KXIP will be up against KKR in the 13th match of the IPL 9.    AFP
KXIP will be up against KKR in the 13th match of the IPL 9. AFP

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the live blog coverage of the 13th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. The match will take place at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, KXIP’s home venue. I am Devarchit Varma and I will be bringing you all the live scores and updates of this match. Kings XI Punjab didn’t start this season’s IPL campaign as they would have liked but would love to get their second win today. On the other hand, KKR have won 2 matches having played 3 of them. They’ll be looking to continue their winning form. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders , Live Score, 13th T20 Match, IPL 2016

End of another game which I assume failed to spark any interest among the cricket fans. KKR were splendid throughout the game, and KXIP will find themselves exposed on more than one area. Here is Pramod Ananth telling you how KKR slammed KXIP by 6 wickets.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 141/4 in Overs 17.1: FOUR! Suryakumar finishes the game with a four down the ground past mid off. BATTING: Suryakumar Yadav 11 (9), Yusuf Pathan 12 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 137/4 in Overs 17: Kyle Abbott comes on. Couple of boundaries for Yusuf, who hits at fine leg and then past mid on. The first ball was hit well on off side for 2 runs, which means KKR have the chance to finish this game in this over. A short, wide ball on leg side means KKR need 2 more to win. BATTING: Suryakumar Yadav 7 (8), Yusuf Pathan 12 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 124/4 in Overs 16: Akshar continues. KKR batsmen in no hurry to finish this off, they are dealing in easy singles. DROPPED, and a FOUR! Manan Vohra spills what could have been a regulation catch at long on, and the ball goes for a boundary. Shakib doesn’t learn his lesson, another mishit and KXIP do well to grab it. BATTING: Suryakumar Yadav 6 (7), Yusuf Pathan 1 (1)

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Sandeep Sharma b Akshar Patel 11 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 117/3 in Overs 15: Mohit Sharma comes on. After two dots, Shakib takes a very risky single. Suryakumar then plays the fourth ball over the wicketkeeper to get his first boundary. KKR need 22 more runs to win. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 6 (11), Suryakumar Yadav 5 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 112/3 in Overs 14: Manish Pandey has been cleaned up by Akshar Patel! Suryakumar Yadav takes his time to settle in. Two runs off the over. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 5 (8), Suryakumar Yadav 1 (3)

OUT! Manish Pandey b Akshar Patel 12 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 110/2 in Overs 13: Sahu comes on for his final over. He is bowling to Shakib with two slips in place on either sides. The two new KKR batsmen are dealing in singles, even the asking rate is below 5 at the moment. BATTING: Manish Pandey 12 (10), Shakib Al Hasan 4 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 107/2 in Overs 12: Mohit Sharma is into the attack. KKR have been jolted twice, and this can be a good test of their middle order. Shakib and Manish looking to rebuild, and take their side ahead. . BATTING: Manish Pandey 10 (7), Shakib Al Hasan 3 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 98/2 in Overs 11: Sahu continues. Gamhir keeps looking for boundaries but is able to manage only a few singles. And another wicket for Sahu here! Gambhir has been dismissed, all thanks to Maxwell’s brilliance. Maxwell sprints from deep square leg when Gambhir gets a leading edge, and converts that half-chance into a wicket! Shakib comes in. BATTING: Manish Pandey 4 (4), Shakib Al Hasan 0 (0)

OUT! Gautam Gambhir c Glenn Maxwell b Pradeep Sahu 34 (34)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 93/1 in Overs 10: Gambhir survives another run out appeal as Maxwell is persisted with in the 10th over of the innings. There is width on offer outside off on the fifth ball, which Gambhir cuts really well for a boundary! 10 off the over. BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 31 (30), Manish Pandey 2 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolklata Knight Riders 83/1 in Overs 9: Sahu continues. WICKET! Yes, he has provided the much-needed breakthrough, trapping Uthappa in front of the wickets while the batsman went across the wickets to sweep. Manish Pandey is the new man in, he us away with a single. BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 22 (25), Manish Pandey 1 (1)

