IPL 2022  –  TODAY’S SCHEDULE (on 02.04.2022)

Match No.DateMatch DetailsVenueTime
9April 2022, 02MI vs RRDr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai3:30 PM
10April 2022, 02Gujarat Titans vs DCMaharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune7:30 PM

IPL 2022: KKR vs PBKS | Umesh and Russell fire Knight Riders to victory

Toss: KKR;  

MoM: Umesh.

KKR won by six wickets with 33 balls before.

 Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer opted to field against Punjab Kings, keeping in mind the “swimming pool” of dew that’s visible in the evenings.

His decision paid off as Umesh Yadav’s four for 23 helped KKR restrict PBKS to 137 at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Andre Russell’s unbeaten 70 (31b, 2×4, 8×6) then guided the team to a convincing six-wicket win with 33 balls to spare.

KKR got off to a shaky start, losing openers Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer with just 38 on the board. Captain Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana then fell to Rahul Chahar in the same over.

With KKR struggling at 51 for four, Russell stepped it up. He forged an unbeaten 90-run stand with Sam Billings (24 n.o., 23b, 1×4, 1×6) for the unbroken fifth wicket.

 Going hammer and tongs

Russell, who had a sore shoulder in the previous game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, went hammer and tongs at the Kings bowlers.

In the 12th over, he hit Odean Smith for a boundary and three sixes before Billings smashed a six off the last ball as 30 came off that over. That sealed the deal for KKR.

Earlier, Umesh, who has provided KKR with a breakthrough in all the three matches this season, struck off the last ball of his opening over, trapping Kings captain Mayank Agarwal in front.


Punjab Kings

Mayank Agarwal lbw b Umesh 1  (5b),

Shikhar Dhawan c Billings b Southee 16  (15b, 1×4, 1×6),

Bhanuka Rajapaksa c Southee b Mavi 31  (9b, 3×4, 3×6),

Liam Livingstone c Southee b Umesh 19  (16b, 1×4, 1×6),

Raj Bawa b Narine 11  (13b, 1×4),

Shahrukh Khan c Rana b Southee 0  (5b),

Harpreet Brar b Umesh 14  (18b, 1×4, 1×6),

Odean Smith (not out) 9  (12b, 1×6),

Rahul Chahar c Rana b Umesh 0  (2b),

Kagiso Rabada c Southee b Russell 25  (16b, 4×4, 1×6),

Arshdeep Singh run out 0  (1b); Extras (lb-2, w-7, nb-2): 11;

Total (in 18.2 overs): 137.

Fall of wickets

1-2 (Mayank, 0.6 ov), 2-43 (Bhanuka, 3.5), 3-62 (Dhawan, 5.5), 4-78 (Livingstone, 8.6), 5-84 (Bawa, 9.3), 6-92 (Shahrukh, 12.1), 7-102 (Harpreet, 14.2), 8-102 (Rahul Chahar, 14.4), 9-137 (Rabada, 18.1).

Knight Riders bowling

Umesh 4-1-23-4, Southee 4-0-36-2,

Mavi 2-0-39-1, Varun 4-0-14-0,

Narine 4-0-23-1,

Russell 0.2-0-0-1.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Ajinkya Rahane c Smith b Rabada 12  (11b, 3×4),

Venkatesh Iyer c Harpreet b Smith 3  (7b),

Shreyas Iyer c Rabada b Rahul Chahar 26  (15b, 5×4),

Sam Billings (not out) 24  (23b, 1×4, 1×6),

Nitish Rana lbw b Rahul Chahar 0  (2b),

Andre Russell (not out) 70  (31b, 2×4, 8×6);

Extras (lb-1, w-3, nb-2): 6;

Total (for four wkts. in 14.3 overs): 141.

Fall of wickets

1-14 (Rahane, 1.6), 2-38 (Venkatesh, 4.3), 3-51 (Shreyas, 6.4), 4-51 (Rana, 6.6).

Punjab Kings bowling

Arshdeep 3-0-32-0,

Rabada 3-0-23-1,

Smith 2-0-39-1,

Rahul Chahar 4-1-13-2,

Harpreet 2-0-20-0,

Livingstone 0.3-0-13-0.

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