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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 45th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 45th Match 27 Wednesday October 2021 043816000000 Punjab Kings won by 5 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 043816000000 KKR - 165/7 (20) PBKS - 168/5 (19.3) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 043816000000 CRR:  8.62 Player of the Match KL Rahul Scorecard Refresh Commentary That's it from us here. PBKS have jumped up to fifth spot, making the race for the fourth spot all the more interesting. There are four teams in contention for that spot, assuming the top three will comfortably get through. We'll be back for tomorrow's double-header. Goodbye until then. Rahul, Player of the Match: I'll take the two points (heaves a huge sigh). We played it smartly. Realised it was a decent wicket and can't experiment too much. Went slightly defensive with the ball. Wasn't much spin. Wanted to make the batters hit to the bigger side. With the bat also we've given clear roles to players. Obviously want to finish games. Weather's not been too kind coming straight from England. Win will give us confidence and hopefully we'll build on it. These are things that kill me as a captain. Don't want to leave out the Indian boys. With a heavy heart had to leave Harpreet out. Had to see what would be our best XI with Chris leaving the bubble. Shahrukh has been batting brilliantly in the nets. Saw how strong he is in the first phase. He's asking a lot of questions and wanting to finish games. Today he played proper cricket shots, got a few boundaries and we all know he can hit the ball a long way. He can finish games, has done it for Tamil Nadu. Often times we've put too much pressure on ourselves. Everybody knows we are a far better team. Putting too much pressure on ourselves is not helping. Message has been to give our best. Every game we've fought till the end. Eoin Morgan | KKR captain: Initially we didn't field that well, we put catches down, myself early and other guys, it has cost us. When the game gets that tight towards the end, extra few wickets down would have helped us. Equally I thought we fought hard, batted really well and probably had a par score. Not a winning score on that wicket but thought the bowlers did a good job. Kings played well and then we fought back, catches have cost us. I thought in latest it was out (referring to the Rahul catch in the 19th over). Obviously when you slow things down and analyse it.. that the third umpire thought otherwise and his decision is made, that's final and we need to get on with it. But it would have been nice if we had got that wicket. I think everyone that went out there found it difficult to get going initially, it was not an easy wicket to start on. But after having a strong 13-14 overs we didn't capitalize on that platform. Yeah, he (Venkatesh Iyer) is (some player). He's a real find for us, has been with us the whole campaign and we have watched him in practice.. above all his attitude is fantastic for a guy that plays fearlessly as he does with the bat. He takes a lot of responsibility with the ball, Dre Russ leaves a huge gap in the allrounder position for us but to have someone come in and contribute is really outstanding. We have played some great cricket in the second half and have some positives to take away from tonight as well. Two more games to go, we will fight hard and hopefully get a couple of good results and be in the playoffs. Shahrukh Khan: It was really important that a set batsman was there when I went in so that I could take it on from the first ball itself. I thought I hit the last ball really well and I thought it would go deep. But I was brave enough to take the chance. As soon as I go into a situation such as this, I look to pick the gaps and I'll look to carry this on. We need three wins on the trot, and we have started off well today. It's important we stick to the process and not think too far ahead. 22:02 Local Time, 18:02 GMT, 23:32 IST: Oh what relief for PBKS! They again seemed to be faltering towards the end after being in control for most of the chase. But they have managed to win with three balls to spare. That's a comprehensive margin in PBKS terms. They were helped by Tripathi who couldn't hold onto the catch and fumbled it over the ropes. Morgan kept pushing his fifth bowler's final over till the very end, looking to take the game deep and hoping that his more established bowlers would leave something to defend. But eventually Iyer just had five in the bank. Rahul anchored the chase right from start to the finish (almost), while Shahrukh Khan played a nice cameo to finish it off, lifting Punjab to fifth place in the table, tied on points now with KKR who are fourth. 19.3 Venkatesh Iyer to Shahrukh Khan, SIX , Shahrukh heaves this away! It's a chance for deep midwicket. But the fielder drops it and tips it over the ropes as PBKS avoid the late, late drama that they've gotten accustomed to Fabian Allen, right handed bat, comes to the crease 19.2 Venkatesh Iyer to Rahul, out Caught by Shivam Mavi!! Oh dear. It's all too familiar. Agarwal slumps back in his chair in the dugout as he watches Rahul hole out to long-off. Lovely slower ball. Might've been a leg-cutter, and Rahul doesn't get hold of the lofted shot. Taken comfortably. Rahul c Shivam Mavi b Venkatesh Iyer 67(55) [4s-4 6s-2] Venkatesh Iyer to Rahul, THATS OUT!! Caught!! Morgan having a word with his bowler. What's the field? Third and fine leg both in the ring Aniket Kolekar : What was the soft signal? -- "There's no soft signal in the IPL from this season." 19.1 Venkatesh Iyer to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run, slower full ball outside off, it's nice and wide and Shahrukh only get a toe-end as he swings off his feet. Rolls to short third Venkatesh Iyer [2.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack Venkatesh Iyer has 5 to defend. 4 to force it into a Super Over PBKS: 161-4 after 19 overs 18.6 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, FOUR , high full toss outside off, width on offer too, and Rahul slices it over backward point to get the equation down to five off the final over. The PBKS dugout breathes easier 18.5 Shivam Mavi to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run, yorker at the stumps, squeezed down to long-on 18.4 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, 1 run, full toss that's pushed down to long-on Now there's confusion over whether PBKS will get a run. No is the answer. Rahul back on strike 18.3 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, no run, Tripathi is celebrating. But the umpires get together and decide to send it upstairs. If he has caught it, it's sensational work running in and diving forward. Okay the replays are in. But they don't seem to be very conclusive and the third umpire wants a zoomer. Still really hard to say. Are the fingers under the ball? There's no way a decision can be made with any certainty. Another angle called for. Such a big moment in the game. As you know with PBKS, control is a temporary thing. So much hinges on this and the third umpire is taking his time. It's a short ball at the body, Rahul pulls it flat to the deep where Tripathi comes charging in from the midwicket boundary. Okay we have a decision. The third umpire says it's touching the ground 18.2 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, no run, deceives him with a slower dipping full toss outside off. Dipped very sharply. Rahul was deceived by the change of pace to begin with, tries swiping it away but misses Rahul Ravindran : I think Morgan will bowl the 5th bowler in the 20th over. Now, He'll be trying get wickets and minimize runs scored in the next 3 overs so that 5th bowler has a 15-20 runs in the last over to defend. -- "That seems to have been on the plan. But not sure they will be getting 15-16 runs for the final over." 18.1 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, FOUR , oh he hasn't started well. Unfortunate really. Low full toss outside off, Rahul goes hard on the drive and the edge runs away past a diving short third Load More Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, 45th Match

