KXIP vs KKR, IPL 2020: Hard luck for KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Glenn Maxwell as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 2 runs in a thriller match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first. Shubman Gill played a sensible inning of 57 runs off 47 balls while Tripathi scored just 4 runs. Likewise, Nitish Rana scored 2 runs, Eoin Morgan 24, Andre Russell 5, and Patt Cummins 5.
Man of the Match — Dinesh Karthik — played a responsible and ferocious inning of 58 runs out of 29 deliveries played including 2 sixes and 8 boundaries.
Half-century from Rahul and Mayank
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul scored a half-century as he put 74 runs on the board off 58 deliveries with 6 boundaries. Likewise, Mayank Agarwal hammered a magnificent half-century scoring 56 runs off 39 balls. However, Mayank was not able to keep calm and was dismissed in 15th over.
Nicholas Pooran tried his best but it was just a cameo of 16 runs.
KXIP vs KKR, IPL 2020: “Game of inches”
With 7 runs to win off the last ball, Glenn Maxwell swung over covers as Sunil Narine bowled the last bowl of the match.
As the ball landed, there was confusion initially as the on-air commentator thought it was a six while umpire Chris Gaffaney called it a four.
The players waited for the replay, which soon confirmed that the umpire’s call had been correct — by inches.