OUT! Robin Uthappa lbw Pradeep Sahu 53 (28)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 80/0 in Overs 8: Glenn Maxwell comes on as KXIP search for their first wicket. No success for him, Kolkata batsmen are taking easy singles as they inch closer to victory. Eight runs came off that over from Maxwell. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 52 (26), Gautam Gambhir 21 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 72/0 in Overs 7: Pradeep Sahu comes on. Single to Gambhir on the first ball. FOUR! Reverse sweep by Uthappa, who beats the first slip fielder. Uthappa brings up his half-century the third fastest for any batsman in this IPL with a single on the off side. Nearly a played on! Gambhir has one turning sharply into him, he tries to fend off and the ball bounces over his wickets. KXIP just have no luck tonight it seems. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 50 (24), Gautam Gambhir 16 (18)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 65/0 in Overs 6: Akshar Patel is short, and Uthappa smashes a FOUR towards deep square leg on the first ball. Gambhir and Uthappa deal in singles for the remainder of the over to add another 10 to their total. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 45 (22), Gautam Gambhir 14 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 55/0 in Overs 5: Almost a run out and KXIP would have had the KKR captain run out as he had given up the hope! Mohit Sharma is into the attack. He makes a decent start, but then bowls a wide on leg. Uthappa is in prime form, brings up the 50 for his side with a fine stroke towards deep midwicket. FOUR! An edge off Uthappa’s bat beats Wriddhiman Saha, KKR are sauntering towards a win here by a big margin! KKR need 84 off 90 balls. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 37 (18), Gautam Gambhir 12 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 44/0 in Overs 4: A boundary for Uthappa over cover with a lofted stroke, off Abbott on the second ball. Gambhir gets into the act too, slams one past short midwicket for his first boundary. 11 runs off the over, KKR need 95 off 16 overs. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 28 (14), Gautam Gambhir 11 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 33/0 in Overs 3: FOUR! Just over mid on and Uthappa continues to hurt KXIP early in their chase here. Sandeep Sharma is struggling with his lengths here. KKR are off to a sparkling start, KXIP on the other hand, are looking dispirited. Miller saves a boundary at long on, but Uthappa ends the over with a FOUR behind the wickets! BATTING: Robin Uthappa 23 (12), Gautam Gambhir 5 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 20/0 in Overs 2: Swing and a miss for Gambhir on the first ball from Abbott. A single to the left-hander on the second ball. Uthappa and Gambhir scramble for a tight single, and Abbott uses his foot to run out Gambhir. The KKR captain had his bat grounded in time. FOUR! Abbott gives room and Uthappa slams it on the off side to keep KKR on top. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 11 (7), Gautam Gambhir 4 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kolkata Knight Riders 12/0 in Overs 1: Swing early on for Sandeep Sharma, but Uthappa gets enough back on the first ball to send it past short fine leg for a first-ball boundary. FOUR again, off the pads as Sandeep again puts it on the leg stump! Third ball is on pads again, Uthappa works it on leg side for a single. An excellent start for the Knight Riders, they add 12 runs off the first over. BATTING: Robin Uthappa 6 (4), Gautam Gambhir 2 (2)

It was a poor performance by KXIP batsmen, who looked clueless to score against the battery of KKR spinners. Shaun Marsh deserves rich praise for hanging around long enough to make 41-ball 56, which has been the backbone of their score today. This was the first half-century for Marsh against KKR in IPL history!

Here is Pramod Ananth’s innings report of KXIP vs KKR IPL 9 match, we will be back soon with updates on the chase.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 138/8 in Overs 20: Russell gets to bowl the first over of the game, which is the final off this innings. A single to Marsh towards deep midwicket brings Abbott back on strike. Abbott hits to mid off, takes a sharp single. SIX! First maximum of the innings with Marsh clearing long on off a full toss! SIX again! It’s Abbott who clears long on this time, on a short ball he swings well to clear the ropes! A full toss, a misfield and an overthrow off the final ball of the over to finish this innings! BATTING: Shaun Marsh 56 (41), Kyle Abbott 12 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 120/8 in Overs 19: Marsh and Sahu nearly have a collision in the middle while trying to take a sharp single on the second ball. A low full toss outside off is hit straight to deep cover, and Sahu has been run out while attempting a second run without even looking at his partner’s call! Is this cricket? BATTING: Shaun Marsh 48 (38), Kyle Abbott 2 (3)

OUT! Pradeep Sahu run out 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 115/7 in Overs 18: Marsh hits hard on the leg side for a much-needed boundary, following which he gets only a single. Mohit Sharma ducks a bouncer that he gets first up. A soft-handed dab to the third man gets Mohit his first run. But he is OUT soon, caught by Uthappa behind the wickets while trying to hit behind the wickets on a very slow ball on the leg stump. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 46 (36)

