Kolkata Knight Riders jumped from seventh to fifth with a dominant seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in Match 52 of IPL 2019 at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Friday and kept their hopes of a playoff berth alive with one more match remaining for them in the league stages. <p></p> <p></p>However, with their eighth loss in 13 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin-led KXIP are virtually out of the race for the playoff, slumping to seventh position. <p></p> <p></p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-838953 size-full" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/52-points.jpg" alt="IPL 2019 points table , Points table standings, Points table IPL 2019, Points table IPL 2019 , full, IPL points table 2019 schedule" width="704" height="312" /> <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Kolkata-Knight-Riders">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> kept themselves alive in the race for the playoff with a dominant seven-wicket win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Kings-XI-Punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> successfully chasing a target of 184 in 17.5 overs in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2019-200997/live-scores/kings-xi-punjab-vs-kolkata-knight-riders-live-cricket-score-match-52-190328-summary.html">Match 52</a> of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL-2019">IPL 2019</a> at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium, Mohali on Friday. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Shubman-Gill">Shubman Gill</a> anchored the chase for KKR with a mature 65 not out off 49 balls after <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Chris-Lynn">Chris Lynn</a> blazed his way to 46 in just 33 balls. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Robin-Uthappa/">Robin Uthappa</a> played a handy knock of 22 off 14 balls, while big-hitting Andre Russell managed only 14 off 14, skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Dinesh-Karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a> provided the finishing touches with a nine-ball unbeaten 21-run knock. <p></p> <p></p>For KXIP, they are virtually out of the race for the playoff with their eighth loss in 13 matches and would rue lack of intensity in the bowling department, despite posting an above par total of 183/5 after being put in to the bat. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Sam-Curran/">Sam Curran</a> started with the bat with a whirlwind 55 not out of just 24 balls while <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Nicolas-Pooran/">Nicolas Pooran</a> made 48 off just 27 balls. With the ball, only <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mohammad-Shami/">Mohammad Shami</a> returned with decent figures of 1/15 in his three while all the other bowlers went at an economy rate of over 9.50 runs per over.