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Kolkata Knight Riders win by 7 runs! What a win for KKR. Kings XI Punjab fail to get 12 off the last over. Andre Russell bowls a superb 0ver. Two run outs and a lbw in this over. So KXIP continue to be last on the IPL 2016 Points Table.
Live Score KXIP 153/6 after 15 Overs: David Miller’s departure has brought Axar Patel at the crease and he is making sure that the asking rate is kept in control. He has done fine job so far. Kings XI punjab now need 12 runs from the last over and Andre Russell will bowl it. Also Catch- Live Score KKR vs KXIP, IPL 2016, Match 32
Glenn Maxwell Out! Reverse sweep brings Glenn Maxwell’s downfall. Piyush Chawla traps him in front of the wickets. Big wicket this for KKR. Maxwell was looking threatening. A brilliant knock comes to an end. Maxwell lbw b Chawla 68(42)
Live Score KXIP 117/4 after 15 Overs: Kings XI Punjab now need 48 more runs to win off 30 balls. Glenn Maxwell is absolutely milking KKR bowlers. He has brought his side back in the hunt.
Live Score KXIP 93/4 after 12 Overs: That is half-century up for Glenn Maxwell and with that Kings XI Punjab’s hopes stay alive. They need 72 off 48 balls now with Maxwell and David Miller at the crease. Also Catch- KKR vs KXIP, IPL 2016 Live Streaming
Wriddhiman Saha Out! Dragged on, Shah going for a slog sweep, gets inside edge and goes on to crash the stumps. Just when things started to look good for KXIP, they have lost a wicket. Piyush Chawla picks a wicket in his first over. W Saha b Chawla 24(20)
Live Score KXIP 48/2 after 8 Overs: Glenn Maxwell and Wriddhiman Saha looking to do the repair job and Kings XI need one big partnership to stay in the hunt. Currently. the partnership between the two is worth 35 off 29 balls. KXIP need 117 more runs to win off 72 balls.
Murali Vijay Out! Gone! What is happening here! KXIP skipper holes out as well. Looking to play it over off-side, could not make the proper connection and hits it towards mid-off. Again, Shakib takes the catch. Vijay c Shakib b M Morkel 6(11).
Manan Vohra Out! Poor placement by Vohra. Hits is straight to deep backward square leg and Shakib Al Hasan placed there takes the catch. Not sensible by Vohra. Vohra c Shakib b A Russell 0(5).
Marcus Stoinis Out! What a start for KKR. Not a good shot. He throws his bat the length delivery and hits it straight to mid-off. Piyush Chawla takes the catch. Stoinis c Chawla b A Russell 0(3)
Live Score KKR 164/2 after 20 Overs: Superb last over by Sandeep Sharma. He gives away just four runs from it and inflicted a run out as well. A Russell run out (W Saha/Sandeep Sharma) 16(10). This is a good finish for Kings XI. Join us for Kings XI Punjab chase.
Live Score KKR 160/2 after 19 Overs: KXIP have done well to pull things back here. Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell will have to make sure KKR finish big here.
Robin Uthappa Out! Oh dear, another run out. Yusuf Pathan plays forward, Mohit Sharma defends it in his follow through. Robin Uthappa thinks there is a run, Pathan is not interested. He sends him back, Mohit throws the ball towards non-strikers end and hits it directly. Uthappa run out (Mohit Sharma) 70(49).
Gautam Gambhir Out! The only way KXIP could have picked a wicket here was a run out. And they got it. Glenn Maxwell inflicts it. Gambhir falls after a fine knock. Gambhir run out (Maxwell/Sandeep Sharma) 54(45).
Live Score KKR 89/0 after 12 Overs: This is going exactly how KKR would have planned. Wickets in hand as they near the end of their innings. Gautam Gambhir is batting on 47 while Robin Uthappa is on 41.
Live Score KKR 74/0 after 10 Overs: Half-way through and KKR look in good position. Openers, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are doing a fine job. The run-rate has now jumped up to 7.40 RPO.
Live Score KKR 51/0 after 8 Overs: That his half-century up for KKR. The run-rate is just over six runs per over currently. Kings XI Punjab in need of a wicket here. Last match’s here, Axar Patel is yet to come into the attack.
Live Score KKR 21/0 after 3 Overs: Three bowlers used thus far by Murali Vijay. And Sandeep has been the pick so far. Mohit Sharma and Marcus Stoinis have been bit expensive, gave away 10 and 9 runs respectively.
Live Score KKR 2/0 after 1 Over: Watchful start for Kolkata Knight Riders. Sandeep Sharma started the proceedings for Kings XI and looked in good shape. Also Check- IPL 2016 Points Table
TOSS: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and opted to field. Interestingly, Kings XI Punjab are playing with just three overseas players. Here is a look at playing XI-
Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay(c), Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Swapnil Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Brad Hogg, Morne Morkel.
Hello, and welcome to India.com’s live coverage of Indian Premier League 2016 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. With things heating up in the IPL 2016, both the teams will be looking to dish out their best performance. Stay tuned as we bring you the live updates.
Build-up: Kings XI Punjab continues to be at the bottom of the points table. However, a win against Rising Pune Supergiants under new skipper Murali Vijay has given team hope. There are still plenty of games left for KXIP, and they can still make it to the playoffs.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are looking in good shape as well. KKR has played six away matches and won four of them, which is a good record. Now with homecoming, KKR will be looking to add to the win’s tally.
A look at head to head record between the two sides, it is Kolkata Knight Riders who maintain a healthy lead over Kings XI Punjab. KKR has won 12 out of 18 matches against KXIP.