Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Match 32 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. I am Shiamak Unwalla and I will bring you all the live updates and scores from this match. KKR are currently ranked No. 2 on the IPL 9 points table, while KXIP are languishing at the bottom. However, given that KXIP beat table-toppers Gujarat Lions (GL) in their last match, the confidence levels will be sky-high. Under new captain Murali Vijay the KXIP unit will be looking to turn their currently abysmal campaign on its head. Live Cricket Scorecard:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016 Match 32 at Eden Gardens

MATCH REPORT: Andre Russell shines for Kolkata Knight Riders as Kings XI Punjab stumble to 7-run loss in IPL 2016

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 157/9 | Overs 20 | Batsmen: Mohit Sharma 0(0), Sandeep Sharma 1(1) | Andre Russell to bowl the final over. ONE. Good start for KKR. OUT! That’s really unfortunate! It was firmly hit by Gurkeerat but Russell took it, then threw down the stumps with Akshar just short. ONE, RUN OUT! That was hit to long off, the batsmen tried to return for the second but it was never there. ONE. Mad slog for a single. OUT! What a final over this has been from DreRuss! ONE. Single to end with, and KKR win easily. OUT! Akshar Patel run out Andre Russell 21(7), Gurkeerat Singh run out (sub) R Sathish 11(11), Swapnil Singh LBW Andre Russell 0(1) 

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 153/6 | Overs 19 | Batsmen: Gurkeerat Singh 10(9), Akshar Patel 20(6) | Morne Morkel again. ONE. That was a lovely shot from Gurkeerat in the gap but there’s a man in the deep. FOUR. Over third man goes Akshar! He’s faced 3 balls, hit 2 sixes and 1 four! ONE. Wide of off, Akshar can only get the one run. ONE. Good slower ball and well played. TWO. Swiped to midwicket. ONE. Single to end with. This is probably a good result for KXIP.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 143/6 | Overs 18 | Batsmen: Gurkeerat Singh 8(7), Akshar Patel 12(2) | Andre Russell comes on now. DOT. Swipes and misses. DOT. Slower ball and Miller misses again. OUT! That should have been a no ball. Poor decision, methinks. Really high full toss and Miller holes out to R Sathish. What can Akshar do now? ONE. Slower ball and Gurkeerat cuts it for a single. SIX! First ball from Akshar, he launches that one over long on! SIX! Flat as a rocket! Akshar has come out and hit 2 in 2! OUT! David Miller c R Sathish b Andre Russell 13(18) 

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 130/5 | Overs 17 | Batsmen: David Miller 13(15), Gurkeerat Singh 3(5) | Shakib Al Hasan continues. ONE. Gurkeerat plays it to long off. ONE. Another single for Miller. ONE. Nicely played for a  single. DOT. No run for that. FOUR. Great way for KXIP to end the over.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 122/5 | Overs 16 | Batsmen: David Miller 11(13), Gurkeerat Singh 1(2) | Chawla starts off with a single to Miller, followed by another single straight down the ground, while the third ball is a single again towards covers. The fourth ball is a WICKET, as Maxwell is trapped leg-before for 68. DOT. Gurkeerat can’t get that away. ONE. He will keep strike. OUT! Glenn Maxwell lbw b Piyush Chawla 68 (42)