OUT! Mohit Sharma c Robin Uthappa b Morne Morkel 1 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 108/6 in Overs 17: Umesh Yadav is back into the attack. No attempt for big hits, KXIP batsmen dealing only in singles and doubles. OUT! Akshar goes for his shot, mishits, and is caught at mid off! BATTING: Shaun Marsh 40 (33),

OUT! Akshar Patel c Suryakumar Yadav b Umesh Yadav 9 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 102/5 in Overs 16: It’s KKR’s spin all over KXIP in this match. Marsh would nearly have been run out had Uthappa not broken the wickets by his hands before collecting the ball. 7 runs added off Shakib. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 38 (31), Akshar Patel 5 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 102/5 in Overs 16: It’s KKR’s spin all over KXIP in this match. Marsh would nearly have been run out had Uthappa not broken the wickets by his hands before collecting the ball. 7 runs added. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 38 (31), Akshar Patel 5 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 95/5 in Overs 15: Narine to bowl his final over. Single to Marsh on the first ball. Maxwell swings wildly, but a mishit to deep midwicket can only get him a single. FOUR! Marsh hits flat and hard, between deep midwicket and long on! WHAT! A WICKET! Maxwell reverse sweeps, very hard, but is caught at extra cover! BATTING: Shaun Marsh 35 (28), Akshar Patel 1 (1)

OUT! Glenn Maxwell c Piyush Chawala b Sunil Narine 4 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 85/4 in Overs 14: FOUR! Marsh slams one down the wicket off Shakib to keep getting those much-needed quick runs. Shakib appeals unsuccessfully for leg-before against the Aussie batsmen, first against Marsh and then Maxwell. The right-hander is lucky as a missed attempt to reverse sweep would have almost knocked down his leg stump. 7 runs off the over. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 27 (25), Glenn Maxwell 3 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 78/4 in Overs 13: WICKET! A huge blow to KXIP as Miller has been caught behind off Yusuf Pathan’s first ball! Maxwell lets go of one that was way outside leg, a wide, and then is off the strike with a single. A short ball, Maxwell goes for a heave, misses, and Uthappa was almost sure he had it caught behind. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 22 (21), Glenn Maxwell 2 (3)

OUT! David Miller c Robin Uthappa b Yusuf Pathan 6 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 72/3 in Overs 12: FOUR! Finally! Chawala bowls on the leg and Miller scoops it past the wicketkeeper with no deep fine leg in position. Now a man comes in at short fine leg. A wide on the leg side, an extra run for KXIP. A single to Miller on the fourth ball. Marsh gets width on off side, but hits straight to extra cover. FOUR! A very wide ball outside off, Marsh chases it to hit between point and short third man for the second boundary of the over! BATTING: Shaun Marsh 20 (19), David Miller 6 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 62/3 in Overs 11: Narine is back for his third over, and KXIP have not yet figured out how to play the right-arm spinner with a remodeled action. And a wicket! Saha has been caught behind! David Miller is in, and he brings out the sweep shot on the first ball itself to take a single. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 16 (17), David Miller 1 (1)

OUT! Wriddhiman Saha c Robin Uthappa b Sunil Narine 8 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 56/2 in Overs 10: Chawala comes on for his second over, and begins with a couple of dot balls to Saha. The right-hander then hits to long on for a single, and Marsh does the same on the next ball. Saha misses out on a sweep, there was an edge that hit his shoulder as he was in stride forward to play the stroke. Two runs taken with a hit towards the off side with soft hands. BATTING: Shaun Marsh 13 (14), Wriddhiman Saha 7 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 52/2 in Overs 9: Narine is back with some tight bowling again, Saha beats point on the fourth ball of the over to collect two runs. A wide ball down the leg, Saha might have been stumped there! 50 up for KXIP, meanwhile. Time for the break! YAY! BATTING: Shaun Marsh 12 (13), Wriddhiman Saha 4 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 48/2 in Overs 8: Piyush Chawala comes on. Boundaries have dried up for the KXIP, and looking for one, Murali Vijay has been cleaned up! Vijay is beaten by a googly! Saha is away with a single, KXIP are in a spot of bother here. KKR on top! BATTING: Shaun Marsh 12 (13), Wriddhiman Saha 1 (1)

