Andre Russell © IANS (File Photo)
Andre Russell © IANS (File Photo)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are in a spot of bother against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Match 45 of eight edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. They are 136 for five the end of 15 overs and are looking set for the finish with Andre Russell batting well for them.  Both of them have used brute power to get the runs flowing for them and have been helped by the poor bowling from Kings XI Punjab bowlers. Pathan fell at the stroke of the 15th over after scoring a 19-ball 29 when he tried to upper cut Beuran Hendricks. Live Updates: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, match 44 IPL 2015 here

Kolkata got off to a good start with Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir going great guns but Uthappa fell soon, followed by Manish Pandey who was just starting to look good. Glenn Maxwell dismissed Pandey and bowled well. Gambhir too fell trying to up the ante and was caught in the deep. Suryakumar Yadav did not last long as well, getting bowled. Yusuf Pathan got going with a couple of sixes to signal his intents. Axar Patel was the poor bowler who got the brunt of the attack as he was hit for three sixes in an over. Live Scorecard: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2015

Kings XI Punjab put a good total on board thanks to belligerent knocks from Manan Vohra and Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell was particularly impressive in his 22-ball 43. Sunil Narine was the pick of the Kolkata Knight Riders with four for 19. KKR though dropped a lot many catches in the field.