KKR vs PBKS Highlights, IPL 2022: Russell onslaught takes Kolkata home by six wickets against Punjab

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Andre Russell struck a whirlwind 31-ball unbeaten 70 as Kolkata Knight Riders romped home to a six-wicket win against Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.   -  SPORTZPICS

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of the IPL 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS BEAT PUNJAB KINGS BY SIX WICKETS

PLAYER OF THE MATCH - UMESH YADAV (4/23)

MATCH SUMMARY

The Andre Russell storm finally hit the Indian Premier League 2022 as the West Indian muscled his way to an unbeaten 31-ball 70, taking Kolkata Knight Riders home by six wickets and 33 balls to spare. Sam Billings played the perfect foil with his unbeaten 23-ball 24 as the duo stitched a 90-run partnership in 45 balls for the fifth wicket to lift KKR out of trouble after it was reeling at 51 for four. Rahul Chahar struck twice in the same over, removing Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana and was untouched by the carnage, ending with two for 13 from four overs.

Sent in to bat, Punjab Kings found the going tough and was reduced to 102 for eight, thanks to Umesh Yadav's sensational spell of four for 23. Kagiso Rabada played a crucial cameo of 25 runs off 16 balls to take the Kings to 137. Punjab fancied its chances of pulling off a miraculous defence of a paltry target but Odean Smith was taken down for 30 runs in the 12th over, which all but sealed the fate of the Mayank Agarwal-led side.

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS 141/4 IN 14.3 OVERS

KKR 141/4 in 14.3 overs: Livingstone with the ball. Billings collects one at deep mid wicket. SIX! Pitched up outside off and Russell strides forward and swings hard, clearing the rope at long off. SIX! What a way to finish the chase. Russell gets it over deep mid wicket and that is his eighth six of the night. Swung across the line to take KKR home at a canter.

KKR 128/4 in 14 overs: Arshdeep into the attack. Starts off with a bouncer. Single for Billings through mid wicket. FOUR! Russell muscles it down the ground, Arshdeep does well to get out of the way, and it races to the boundary. No-ball also called. That brings up the fifty for Russell in 26 balls. A couple more for Russell  as he pulls to mid wicket. SIX! Russell slaps this length ball outside off over deep point and now just 10 needed off six overs.

KKR 114/4 in 13 overs: Rahul Chahar is the only one to be untouched by the carnage as just four singles and a wide come from the over. Spectacular figures for the leg-spinner, who ends with two for 13 from his four overs.

KKR 109/4 in 12 overs: Odean into the attack. FOUR! Loose ball, wide outside leg and Russell just shows his bat to it and gets it over the the ring and to the fine leg boundary. SIX! In the slot, straight, and hacked away over mid wicket and over the ropes. SIX! Drifted into the legs and pulled away by Russell over fine leg. Length ball, coming into him, and Russell is beaten trying to play across the line. SIX! Russell on a rampage here. Too full and straight and Russell smashes it down the ground and for another maximum. That brings up the fifty partnership in 30 balls. Russell take a single but more agony for Odean as it is called a no-ball. Free-hit. SIX! Billings this time. Steps out and drags this length ball outside off straight down the ground to make it 30 runs from the over.

KKR 79/4 in 11 overs: Chahar will continue. Leg break to Russell that turns into him after pitching outside leg from over the wicket and he taps it back. Cut away next ball for a couple. Tucked off his pads for a single at deep mid wicket. Billings strides forward to slap this one to long off for one more. Russell taps to point for a quick one to end the over.

KKR 73/4 in 10 overs: Brar into his second. Wide down leg side. Darted in on off, comes in with the angle, and Russell cuts too close to his body and gets a bottom edge. SIX! Too straight this time and Russell goes back and pulls it over mid wicket for six runs. Slog sweeps across the line and it runs off the inside edge to fine leg for a couple more. SIX! In his slot, full and straight, and Russell muscles it over wide long on for a second maximum of the over. Pitched in at yorker length at his legs and Russell backs away a bit and drives down the ground for one. Single to end the over.

KKR 56/4 in 9 overs: Chahar continues. Billings comes forward to defend to mid on. He reverse-sweeps next ball and a good stop at point to keep it to a single. Tossed up on off and Russell defends. This one is straighter and Russell presses forward to defend. A gentle dab to short third for a quick one. An umpire review at the striker's end for a run out but Billings is in by a mile. Another dot to end the over.