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 117/4 | Overs 15 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 67(40), David Miller 9(11) | Shaikb starts off with a dot, with almost a chance to knock off Maxwell, followed by a SIX over mid-wicket, as the third ball is a single towards mid-off. The fourth ball is a dot to Miller, followed by a single towards long on, as the over ends with a dot.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 109/4 | Overs 14 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 60(36), David Miller 8(9) | Umesh continues, as he starts off with a dot, followed by a single, as the third ball results in a couple towards mid-wicket. The next ball is a WIDE, followed by a couple, while the fifth ball is played for FOUR by Maxwell towards deep square leg, as the over ends with a single.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 98/4 | Overs 13 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 51(32), David Miller 7(7) | Chawla starts off with a single to Maxwell, followed by another single to Miller, as the third ball is a dot. The fourth ball is a single towards long on, followed by another single towards mid-wicket, as the over ends with a dot.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 93/4 | Overs 12 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 50(29), David Miller 3(4) | Hogg continues to Miller with a single, followed by a SIX off Maxwell over long on, while the third ball is a FOUR off a mis-field from Russell. The fourth ball is a FOUR again straight down the ground, followed by a single, as he brings up his half-century, while the over ends with a single.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 76/4 | Overs 11 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 35(25), David Miller 1(2) | Piyush Chawla again. TWO. Maxi starts off with a couple. SIX! Mis-hit but it clears the ropes! Maxi power on display. DOT. Good ball, Maxi goes for another slog and misses. FOUR! Ominous signs from Maxi. DOT. No run for that. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 64/4 | Overs 10 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 23(19), David Miller 1(2) | Brad Hogg into the attack. ONE. Maxwell takes a single to fine leg. DOT. Ohhhh the ball actually hit the bails! But it’s not dislodged! Dear oh dear, Miller survives that. ONE. Played to long off. TWO. Played to midwicket. SIX! Outstanding! Maxi goes over long off! ONE. Single to end with.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 53/4 | Overs 9 | Batsmen: Glenn Maxwell 13(15) | Piyush Chawla continues. DOT. Driven to the fielder. ONE. Played to midwicket. FOUR. Nicely played. DOT. No run for that. DOT. And another dot ball. OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Saha is bowled! OUT! Wriddhiman Saha b Piyush Chawla 24(20)

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 48/3 | Overs 8 | Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha 20(16), Glenn Maxwell 12(13) | Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack. ONE. Single to start with. ONE. Top-edged the sweep, it went just past a diving Brad Hogg. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. Another single to midwicket. DOT. Played to the fielder.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 43/3 | Overs 7 | Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha 17(12), Glenn Maxwell 10(11) | Umesh Yadav again. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. Slashed hard to point, but a single for the over-throw. ONE. Leg bye, Maxi was aiming for that fine leg fence again. ONE. Driven to deep cover. TWO. Played to the fielder but another overthrow.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 37/3 | Overs 6 | Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha 13(8), Glenn Maxwell 10(9) Morne Morkel again. FOUR. Maxi walks across off and plays it to fine leg. DOT. Maxi wound up and pelted that one but it only went as far as mid off. DOT. Play and miss. ONE. Nearly caught at fine leg! Not too far away from Hoggy. ONE. Leg bye for Saha. FOUR. And it’s to fine leg again.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 27/3 | Overs 5 | Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha 12(7), Glenn Maxwell 2(4) | Umesh Yadav is on now. DOT. Maxi defends. ONE. Quick single. FOUR! Short and wide, Saha cuts fiercely. TWO. Couple for that. FOUR. And this time Saha goes over long off! 

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 16/3 | Overs 4| Batsmen: Wriddhiman Saha 2 (3), Glenn Maxwell 1 (2) |  Morkel starts off with a wicket of Vijay, who is caught by Shakib at mid off for mere six. The second ball is a dot, followed by a single off Maxwell towards third man. the fourth ball is a dot, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a couple. OUT! Murali Vijay c Shakib Al Hasan b Morne Morkel 6 (11)

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 13/2 | Overs 3| Batsmen: Murali Vijay 6 (10), Wriddhiman Saha 0 (0) | Russell continues and starts off with a dot to Vohra, followed by a single off leg-bye, as the third ball is a boundary off a bye. The fourth delivery is a dot, followed by a single to deep mid-wicket, as the over ends with a wicket of Vohra, who is caught by Shakib at square leg. OUT! Manan Vohra c Shakib Al Hasan b Andre Russell 0 (5)

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 7/1 | Overs 2| Batsmen: Murali Vijay 5 (7), Manan Vohra 0 (3) | Morne Morkel starts off with a dot to Vijay, followed by another dot, as the third ball is a WIDE, followed by a dot. The fourth ball is a dot again, followed by another dot, as the over ends with a four towards deep fine leg.

