- April 01, 2023 19:52PBKS BEATS KKR
The inevitable has happened. Rain has the final say, PBKS beats KKR by 7 runs on DLS. That would be all from this match, thanks for joining us. Good night.
- April 01, 2023 19:11Close finish
Arshdeep returns with 56 needed off 30. Now, Iyer is caught and KKR’s hopes dim further. He has played well but not quite the impact KKR would’ve hoped for from their Impact Player. He goes for a 28-ball 34. Sunil Narine is the new man in. Narine ends the over with a six. 10 off the over. KKR need 46 runs in 24 balls. Players go off and the covers are on as rain gets heavier. KKR 7 behind on DLS par.
- April 01, 2023 19:04KKR 136/6 in 15 overs
Sam Curran into the attack. The drizzle seems to be getting heavier with each passing ball. After a quiet couple of balls, Russell slams a low full toss over wide long on for six. He then cheekily guides the next ball to the third man fence. Curran and PBKS under the pump. But they heave a sigh of relief as Russell finally holes out for 35 off 19... took pace off the ball and it worked! Shardul comes to the crease and hits the first ball for six! Lord for a reason! 18 runs and a wicket from the over.
- April 01, 2023 18:55KKR 118/5 in 14 overs
Ellis back. Russell clears his front foot and wallops this full ball past mid-off for four. Oh dear, Prabhsimran drops Russell, running back from short third. How costly will that be? Next ball, Ellis oversteps and KKR gets a free-hit. Venkatesh launches the free hit delivery elegantly over the bowler’s head for six. Ellis ends up conceding 18 off the over. Meanwhile, drizzle in the air and it is TIME OUT! KKR is 10 runs behind on DLS par score.
- April 01, 2023 18:54KKR 100/5 in 13 overs
Russell slams a maximum off Chahar over long-off but the latter does well to still keep it down to just nine off the over.
- April 01, 2023 18:49KKR 91/5 in 12 overs
Brar into the attack. Around the wicket to Russell, who collects 2 off the first ball. Russell smacks the second ball through the bowler’s raised hands for four. Just 8 off that Brar over.
- April 01, 2023 18:44KKR 83/5 in 11 overs
Chahar into the attack. He picks up a wicket first ball, Rinku holes out trying to sweep. Here comes the big man, Dre Russ! He is off the mark with a single. Excellent from Chahar - 3 singles and a wicket.
- April 01, 2023 18:39KKR 80/4 in 10 overs
Raza into his third over. He strikes. Rana cuts a wide ball straight to point. Rinku Singh is the new man in at 6. 5 runs and a wicket from the over.
- April 01, 2023 18:34KKR 75/3 in 9 overs
Rishi Dhawan comes into the attack. Rana taking matters into his hands as he picks up 10 off the first two balls with a four and a six. He takes single off the third ball. Iyer gets into the act; pulled off the backfoot for four. 15 runs came off that over. KKR need 117 runs in 66 balls.
- April 01, 2023 18:32KKR 60/3 in 8 overs
Raza continues. Rana brings out the switch hit and lofts it over short third for four. 10 runs from it. Some sort of momentum building.
- April 01, 2023 18:25KKR 50/3 in 7 overs
Ellis to Rana, 1 leg bye first ball. Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run to deep backward square. Again a very good from Ellis, who goes for just four. Pressure building on KKR.
- April 01, 2023 18:23KKR 46/3 in 6 overs
Sikandar Raza into the attack. He is slightly erratic in his lines this over. He errs on Iyer’s pads and the tall leftie flicks him between short fine and square leg for four. He hits the last ball between cover-point and extra cover for four. Eleven runs from the over. Venkatesh Iyer getting some medical attention.
- April 01, 2023 18:15KKR 35/3 in 5 overs
Nathan Ellis comes into the attack and clean bowls Gurbaz. He goes for 22 off 14. Nitish Rana, the skipper, comes to the crease. He gets going with a pull to lokng leg for four. 6 runs and a wicket.
- April 01, 2023 18:13KKR 29/2 in 4 overs
Arshdeep bowls four dots before Gurbaz’s outside edge beats short third and taces away to the fence. Single for Gurbaz to end the over.
- April 01, 2023 18:04KKR 24/2 in 3 overs
KKR use an Impact Player. Venkatesh Iyer replaces Varun. Venkatesh is the new man in. Gurbaz meanwhile is batting beautifully, clears the in-field and collects four more off Sam Curran’s bowling. 7 off the over eventually.
- April 01, 2023 17:57KKR 17/2 in 2 overs
Arshdeep strikes with his first ball! Mandeep is huried by the short ball and miscues a pull to Curran. Anukul Roy in at 3. He lofts his second ball over mid-on for four. But Arshdeep has his revenge in the same over as Roy is cramped by a rising delivery and is caught.
- April 01, 2023 17:51KKR 13/0 in 1 over
Mandeep and Gurbaz to take charge. Curran with the new ball. He has a slip. Mandeep survives a close run out chance at the striker’s end. Gurbaz took off a quick single and a direct hit would’ve meant curtains for Mandeep. Gurbaz steps down to the fast bowler and smacks him over long on for six. He flicks the last ball for four.