KKR 54/4 in 8 overs: Harpreet Brar into the attack. Billings collects one at long off. Russell gets off the mark with a single at point. One more for Billings with a drive through covers. Russell goes back in his crease to defend back to the bowler. Defended again by Russell to end the over.

KKR 51/4 in 7 overs: Rahul Chahar into the attack. Flighted on off to Shreyas who slaps it straight to point. Beaten! Chahar turns it away from Shreyas and deceives him in the air. Tossed up again and steered to backward point. OUT! Shreyas goes for the slog sweep on this tossed up delivery on middle and gets a top edge which lands straight into Rabada's hands at mid on. Shreyas Iyer c Kagiso Rabada b Rahul Chahar 26(15b 5x4 0x6). OUT! Rana misses a straight one and that is given. Rana review immediately. Three reds and Rana has to walk. He pressed forward to defend but it spun away from his inside edge. Nitish Rana lbw b Rahul Chahar 0(2b 0x4 0x6). Double wicket maiden for Chahar.

KKR 51/2 in 6 overs: FOUR! Width and room again on offer and Shreyas doesn't miss out. Punches it between point and cover and to the rope. Length ball and dabbed behind point for one. Too straight and Billings whips it to fine leg for a couple. Loose ball - full-toss on the pads by Rabada - and Billings whips it away to deep mid wicket for a couple.

KKR 42/2 in 5 overs: FOUR! Odean comes in and offers a gift to Shreyas with a full one on the pads and he flicks it away with ease to fine leg. Corrects in line and length, keeping it on off and on a length and just a single for Shreyas behind point. OUT! Venkatesh hammers this full-toss outside off straight to Brar at cover who sticks to it after it pops out at first. Venkatesh Iyer b Harpreet Brar b Odean Smith 3(7b 0x4 0x6). FOUR! Billings comes in and flicks this full one on the pads with nonchalance through the mid wicket region. Two dots to end the over.

KKR 33/1 in 4 fours: Rabada continues. Two dots to start with as Venkatesh drives straight to mid off and then guides a length ball to point. Comes down the track to steer this one to mid off for a single. Shreyas collects a couple at mid wicket with a flick. FOUR! Over-pitched and Shreyas drives it between the bowler and mid off for his third boundary. Single to end the over.

KKR 25/1 in 3 overs: Shreyas Iyer in at three. Arshdeep drifts it into the pads to Venkatesh who flicks for one. Shreyas is off the mark with a push to point off the backfoot. Full and straight into Venkatesh, and driven to mid off for a single. Arshdeep angling across to Shreyas from over the wicket on a length. He hangs back and defends. FOUR! Slower one but too full on off and Shreyas leans into the extra-cover drive for his first boundary. FOUR! Width and room outside off and Shreyas slashes it over point for another boundary.

KKR 14/1 in 2 overs: Rabada from the other end. Venkatesh is off the mark with a dab to short third for one. Rahane shoulders arms to this length ball outside off. FOUR! Serenely driven away by Rahane through the covers. Comes forward and leans into the drive with open face. Rabada pitched it too far outside off and wide called. Fuller length outside off and Rahane lets it go. No signs of urgency from the batters in the middle. Rahane leans back and dabs a short one to short third for a dot ball. OUT! Rahane drives outside off and edges to Odean at short third, who takes a fine low cathch. Ajinkya Rahane c Odean Smith b Kagiso Rabada 12(11b 3x4 0x6).

KKR 8/0 in 1 over: Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer to begin the chase. There's a slip in place for Rahane. Arshdeep with the ball. Rahane's off the mark with a beautiful flick for four. And another one, this one's a length ball and Rahane glances it for four more, goes past 4000 IPL runs. Dot to end.

PUNJAB KINGS 137 ALL OUT IN 18.2 OVERS

PBKS 137/10 in 18.2 overs: OUT! Rabada's useful cameo comes to an end as he ends up lobbing this one from outside off high up and Southee runs in from the deep and takes a stunner at mid on. Kagiso Rabada c Tim Southee b Andre Russell 25(16b 4x4 1x6).  OUT! Arshdeep is in and guides this length ball to short third man and both batters find themselves at the same end. Arshdeep Singh run out Rana/Russell) 0(1b 0x4 0x6).