Live cricket score: Kings XI Punjab 2/1 | Overs 1| Batsmen: Murali Vijay 1 (1), Manan Vohra 0 (2) | Andre Russell starts off with a quick single to Vijay, followed by a dot to Stoinis, while the third ball is another dot. The fourth ball results in a wicket, as Stoinis hands it to Piyush Chawla at mid off for an unfortunate duck. The fifth delivery is a dot again, as Manan Vohra comes in and the over ends with a dot as well. OUT! Marcus Stoinis c Piyush Chawla b Andre Russell 0 (3)

INNINGS REPORT: Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa notch-up fifties as KKR reach formidable total of 164 for 3 against KXIP in IPL 2016

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 164/3 | Overs 20 | Batsmen: Yusuf Pathan 19(16) | Sandeep Sharma to bowl the last over. ONE. Superb yorker! Right into the base of leg stump from ’round the wicket. ONE. Played to long on. ONE. This is absolutely fantastic death bowling. DOT. What a lovely over this is from Sandeep! ONE. Played to midwicket. Just 4 off the first 5 balls. Can he end well? OUT! And that’s a run out to end with, great great great over! OUT! Andre Russell run out 16(10)

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 160/2 | Overs 19 | Batsmen: Yusuf Pathan 17(13), Andre Russell 14(7) | Mohit Sharma to bowl his final over. ONE. Starts with a single. ONE. Just one more. ONE. Good ball again, just a single. DOT. Fine delivery, Russell misses. SIX! Slower ball, was it? Doesn’t matter if it’s Russ’ zone! ONE. Good way to end the over.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 150/2 | Overs 18 | Batsmen: Yusuf Pathan 15(11), Andre Russell 6(3) | Sandeep Sharma again. ONE. Single to start with. WIDE. Bit too much outside off. WIDE. That was a harsh call. WIDE. He’s lost his radar. FOUR. Outside edge over third man! ONE. Great yorker, just a single. ONE. Another single for Yusuf. ONE. Good yorker again, single down the ground. ONE. And he’ll keep strike.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 138/2 | Overs 17 | Batsmen: Yusuf Pathan 12(8), Andre Russell 0(0) | Mohit Sharma again. ONE. Played to midwicket. SIX. Hoicked away over square leg! ONE. Slapped away to midwicket on the bounce. Not hit off the middle. ONE. Low full toss, played to mid on.  OUT! Mohit gets one chance to throw down the stumps, and he doesn’t miss! Robbie run out in unfortunate fashion. ONE. Single to keep strike. OUT! Robin Uthappa run out Mohit Sharma 70(49) 

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 128/1 | Overs 16 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 68(47), Yusuf Pathan 4(4) | Akshar Patel again. ONE. Tries to go big, inside edge. ONE. Easy single for Yusuf. TWO. Another hoick to midwicket. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Played to fine leg. ONE. Played to fine leg.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 121/1 | Overs 15 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 64(43), Yusuf Pathan 2(2) | Swapnil starts off with a single to Yusuf, followed by another single to Uthappa, as the third ball is another single. The fourth ball is dispatched for a SIX by Uhtappa over mid-wicket, followed a boundary in the same region, as the over ends with a single.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 107/1 | Overs 14 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 52(39), Yusuf Pathan 0(0) | Sandeep Sharma starts off with a dot, that is way out side off, followed by a single towards mid-wicket, as the third ball is a run out in the form of Gambhir, who falls for 54. The fourth ball is a dot, as Yusuf Pathan is the new man in. The fifth ball is a boundary by Uthappa through covers, as the over ends with a couple off a dropped catch for Uthappa. OUT Gautam Gambhir run out 54(45)

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 100/0 | Overs 13 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 46(35), Gautam Gambhir 53(43) | Maxwell into the attack, and starts off with a single, followed by a dot to Uthappa, as the third ball is played for four towards sweeper cover.Fourth ball results in a single again, followed by another four by Gambhir towards point, as he brings up his half-century, while the over ends with a single.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 89/0 | Overs 12 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 41(32), Gautam Gambhir 47(40) Akshar Patel starts off with a single, followed by a couple to Gambhir towards square leg, as the third ball is a dot. The fourth ball results in another single off Gambhir, followed by another off Uthappa, as the over ends in a single again off Gambhir.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 83/0 | Overs 11 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 40(30), Gautam Gambhir 43(36) | Marcus Stoinis comes on again. FOUR. Starts with a leg stump full toss that Uthappa whacks to square leg. ONE. Pulled away. SINGLE again, followed by another quick single. The fifth delivery too results in a single off Gambhir, as the over ends with another single off Uthappa, who keeps the strike.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 74/0 | Overs 10 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 33(26), Gautam Gambhir 41(34) | Swapnil Singh continues. ONE. Gambhir pulls it. ONE. Another single for Robbie. ONE. Played to long off. ONE. Driven to the fielder. TWO. Huge top edge but it lands safely. SIX! That was an atrocious ball, and given just treatment.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 62/0 | Overs 9 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 31(24), Gautam Gambhir 31(30) | Akshar Patel continues. ONE. Gambhir tries to go big but doesn’t do a good job of it. DOT. No run for that. TWO. Good running, played into the gab. DOT. Driven off the back foot. TWO. Played to deep midwicket. SIX! Robbie scythes that one over cover!

