Another easy win for Knight Riders, who join Gujarat Lions at the top of the points table. Kolkata eclipsed Punjab’s 138 runs in 17.1 overs. Gambhir and Uthappa put together 82 in just 8.2 overs. From there on, it was just one-way traffic.
Shaun Mash played alone and not got any support from others. KKR bowled well to restrict Punjab to 138 runs. Mohali provided some batting-friendly surfaces during the World T20. The trend continued for the two Indian Premier League games so far. Both the teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have won their last encounters comfortably. KKR beat Sunrisers and Kings XI Punjab defeated Pune Supergiants to claim its first win.
Gautam Gambhir wins the toss, Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl. Both sides are unchanged.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir, Andre Russell, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav
Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, WP Saha, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Kyle Abbott, Pradeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma