KXIP vs KKR LIVE: Lynnsanity takes KKR to 62/1 in 6 chasing 184 to win

Chirs Lynn blazed his way to 46 off just 22 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes to help Kolkata Knight Riders to 62/1 in the first six over against Kings XI Punjab in Match 52 of IPL 2019 at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium, Mohali on Friday.

KKR, chasing 184 to win, and keep their playoff chances alive, were off to a slow start with Mohammad Shmai sending down a tidy three-run over. Young Arshdeep Singh conceded just three runs off his first four deliveries before Lynn got going with a massive six off a short ball.

Shubman Gill got a four in Shami’s next over with a total of seven runs coming off it. Arshdeep though was taken for plenty in his next over with Lynn finding thr boundaries ropes three times in a row as 15 runs came off it. Ravichandran Ashwin insterted himself in to powerplay overs and Lynn took a four and a six as 12 runs came of it.

Andrew Tye was taken for two fours and six by Lynn, but Tye had the last laugh, bumping out Lynn and taking a return catch.

Earlier, Sam Curran provided a much needed final flourish for Kings XI Punjab with an quickfire 55 off 24 balls, to help KXIP to 183/6.

After Nicolas Pooran and Mayank Agarwal had revived KXIP’s innings that stuttered early on with the quick wickets of KL Rahul and Chirs Gayle, the lower-order of KXIP put in handy contributions, as 68 runs were scored in the last six overs, with 32  runs coming in the final two overs bowled by Andre Russell and Harry Gurney.  Gurney’s last over was taken for 22 runs with the sequence being 2,2,2,4,6,4. Curran was dropped on 17 by Rinku Singh.

Mandeep Singh played a cameo of 25 off 17 balls.

For KKR, Sandeep Warrier returned 2/31 in his four while Gurney, Andre Russell and Nitish Rana picked one wicket each.

TOSS UPDATE

KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to bowl first against KXIP. KKR are unchanged while KXIP bring in Sam Curran and Andrew Tye in place of Mujeeb ur Rahman and David Miller.

Teams:

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Simran Singh(w), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Andrew Tye

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney