KL Rahul, Eoin Morgan. Photograph: Sportzpics for IPL

Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 5 wickets in Match forty five of 14th version of Indian Premier League at Dubai Global Stadium on Friday.

KKR scored 165 for seven with opener Venkatesh Iyer scoring sixty seven off forty nine balls.

Punjab chased down the concentrate on in 19.three overs with K L Rahul (sixty seven off fifty five) main from the entrance. Shahrukh Khan smashed an significant 22 not out off 9 balls.


Earlier Venkatesh Iyer hit a fluent sixty seven when Nitish Rana created a fiery 31 off 18 balls in advance of Punjab Kings (PBKS) managed to stop Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at 165 for seven in Match forty five of 14th version of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) at Dubai Global Stadium.

Invited to bat, the in-variety KKR batsmen controlled the proceedings for a key section of their innings and had it not been some excellent death above spells by Mohammed Shami (1/23) and Arshdeep Singh (three/32), KKR would have bought a bigger score on the board.

Iyer and Tripathi (34 off 26 balls) elevated a 72-run stand, stroking the ball around with relieve. Rana’s cameo was also vital for KKR.

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KKR vs PBKS actively playing eleven
 
KKR actively playing eleven: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Tim Seifert, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
 
Punjab Kings actively playing eleven:  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 sixty seven fifty five 4 2
Mayank Agarwal c Morgan b Chakravarthy forty 27 three three
Nicholas Pooran c Mavi b Chakravarthy twelve seven 1
Aiden Markram c Gill b Narine 18 sixteen 1
Deepak Hooda c Tripathi b Mavi three 4
Shahrukh Khan not out 22 9 1 2
Fabian Allen not out
Total: 168-five in 19.three Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Tim Southee 4 39
Shivam Mavi 4 31 1
Varun Chakravarthy 4 24 2
Sunil Narine 4 34 1
Venkatesh Iyer 2.three 30 1
Nitish Rana 1 seven

 
Kolkata Knight Riders’ scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Venkatesh Iyer c Hooda b Bishnoi sixty seven forty nine 9 1
Shubman Gill b Arshdeep Singh seven seven 1
Rahul Tripathi c Hooda b Bishnoi 34 twenty five three 1
Nitish Rana c Mayank b Arshdeep 31 18 2 2
Eoin Morgan lbw b Shami 2 2
Dinesh Karthik b Arshdeep Singh eleven eleven
Tim Seifert runout (Shami) 2 4
Sunil Narine not out three three
Fabian Allen 4 38
Mohammed Shami 4 23 1
Arshdeep Singh 4 32 three
Nathan Ellis 4 forty six
Ravi Bishnoi 4 22 2

KKR’s likelihood for IPL 2021 playoffs qualification
 
If KKR drop to Punjab today but gain its  final two video games – against Hyderabad and Rajasthan – it might however qualify for the closing four with fourteen details, potentially with out owning to count on NRR if other results go its way. Having said that, at the very least one particular of Royal Challengers Bangalore or Mumbai Indians ought to complete beneath sixteen in get for them to be in competition with fourteen details. The run price of the KKR is presently the best between the teams in this group, which need to advantage if it arrives down to this.

IPL 2021 playoffs circumstance for Punjab Kings

Having said that, the playoffs circumstance for Punjab Kings is not straightforward. PBKS will have a chance if it wins its closing a few video games and complete on fourteen, but it might not be more than enough because four clubs – the latest top a few as well as the Mumbai Indians – can however complete with sixteen or much more details. If PBKS drop, it will almost most likely be eradicated, when it is however achievable for the teams ranked fourth by means of seventh to complete with twelve details apiece, nevertheless not likely it might seem to be.