Match review Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab – IPL10 2017 Match 11
Another super match of IPL 2017. KKR vs KXIP match 11 of IPL 10 has got some super statistics and exciting cricket.
The KXIP batting started strong with Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra. The 1st wicket partnership was 23 runs. Vohra 28(19) got out bowled Piyush Chawla. Marcus Stoinis 9(12) was soon bowled by Sunil Narine.
Glenn Maxwell came in to bat with Hashim Amla and they both some boundaries taking the score to 97. Both Amla 25 (27) and Maxwell 25(14) got out with KXIP 98/4. The next partnership of 57 runs was between David Miller 28(19) and Wriddhiman Saha 25(17).
Umesh Yadav came in and took 3 wickets to bring down the run rate and the match back in control of KKR. KXIP were now 156/7. Umesh Yadav bowled 4 overs, took 4 wickets giving 33 runs. The rest of KXIP batsmen scored some more runs. KXIP final score was 170/9 in 20 overs. Good partnerships and run rate by Kings XI Punjab batsmen.
This looked like a good score to defend but then KKR sent in the Power Player Sunil Narine to bat with Star Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir. They both came in with the intention of scoring maximum on the power play 6 overs.
Narine attacked the bowling with long sixes while Gambhir hits some elegant stores to the boundary. Narine Scored 37 runs in 18 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes which is a strike rate of over 200. Sunil Narine was out caught by Axar Patel bowled by Varun Aaron when Narine had already hit 4 boundaries in Aaron's over and tried to hit one more but was caught out at deep midwicket. KKR were 76/1 in just 5.4 overs after the wicket of Narine.
Robin Uthappa came in to bat and hit a fast 26 in 16 balls and was out bowled by Axar Patel. Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir continued playing the big shots and scoring the remaining runs very comfortably. KKR had once again beaten KXIP in IPL matches very strongly.
Gautam Gambhir was Not Out playing on 72 runs in 49 balls with 11 fours. Manish Pandey was Not Out 25 (16) hitting 2 fours and 1 sixer. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets chasing the score 171/2 in 16.3 overs. Man of the match was Sunil Narine.
A strong attacking game by KXIP and KKR while both batting, what made the difference was that KXIP bowling could not take wickets nor could they keep the runrate in control. The Next match for KKR is KKR vs SRH and for KXIP the next match is against DD both matches on Saturday 15th April 2017. So be ready for tomorrows exciting match, come back to read the review.
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