There comes the second team, who were knocked out of the tournament. Kings XI Punjab failed to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders in the home conditions despite scoring a big tally on the board. Meanwhile, it was Shubman Gill once again, who showed his class alongside Andre Russell.
Getting into the details, initially, it was Dinesh Karthik, who won the toss, chose to bowl first. They got the initial breakthrough by removing KL Rahul for a cheap score, who was quickly followed by Chris Gayle. The young Sandeep Warrier has been the star with the ball, who bagged both the wickets of the top-class players.
Shubman Gill was brilliant in the chase:
However, then came the blistering knock from Nicholas Pooran, who smashed KKR bowlers to all corners of the park. He was joined by Mayank Agarwal, who helped Kings XI to up the ante in the middle overs.
Then came the surprise move from Dinesh Karthik, which yielded success for KKR. Nitish Rana dismissed the dangerous Nicholas Pooran in the middle, who was quickly followed by Mayank Agarwal when Rinku Singh affected a run-out in the match.
Just when things look good, Harry Gurney picked up the wicket of Mandeep Singh to make the difference. All in all, Kings XI Punjab managed to post 183 runs on the board. Sam Curran smashed brilliant fifty in the end.
In reply to the chase, Kolkata Knight Riders got the top start from Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill. The duo smashed it brilliantly to seal the powerplay for KKR. Despite Lynn walking back to the hut, Gill alongside Robin Uthappa never let down the required run rate.
Just when things looked smooth for KKR, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Robin Uthappa. However, it opened the gates for Andre Russell show in the middle. The hard-hitting Russell showed his calibre before being dismissed to Shami.
In the end, Shubman Gill alongside the skipper Dinesh Karthik finished things off in a style. The flamboyant youngster Gill was awarded the man of the match for his match-winning knock.
Here are a few tweets:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 3, 2019
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 3, 2019
— Chirag (@chirag_soni_07) May 3, 2019
SHUBMAN GILL IS PURE LOVE.
I won't bet on Prithvi Shaw yet with consistency issues, I would love Rishabh Pant to sort his head out & come back stronger but I'd any day back Gill to be a real superstar in International cricket. Boy has the game to play all 3 formats.#KXIPvKKR
— V-R Isolated 🏠 (@NaanumEngineer) May 3, 2019
— Sheetal (@itssheetalhere) May 3, 2019
— Brainfaded (@iRoshan_Rv) May 3, 2019
@ashwinravi99 Not a tactical captain He has made a group of entire player from the computer does the same wise as a rotation. I think it's great but not a successful as captain. #IPL #IPL2019 #VIVOIPL #VIVOIPL2019 #KXIPvKKR
— Akshay #StayHomeSaveLives (@Luttu_27) May 3, 2019
— Mani!!! (@HeyitisM) May 3, 2019
— Priyanka 👑 (@PriyankaSRKian) May 3, 2019
— Pran (@Pran__07) May 3, 2019
#ShubmanGill celebrating his half century and his father dancing, is best thing you will see today on internet. ❤️🤩🤩
— Shubham (@walkingmiless) May 3, 2019
Shubman elegant Gill gives us visual treat whenever he scores four or six…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 3, 2019
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) May 3, 2019
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) May 3, 2019
Possibly last we are seeing of ‘unpredictable’ captain R Ashwin in KXIP colors. They are not the one to gice long ropes to non performing players esp captains. Ask Bailey and Maxwell. #IPL2019 #KXIPvKKR
— Jatin Sharma (@jatincricket) May 3, 2019
— Shubham Borade (@Shubh1mm) May 3, 2019
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 3, 2019