The team of Kolkata Knight Riders is facing Punjab Kings in the 45th match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. This match is being played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. KKR, who batted first after losing the toss, did not have a good start and the team lost the wicket of Shubman Gill. At present, the pair of Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer are present at the crease. Arshdeep Singh clean bowled Gill for 7 runs and sent him to the pavilion.
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7:45 PM: After 3 overs, KKR’s score is 23 runs for the loss of one wicket. Rahul Tripathi is playing 4 and Venkatesh Iyer is scoring 10 runs. Rahul has been in good form in the UAE leg and the team will look forward to his strong performance once again today.
7:41 PM: Shubman Gill clean bowled by Arshdeep Singh in 2.2 overs. Gill could only score 7 runs after facing 7 balls. First success for Punjab Kings. Rahul Tripathi has come to the crease as the new batsman.
7:33 PM: KKR’s opening pair has started with a bang. Kolkata’s score after the first over is 10 runs without losing any wicket. Venkatesh hit two strong fours in the first over of Fabian Allen.
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7:30 PM: The opening pair of Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have come to the crease to open the innings for Kolkata. Both are running in great rhythm. Fabian Allen is bowling the first over for Punjab.
7:08 PM: The playing XI of both the teams is as follows-
Punjab Kings Playing XI: KL Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Adam Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Tim Seifert, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.
7:04 PM: New Zealand’s explosive batsman Tim Seifert is making his debut for KKR in this match. McCallum handed him the cap. Seifert is known for his stormy batting and hitting big shots.
7:02 PM: Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul has won the toss and decided to bowl first. In head-to-head, KKR’s team is very heavy on Punjab and Kolkata has won 19 out of 28 matches, while Punjab has won only 9. In such a situation, it has to be seen who gets the bet in this important match today.