IPL 6: KKR vs KXIP Live Score IPL 2013 Match 35 Kolkata vs Punjab
KKR vs KXIP Live Scorecard – Get Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Live Score and Ball by Ball Commentary of Pepsi IPL 2013, 35th T20 Match played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 26th April 2013.
Adam Gilchrist, the Kings XI Punjab captain, won the toss and opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, in their Pepsi Indian Premier League clash on Friday (April 26).
Both teams had two changes, with Punjab bringing back Azhar Mahmood for Luke Pomersbach, while Parvinder Awana made way for Gurkeerat Singh Mann. Kolkata had to make do without the injured Manoj Tiwary, with Manvinder Bisla replacing him. They also brought in Sarabjit Ladda, the legspinner, in place of Iqbal Abdulla. Jacques Kallis, who had sustained an injury in Kolkata’s last match, was declared fit.
Gilchrist hinted at the toss that he had wanted to stand down from the team after a poor run of form in the tournament so far, but expressed happiness with how Punjab, who have four wins in seven matches have done so far. “I need to fire, but I hope I can hang in the team to do that. I do need to contribute. But it is an allround package. The team is functioning well, we’ll try and keep it going.”
In the corresponding fixture earlier this month, Kolkata contrived to lose by four runs after their middle-order imploded in a chase of 158. The defeat set them off on a run of three straight losses, and they are currently languishing at seventh place in the table. Gautam Gambhir, the Kolkata captain, admitted the situation wasn’t a happy one. “Yes, it’s a very important game, we don’t want to be in a situation where it’ll be a must-win game,” he said. “We’re hoping for some luck today, because we’ve played well in the last few games.”
Punjab, who come into the game on the back of two consecutive victories, are bang in the middle of the table and can move up to third place with a victory this evening.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Yusuf Pathan, Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Manvinder Bisla, Debabrata Das (wk), Rajat Bhatia, Sachithra Senanayake, Sunil Narine, L Balaji, Sarabjit Ladda.
Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist (capt, wk), Mandeep Singh, Manan Vohra, David Hussey, David Miller, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Azhar Mahmood, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Bhargav Bhatt.