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 51/0 | Overs 8 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 21(19), Gautam Gambhir 30(29) | Gurkeerat Singh comes on to bowl. ONE. Single for Robbie. ONE. Gambhir takes another single. DO. No run for that. ONE. Heaved away but just a single. ONE. Easy pickings again. FOUR. Smashed through midwicket.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 43/0 | Overs 7 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 15(15), Gautam Gambhir 28(27) | Swapnil Singh comes on to bowl. DOT. Good ball to start with. ONE. Played to the off side. DOT. No run for that. ONE. Played to long on. ONE. Reverse sweep to third man.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 40/0 | Overs 6 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 13(12), Gautam Gambhir 27(24) | Marcus Stoinis again. DOT. No run to start with. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Played to the leg side. ONE. Quick single to mid on. ONE. Played to third man. FOUR. SMASHED to long on.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 32/0 | Overs 5 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 11(10), Gautam Gambhir 21(20) Akshar Patel comes on now. ONE. Uthappa takes a quick single. DOT. Cut to point. DOT. Cut to point again. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. Cracking ball, Uthappa squared up.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 30/0 | Overs 4 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 10(8), Gautam Gambhir 20(16) | Mohit Sharma again. FOUR. Bit too wide, and Robbie just glides it off the back foot through point. ONE. Easy single to mid off. ONE. Played to backward square leg. ONE. Played to mid on. ONE. Slower ball, played to cover. ONE. Played to mid on again.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 21/0 | Overs 3 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 3(4), Gautam Gambhir 18(14) | Marcus Stoinis is on now. ONE. Bit of a mis-field but it doesn’t result in an extra run. DOT. Gambhir defends. DOT. Gambhir misses the ball. FOUR. On his pads, and Gambhir times it to perfection. DOT. Plays to point. FOUR. Too short, Gambhir tonks it over fine leg.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 12/0 | Overs 2 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 2(3), Gautam Gambhir 10(9) Here’s Mohit Sharma. DOT. No run to start with. FOUR. Bit of width, and Gambhir cuts it to the fence. First boundary of the match. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to the leg side. ONE. Quick single to mid on. FOUR. Lovely drive to finish things.

Live cricket score: Kolkata Knight Riders 2/0 | Overs 1 | Batsmen: Robin Uthappa 1(2), Gautam Gambhir 1(4) | Sandeep Sharma to Robbie. DOT. Oooh, seams it in. Robbie defends. ONE. Uthappa is away with a glide to third man. DOT. Good ball, good shot, but back to the bowler. DOT. Gambhir tries to cut-drive but doesn’t make great connection. DOT. Played to slip. ONE. Quick single to end with.

TOSS: Murali Vijay wins the toss and decides that KXIP will bowl first. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn are out for KKR, will be replaced by Brad Hogg and Shakib Al Hasan. Meanwhile for KXIP Manan Vohra comes in for Shaun Marsh.

TEAMS:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla,Umesh Yadav, Brad Hogg, Morne Morkel

Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay (c), Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Akshar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Swapnil Singh.

KKR will be quite confident as well given that they managed to recover from a precarious position against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) just a few days ago and pull off a convincing chase. The architects of that win were two men whose form was not particularly good in the lead-up to that match: Andre Russell and Yusuf Pathan. They will still be wary of KXIP, especially after Akshar Patel finally found some much-needed form earlier against GL with a 4-wicket burst. KXIP will hope their senior players such as David Miller, Murali Vijay, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchel Johnson, Kyle Abott, and others can finally come good after most of them have been in a prolonged run of poor form. IPL teams turn to discarded cricketers from IPL 9 auction

Squads:

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

Kings XI Punjab: David Miller, Murali Vijay (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchel Johnson, Kyle Abott, Farhaan Behardien, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Mohit Sharma, Gurukeerat Singh, Manan Vohra, Sandeep Sharma, Hashim Amla, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Shardul Thakur, Anureet Singh, K C Carriappa, Nikhil Naik, Arman Jaffar, Pradeep Shahu.

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