IPL Match 21 in PICS: Morgan, Bowlers Shine as Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Punjab Kings to End Losing Streak

Captain Morgan brought in a sense of calm after early jitters as Kolkata Knight Riders didn't let a brilliant bowling performance go in vain during their easy five-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in an IPL encounter on Monday.

Updated: 2021-04-26 20:29:24 | Edited By: aditya chauhan
Morgan, Bowler Lead KKR's Comeback
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Morgan, Bowler Lead KKR's Comeback

Eoin Morgan brought in a sense of calm after early jitters as Kolkata Knight Riders didn't let a brilliant bowling performance go in vain during their easy five-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in match 21 of IPL 2021 on Monday.

IPL Match 21 in PICS: Morgan, Bowlers Shine as Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Punjab Kings to End Losing Streak
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IPL Match 21 in PICS: Morgan, Bowlers Shine as Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Punjab Kings to End Losing Streak

IPL Match 21 in PICS: Morgan, Bowlers Shine as Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Punjab Kings to End Losing Streak©BCCI

Tripathi's Blitz Puts Punjab Under Pump
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Tripathi's Blitz Puts Punjab Under Pump

Tripathi could not finish it after an impressive 32-ball 41 as there was a bit of a blip with Andre Russell departing in addition of 15 runs but Morgan and Dinesh Karthik ensured that there's no further damage to cruise home with 20 balls to spare.

Morgan Adjudged Player of The Match vs PBKS
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Morgan Adjudged Player of The Match vs PBKS

Chasing the paltry target on a dew-laden Motera, KKR found themselves in familiar territory as they lost top-three for 17 runs inside three overs. But Morgan - 4x4, 2x6 - showed perfect intent to seize control with Rahul Tripathi in a 66-run partnership off 48 balls as KKR sealed the issue in 16.4 overs to return to winning ways.

Shami's Pace Caught Gill Napping
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Shami's Pace Caught Gill Napping

Earlier, Rana got out for a golden duck in the first over, gifting his wicket to Moises Henriques, chipping a wide full toss straight to Shahrukh Khan at cover. Then the Indian cricket's blue-eyed boy, Gill, continued his woeful run after showing some glimpses of his class, trapped by Mohammed Shami.

Mavi Impresses With Pace And Guile
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Mavi Impresses With Pace And Guile

KKR youngster Shivam Mavi started it all, tying things down with the new ball, bowling 15 dot balls in his four overs on the trot, before Cummins and Prasidh tightened the noose sharing five wickets between them at the death.

Pat Cummins Proves His Worth
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Pat Cummins Proves His Worth

The pace troika removed the top three KL Rahul - 19, Chris Gayle - duck - and Deepak Hooda - 1 - in space of 12 balls for six runs to leave PBKS in a disarray in the first 10 overs.

KL Rahul, Punjab Fail to Make Impact
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KL Rahul, Punjab Fail to Make Impact

KKR has now ended their four-match losing streak and are placed fifth with four points from six games. Punjab Kings slipped a notch behind and are now at sixth place.

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