KKR Vs KXIP: Match Results And Highlights IPL 2019
The 6th the match of the ipl saw KKR slaying KXIP at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Both teams were favorites to win the game as they had a good start of the season by winning their first match of the vivo ipl 2019. But it was kkr vs kxip 2019 who proved to be a better team than the other.
Kkr set a huge target
Kings XIPunjab won the toss and decided to bowl first and that might be considered as the wrong decision here. kkr squad 2019 took the full advantage of their home ground to put a hefty score of 218/4 at the end of their first innings.
|IPL 2019 KKR vs KXIP Match Highlights|
Nitish Rana super innings
Rana proved his presence in the middle order by scoring 50 plus score for the second time as well. KKR were off to a flying start when Sunil Narine hit 24 runs in the second over. Uthappa holds the game strongly and made a solid partnership as well with Rana. The pair has a partnership of 110 runs.
Rana showed a masterclass with his batting innings, he scored 63 runs from only 34 deliveries with a strike rate of near 200.
Russell power once again hog the attention
Russell once again proved to be KKR best investment. After Rana dismissed, he came in to hit 48 runs off 17 balls helping the kkr team to set such a huge target.
Gayle failed to hold the game
To chase such a huge target, all eyes were on Chris Gayle. Gayle did help Punjab to have a flying start until he was dismissed by his own teammate Russell.
Agarwal and Miller partnership
The fifth-wicket partnership did give a ray of hope to the Punjabi fans when Agarwal and Miller put up a 74 runs fifth wicket partnership. But the target seemed to be too much for them. Even though both register their half centuries, but it was not enough for them to chase the big total and losing to kkr 2019 by 28 runs.