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Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata KKR by 14 runs


Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, elect to bowl against Kings XI Punjab.
kxip Opener Vohra looked promising with a couple of fours off Sunil Narine at the start of the innings. He then hit two more boundaries off Umesh Yadav to up the ante.
But Yadav had the last laugh as he dismissed Vohra in the fifth over with his short delivery kissing the batsman’s gloves for Robin Uthappa to do the rest behind the stumps. Martin Guptill fell LBW to Narine as the batsman missed the delivery while trying to sweep over backward square leg and Kings XI were 41 for 2 then.
Maxwell, Saha Marsh and Manan Vohra got the starts but could not convert them to big scores.
KKR opener Narine and Lynn given good start of team. Chris Lynn’s brilliant 84 went in vain as Kings XI Punjab produced a clinical bowling and fielding show under pressure to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs in a tense IPL match and keep themselves afloat in the tournament here today. Needing a win today to keep their play-offs hopes alive, KXIP could put up just 167 for 6 after being put into bat but they defended the total courtesy a remarkable show by their bowlers at the PCA Stadium.
The pick of the KXIP bowlers was Rahul Tewatia who took 2 wickets for 18 runs from his two overs while Mohit Sharma got 2/24 from 3 overs. Sandeep Sharma did not take a wicket but conceded just 31 runs from his four overs.
Kings XI Punjab bowlers on Tuesday put out one of the best performance in 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) to defend a relatively small total of 167 runs to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 14 runs.