first_imgKings XI Punjab stayed in contention in the race for playoffs with an upset victory over the second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders even as their top batsman Chris Lynn’s 52-ball 84 went up in smoke in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game in Mohali on Tuesday. (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE)Punjab now have 12 points from the same number of matches and play Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant away. KKR, on the other hand, remained second despite the defeat with 16 points from 13 outings.Lynn struck eight fours and three sixes but wickets fell around him as the men in purple failed to gun down a par target of 168 set by the hosts batting first at the IS Bindra Stadium.HIGHLIGHTS:So that’s from us for this game. Punjab have kept their hopes alive ofqualifying with the win and will look to carry the momentum as they need to win every match to stand a chance. Kolkata, on the other hand, willbe disappointed to keep things open till their last game as they look to secure a berth in the top two.Rahul Tewatiawas called in for a bowl and he spun the game back in the hosts’ favourwhen he bowled his crucial second over where he sent back the big namesof Gambhir and Uthappa in a single over. Lynn kept the march on andregistered yet under fifty but he hardly got any support from the otherbatsmen. Sandeep, Mohit and Henry bowled brilliantly in the death tosnatch the match from the visitors hand and to keep their team in thecontest. PUNJAB HAVE DONE IT! Maxwell punches his fists in the air in delight atthe edge of the rope as his team has gotten over the line. Ripper of anover from Sandeep Sharma, he’s given just 5 runs in it. Back of a length on the stumps, it’s a slower one as Woakes is backing away. Too earlyinto the heave and he bottom edges it back to the keeper on the bounce.That does it, magnificent win for the hosts. PUNJAB WIN BY 14 RUNS!KOLKATA INNINGS: advertisement23.33 IST: Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders. Great bowling from our spinners after the power play which was then followed up by some great death-over bowling by our quicks! #KXIPvKKR- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201723.27 IST:  Punjab keep Play-off hopes alive. Punjab have scraped through and they have got their much-needed winagainst Kolkata to stay in the contest. After posting a decent total onthe board courtesy to some brilliant stroke playing from Maxwell andSaha, the hosts had to be terrific with the ball. They started off on abad note as Narine and Lynn got off to a flying start. The formerdeparted and that just helped the home team keep the required run ratein chase.23.25 IST: It is getting interesting in Mohali. Kolkata Knight Riders need 20 runs in 6 balls. Sandeep Sharma will bowl the final over.23.22 IS: M Sharma to C Woakes WOAH-KES! What a crucial hit, that. Picks up the slower one, it’s on a length and he cashes in on it. Heaves it over a leaping Axar Patel at deep mid-wicket and gets a biggie to his name.  SIX! KKR: 148/6 (19 overs)23.31 IST: M Sharma to Y Pathan OUT!  It’s the knuckle ball and it’s done the tracking. Fuller in length and around off, Pathan gives the charge and looks to go big downtown. Is early into the shot and ends up lofting it to Maxwell at long on. He’s one of the better fielders and there’s no way he’s going to drop that, no way. Another wicket down for Punjab, Kolkata are slipping a bit here.WICKET!!!! Y.Pathan is caught on the mid-on boundary by #GlennMaxwell off Mohit Sharma’s bowling!KKR 139/6 off 18.1 overs.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 2017How good has @akshar2026 been in the field today! Safe as a house! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvKKR Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201723.18 IST: M. Henry to de Grandhomme FOUR! That’ll calm some nerves. Colin de Grandhomme ends the over with a boundary. Full and outside off, he slices it over cover-point and beats the man out in the deep. KKR: 139/5 (18 overs)23.15 IST:  M. Henry to C. Lynn RUN OUT! LYNN IS RUN OUT! Axar Patel with some outstanding work in the field. Punjab get the all-important of the dangerous Chris Lynn. Full and fired in on middle and leg, Lynn backs away and slogs it off the inner half through mid-wicket. Runs the first one hard and comes back for the second. Axar comes running in from the deep and fires an accurate throw at Saha’s end. The keeper collects it and takes the bails off as Chris slides his bat in. It’s close and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show the Aussie batsman is just out of his crease.advertisement23.13 IST: Colin de Grandhomme is the next man in.23.12 IST: M. Henry to M. Pandey OUT!  