PBKS 137/8 in 18 overs: FOUR! Length on middle and off by Mavi and Rabada slaps this straight back and past the bowler for a boundary. Moves to 20 off 13 balls with that. FOUR! Slashed hard outside off this time and a thick bottom edge is enough for the ball to run away to the third man fence. Slower one outside off and Rabada swats it to long on for a single. Wild heave but Odean on this full one on the legs and he misses, probably cramped for room as he backed out on leg side to make room. Another slower one deceives Odean but it is too far outside off and called wide. Another swing and a miss outside off by Odean. He is struggling to put bat to ball today. Pace off, length ball, outside off and another wide. SIX! Odean pulls this short one and gets a top edge that flies over fine leg for a maximum.

PBKS 120/8 in 17 overs: FOUR! Pitched up by S0uthee outside off and Rabada slices it over the covers for a boundary. FOUR! Another lofted drive over the covers and another boundary. SIX! Rabada goes straight and hoicks this one over the ropes for a maximum. No-ball given for height as Southee bowls in a full-toss at Rabada. Just a single to Rabada off the free hit at long on. Full on off and Odean digs it out straight to Southee. He is struggling on three off eight balls. Another dot ball to end the over as Southee darts in a wide yorker and Odean tries to reach out but only gets an inside edge that pops back into him.

PBKS 104/8 in 16 overs: Varun to bowl his last over. Odean steps out and tucks this full one away behind square for a single. Varun continues to beat Rabada outside off. Rabada pushes this length ball on off for a single at long on. Two from the over. A sensational spell comes to an end for Varun, who ends with 0 for 14 in four overs. 

PBKS 102/8 in 15 overs: Umesh to bowl out. Length on middle and leg to Brar from over the wicket and he defends it back. OUT! Brar is knocked over as Umesh pitches it up on off stump and gets it to move in a bit. Harpreet Brar b Umesh Yadav 14(18b 1x4 1x6). Rahul Chahar is in and beaten first ball outside off OUT! Chahar leans back and hangs his bat to this length ball and Rana dives at first slip to hand Umesh his fourth wicket. Rahul Chahar c Nitish Rana b Umesh Yadav 0(2b 0x4 0x6).  Rabada is in. Two dots to end the over. Umesh ends with four for 23 in four overs.

PBKS 102/6 in 14 overs: Narine bowls out. Three for 18 so far in three over. Angles it down leg to Odean, who misses the flick and gets a single on the wide ball. Brar drives down the ground for a single. Hundred up for PBKS in 13.1 overs. Odean hangs back and drives through point for a single after two dots. Single for Brar with an outside edge to third man. Odean presses forward to defend this straight and flighted one back to the bowler.

PBKS 97/6 in 13 overs: OUT! Shahrukh Khan looks to whack across the line on the leg but finds a top edge that loops up high and into the hands of Rana at mid wicket. Shahrukh Khan c Nitish Rana b Tim Southee 0(5b 0x4 0x6). Odean Smith is in. Runs the ball down to third man for one. FOUR! Short one to Brar from round the wicket and he guides it behind the keeper with open face and to third man boundary. Good comeback as Southee beats him outside off twice to end the over with two dots.

PBKS 92/5 in 12 overs: Narine continues to turn the screws and build the pressure with dot balls. Three to start with. Shuffles across to off stump and wants to paddle this one behind but misses it. Four dots in a row now. Full on middle, angling in from round the wicket to Brar, and he misses it. Stifled appeal for LBW but Shreyas reviews it. Review lost as the ball was missing leg stump. SIX! Brar reaches out for this one from wide outside off and sweeps it for a flat six over deep mid wicket.

PBKS 86/5 in 11 overs: Varun bowls his third. Three dots to start with. Gets a single off the next one. Just one run from the over as Varun revs it in at a quick pace.

PBKS 85/5 in 10 overs: Narine continues. Bawa starts with a couple, driving through the covers. FOUR! Driven again and this one has enough power to pierce the infield and run away to the deep cover fence. OUT! Absolute skill from Narine as he gets the ball to move away from Bawa after pitching it on a straightish line. Rawa Bawa b Sunil Narine 11(13b 1x4 0x6). Harpreet Brar starts off with a single through mid wicket. Two dots to end the over.

