KKR thrash Punjab Kings at the new venue

The next leg of IPL is going to be held in Ahmedabad, and everyone felt that this would be a fresh and new wicket so they would get to see a few high-scoring matches. Both the skippers also expected the same, and KKR skipper Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. But the pitch was a massive surprise to everyone. 

It was not as flat as expected, and it was apparent that it was not going to be a high-scoring game. PKBS openers struggled and made only 37 runs in the first six for the loss of a single wicket. 

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From here on, Punjab Kings just kept losing wickets continuously, and their innings never took off. At one point, It was looking like they won’t even reach the three-figure mark. A few decent hits from Chris Jordan at the end took them to a reasonable score of 123/9 at the end of their 20 overs.  

KKR openers fail to make an impact

Nitish Rana was dismissed for a first-ball duck that too of a full toss. The dismissal was so bizarre that even the bowler Henriques was hesitant o celebrate. Shami dismissed the opener, Gill, in the net over with a straight ball, which hit Gill on the pads. 

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Sunil Naraine, who came into bat next, didn’t last long as he was also gone for a duck courtesy of an outstanding catch by Ravi Bishnoi. 

From here on, Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan played well and built a good partnership of 66 runs, and Rahul was dismissed in the 11th over, but by then, the match was set p for an easy KKR win.

In the end, KKR won the match comfortably with 20 balls to spare Eoin Morgan ended with a score of 47*.

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