Andre Russell too much for Kings XI Punjab at Eden Gardens today in IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate
David Miller 59* for Kings XI Punjab
Andre Russell 48 and 2-21

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata today in the IPL.

Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders 218 - 4 (Robin Uthappa 67*, Nitish Rana 63, Andre Russell 48)

Kings XI Punjab 190-4 (David Miller 59*, Mayank Agarwal 58*; Andre Russell 2-21)

Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 28 runs


Tournament Stats and Points Table

Batting first, Kolkata Knight Riders amassed a terrific score of 218 – 4, with Robin Uthappa 67*, Nitish Rana 63 and Andre Russell 48 the main run getters and Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen and Varun Chakravarthy all picking up just one wicket each for Kings XI Punjab.

It was always going to be a challenging run chase for Kings XI Punjab and losing Chris Gayle and KL Rahul early on, put them under even more pressure.  However, Mayank Agarwal 58* and David Miller 59*put up a good fight but fell 28 runs short in the end.

Kolkata Knight Riders - Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(c)(wk), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna

Kings XI Punjab - Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Andrew Tye, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Mohammed Shami, Hardus Viljoen, Varun Chakravarthy

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