What a timely wicket for Punjab, the fifty stand is broken. Full and slow on middle and leg, Pandey slogs across the line but is early into the shot. Gets a big top edge which skies towards deep mid-wicket. Axar Patel out in the deep settles himself well under the ball and takes a safe catch.23.11 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 37 runs in 18 balls.23.09 IST: MSharma to C. Lynn FOUR!  A boundary, much-needed one for Kolkata. But a good over nonetheless from Mohit Sharma, just 7 off it. Terrific death bowling, this. Full and in the slot, Lynn hammers it straight back over the bowler’s head for a boundary. 50-run stand between Chris Lynn and Manish Pandey. KKR:131/3 (17 overs)23.06 IST: Mohit Sharma is back into the attack. He has a big task on his hands.23.05 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders still require 44 runs in 24 balls.23.01 IST:  Sandeep Sharma is called back into the attack. This is a crucial period for the hosts. The next 2-3 overs will decide which way the tide turns. KKR: 124/3 (16 overs) Strategic Time-outGood over from @sandeep25a, with 6 runs coming off it.KKR 124/3 off 16 overs as the Strategic Timeout ? is taken.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 2017 TIMEOUT! ??6? singles from the 16th over. Our #Knights need 4?4? from 2?4? balls. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201722.56 IST: A. Patel to C. Lynn SIX! Short ball from Axar, Lynn picks it up early. Makes room for himself and smashes it over long off. No need to mention what happens next, the forearm comes into play and that sees the ball clearing the fence. KKR118/3 (15 overs)1?2? runs from the 15th over, we are 1?1?8? / 3?. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201722.54 IST:  R. Tewatia to M. Pandey FOUR!  Excellent placement, finds the gap to perfection. Picks this fuller delivery around off and lofts it across the line over mid-wicket. Pierces the gap as there are two men out in the deep and gets a one bounce boundary to his name. KKR:106/3 (14 overs)Rahul Tewatia finishes with great figures of 4-0-18-2! Great work getting us back into this match.KKR 106/3 off 14 overs.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 2017Match 49. 13.5: R Tewatia to M Pandey, 4 runs, 105/3 #KXIPvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 201722.49 IST: S. Singh to C. Lynn SIX!  A mistimed shot but it’s still cleared the rope. Short ball outside off, Lynn stands his ground and lofts it towards long on. Doesn’t middle it but still clears the boundary for a maximum. KKR: 97/3 (13 overs)advertisement22.47 IST: Another quite over from Tewati, as Required Run rate keeps climbing  KKR: 86/3 (12 overs) What a first game of the season Rahul Tewatia is having! #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvKKR Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.44 IST: Manish Pandey is the next man in. Axar Patel puts more pressure on Kolkata. KKR: 82/3 (11 overs)Good bowling from @akshar2026, another economical over with only 3 off it.KKR 82/3 off 11 overs.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.39 IST: R. Tewatia to R. Uthappa OUT! GOLDEN DUCK! Bowls a googly around off, Uthappa kneels down and goes for the slog sweep. The ball flies towards the deep mid-wicket region. Axar Patel runs to his right and dives to take a stunning catch. The crowd is excited and so are Punjab. They have somehow managed to get back into this game. KKR:79/3 (10 overs)WICKET!!!! What a stunning catch by @akshar2026 running round & diving full stretch in the deep! Two for Tewatia!KKR 79/3 off 9.5#KXIPvKKR- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.38 IST: Robin Uthappa to bat next for Kolkata.22.37 IST: R. Tewatia to G. Gambhir OUT! Gambhir throws it away! Floats this one around middle and leg, Gambhir takes his front leg of the way and goes for a biggie towards mid-wicket. Gets the elevation but fails to find the distance. Marsh gets under it and pouches it safely. Tewatia gets an important wicket.WICKET!!!! Rahul Tewatia gets Gambhir out, who hits it straight to @shaunmarsh9 on the rope at mid-wicket!KKR 78/2 off 9.3#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.36 IST: Chris Lynn reaches his fifty off 29 balls3?rd IPL fifty in 4 innings this season for @lynny50! It’s come in just 29 balls. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201722.32 IST: Swapnil Singh comes in to roll his arm over. Punjab’s only success up till now. KKR:76/1 (9 overs)Mohit Sharma celebrating the wicket of the dangerous #Narine. #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #KXIPvKKR Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.28 IST: Just four of the over. KKR: 68/1 (8 overs) Good first over by Rahul Tewatia, only conceding 4 runs from it.KKR 68/1 off 8 overs.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.27: Rahul Tewatia comes into the bowling attack.Rahul Tewatia into the bowling attack, let’s see if he can get us some wickets!#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201722.24 IST: Quite over from Axar Patel. KKR have struck 11 fours and one six in the first six overs.  KKR: 64/1 (7 overs) Strategic Time-outWe struck 1?1? fours & 1? six in the first 6 overs, continuing our excellent run in the #IPL2017 Powerplay. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201722.19 IST: M. Henry to C. Lynn SIX! Full toss into the stumps and Lynn says thank you as he clobbers that over the square leg region for half a dozen. KKR: 61/1 (6 overs)End of the Powerplay, we are 6?1? / 1?. Scoring at a run-rate of 10.16 RPO. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 2017Match 49. 5.4: M Henry to C Lynn, 6 runs, 60/1 #KXIPvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 201722.19 IST: M. Henry to C. Lynn FOUR! Short delivery outside off, Lynn picks that up well and smashes that over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.22.18 IST: Matt Henry continues comes back.22.14 IST: A. Patel to C. Lynn Four! Two in two for Lynn! Turn and bounce from outside off, Lynn stays in his crease and punches it through the cover region for a boundary. KKR: 49/1 (5 overs)#KKRStatCornerPrior to this game, we have been scoring at a run rate of 9.90 in the Powerplay, highest for any team in #IPL2017. #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201722.14 IST: A. Patel to C. Lynn Four!  Floats this one outside off, Lynn hammers it through the cover region to welcome Axar with a boundary.22.12 IST: OUT! Narine departs! Slower delivery on a fuller length, Narine in his search to clear Mohali fails to make contact with the ball. Goes onto shatter his timber and Narine’s cameo comes to an end. Mohit Sharma has responded well and landed the hosts with a much-needed breakthrough. KKR 39/1 in 3.4 overs22.09 IST: FOUR! Doesn’t get any better! Comes around the wicket, angles it into the batsman from a good length. Narine punches it through the extra cover region for a boundary.22.08 IST: FOUR! Easy hit! Slower delivery on a length outside off, Narine reads it well and lofts it over the extra cover region for a boundary.22.04 IST: FOUR! Bravo! Fuller delivery into the stumps from Sandeep Sharma, Lynn goes straight this time and smashes it through the mid on region for a boundary. The safest place to hit.22.01 IST: FOUR! Another lucky one! Short delivery into the body, Lynn goes for the pull. Gets a top edge to it and the ball flies through the fine leg region for a boundary. KKR 25/0 in 2 overs, chasing 16822.00 IST: FOUR! Lucky edge! Good length delivery around off, Lynn makes room and swings his bat to it. Gets an outside edge and the ball flies between the keeper and the slip fielder for a boundary.21.59 IST: Matt Henry to bowl from the other end.21.57 IST: FOUR! Terrific! Length delivery outside off, Lynn slaps it over the cover fielder for a boundary. KKR 14/0 in 1 over 21.55 IST: FOUR! That’s superb! Length delivery outside off, Narine lofts it over the mid off region for a boundary.21.54 IST: FOUR! That’s some start! Fuller delivery outside off, nips away a bit. Narine smashes it through the extra cover region for a boundary.21.53 IST: Welcome back for the chase! Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine will open with the bat for Kolkata. Sandeep Sharma will begin the proceedings with the ball for Punjab.Kolkata were overall good with the ball with Chris Woakes being the pick of them. He scalped 2 wickets and conceded just 20 runs. The others did their job too and chipped in with the wickets, but were just a tiny bit expensive. The target isn’t that daunting, especially given the quality in their batting line-up. But the wicket could get slower and make things difficult. Join us in a while for the chase. Punjab have managed to post a competitive total on the board. Being put into bat, they didn’t get off to the best of starts. Lost the top order relatively early but some fireworks from Glenn Maxwell swung things back in their favour. He put up a 71-run stand with Wriddhiman Saha before he departed. Seemed like the hosts would finish with a below par total but some good, beautiful shot from Rahul Tewatia saw the home side score close to 170.21.38 IST: Kings XI Punjab post 167/6 in 20 overs. Chris Woakes and Kuldeep Yadav pickup two wickets each. We get a single and finish on 167/6 off our 20 overs. A good recovery from the team after a slow and difficult start.