Whats up and welcome to Sportstar‘s LIVE BLOG of Match 21 of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders being performed in Ahmedabad.
[PBKS vs KKR, IPL 2021 LIVE SCORECARD]
Punjab 109/8 after 19 overs: Cummins will get his second as Bishnoi slices one straight up within the air. There’s one thing to cheer on for the Punjab dugout as Jordan smacks Cummins over mid-wicket for a biggie that brings up three-figures for his facet. Can he discover a few extra within the closing over?
Punjab 98/7 after 18 overs: Prasidh to Shahrukh. OUT! There goes Punjab’s hopes of a late surge! Prasidh will get the ball to kick up from the pitch as Shahrukh goes for the pull and fails. The ball shoots up straight to Morgan at covers. Shahrukh Khan c Morgan b Prasidh 13(14) [6s-1]
Punjab 95/6 after 17 overs: Wonderful over from Varun as Shahrukh was aiming for the massive hits over mid-wicket. Chakravarthy rushed Shahrukh, forcing him to nudge round for singles. Jordan ensures that SRK retains strikes because the pair sneak in a cheeky double.
Punjab 91/6 after 16 overs: Shahrukh smokes Narine for an enormous six over deep mid-wicket. Narine will get his size again and darts within the faster ones that pushes SRK and Jordan to trade strike.
Punjab 82/6 after 15 overs: Varun to Pooran. OUT! Cleaned ’em up! The stress will get to Pooran as he units sights on a tough heave over mid-wicket. Some fierce in his type however Varun had cleaned up the wickets by then. Punjab has fallen flat on a pitch that had sufficient for the batsmen. Wonderful from each the spinners to proceed to the stranglehold set by the pacers. Pooran b Chakravarthy 19(19) [4s-1 6s-1]
Punjab 78/5 after 14 overs: Narine to Henriques. OUT! By means of the gate! Absolute corker from Narine as he will get the ball flip in from outdoors off. Henriques fails to learn by and the ball merely sneaked in by his defence to rattle the stumps. Henriques b Narine 2(3)
Punjab 75/4 after 13 overs: Pooran will get going, lastly! He bludgeons the ball down the bottom with two related strokes, one which flies over long-on whereas the opposite beats a working Shubman Gill to the boundary.
Punjab 63/4 after 12 overs: Narine to Mayank. OUT! A snorter from Tripathi sends Mayank Agarwal on his approach again! Quick from Narine and Mayank latches onto the pull. The ball dips a lot earlier than Tripathi who dives ahead to finish a terrific catch. Punjab in all types right here. Henriques the brand new man, goes for the lower off Narine’s off-breaker first ball and the bottom-edge clips DK’s gloves earlier than trickling down. In the meantime, Henriques’ bat flies off his fingers in the direction of brief sq.! Mayank c Tripathi b Narine 31(34) [4s-1 6s-2]
Punjab 60/3 after 11 overs: Varun Chakravarthy retains it tight in his first over. A slew of variations there from Varun as he mixes up the size. Mayank and Pooran resort to the singles to trade strike.
Punjab 56/3 after 10 overs: Prasidh retains the stress on Mayank, solely to let it free in the direction of the top. Mayank wallops the pacer for a cracking six over long-on to interrupt the shackles, sending PBKS previous 50 within the course of.
Punjab 46/3 after 9 overs: Russell fires within the full size deliveries that retains Pooran and Agarwal underneath the pump. Simply the 2 runs conceded and this has been a cracking 40 minutes for Kolkata.
Andre Russell with the ball
Punjab 44/3 after 8 overs: Prasidh to Hooda. OUT! Within the air and gone! Hooda goes for the slash by level and discover Morgan on his toes, diving to finish a wonderful catch. KKR properly and really on prime because the bowlers have been spot-on thus far. Hooda c Morgan b Prasidh 1(4)
Prasidh Krishna replaces Cummins
Punjab 41/2 after 7 overs: Mavi in his fourth. Mavi to Gayle. OUT! Loud shout from Karthik behind the stumps and KKR goes for the overview. The umpire doesn’t appear to have heard something because the ball handed Gayle’s bat. The replays recommend a transparent spike and Mavi will get his man! Chris Gayle is shipped again for a golden duck. A cracking spell comes to finish as Mavi finishes with figures of 4-0-13-1. Gayle c Karthik b Shivam Mavi 0(1)
Punjab 37/1 after 6 overs: Cummins to Rahul. OUT! Cummins is again and will get the Punjab skipper! Rahul tries to fetch some runs to finish the Powerplay on a excessive and will get out going for the glory shot. Cummins’ earlier ball had taken the top-edge for six and Rahul wished to proceed the momentum with a slog off the fuller ball. The tempo errs Rahul’s timing and sends the ball straight up within the air and Narine makes no mistake at mid-off. Rahul c Narine b Cummins 19(20) [4s-2 6s-1]
Punjab 29/0 after 5 overs: Three overs on the trot for Mavi and he completes one other prime over! Mavi continues to tail within the fuller supply as Mayank and Rahul limit themself to strong blocks to see him off.