OUT! Murali Vijay b Piyush Chawala 26 (22)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 44/1 in Overs 7: KXIP struggle to score off Sunil Narine, who maintains a very tight line. The first five balls yield them only two runs, and Marsh plays it down the ground for a single to make it three off the over. There was an appeal for stumping against Vijay, but he was safe. BATTING: Murali Vijay 25 (19), Shaun Marsh 10 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 41/1 in Overs 6: Morkel begins his third over with a dot to Vijay, who slams the second ball which is short in length towards deep midwicket for a FOUR. A sharp single brings Marsh back on strike, and he hits the third ball straight to point. Same result on the next delivery. A leg-bye to end the over. BATTING: Murali Vijay 24 (17), Shaun Marsh 8 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 35/1 in Overs 5: Vijay pushes on leg side to take a single off the first ball from Shakib. A dot to Marsh to start with. The left-hander then works on the leg side on the next ball for a single. Width, and Vijay rams it between cover and point for another FOUR! A single on leg side on the fifth ball. 10 runs off the over with Marsh taking 2 on the final delivery. BATTING: Murali Vijay 19 (14), Shaun Marsh 7 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 25/1 in Overs 4: Morne comes back into the bowling attack. A return throw fro deep third man gets KXIP an extra run, but Vohra has fallen on the fourth ball! Caught at deep square leg. Shaun Marsh is in at No. 3, and KXIP need him to fire tonight. And he’s away! What a way to start, Marsh cracks the first ball he faces through cover for a FOUR! BATTING: Murali Vijay 13 (11), Shaun Marsh 4 (1)

OUT! Manan Vohra c Shakib Al Hasan b Morne Morkel 8 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 17/0 in Overs 3: Shakib Al Hasan has been brought in early. Vohra tries to find gaps on the first two balls but fails. He tries to hit the third ball on leg side, but is hit on the pads, beaten by the slow ball. Shakib drifts on the leg side, a WIDE. A lofted strike to deep midwicket for a single, following which Vijay cracks a drive through cover for a FOUR! BATTING: Murali Vijay 12 (10), Manan Vohra 4 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 11/0 in Overs 2: Umesh Yadav is in for the second over. Vijay is in terrific form, he chips one on the leg side for two runs, and then a leading edge to deep third man gets him a single. Vohra blocks his second ball of the innings on the backfoot. he too gets a leading edge, over the extra cover. 2 runs. A sharp single on the fifth ball. BATTING: Murali Vijay 8 (8), Manan Vohra 3 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE Kings XI Punjab 5/0 in Overs 1: Morne Morkel begins the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), taking early wickets of the in-form KXIP batsmen will be the key. Murali Vijay hits the fourth ball of the over straight down the ground for the first boundary, and the first runs for his side. On the fifth ball, Vijay is off the strike with a sharp single. A dot to end the over. BATTING: Murali Vijay 5 (5), Manan Vohra 0 (1)

TOSS: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) elect to field against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)! Both the teams have retained their playing XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, David Miller(c), Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Axar Patel, Kyle Abbott, Mohit Sharma, Pardeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma

KXIP’s openers have been brilliant until now. Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra have looked to attack oppositions right from the first ball. The middle order hasn’t been at its explosive best but might come to the party soon. Glenn Maxwell did play a cameo to seal victory against RPS but David Miller hasn’t been at his batted well. The bowling was disciplined against RPS with Mohit Sharma and Sandeep Sharma bowling well and taking wickets too. IPL 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixture PDF Download

KKR have had a good start to the season as their captain Gautam Gambhir has looked in fine touch, right from the first match. He even has the Orange Cap to his name. The middle-order has had less to do and might struggle if they do get a chance to perform in the middle. Both pacers Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel were excellent against SRH and the spinners Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine can also chip in with crucial wickets.

Squads:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) : Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, Anureet Singh, David Miller (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mohit Sharma, Farhaan Behardien, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Rishi Dhawan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Kyle Abbott, Nikhil Naik, Swapnil Singh, Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Armaan Jaffer

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan, Morne Morkel, Yusuf Pathan, John Hastings, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Rajagopal Sathish, Jaydev Unadkat, Andre Russell,Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin Munro, Kuldeep Yadav, Jason Holder, Manan Sharma, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Rajpoot

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