Kolkata Knight Riders win against Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the 8th match of the IPL 2022.
The 8th Match of the Indian Premier League 2022 was played yesterday bitween Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, in which, Kolkata Knight Riders win against Punjab Kings by 6 wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and invited Punjab Kings to bat first, Punjab Kings batted first and started the inning very badly, the entire team was dismissed just for 137 runs in the second ball of the 19th over. Bhanuka Rajapaksa played a brilliant quick inning of 31 runs with the help of 3 sixes and 3 boundaries in just 9 balls, Kagiso Rabada scored 25 runs with the help of 1 six and 4 boundaries in just 16 balls, Liam Livingstone scored 19 runs in 16 balls, Shikhar Dhawan 16 runs in 15 balls, Harpreet Brar 14 runs in 18 balls, Raj Bawa 11 runs in 13 balls, apart from this, Odean Smith remains unbeaten for 9 runs, Mayank Agarwal scored 1 run, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar were dismissed without scoring. In this way, wickets keep falling one after another, and end of the result the entire team is all-out just for 137 runs in 18.2 over and set a target of 138 runs in front of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders's bowler Umesh Yadav performed very brilliant bowling took 4 wickets just for 23 runs, Tim Southee took 2 wickets just for 36 runs, Shivam Mavi, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine got 1-1 wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders achived the target very easily by losing just 4 wickets in the third ball of the 15th over and won the match by 6 wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders also started the inning not very well, but ending was very brilliant, Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone just for 14 runs in last ball of the 2nd over, Ajinkya Rahane dismissed for 12 runs in 11 balls, next batsman Shreyas Iyer came to bat, and played well with Venkatesh Iyer, the second wicket has gone for 38 runs in 4.3 over, Venkatesh Iyer dismissed just for 3 runs, next batsman Sam Billings came to bat, after few moments the third wicket has also gone for 51 runs in 6.4 over, Shreyas Iyer dismissed after playing a quick inning of 26 runs with the help of 5 boundaries in just 15 balls, followed by Nitish Rana came to bat, and he dismissed without scoring as fourth wicket in last ball of the 7th over, the team score was 51 runs, next batsman Andre Russell came to bat, and lead the inning and played a very brilliant unbeaten quick half-century and victory inning of 70 runs with the help of 8 sixes and 2 boundaries in just 31 balls, and Sam Billings also played an unbeaten inning of 24 runs in 23 balls. In this way, Kolkata Knight Riders chased the target very easily for the loss of just 4 wickets in 14.3 over and won the match by 6 wickets.
Punjab Kings's bowler Rahul Chahar took 2 wickets, Kagiso Rabada and Odean Smith got 1-1 wicket.
Kolkata Knight Riders's bowler Umesh Yadav selected the best player of the match, he performed very brilliant bowling took 4 wickets just for 23 runs.