New Delhi: As there were no respite sign from rain at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, this marks the end of the game with Punjab Kings winning by 7 runs (DLS method).
For PBKS, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan smashed 50 and 40 runs respectively while Arshdeep Singh scalped three wickets.
1️⃣st match, 1️⃣st win! 🤩
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— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 1, 2023
PBKS win by DLS Method
Rain interrupted match as Kolkata Knight Rider were seven wickets down against Punjab Kings at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. KKR needs 46 runs in 4 overs. As per Duckworth–Lewis–Stern (DLS) method by 7 runs.
Skipper Nitish Rana along with KKR’s Impact Player Venkatesh Iyer steadied things, before Sikandar Raza removed the KKR skipper for 24(17). Following his dismissal KKR lost one more wicket, before Andre Russell took matters into his hands.
Rajapaksa plays top knock
Invited to bat first, PBKS lost an early wicket but Bhanuka Rajapaksa smashed a half-century off 30 balls, followed by Dhawan scoring 40 off 29 balls. Later, Jitesh Sharma also scored 21 off 11 balls while Sam Curran remained unbeaten at 26 off 17 balls.
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For KKR, Tim Southee scalped two wickets while Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Umesh Yadav scalped one wicket each.
PBKS vs KKR Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prabhsimran Singh(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh