Punjab Kings crossed swords with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 21st match of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first.
The cricket fraternity witnessed a low-scoring encounter at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. KKR bowlers stuck to their basics and restricted Punjab Kings to 123/9 in their quota of 20 overs.
Mayank Agarwal scored 31 off 34 balls including 1 four and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Chris Jordan chipped in with a vital 30 off 18 balls in the end. Jordan flexed his muscles by hitting three huge sixes.
Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the bowlers for the Knight Riders as he accounted for 3 dismissals. He registered 3/30 in his full quota of 4 overs whereas Sunil Narine took 2 wickets.
The Caribbean conceded just 22 runs in 4 overs. Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins also did his bit by helping his team pick up two wickets. The collective efforts from KKR bowlers put PBKS batsmen under a lot of pressure.
In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the target in 16.4 overs. KKR won the game by 5 wickets. Eoin Morgan top-scored with 47 off 40 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes. KKR captain was named the man of the match.
Andre Russell laughs after Chris Gayle dives on the field
Meanwhile, a hilarious incident was caught on camera in which Andre Russell was seen laughing after his compatriot dived on the field. The all-rounder Russell who was sitting at the dugout couldn’t control his laughter after the Universe Boss Chris Gayle’s antics.
The incident happened during KKR’s innings when Rahul Tripathi hit the ball straight to Chris Gayle. Meanwhile, the Caribbean put in a hilarious dive to save the ball. It was when the cameraman focused on Andre Russell and the latter was seen laughing.
Watch the video below:
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