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indian premier league ipl 2019 kolkata knight riders vs kings xi punjab at eden gardens

(Andre) Russell, (Nitish) Rana and Robbie (Uthappa) – the ‘RRR’ troika, played sensationally well in the game to hand over the Knights with a 28-run victory at the iconic Eden Gardens. Kings XI Punjab toiled hard to get as close as possible to the target. Mayank (Agarwal), Mandeep (Singh), (David) Miller - the ‘MMM’ troika tried, but try was just not enough.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 28 March 2019, 05:23:12 PM
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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Ravichandran Ashwin, skipper of Kings XI Punjab won the toss and asked the opposition to have a bat first. Both Lynn and Narine started off in fine fashion and hammered the ball all around the ground. However, Lynn was the first one to dismiss.
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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Narine made a quick-fire 24 runs off just 9 deliveries. His innings was laced with three mighty sixes and and one four. He hammered at an astonishing strike-rate of 266.67.
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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Robin Uthappa registered yet another fifty as he played the anchor's role which eventually helped the team to score 218 runs on the board.
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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If ever any of the eight franchise get an opportunity to get Andre Russell play for their side, they would welcome him with open arms. Yes, the way Russell is playing at the moment, KKR can bank him to do the job on almost every occasion. In the game against KXIP, he contributed both with bat and ball to help his side win their second game of the tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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Gayle's wicket probably changed the course of the game. He started in a fine fashion but just couldn't replicate Jaipur's effort, eventually letting Punjab to be in trouble.
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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Wickets kept tumbling for Kings XI Punjab, and only good thing happened to them was Miller and Mayank's effort, but that was just not enough.
Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders makes 2 in 2 after victory over KXIP

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(Andre) Russell, (Nitish) Rana and Robbie (Uthappa) – the ‘RRR’ troika, played sensationally well in the game to hand over the Knights with a 28-run victory at the iconic Eden Gardens.