- April 01, 2023 17:28Delayed start
Sam Curran with the new ball. Here’s Gurbaz and Mandeep. Curran will look to swing it back into the RH batters.
Meanwhile, Rishi Dhawan has come in place of Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Dhawan is PBKS’s Impact Player.
The second innings is yet to start because the floodlights have not come on. The players are going off.
- April 01, 2023 17:10PBKS 191/5 in 20 overs
Southee to wrap up the innings. Shahrukh picks up a boundary in front of square, off the first ball. Curran joins the party, clubs Southee over long-on for a maximum. Dot to finish but 15 off it.
Punjab Kings would feel they’re at least 15 short here, especially after the start they got. They made 100 in the first 10 and 91 in the second half. That said, it is still a tall task for KKR. Back with the chase shortly.
- April 01, 2023 17:08PBKS 176/5 in 19 overs
Shardul Thakur’s final over goes for eight. He concedes a four to Shahrukh, who smashes a cover drive for four. 43 runs from Shardul’s four.
- April 01, 2023 17:02PBKS 168/5 in 18 overs
Narie strikes, gets rid of Raza, who falls trying to up the ante. He goes for a 13-ball 16. Shahrukh the new batter. 4 runs and a wicket.
- April 01, 2023 16:59PBKS 164/4 in 17 overs
Varun did so well until that last ball where he gave width to Curran, who backed away , stepped out and slapped him down the ground for a much-needed six, 11 runs from the over. 1 for 26 from Varun’s 4.
- April 01, 2023 16:53PBKS 153/4 in 16 overs
Shardul Thakur has been off the boil. He concedes 10 runs including a six over cover against Raza, who continues his pristine T20 form. PBKS primed for a 200-plus total.
- April 01, 2023 16:44PBKS 143/4 in 15 overs
Varun clean bowls Dhawan for 29-ball 40. Sam Curran is the new man in. Excellent over. Just a single and a wicket.
- April 01, 2023 16:39PBKS 142/3 in 14 overs
Southee gets the breakthrough; Jitesh undone by the slower ball. But he has played his part with a 11-ball 21. Sikandar Raza off the mark on IPL debut with a four. 13 runs and a wicket.
- April 01, 2023 16:36PBKS 129/2 in 13 overs
Jitesh has been given the license to go after the bowling. He takes on his Vidarbha teammate Umesh and pulls a short ball to the backward square leg fence. Eight runs from the over.
- April 01, 2023 16:32PBKS 121/2 in 12 overs
It was turning out to be a good over from Narine until Jitesh decided to give him the charge and lofted him down the ground for six. 12 runs from the over in the end.
- April 01, 2023 16:26PBKS 109/2 in 11 overs
Dhawan has looked exquisite, he guides an Umesh yorker past backward point for four. Rajapaksa reaches his half-century with a couple of braces, off 30 balls. But he perishes off the last ball, caught at long-on by Rinku. Jitesh Sharma is the new man in.
- April 01, 2023 16:22PBKS 100/1 in 10 overs
Varun back into the attack. Dhawan pulls a shortish ball to the deep square leg boundary. Nine runs from the over.
- April 01, 2023 16:16PBKS 91/1 in 9 overs
Rajapaksa has not taken the foot off the pedal... he now guides a wide ball to the third-man fence. Meanwhile, nothing’s going KKR’s way. Shardul’s waist-high full toss is sliced to the third-man fence for four by Dhawan. It’s a no-ball and Dhawan manages to eke out a single off the free hit. 12 runs from the over.
- April 01, 2023 16:06PBKS 79/1 in 8 overs
Sunil Narine kickstarts proceedings after the break. Rajapaksa gets a boundary, thanks to some pretty ordinary fielding from Varun at short fine. Meanwhile, the 50-run stand comes up between these two. PBKS on a roll. 10 from the over.
- April 01, 2023 15:58PBKS 69/1 in 7 overs
Shardul Thakur comes into the attack. Rajapaksa steps out and scythes it down the ground for four. He then swivels a six, a 60-metre-long hit, over fine leg. Thirteen runs coming from the over.
- April 01, 2023 15:54PBKS 56/1 in 6 overs
Varun Chakravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. Six coming off the last over of PowerPlay as Dhawan backs away and slaps the last ball over the cover fielder for four.
- April 01, 2023 15:51PBKS 50/1 in 5 overs
Sunil Narie comes into the attack. Bhanuka steps down and slams it over mid-off for four. He launches the next ball over extra cover for four more. Good intent from the Punjab Kings inside the first six. He wraps up the over with a straight six. 14 runs came off the over.
- April 01, 2023 15:47PBKS 36/1 in 4 overs
Southee continues. He errs in line, bowls wide twice in a row and Dhawan plays rasping cut shots for four. Another rewarding over for the Kings comes to an end. 12 off it.