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201721.37 IST: Ankit Rajpoot to R. Tewatia FOUR!  Finally he executes it! Fuller delivery around off, Tewatia slog sweeps it over the square leg region for a boundary.21.34 IST: Who would have known?#[email protected] has the maximum number of stumpings (31) in @IPL #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201721.31 IST:  Ankit Rajpoot  to bowl the final over.21.30 IST: Woakes to R.Tewatia. FOUR! Improvisation! Short delivery outside off, Tewatia shuffles across and works it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. KXIP: 158/6 (19 overs)Fine leg comes up, where does Tewatia hit it for 4?? Down to fine leg! 157/6 off 18.5 overs.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201721.29 IST: C. Woakes to R.Tewatia. FOUR! Fuller delivery outside off at 143 kph, Tewatia throws his bat to it. Gets it over the extra cover region for a boundary.21.25 IST: C.Woakes to S. SIngh OUT! Woakes gets his second! Good length delivery outside off, Singh goes for the pull. Gets a thick inside edge to it and the ball goes onto the disturb the stumps. Singh’s short stay comes to an end. Rahul Tewatia comes out to bat next.WICKET! 1?4?9? / [email protected] dismisses S. Singh & has entered the list of Top 5 wicket-takers in #IPL2017 with 1?7? wickets. #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201721.22 IST: S. Narine to W. Saha OUT! Kuldeep outfoxes Saha! Fires this one way outside off as he sees Saha dancing down the track. Misses it completely as he goes for a heave on it. Uthappa is quick to pick the ball and dislodge the bails. Saha has to depart and the umpire signals it as a wide. KXIP: 148/5 (18 overs)WICKET! 1?4?5? / 5?#Uthappa gets rid off the bails & stumps Saha off @imkuldeep18’s bowling. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201721.21 IST: S. Narine to W. Saha SIX! Floats another wrong ‘un around off, Saha slog sweeps it. Gets it off the slice of his bat towards wide long on. Manish Pandey tries to stop it from going over the rope but he just manages to get his hand to it. Saha gets a biggie under his name.21.28 IST: Narine bowls a quite 17th over. KXIP: 134/4 (17 overs)Our bowlers have put up a good show in the middle overs this @IPL. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201721.13 IST: K. Yadav to G. Maxwell OUT! Kuldeep gets his man! Wrong ‘un way outside off, Maxwell still goes behind it. Fails to make the desired contact and gets it over the extra cover region. Woakes covers the distance from long on and takes a sensational catch. Kuldeep is excited and Maxwell throws his wicket away. KXIP: 128/4 (16 overs)WICKET! KXIP – 1?2?7? / [email protected] gets the captain, Maxwell who departs for 44. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201721.12 IST: K. Yadav to G. Maxwell SIX! The Big Show time! This one around off, Maxwell stays back and sends that packing way into the mid-wicket stands. Clean hitting.21.11 IST: K. Yadav to G. Maxwell SIX! Smashed it! Floated into the stumps, Maxwell stays in his crease and clobbers that over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.21.08 IST: S. Narine to W. Saha FOUR!  A bit short outside off, Saha makes room for himself and smashes that over the extra cover region for a boundary. KXIP:115/3 (15 overs)21.07 IST: Sunil Narine is called back for a bowl.21.03 IST: Kuldeep Yadav bowls decent first over. KXIP: 105/3 (14 overs) Strategic Time-out taken Strategic Timeout taken with the score on 105/3 off 14 overs. The last few overs have been much better from the boys.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201721.00 IST: Kuldeep Yadav will have a go with the ball.20.58 IST: A. Rajpoot to G. Maxwell FOUR! Fractionally short outside off, Maxwell shuffles a bit and muscles it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. KXIP: 97/3 (13overs)#GlennMaxwell takes a quick single off the last ball, good running between wickets, & will retain the strike for the next over.#KXIPvKKR- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201720.57 IST: A. Rajpoot to W. Saha FOUR!  