partnership and they would hope Gayle and Mandeep can hang in there and do so.
8.6 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, DOT! Just 3 off the over. Flat and around off, Gayle comes on the front foot and blocks.
8.5 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Full and around off, chipped over the bowler's head for a single. 50 up for Punjab.
8.4 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Quicker one on middle, Mandeep looks to flick but gets an inside edge on the pad.
8.3 : Sunil Narine to Chris Gayle, Gayle is off the mark! Flat ball just outside off, he pushes it wide of the short third man fielder for a single.
8.2 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Full and on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
8.1 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Flatter and around off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
7.6w : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, OUT! LBW! Varun strikes and gets the dangerous Rahul out of the way. The slider from Varun, it pitches and turns in sharply. Rahul looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. An appeal and the finger goes up. Rahul is not sure about the DRS so he gets to his partner at the non-striker's end. A little chat and he decides not to take it. Looked it might miss the leg pole. Replays roll in and it shows that it would've clipped the leg stump. So, even if Rahu
7.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Short and wide again, this time Rahul fails to cut it as well as he would've liked. Gets nothing.
7.44 : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, FOUR! Short and wide, width offered. Rahul cuts it through backward point and it races away to the fence.
7.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Flatter and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
7.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, In the air but wide! Tossed up and outside off, Mandeep drives it hard to the left of the bowler. Varun throws his left hand to catch but misses. A single.
7.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Shortish and just around off, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
6.6 : Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Short and just outside off, too close to cut. Rahul cuts but gets a bottom edge. The ball goes to short third man and they take a single.
6.5 : Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, A couple now! Short and around middle, Rahul tucks it through square leg and gets a couple of runs. Excellent running.
6.4 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Slightly short and on middle, pulled to long on for one.
6.3 : Sunil Narine to Mandeep Singh, Tossed up and outside off, driven well but straight to the cover fielder.
6.2 : Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Full and around off, eased to sweeper cover for a run.
6.1 : Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Shortish and just outside off, Rahul looks to cut but misses.
5.6 : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Single to end the Powerplay. Shortish and on middle, Rahul flicks it down to long on and takes an easy single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but no harm done. 114 needed in 84 balls.
5.5 : Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, One more dot! Good over so far. Flatter and outside off, pushed towards backward point.
5.4 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Full and on middle, stroked through mid on for a single.
5.3 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Three dots in a row! Tossed up, little flat, it is pushed to the left of the bowler.
0.0 : Varun Chakravarthy is on now!
5.2 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Short and around off, punched to the cover fielder.
5.1 : Varun Chakravarthy to Mandeep Singh, Flatter and outside off, pushed towards the cover fielder.
4.6 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Dot to end the 5th over. Punjab get 13 off it. Shortish and outside off, Rahul forces it straight to point.
4.5 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Short and on middle, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
4.44 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, FOUR! Mandeep seems to have find his rhythm. A length ball on middle and leg, Mandeep thumps it over mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.
4.3 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, NOT OUT! Mandeep is indeed safe! Good length ball around off, Mandeep pushes it through point. The call is for two. Tripathi quickly gets to the ball and throws it to the keeper. Karthik takes the bails off. He looks confident. The third umpire has been called for. Replays roll in and it shows Mandeep did well to drag his bat in.
4.2 : A run out appeal has been referred. Mandeep seems in though.
Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Low full toss outside off, Mandeep drills towards the cover fielder who moves to his left and makes a fine stop.
4.16 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, SIX! Amazing shot! Short ball on middle, Mandeep pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
3.6 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, Single to end the over! 10 off it. Full and just outside off, Mandeep pushes it to the left of the mid off fielder for a single.
3.5 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, This time pushes the length ball towards point and takes a quick run.
3.4 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, Beaten this time! Makes room and tries to launch him over point but fails to connect.
3.3 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, Fullish and around off, Rahul looks to flick but gets it off the outer half towards point.
3.24 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, FOUR! Sweet timing! A full toss but it needed to be put away. Rahul just presents the full face of the bat and strokes it wide of the mid off fielder. It races away.
3.14 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, FOUR! Powered! Full and on middle, Rahul picks it up and deposits it towards the wide long on fence for a boundary. Didn't get all of it but it goes to the fence.
2.6 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, One more dot! Just 2 off the over. Short and outside off, punched towards the cover-point fielder for nothing.
2.5 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Rahul rotates the strike! Taps the length ball around off towards point and calls for a quick single.
2.4 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, In the air but safe. Full and outside off, Mandeep looks to lift it over mid off but the ball hits the toe end. Luckily for him, he manages to clear Ferguson at mid off. Single taken.
2.3 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Nice shot but for nothing. Full and outside off, Mandeep drives it well but once again finds the cover-point fielder. 2 off 9 so far.
2.2 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Swing and a miss! The dot balls have build pressure on Mandeep. A good length ball outside off, he looks to slog it on the leg side but fails to make any connection.
2.1 : Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Good length and around off, kept out.
1.6 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, Punched nicely but equally well stopped near the fence. Shortish and outside off, Rahul punches it on the up through cover-point. Nagarkoti gives it a chase and makes a diving stop. Saves two for the team.
1.5 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, He is up and running now. Good length and outside off, it is punched wide of the mid off fielder. A single before he can move to his left and field.
1.4 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, Good length and around off, Mandeep looks to run it down to third man but gets a bottom edge to his right. Wants a single but Rahul sends him back.
1.3 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, Gets a fullish ball outside off, Mandeep drives it hard but finds cover-point.
1.2 : Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, On off, tapped towards point.
1.1 : Prasidh Krishna to KL Rahul, Back of a length ball around middle to begin, it is tucked through mid-wicket for one.
0.6 : Prasidh Krishna to bowl from the other end!
Pat Cummins to Mandeep Singh, Dot to end the first over. Good length and just outside off, Mandeep pushes it towards point for nothing. 5 off the first over.
0.5 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, A single now! Good length and around off, Rahul looks to work it on the leg side but gets a thick outside edge. It goes to third man for one.
0.4 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Length delivery outside off, played towards backward point for nothing.
0.3 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Beauty! Just outside off on a good length, a hint of away movement. KL pokes at it to get beaten.
0.2 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Good length and around off, pushed towards point.
0.14 : Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Poor from Prasidh. A short ball outside off, Rahul pushes it uppishly towards third man where the fielder allows the ball to go through.
0.0 : We are back for the run chase! Eoin Morgan has got his men near the ropes in a huddle. He is giving some tips before the fielders can take their respective positions in the field. KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are the openers for Punjab. Pat Cummins will take the new ball for Kolkata. Here we go...