PBKS 78/4 in 9 overs: Umesh returns for his third over. Full and straight first up and Bawa pushes through mid on for one. FOUR! Livingstone slashes hard outside off, a bit aerial, through the covers and a much-needed boundary. Umesh darts it in too far outside off and called wide. The buzzer goes off too and it is a no-ball as Umesh oversteps. Umesh gets away with it as Livingstone gets a thick outside edge to third man for a single trying to heave this one outside off. One more for Bawa and he moves to five runs off 10 balls. Slower one outside off and Livingstone completely misses that. OUT! In the slot outside off, Livingstone swings and Southee takes this skier just inside the boundary at wide long off. Liam Livingstone c Tim Southee b Umesh Yadav 19(16b 1x4 1x6).

PBKS 70/3 in 8 overs: Sunil Narine into the attack. Livingstone flicks this length ball to deep mid wicket for one.  Bawa taps on the off side and wants a quick one but is sent back halfway down the pitch and just makes his ground. Narine turns this away down leg and Bawa whips it behind for one. Turning away too far down leg and wide called. Length outside off and Livingstone defends it back. Straight on the stumps and Livingstone comes forward to flick through mid wicket for a single. Bawa keeps strike with one more.

PBKS 65/3 in 7 overs: Varun continues after the PowerPlay. Single for Livingstone off the fiirst ball. Three dots for Bawa and he is yet to score his first run in the IPL. He drives this one through point for one and opens his account off his fifth ball. Tucked away behind to fine leg for a single and Livingstone keeps strike.

PBKS 62/3 in 6 overs: Southee returns for his second over. Starts off with a dot. SIX! Livingstone steps out, gets to the pitch of the ball, and lofts this over wide long on for his first maximum. Goes for the pull next ball but misses and collects a leg-bye. FOUR! Dhawan slices this behind point for a boundary as the quick outfield helps the ball on its way. OUT! Dhawan edges behind as Southee moves it away from the left-hander from round the wicket. Shikhar Dhawan c Sam Billings b Tim Southee 16(15b 1x4 1x6). Raj Bawa pushes his first ball to cover for a dot.

PBKS 51/2 in 5 overs: Varun Chakravarthy into the attack. Starts off with a wide down leg side. Single next ball for Dhawan. Livingstone drives through the covers and collects three runs. Short of length outside off and Dhawan wants to pull but gets a bottom edge that bounces in front of him. Another extra run with a wide outside leg side. Two more singles as Varun doesn't give much room to the batters. Dhawan misses the sweep and a stifled appeal for LBW to end the over.

PBKS 43/2 in 4 overs: Mavi replaces Southee. FOUR! Length on middle stump and Rajapaksa hacks across the line and gets a thick inside edge that runs away behind square leg for a boundary. SIX! Shimmies down the track and Rajapaksa slaps this over wide long on for a maximum. SIX! Two sixes off two balls for Rajapaksa as he flicks this full one on the pads over mid wicket and gives his bat a helicopter-shot-like flourish after making the connection. SIX! Mavi changes his angle, comes round the wicket, but the result is the same. It is a slower one outside off and Rajapaksa slog sweeps this over mid wicket for a third consecutive six. OUT! Mavi gets his man with a length ball outside off that Rajapaksa ends up handing a loopy catch at mid off. The damage is done nonetheless. Bhanuka Rajapaksa c Tim Southee b Shivam Mavi 31(9b 3x4 3x6). Another power-hitter Liam Livingstone is in and starts off with a drive to mid off.

PBKS 21/1 in 3 overs: Umesh continues. Single for Dhawan off the first ball. FOUR! Rajapaksa dabs this one behind square and wide of short third man and fetches his second boundary. Tucks the next one to deep square leg for one. SIX! Dhawan steps out and smashes this straight back over the bowler's head. Two singles to end the over as Umesh drags his length back a bit.

PBKS 7/1 in 2 overs: Southee from the other end. Dhawan almost chops onto his stumps as he gets a thick inside edge on the drive. Dhawan leaves the next one in the channel. He steps out after that and drives it straight to mid off. Three dots to start the over. Full on off and Dhawan digs this out straight to mid off. Finally a run for Dhawan with a flick behind square for a single. FOUR! Rajapaksa opens his account with a lofted drive over the covers.