Lucky runs! Short delivery into the batsman, Saha tries to go for the pull. Gets a top edge on it and the ball goes over the keeper for a boundary.20.52 IST:  De Grandhomme to G Maxwell SIX! First maximum of the night! Fuller delivery outside off, Maxwell swings his bat to it. Gets it straight down the ground towards long on. Umesh Yadav misjudges it and the ball goes over the ropes for a maximum.KXIP: 86/3 (12 overs)19 runs off that over, saying that was needed is an understatement, hopefully we can go big from here Sheron!86/3 off 12 overs.#KXIPvKKR- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201720.51 IST: De Grandhomme to G Maxwell SIX!  First maximum of the night! Fuller delivery outside off, Maxwell swings his bat to it. Gets it straight down the ground towards long on. Umesh Yadav misjudges it and the ball goes over the ropes for a maximum.Match 49. 11.3: C de Grandhomme to G Maxwell, 6 runs, 76/3 #KXIPvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 20170.49 IST: Just four runs off the 11th over by Chris Woakes. KXIP: 67/3 (11 overs)20.44 IST: Colin de Grandhomme balls another tight over. KXIP: 63/3 (10 overs)  20.41 IST: Captain Glen Maxwell comes out to bat. KXIP: 57/3 (9 overs)Not going too well at the moment with our playoff chances hanging in the balance but plenty of cricket left.57/3 off 9.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, [email protected] [email protected] has picked up 8? wickets in the middle overs (7-15 overs), the maximum by any bowler this season. #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201720.36 IST: C. Woakes to S. Marsh OUT! Chris Woakes gets the all-important breakthrough. Bowls a length ball on off, it comes in just a touch as Marsh plays at this without any footwork. It goes past the inside edge and rattles the timber. Shaun Marsh has been dangerous for Punjab, especially at home. Kolkata will be rejoicing with that. KXIP:56/3 (8.3 overs) Strategic Time-out [email protected] WICKET! KXIP – 5?6? / [email protected] wins the ‘Ashes’ battle, dismissing S. Marsh bowled for 11. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201720.33 IST: De Grandhomme to Shaun Marsh FOUR! Exquisite! That’s a magnificent cricketing shot. Full and on off, Marsh drives it straight back down the ground. That’s the perfect example on how to play an off drive, the ball rockets away to the boundary line.  KXIP:54/2 (8 overs)Then a 4? straight down the ground to finish the over!54/2 off 8 overs.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201720.32 IST: De Grandhomme to S. Marsh FOUR! Length delivery on middle and off, Marsh gets an inside edge as he looks to push it away. It races away down to fine leg for a boundary.20.31 IST: Colin de Grandhomme is called back for a ball.20.29 IST:  Chris Woakes into the attack. Saha and Marsh in rebuilding mode. KXIP: 45/2 (7 overs)44/2 after 7 overs. @shaunmarsh9 and @Wriddhipops at the crease.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201720.23 IST: S. Narine to M. Guptill OUT! GUPTILL IS GONE! That’s a big, big wicket for the visitors. They know it, it’s on their faces. But, this seems like the impact just might be outside the line of the off stump. Darts it around off, Guptill leans across to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. Shouts for a leg before and the umpire in response raises his finger. KXIP: 41/2 (6 overs)[email protected] WICKET! KXIP – 4?1? / 2?#Narine gets Guptill for the 4th time in 8 innings. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201720.20 IST: U. Yadav to M. Vohra OUT! VOHRA DEPARTS! This is a big wicket for Kolkata, he was looking in fine touch and has been dismissed just at the right time. Umesh bangs it in hard, just angling down, Vohra looks to pull it away. It goes back and Uthappa appeals loudly. He’s sure the batsman has got something on it. The umpire takes his time, but then eventually raises his finger. Good decision too, replays show there was some glove on that. It’s not easy to detect the noise when thousands are screaming from the stands. KXIP: 39/1 (5 overs)WICKET! 3?9? / 1? after 5? [email protected]_umesh gets the breakthrough with a slower bouncer. Vohra departs for 25. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201720.19 IST: U. Yadav to M. Vohra FOUR!   