- April 01, 2023 15:41PBKS 24/1 in 3 overs
Bhanuka Rajapaksa joins Dhawan. Umesh continues. Dhawan opens his account with a single to third man. Stacked off-side field for Dhawan. Excellent from Umesh. Just one run.
- April 01, 2023 15:35PBKS 23/1 in 2 overs
Tim Southee errs in line first ball, on the pads again and Prabhsimran flicks it away for four. Next ball, Southee pulls the length back but Prabhsimran shimmies down and laps it past mid-off for four more. Prabhsimran is off to a flying start - charging down again and clobbers it over deep mid-wicket for six. But Southee has the last laugh as Prabhsimran is strangled down leg side! Prabhsimran goes for 23 off 12
- April 01, 2023 15:31PBKS 9/0 in 1 over
Umesh Yadav takes the new ball. Prabhsimran on strike. He is off the mark with a couple off the second ball. Umesh getting the new ball to swing. But he errs in line, on the pads and Prabhsimran effortlessly flicks it over deep square for six. Prabhsimran very nearly plays on off the last ball but will scamper through for a single.
- April 01, 2023 15:01KKR WINS TOSS
Nitish Rana has won the toss and KKR will bowl first.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing 11): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Impact Players: Venkatesh Iyer, Vaibhav Arora, N. Jagadeesan, David Wiese, Suyash Sharma
Punjab Kings (Playing 11): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prabhsimran Singh(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Impact Players: Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Bhatia, Mohit Rathee
- April 01, 2023 14:29Aiming for the top
Punjab and KKR came sixth and seventh last season. They will hope for better returns this time.
- April 01, 2023 14:13What they said
“One of things that we thought was lacking last year was not able to finish off innings with the bat. That was one of the reasons why we decided to go after a young all-rounder like Sam.”
Trevor Bayliss on Sam Curran
“I don’t follow anyone’s captaincy style, I just want to captain in my manner. I know that if I follow someone, then I will lose my touch. So I want to lead this side the only way I know.”
Nitish Rana, stand-in KKR captain
- April 01, 2023 13:50Can Venkatesh Iyer get back his lost mojo?
As the next season beckons, Iyer would be desperate to find his superpowers back again. And there can be no better stage than the IPL to witness that epic moment, for here is where the magic happens. Read more:
- April 01, 2023 13:41Dream 11 fantasy picks
Wicketkeepers - Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters - Shikhar Dhawan (c), Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer
All-rounders - Andre Russell (vc), Sam Curran, Sunil Naraine
Bowlers - Akshdeep Singh, Tim Southee, Rahul Chahar
Composition - PBKS 5:6 KKR Credits left: 8.5
- April 01, 2023 13:32Predicted Playing 11s
KKR Predicted Playing 11: N Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (capt), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Impact Player options: Anukul Roy
PBKS Predicted Playing 11: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.
Impact Player options: Nathan Ellis
- April 01, 2023 13:18Who is Atharva Taide, the Punjab Kings batter awaiting his IPL debut?
Hailing from Akola in Maharashtra, Taide has been part of the Vidarbha team since 2018 and played a key role in guiding it to the Irani Cup title in 2019, defeating Rest of India. Read the full story below:
- April 01, 2023 13:14PBKS vs KKR HEAD TO HEAD RECORD IN IPL
Matches Played: 30
Last Result: Kolkata Knight Riders won by six wickets.
- April 01, 2023 13:04MATCH PREVIEW
Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders carry the same predicament and trepidation as the two sides square off in a battle of nerves in the Tata IPL at the IS Bindra Stadium here on Saturday.
The similarities between the two teams are striking. Both are going through an overhaul with new captains, backroom staff and have been forced to make change due to injuries.
The Kings have been the perennial underachievers in IPL and their record against the Knight Riders is not glittering either. Last season, the Kings played a high risk, no holds barred attacking style of batting without any desired result. This season, under a new coach Trevor Bayliss, they will approach the games pragmatically. “We will try to keep things as simple as possible and will not to complicate it,’’ said Bayliss
In the other camp, Nitish Rana is warming up to his captaincy role. The Delhi batter said Shreyas Iyer’s absence was a big blow but the team has regrouped under Chandrakant Pandit. “IPL is like a marathon but the first match sets the trend and we want to win,’’ said Rana.
The teams skipped practice due to inclement weather, and with more rain forecasted, Saturday’s contest could see weather delays.
- April 01, 2023 12:55PBKS vs KKR Full Squads
Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh(w), Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Raj Bawa, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, N Jagadeesan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Umesh Yadav, David Wiese, Mandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Kulwant Khejroliya, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma
- April 01, 2023 12:48All you need to know about the match
Where will the IPL 2023 match Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders be played?
The IPL 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
What time will the IPL 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders start?
The IPL 2023 match between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will begin at 3:30 PM IST on Saturday. Toss will take place at 3 PM IST.
Which TV channel will broadcast Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 match?
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2023 match?
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match will be streamed live on the Jio Cinema app and website in India.
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