Punjab 27/0 after 4 overs: Rahul latches onto Narine’s loosener first ball. Rahul rocks again and crashed the ball by level for the boundary. No flip by any means there for Narine. Narine dishes within the off-break that fetches some drift as Rahul and Mayank wade by with singles.
Sunil Narine replaces Cummins
Punjab 20/0 after 3 overs: Mayank begins with a over with a blazing cowl drive to the boundary. Mavi shortly corrects to hurry the batsmen with tailing-in supply that unsettles Mayank on his ft.
Punjab 14/0 after 2 overs: Cummins is a bit off the radar in his first over. He goes down leg first-up earlier than a short-ball goes flying over the third-man for six off Mayank’s top-edge. Rahul then closes the over with a pleasant lower previous level to the boundary.
Pat Cummins into the assault
Punjab 2/0 after 1 over: Mavi on the cash from ball one. The shortage of bounce surprises each Mayank and Rahul who handle to maintain it down for the second.
Shivam Mavi up with the brand new ball
Recreation on. In stroll Morgan’s males adopted by Punjab openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
No Lockie Ferguson but for the Knights and Sunil Narine will get one other alternative up his sleeve. Punjab brings in Chris Jordan as the additional seam choice.
Punjab Kings XI: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.
Kolkata Knight Riders XI: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
KL Rahul: It is a new venue and new pitch, vital we get off to a superb begin. That (crowd) would have been pretty but it surely’s vital that our nation fights again from this. Video games like that (win over MI) helps us rather a lot, tough wicket to chase and glad that me and Chris may end it off. Such wins convey the group collectively. He (Gayle) retains issues mild within the dressing room.
Eoin Morgan: We will bowl first. Wonderful floor and good outfield, appears a superb floor. We’re going with the identical staff. We’re seeking to make a giant step ahead in the present day. We imagine within the guys inside the squad and the taking part in XI. Shifting ahead, we’ll see much more depth from our squad.
TOSS: KKR wins Toss and Elects to Discipline
Pitch report: Simon Doull and Kevin Pietersen measurement up the Motera pitch. The pitch has hosted a few India-England matches earlier this 12 months the place runs haven’t come simply bating first. The chasing facet gained on three events within the five-match T20I collection. Quite a bit hinges on the toss on a deck that has an excellent protecting of grass, probably a superb sight for the batsmen. The scale aren’t huge and the captain profitable the toss would need to discipline first tonight.
After managing simply 45 runs in 5 innings thus far, Captain Morgan might be determined to return good in opposition to Punjab tonight. – BCCI/IPL
6:20PM: Two males on the helm – Baz McCullum and Anil Kumble have a light-weight second close to the primary wicket. It has been a gruelling begin for each males as they proceed to wrap their heads across the splendid combos for momentum.
6:10PM: Almost an hour to go for the Toss. Can KKR lastly shed off the fatigue of successive losses and redeem itself within the first recreation being performed in Ahmedabad this season?
– Match Preview –
Over a fortnight’s motion performed and 5 video games every off their schedules, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders discover themselves on related course. Kolkata, nonetheless, is wounded deeper because the facet has simply misplaced the plot altogether.
Captain Eoin Morgan’s assets couldn’t be labelled beneath every other facet within the league – a powerhouse middle-order comprising himself, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik and a talismanic Pat Cummins who steps up at probably the appropriate hour – simply places them above most groups.
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But the Knights have discovered a strategy to let slip the factors from profitable positions. With a tepid batting show paving approach for its fourth loss on the trot on Saturday, Kolkata is hoping for its main stars to take cost imminently. Whereas tempo spearhead Pat Cummins has put up a extra eye-popping exhibiting with the bat, Andre Russell’s on-and-off present has additionally harm the trigger. Skipper Morgan’s blade has been on the wane as properly – simply 45 runs from 5 innings.
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KKR’s openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill have additionally did not money in on the Powerplays, forcing their facet right into a shell earlier than the middle-order makes an attempt an all-out slog in an act of desperation.
KL Rahul’s males, then again, have some respite as they landing in Ahmedabad. A convincing nine-wicket win over the defending champion Mumbai Indians on Friday, helped Punjab snap a run of three straight losses. Nonetheless, Rahul and coach Kumble could have one other tussle in tweaking its profitable mixture to go well with themselves to the situations of Ahmedabad.
STARS FROM LAST SEASON (IPL 2020):
|Rank||Finest Batsmen||Group||Runs Scored|
|1.||Ok. L. Rahul||PBKS||670|
|Rank||Finest Bowlers||Group||Wickets taken|
Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Reducing, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Harbhajan Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
When: Monday, April 26, 2021
AT WHAT TIME DOES TODAY’S IPL 2021 RR vs KKR START?
The IPL 2021’s 21th match between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders begins at 7:30 PM IST on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
WHERE TO WATCH IPL MATCH RR vs KKR LIVE?
IPL 2021 might be proven Dwell on Star Sports activities channels – Star Sports activities 1, Star Sports activities 1 HD, Star Sports activities 3 and Star Sports activities 3 HD. It is going to be streamed stay on Hotstar.