PBKS vs KKR, IPL 2021 Stat Highlights: Eoin Morgan, Bowlers Shine As Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Punjab Kings by 5 Wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by five wickets to record their second win in IPL 2021. The victory took KKR to fifth in the points table. They are now level on points Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. KKR and PBKS have played two games more. KKR chased down the 123-run target quite comfortably in the end with captain Eoin Morgan leading from the front with a 40-ball 47 runs knock. They chased down it down in 16.4 overs with five wickets to spare. Take a look at the stat highlights of the PBKS vs KKR match. PBKS vs KKR Highlights IPL 2021.
Morgan and Rahul Tripathi’s 76-run partnership turned the match around for KKR after they been reduced to 17/3 at one stage. Chasing 123 runs to win, KKR were off to a worse possible start losing Nitish Rana in the very first over. Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine quickly followed and KKR were reeling at 17/3 in the third over. But Tripathi and Morgan arrested the collapse and stitched a 76-run partnership. Tripathi was dismissed for 32-ball 41 runs but KKR were in a strong position by then. They lost Andre Russell in between before Dinesh Karthik took them home with a short cameo. IPL 2021: Rahul Tripathi Takes Sensational Catch to Dismiss Mayank Agarwal During PBKS vs KKR Clash (Watch Video).
Earlier, KKR bowlers finally found some rhythm and restricted PBKS 123/9. All of the bowlers, barring Andre Russell who bowled one over, took wickets. Prasidh Krishna starred with 3/30 while Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins took two wickets each while Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakravarthy shared a wicket apiece. Take a look at the stats highlights from the PBKS vs KKR match.
# Eoin Morgan completed 7000 runs in T20 cricket becoming the fourth England cricketer to reach that milestone
# Prasidh Krishna took three wickets in a match for the first time this IPL
# Chris Gayle was dismissed for a first-ball duck for the second time in the Indian Premier League. Both of his golden ducks in the IPL have come against KKR
# Sunil Narine has now taken 30 wickets against Punjab Kings. He is second in the IPL list for most wickets against a single opposition
KKR, meanwhile, jumped to fifth in the points table with the victory, their second win in IPL 2021. KKR now have four points from six matches. Punjab Kings also have four points from six matches and are a position down. Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals also have four points each but have a game in hand.
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