Short and wide outside off, Vohra gives the charge and slaps it over point. Clears the infield with ease and gets another boundary to his name.20.17 IST: U. Yadav to M. Vohra FOUR! Another one on the shorter side, it’s pulled away over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Made better connection this time and got the desired result.20.15 IST: S. Narine to M. Vohra FOUR! Two in two. Deft from Vohra. He waits for this to come to him, opens the face and runs it past the keeper, through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. KXIP: 28/0 (4 overs)20.14 IST: S. Narine to M. Vohra FOUR! Seam up delivery on off, Manan Vohra rocks back and punches it through the gap in the covers for a boundary.20.09 IST: Slow and steady start from  Martin Guptill and Manan Vohra. KXIP: 19/0 (3 overs)Some tight bowling from KKR as we move to 19/0 off 3 overs. Wickets in hand will be key tonight.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201720.05 IST:  Colin de Grandhomme to share the ball with Umesh Yadav. A tidy over. KXIP: 11/0 (2 overs)Economical over to begin with from Colin de Grandhomme, 3 runs off it. KXIP are 1?1? / 0? after 2? overs. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 201720.01 IST: U. Yadav to M. Guptill FOUR! Short and angling in, easy enough for Guptill to tuck it fine down the leg side. Sends it across the fine leg fence and gets a boundary to his name. KXIP: 8/0 (1 over)First boundary for the match as @Martyguptill plays one off his hips that goes for 4?!6/0 off 0.5.#KXIPvKKR #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi- Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) May 9, 201720.00 IST: Umesh Yadav with the ball, Martin Guptill and Manan Vohra will open the batting for Punjab, and not Hashim Amla.19.59 IST: Kolkata have beaten Punjab in their previous eight  meetings. 19.50 IST: Both teams are ready. #IPL Match 49: @lionsdenkxip boys are ready for a virtual knockout #KXIPvKKR IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 2017#IPL Match 49: @lynny50 & @robbieuthappa are part of @KKRiders’ Playing XI for tonight’s #KXIPvKKR IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 201719.42 IST: Captain have their say,Glenn Maxwell: Yeah, probably (when asked if he would have bowled first). Wicket looks beautiful, usually it gets better at night. Hopefully, we post a good score and try to defend it. I think our fielding hasn’t been great. We have made it hard for ourselves. Hopefully win three and pray for other results. We’ve made four changes. Swapnil Singh, Rahul Tewatia, Manan Vohra come in. Matt Henry plays his first game.Gautam Gambhir: We’re looking to bowl. Wicket’s not gonna change much. We have been chasing well, so no point changing that. As professional cricketers, very game is important. We are still not sure in the playoffs. They are a quality side. Hopefully try and play some good cricket. Robin is back in place of Sheldon and Kuldeep Yadav comes in for Piyush Chawla.19.38 IST: TEAMS!Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia, Matt Henry, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Swapnil SinghKolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Colin de Grandhomme, Yusuf Pathan, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ankit Rajpoot#IPL Match 49: Here are the Playing XIs for @lionsdenkxip vs. @KKRiders #KXIPvKKR IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 9, 201719.31 IST: TOSS! Kolkata Knight Riders win toss and opt to bowl vs Kings XI Punjab. Fit-again Robin Uthappa returns to KKR playing XI.19.00 IST: Kolkata just need a win to secure play-off spot. Our #Knights face @lionsdenkxip in their penultimate league game of #IPL2017! Let’s hear it! #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #KXIPvKKR KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 9, 2017On a high after sealing a playoffs berth, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would aim for a top-two finish when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match in Mohali today.KKR bounced back in resounding fashion from their back-to-back defeats when they scripted a facile six-wicket win over hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on Sunday.The Gautam Gambhir-led side is now at second spot in the league table with 16 points from 12 matches with the help of eight wins and they would look to consolidating their position with a win over Punjab, who suffered a six-wicket loss to Gujarat Lions on Sunday. (Read Full Preview here)Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, need to win their remaining three matches to keep their last-four hopes alive. A loss today would shatter their dreams but a victory would pressure on Sunrisers Hyderabad.KXIP have also suffered a major blow ahead of tonight’s clash as Hashim Amla will miss the encounter as he has returned to South Africa.last_img read more