2017 IPL 11th Match Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders VS. Kings XI Punjab
What you could never anticipate in other formats and tournaments of Cricket, you could perhaps do in the Indian Premier League. You can call it the king of entertainment in the world of Cricket. With matches so spellbinding and engaging, the 10th season of IPL is driving cricket maniacs crazy all along. Such an enthralling match took place on 13 April. This was the 11th match of 2017 IPL that was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. Both the teams have been playing quite amazing in the league so far, but only one could have won this match. In this match, Kolkata Knight Riders proved their supremacy winning the match by 8 wickets. What else happened in the match? Let’s find it out right away!
A Brief Review of the Match
As the match was played on the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders, they definitely had a little advantage. Moreover, Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field. Therefore, Kings XI Punjab came to bat on the ground first. Unlike the last performances, Kings XI failed to showcase an example of good batting. Even veterans like Hashim Amla, Glenn Maxwell, and David Miller could not score more than 30 runs. Eventually, the team made a score of 170 runs on a fall of 9 wickets. Umesh Yadav of Knight Riders displayed outstanding bowling skills taking 4 wickets. When Kolkata Knight Riders came to play, the crowd was quite shocked as all-rounder Sunil Narine was sent as the opening batsman with Captain Gautam Gambhir.
To everybody’s surprise, Narine played amazing, scoring 37 runs on 18 balls with an outstanding strike rate of 205.56 hence becoming the star of the show. Gautam Gambhir stayed not out scoring 72 runs on 49 balls. This led KKR towards victory. Knight Riders made 171 runs in 16.3 overs with a fall of just 2 wickets. Hence, KKR won the match by 8 wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders Mark Another Victory
Kolkata Knight Riders played amazing in all aspects. Bowlers and batsmen both are to be equally credited. Sunil Narine who scored 37 runs and took 1 wicket was given the player of the match title. This pushed Kolkata Knight Riders on the top spot on the points table. Kings XI faced a fall on the standings.