PBKS 2/1 in 1 over: Umesh steaming in and Mayank backs outside leg to make room on the off first ball and misses. Just the one slip in place. Length drifting on leg and Mayank whips it off the pads but straight to square leg. First run for Punjab as Mayank drives through the covers for one. Dhawan on strike. Umesh is coming over the wicket, angling across from him. Dhawan is off strike with a single to mid wicket as he tucks it off his hips. OUT! Fuller length on middle and off, Mayank looks to flick it on leg and misses it. It looks straight and he doesn't review this one. Mayank Agarwal lbw b Umesh Yadav 1(5b 0x4 0x6).

The umpires and the players file onto the field as live action is moments away. Kolkata Knight Riders will turn to Umesh Yadav, who has been at his fiery best in the PowerPlay this season so far. Meanwhile Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan will hope for another solid start after the 71-run stand against RCB in their previous game.

KKR vs PBKS PLAYING XI

Kolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy.

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar.

TOSS: Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and KKR and elected to field.

18:53 IST: Kagiso Rabada has been handed his cap and he is set to make his debut for the Punjab Kings.

 

18:50 IST: We are ten minutes away from the toss at the Wankhede Stadium. Stay tuned for live updates.

Kagiso Rabada getting into the groove at Punjab Kings

 

KKR VS PBKS PREDICTED XI

Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav.

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh.

18:00 IST: We are an hour away from the toss. Stay tuned for live updates.

Kolkata Knight Riders most expensive IPL 2022 auction buys

Shreyas Iyer - Rs. 12.25 crore

Nitish Rana - Rs. 8 crore

Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi - Rs. 8 crore

Punjab Kings most expensive IPL 2022 auction buys

Liam Livingstone - Rs. 11.5 crore

Kagiso Rabada - Rs. 9.25 crore

Shahrukh Khan - Rs. 9 crore

Pat is back in the KKR camp!

 

Dream11 Fantasy Team

Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer

All-rounders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Odean Smith (VC)

Bowlers: Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Rahul Chahar

Team composition: KKR 6: 5 PBKS Credits Left: 0.0

Last five IPL meetings

Punjab Kings won by five wickets (October 1, 2021)

Kolkata Knight Riders won by five wickets (April 26, 2021)

Punjab Kings won by eight wickets (October 26, 2020)

Kolkata Knight Riders won by two runs (October 10, 2020)

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 28 runs (May 27, 2019)

PREVIEW

These are early days in the Indian Premier League, but toss has already played a role in the outcome of the fixtures with dew setting in the second half.

Both Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will be keen to win the toss and make the most of the conditions when they meet at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

KKR head into the game on the back of a three-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore, while Punjab appears confident after beating RCB in its opener. And on a fresh surface, Punjab will be pinning its hopes on South African speedster Kagiso Rabada, who is expected to be available after completing his quarantine.

KKR’s top-order struggled against RCB pacers Akash Deep and Mohammed Siraj in the previous outing. There will be challenges with Rabada steaming in, supported by left-hand seamer Arshdeep Singh. A lot will depend on spinners Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar as well.

KKR’s bowling unit has been impressive with Umesh Yadav back among wickets. He needs to keep the momentum going, along with Tim Southee. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy, though, needs to hit the straps quickly.

Punjab’s batting unit looks balanced with captain Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Liam Livingstone. Uncapped Indian players Shahrukh Khan and Raj Angad Bawa, who faltered in the tournament opener, have the firepower to be potential match-winners.

KKR, on the other hand, needs to regroup quickly and ensure that its openers Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer can build a long partnership. Venkatesh failed to convert starts in the two games thus far, and the team management will be hoping that he strikes form.

Captain Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana will have to anchor the middle order. After a quickfire knock against RCB, Andre Rusell had a ‘sore shoulder’ while fielding and his fitness will be a concern for KKR.

THE SQUADS

Kolkata Knight Riders: Pat Cummins, Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, B Indrajith, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings (wk), Aaron Finch, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh (w), Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Rishi Dhawan, Benny Howell, Ishan Porel, Nathan Ellis, Raj Bawa, Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Jitesh Sharma, Prerak Mankad, Atharva Taide, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel.

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH IPL 2022 KKR VS PBKS LIVE?

The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings IPL 2022 match will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Friday, April 1. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.