The Kolkata Knight Riders continued their winning streak as they went on to beat the Kings XI Punjab by 28 runs at the Eden Gardens earlier today. The home team dominated the game right from the beginning as they were put to bat first by the visitors. Openers Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn started hitting the ball but soon the duo left the field. Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana went on to build a solid 130 run partnership and gave the home a sigh of relief. Uthappa scored 67 and Rana made 63 runs respectively. Andre Russell joined the party by scoring 48 runs from 17 balls and the team scored 218 runs. KKR beat KXIP by 28 runs.
When Kings XI Punjab walked in to bat, they would surely have wanted their openers, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, to fire and dominate the home team. But that did not happen. KL Rahul made way to the pavilion on the score of 1 whereas the Universe Boss Chris Gayle scored 20 runs. Though Mayank Agarwal and David Miller were the ones who stood tall by making 58 and 59 runs. Andre Russell plundered a couple of wickets. Lockie Ferguson and Piyush Chawla snapped one wicket each and at the end, KKR won the game by 28 runs. Ravi Ashwin Loses His Cool, Rebukes KL Rahul and Other Players After a No-Ball Handed Andre Russell Lifeline During KKR vs KXIP IPL 2019 Match.
Check out some stats from the sixth match below:
# Robin Uthappa brought in his 24th half-century in the IPL
# Nitish Rana slammed his second consecutive half-century.
# Nitish Rana slammed his seventh half-century in the IPL.
# The 23rd six at the Eden Gardens made a record for most sixes in a T20 game at Kolkata stadium.
# Mayank Agarwal slammed his 4th fifty.
# Andre Russell won the second Man of the Match in the IPL.
At the end of the match, during the presentation ceremony, Dinesh Karthik praised Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa and Andre Russell. Kolkata Knight Riders will next play against the Delhi Capitals on Saturday in Delhi. Whereas the Kings XI Punjab against the Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Mohali.