The 21st match of the Indian Premier League 2021 played yesterday between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. In which, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and invited Punjab Kings to bat first, Punjab Kings batted first scored just 123 runs after losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab Kings only opener batsman played well, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal came to start the inning and gave a good start, the first wicket has gone in 36 runs, KL Rahul dismissed after scoring 19 runs in 20 balls, next batsman Chris Gayle came to bat, and he dismissed without scoring as second wicket, next batsman Deepak Hooda came to bat, and he also dismissed just for 1 run as third wicket, next batsman Nicholas Pooran came to bat, and played well with Mayank Agarwal, the fourt wicket fell in 60 runs, Mayank Agarwal dismissed after scoring 31 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 1 boundry in 34 balls, next batsman Moises Henriques came to bat, and he also dismissed just for 2 runs as fifth wicket, next batsman Shahrukh Khan came to bat, meanwhile Nicholas Pooran dismissed after scoring 19 runs in 19 balls as sixth wicket, next batsman Chris Jordan came to bat, and played well with Shahrukh Khan, the seventh wicket fell in 95 runs, Shahrukh Khan dismissed after scoring 13 runs in 14 balls, next batsman Ravi Bishnoi came to bat, and he dismissed just for 1 run as eighth wicket, next batsman Mohammed Shami came to bat, and he played good strike rotate with Chris Jordan, the ninth wicket fell in 121 runs, Chris Jordan dismissed after played a quick brilliant inning of 30 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 1 boundry in just 18 balls, after that Chris Jordan came to bta, and he remains unbeaten just for 1 run with Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Shami also unbeaten just for 1 run. In this way, Punjab Kings batted first after losing the toss, scored 123 runs after losing 9 wickets in 20 overs, and set a target of 124 runs in front of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers performed brilliantly, Prasidh Krishna took 3 wickets, Pat Cummins and Sunil Narine took 2-2 wickets, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakravarthy got 1-1 wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders chasing 123 runs in the second, they achieved the target very easily after losing just 5 wickets in 16.4 overs and won the match by 5 wickets. Kolkata Knight Rider started very badly lost 2 wickets in just 9 runs, but the ending was brilliant. Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana came to bat, the first wicket has gone very quickly just in 5 runs, Nitish Rana dismissed without scoring, next batsman Rahul Tripathi came to bat, meanwhile the second wicket also fell in just 9 runs, Shubman Gill dismissed just for 9 runs in 8 balls, next batsman Sunil Narine came to bat, and he also dismissed without scoring as third wicket, next batsman Eoin Morgan came to bat, and handled the inning and played a brilliant half-century partnership with Rahul Tripathi, the fourth wicket fell in 83 runs, Rahul Tripathi dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 41 runs with the help of 7 boundries in just 32 ballls, next batsman Andre Russell came to bat, and played well for a while with Eoin Morgan, the fifth wicket fell in 98 runs, Andre Russell dismissed just for 10 runs in 9 balls, after that Dinesh Karthik came to bat, and took the match to the victory with Eoin Morgan, Eoin Morgan played a brilliant unbeaten victory inning of 47 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 4 boundries in just 40 balls, and Dinesh Karthik also played a quick unbeaten inning of 12 runs in just 6 balls. In this way, Kolkata Knight Riders chasing 124 runs in the second, achieved the target very easily after losing just 5 wickets in 16.4 overs, and won the match by 5 wickets.
Punjab Kings bowlers, Moises Henriques, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, and Deepak Hooda got 1-1 wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Eoin Morgan selected for Man of the Match, he played a brilliant unbeaten victory inning of 47 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 4 boundries in just 40 balls.