WATCH | IPL 2017: Bowlers power Kings XI Punjab to crucial win over Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn’s brilliant 84 went in vain as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) produced a clinical bowling show under pressure to beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 14 runs in a tense Indian Premier League (IPL) match and keep themselves afloat in the T20 tournament on Tuesday.
Needing a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, KXIP could put up just 167 for 6 after being put into bat but they defended the total courtesy a remarkable show by their bowlers at the PCA Stadium. The home side restricted KKR to 153 for 6 to win the match and remain in contention for a knock-out berth with 12 points from 12 matches. They are now at fifth spot in the league table.
The home side also produced a fantastic fielding performance, including a brilliant catch by Axar Patel to dismiss Robin Uthappa. The pick of the KXIP bowlers was Rahul Tewatia who took 2 wickets for 18 runs from his two overs while Mohit Sharma got 2/24 from 3 overs. Sandeep Sharma did not take a wicket but conceded just 31 runs from his four overs.
KKR, who have already booked a play-offs berth, also remained at second spot with 16 points from 13 …read more