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Punjab Kings won by 5 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 043816000000

KKR - 165/7 (20)
PBKS - 168/5 (19.3)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 27 Wednesday October 2021 043816000000
CRR:  8.62

Player of the Match

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That's it from us here. PBKS have jumped up to fifth spot, making the race for the fourth spot all the more interesting. There are four teams in contention for that spot, assuming the top three will comfortably get through. We'll be back for tomorrow's double-header. Goodbye until then.

Rahul, Player of the Match: I'll take the two points (heaves a huge sigh). We played it smartly. Realised it was a decent wicket and can't experiment too much. Went slightly defensive with the ball. Wasn't much spin. Wanted to make the batters hit to the bigger side. With the bat also we've given clear roles to players. Obviously want to finish games. Weather's not been too kind coming straight from England. Win will give us confidence and hopefully we'll build on it. These are things that kill me as a captain. Don't want to leave out the Indian boys. With a heavy heart had to leave Harpreet out. Had to see what would be our best XI with Chris leaving the bubble. Shahrukh has been batting brilliantly in the nets. Saw how strong he is in the first phase. He's asking a lot of questions and wanting to finish games. Today he played proper cricket shots, got a few boundaries and we all know he can hit the ball a long way. He can finish games, has done it for Tamil Nadu. Often times we've put too much pressure on ourselves. Everybody knows we are a far better team. Putting too much pressure on ourselves is not helping. Message has been to give our best. Every game we've fought till the end.

Eoin Morgan | KKR captain: Initially we didn't field that well, we put catches down, myself early and other guys, it has cost us. When the game gets that tight towards the end, extra few wickets down would have helped us. Equally I thought we fought hard, batted really well and probably had a par score. Not a winning score on that wicket but thought the bowlers did a good job. Kings played well and then we fought back, catches have cost us. I thought in latest it was out (referring to the Rahul catch in the 19th over). Obviously when you slow things down and analyse it.. that the third umpire thought otherwise and his decision is made, that's final and we need to get on with it. But it would have been nice if we had got that wicket. I think everyone that went out there found it difficult to get going initially, it was not an easy wicket to start on. But after having a strong 13-14 overs we didn't capitalize on that platform. Yeah, he (Venkatesh Iyer) is (some player). He's a real find for us, has been with us the whole campaign and we have watched him in practice.. above all his attitude is fantastic for a guy that plays fearlessly as he does with the bat. He takes a lot of responsibility with the ball, Dre Russ leaves a huge gap in the allrounder position for us but to have someone come in and contribute is really outstanding. We have played some great cricket in the second half and have some positives to take away from tonight as well. Two more games to go, we will fight hard and hopefully get a couple of good results and be in the playoffs.

