Kolkata stay alive with playoff chances, KXIP knocked out
Kings XI Punjab has been knocked out off the playoff chances in the ongoing VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) following a defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets. With this win, KKR are alive in the race to the playoffs while Punjab's chances to playoffs is finished.
KKR chased down a target of 184 runs with 7 wickets and 2 overs to spare. Player of the Match Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 65 runs off 49 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes. Chris Lynn played well for his 46 while Andre Russell once again chipped in with 14 ball 24 with 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Earlier, KXIP finished on 183/6 from their allotted 20 overs. Sam Curran was the top scorer for Punjab with 55 runs while Nicholas Pooran scored 48 runs. Sandeep Warrier picked up 2 wickets while Gurney, Nitish and Russell shared a wicket each for Kolkata.
Match Summary :
Kolkata Knight Riders 185 for 3 (Gill 65, Lynn 46, Shami 1-15)
Kings XI Punjab 183 for 6 (Curran 55, Pooran 48, Warrier 2-31)
by 7 wickets