IPL 2019: Dinesh Karthik may be known as one of the calmest and composed finishers in world cricket, but even the batsman could not maintain the same demeanor on the field in a vital clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings X1 Punjab (KXIP) on Friday. Karthik gave all-rounder Andre Russell a piece of his mind after the Windies cricketer was smashed for runs by Punjab batsman Nicholas Pooran. This issue assumes even further importance following Russell’s recent controversial statements where he revealed in-fighting between the players which would not have made the franchise skipper any happier considering the question remarks over his captaincy.

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Meanwhile, Pooran has been dismissed for 47 off 27 balls. It was his knock that got KXIP’s innings back on track after a dismal start. At the time of filing the copy, KXIP was 140/5 in the 18th over.

Teams:

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, R Ashwin (Captain), M Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (Captain/wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Harry Gurney, Sandeep Warrier