Shahrukh Khan: It was really important that a set batsman was there when I went in so that I could take it on from the first ball itself. I thought I hit the last ball really well and I thought it would go deep. But I was brave enough to take the chance. As soon as I go into a situation such as this, I look to pick the gaps and I'll look to carry this on. We need three wins on the trot, and we have started off well today. It's important we stick to the process and not think too far ahead.

22:02 Local Time, 18:02 GMT, 23:32 IST: Oh what relief for PBKS! They again seemed to be faltering towards the end after being in control for most of the chase. But they have managed to win with three balls to spare. That's a comprehensive margin in PBKS terms. They were helped by Tripathi who couldn't hold onto the catch and fumbled it over the ropes. Morgan kept pushing his fifth bowler's final over till the very end, looking to take the game deep and hoping that his more established bowlers would leave something to defend. But eventually Iyer just had five in the bank. Rahul anchored the chase right from start to the finish (almost), while Shahrukh Khan played a nice cameo to finish it off, lifting Punjab to fifth place in the table, tied on points now with KKR who are fourth.

19.3 Venkatesh Iyer to Shahrukh Khan, SIX, Shahrukh heaves this away! It's a chance for deep midwicket. But the fielder drops it and tips it over the ropes as PBKS avoid the late, late drama that they've gotten accustomed to

Fabian Allen, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.2 Venkatesh Iyer to Rahul, out Caught by Shivam Mavi!! Oh dear. It's all too familiar. Agarwal slumps back in his chair in the dugout as he watches Rahul hole out to long-off. Lovely slower ball. Might've been a leg-cutter, and Rahul doesn't get hold of the lofted shot. Taken comfortably. Rahul c Shivam Mavi b Venkatesh Iyer 67(55) [4s-4 6s-2]

Venkatesh Iyer to Rahul, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Morgan having a word with his bowler. What's the field? Third and fine leg both in the ring

Aniket Kolekar: What was the soft signal? -- "There's no soft signal in the IPL from this season."

19.1 Venkatesh Iyer to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run, slower full ball outside off, it's nice and wide and Shahrukh only get a toe-end as he swings off his feet. Rolls to short third

Venkatesh Iyer [2.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

Venkatesh Iyer has 5 to defend. 4 to force it into a Super Over

PBKS: 161-4 after 19 overs

18.6 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, FOUR, high full toss outside off, width on offer too, and Rahul slices it over backward point to get the equation down to five off the final over. The PBKS dugout breathes easier

18.5 Shivam Mavi to Shahrukh Khan, 1 run, yorker at the stumps, squeezed down to long-on

18.4 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, 1 run, full toss that's pushed down to long-on

Now there's confusion over whether PBKS will get a run. No is the answer. Rahul back on strike

18.3Shivam Mavi to Rahul, no run, Tripathi is celebrating. But the umpires get together and decide to send it upstairs. If he has caught it, it's sensational work running in and diving forward. Okay the replays are in. But they don't seem to be very conclusive and the third umpire wants a zoomer. Still really hard to say. Are the fingers under the ball? There's no way a decision can be made with any certainty. Another angle called for. Such a big moment in the game. As you know with PBKS, control is a temporary thing. So much hinges on this and the third umpire is taking his time. It's a short ball at the body, Rahul pulls it flat to the deep where Tripathi comes charging in from the midwicket boundary. Okay we have a decision. The third umpire says it's touching the ground

18.2 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, no run, deceives him with a slower dipping full toss outside off. Dipped very sharply. Rahul was deceived by the change of pace to begin with, tries swiping it away but misses

Rahul Ravindran: I think Morgan will bowl the 5th bowler in the 20th over. Now, He'll be trying get wickets and minimize runs scored in the next 3 overs so that 5th bowler has a 15-20 runs in the last over to defend. -- "That seems to have been on the plan. But not sure they will be getting 15-16 runs for the final over."

18.1 Shivam Mavi to Rahul, FOUR, oh he hasn't started well. Unfortunate really. Low full toss outside off, Rahul goes hard on the drive and the edge runs away past a diving short third