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IPL 2023: Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders via DLS method after rain plays spoilsport

PBKS vs KKR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Punjab kings beat Kolkata knight riders by 7 runs via DLS method. Shikhar Dhawan’s PBKS face Nitish Rana’s KKR in their opener. 

Pbks beats KKR by 7 run

After having a below-par season in the IPL 2022, new look Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders face each other in the second match of IPL 2023. Both the sides have new combination of captain and coach with Shikhar Dhawan and Trevor Bayliss will be Punjab’s in charge. While Nitish Rana and Chandrakant Pandit will lead Kolkata.

Match Scorecard

Match 2, Indian Premier League, 2023, Apr 01, 2023Match Ended

PBKS191/5 (20.0)

KKR146/7 (16.0)

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

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Live updates : PBKS vs KKR

APRIL 01, 2023 7:56 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Punjab win

And the inevitable has happened. Punjab win by 7 runs as the rain gods did allow the game to go further. Good start by them. They first got off to a decent total with everyone contributing. In the second innings, KKR tried staying in the chase but were little far. Russell and Venkatesh were keeping them in hunt but after the fell, it looked difficult. The rain came down as players went off. So PBKS get a win as we now move to the other contest of the day between LSG vs DC. Join Aditya Kukalyekar for that coverage here.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:48 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Umpires talk with Rana

Umpires are seen along the fence with umbrellas with them. They have a chat with KKR captain Rana.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:39 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

KKR waiting badly for action

KKR would be praying for rain to stop. Their fans might be having hands joined as well. Meanwhile, take a look at this post shared by the team.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:30 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Still raining

It is still puring heavy as we wait for the action. Till 7:54, we can have the full remaining game but after that we will lose overs.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:19 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Rain stops play

And now it has gone heavier as the play has to be stopped. Punjab won’t be complaining as Kolkata are 7 runs behind DLS and they will win if the game does not start.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:11 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Curran gets Russell

And Sam Curran has got the big fish Russell. He wanted to go over the mid-wicket but could not clear the field this time. Russell is in anger with himself. This was probably set for him today but a killer blow for KKR now. Thakur comes in with Narine in the dugout.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:05 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

It’s drizzling a little

It’s drizzling a bit in Mohali. Rain was forecasted for evening and it has come down. But it is good to go for now as play has not been stopped.


APRIL 01, 2023 7:03 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Kolkata fight

Russell and Venkatesh are fighting. They have hit Ellis for 18 runs in the 14th over in which Russell was dropped and Ellis bowled a couple of no balls. 74 needed off 36 as we head into a time-out.


APRIL 01, 2023 6:57 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Kolkata go past 100

Kolkata have gone past 100 in 13 overs. Andre Russell and Venkatesh are in the middle. 92 needed off 42. Can Russell get this?


APRIL 01, 2023 6:46 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Chahar gets Rinku

And Rinku Singh goes without spending much time in the middle. Rahul Chahar bowled a wrong’un on full as Rinku tried to slog sweep. Gives it straight to deep mid-wicket. Now comes the big man- Andre Russell. Can this be his day?


APRIL 01, 2023 6:41 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Raza gets breakthrough

As only when they were looking to, Raza has found a crucial wicket of KKR captain Nitish Rana. This was a quick, good length ball outside off stump. It was asked to be cut but Rana could not keep it down, and he could have found the gap as he gifts it to the backward point. Rinku Singh comes in.


APRIL 01, 2023 6:36 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Venkatesh, Nitish break free before time-out

Venkatesh and Nitish are taking on PBKS impact player Rishi Dhawan. They have got 15 off his first over. We head to time-out now as 75/3 after 9. 117 runs are needed off 66 now. Not easy but they are looking to take the attack.


APRIL 01, 2023 6:26 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Kolkata 46/3 after 6

Not a great start for Kolkata. They have lost three wickets- Gurbaz, Mandeep and Anukul inside the first six. Venkatesh is joined by captain Nitish Rana and they need a partnership but at a good pace too.


APRIL 01, 2023 6:17 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Ellis gets Gurbaz

Ellis now breaks into the wickets column as he has cleaned the dangerous looking Gurabz on 22. Powerplay is still on and KKR have lost 3. Captain Rana now comes in.


APRIL 01, 2023 6:05 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

KKR make impact sub

KKR have made their change as well. Venkatesh Iyer comes in for Varun Chakravarthy. He comes out to bat at No.4


APRIL 01, 2023 6:03 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Arshdeep strikes again

Make it two please. He has got Anukul and a big deadly stare by the young pacer. He pitched this short as Anukul wanted to go over the leg side. He could not time it and hands it to mid-wicket.


APRIL 01, 2023 5:57 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Arshdeep strikes

And soon after the 13-run opening over, Punjab have replied strongly. Arshdeep gets wicket on his first ball of the season as he has got Mandeep caught out at square leg. Arshdeep’s airplane flies in Mohali.


APRIL 01, 2023 5:53 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Play resumes

Play has resumed as Kolata begin the chase. Mandeep and Gurbaz look for solid start. Oh my God, Gurbaz has smoked one over long on to a 101-metre six.


APRIL 01, 2023 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Start delayed

The start of the chase has been delayed due to floodlight failure. Light is flickering. 6 towers are lighted, others are not. Meanwhile, Punjab have made introduced their impact player- Rishi Dhawan comes in for Rajapaksa. The visuals show almost all towers are lit, only a couple are left as we wait a bit for action.


APRIL 01, 2023 5:16 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Punjab finish at 191/5

So Punjab have scored a decent 191-run total. Good batting display by Dhawan’s side. They lost an early wicket but Rajapaksa was a star with the bat as he smashed a fiery fifty. Dhawan anchored the inning well but fell short of his fifty. In the end, Curran powered them to 191. Back with the reply.


APRIL 01, 2023 5:04 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Raza departs

After a promising start, Sikandar Raza falls on 16. Sunil Narine gets his first as Raza has not got any timing on this one. He was looking to put his side to a good score but the workload now shifts to Curran and the new batter Shahrukh.


APRIL 01, 2023 4:46 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Chakaravarthy gets PBKS skipper

And Chakaravarthy has got his first as well. He has cleaned up the PBKS skipper on this quicker and straighter one. Dhawan probably did not expect it to come as quick as he was trying to work the ball on the leg side. Punjab are 4 down now and Sam Curran comes in. Two new batters and KKR are coming into it now.


APRIL 01, 2023 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Jitesh falls after cameo

And now Jitesh Sharma fells to a slower one. He was playing such a a fabulous cameo. But is outdone as Southee pitches this off-cutter around off. Jitesh charges down the track and gets a thick edge which settles to the third-man fielder. Raza now comes.


APRIL 01, 2023 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Rajapaksa walks back

Ohh, he falls soon after hitting that fabulous fifty. KKR have finally got some smiles as they break the 86-run stand. Umesh Yadav outfoxed the batter on this slower one as Rajapaksa came down the ground and tried to slog it. But gets a toe end as the catch is taken at long-on.


APRIL 01, 2023 4:24 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Punjab bring 100 in 10 overs

This is some show by Rajapaksa and Dhawan. They are piling pain on KKR bowlers. 100 up in 10 overs and only 1 wicket is down. Rajapaksa gets to his fifty now.


APRIL 01, 2023 4:12 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Rajapaksa go all guns blazing

Bhanuka Rajapaksa is going all guns blazing. He has is striking around 200 and is eyeing to score a fifty here. KKR if you are hearing, your need to get this man as soon as you can.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

PBKS 56/1 after 6

Shikhar Dhawan and Rajapaksa are leading the team well in the start. Even after Prabhsimran Singh’s wicket, Punjab are going well and strong at the moment. Southee has taken one wicket but KKR need more from their key bowlers.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:41 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Southee finds first

Tim Southee gets his name into the wickets. Prabhsimran was hitting them sweet. But has to walk back on a caught behind


APRIL 01, 2023 3:35 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Action underway

Prabhsimran and Dhawan begin Punjab’s batting as they look for a solid start.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:29 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

PBKS subs

Rishi Dhawan, Taide, Short, Bhatia and Rathee are PBKS substitutes.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:28 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

KKR’s substitutes

Suyash, Arora, Jagadeesan, V Iyer and Wiese are four substitues of KKR


APRIL 01, 2023 3:11 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

PBKS Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:10 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

KKR’s Playing XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Anukul Roy, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy


APRIL 01, 2023 3:09 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Shikhar Dhawan at toss

We would have bowled first as well. We have got a balanced team and hopefully we will do good. The team preparation has been decent and we will aim to dominate the game, hoping for a great season ahead. We are eager to win the title and I am looking to lead my team from the front. My overseas players are – Bhanuka, Nathan Ellis, and Sam Curran, don’t remember the fourth name.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:06 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

Nitish at toss

We will be bowling first, it has rained in the last two days so there would be some moisture in the wicket. (On captaincy) I am excited because very few people get this opportunity. It is a game of cricket so there is not much pressure on us. The impact players rule is in its initial phase. We have to see that and take decisions that prove to be right. Russell, Narine, Gurbaz and Southee are our overseas players.


APRIL 01, 2023 3:03 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

KKR win toss

Kolkata have won the toss and they will be bowling first in Mohali.


APRIL 01, 2023 2:59 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

KKR squad

Venkatesh Iyer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, N Jagadeesan, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy, Umesh Yadav, David Wiese, Mandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Kulwant Khejroliya, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma.


APRIL 01, 2023 2:58 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360

PBKS squad

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh(w), Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Raj Bawa, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh


APRIL 01, 2023 2:23 PM (IST) Posted by tadalafil360


After having a below-average season in the IPL 2022, PBKS and KKR look for a good IPL 2023. The teams are new-look with new captains and new coaches. Shikhar Dhawan will lead PBKs, while Nitish Rana will captain the side in Shreyas Iyer’s absence. Toss coming at 3 PM as I Varun Malik, take you across this second game of the tournament.

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