IPL Live Cricket Score KKR vs KXIP, IPL Live Streaming: Rana run out for 3, KKR lose two quick wickets
KKR vs KXIP Live Score: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Indian Premier League match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens stadium. The two sides, which presently sit in the top half of the points table, will see a battle of two West Indian hard-hitters - Andre Russel and Chris Gayle - the result of which will be decisive in terms of the outcome of the match.

IPL Live Cricket Score KKR vs KXIP, IPL Live Streaming: Rana run out for 3, KKR lose two quick wickets

KKR vs KXIP Live Score: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Indian Premier League match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens stadium. The two sides, which presently sit in the top half of the points table, will see a battle of two West Indian hard-hitters - Andre Russel and Chris Gayle - the result of which will be decisive in terms of the outcome of the match.

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Indian Premier League match No. 18 sees Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders go head-to-head against Ravichandran Ashwin's Kings XI Punjab in a clash that would feature two big-hitting West Indians in the form of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell against each other. While both Karthik and Ashwin have led their respective teams well, today's match will be defined on the basis of which amongst the two – Russell and Gayle – will be allowed to clear the fence at the Eden Gardens stadium more often.

After being overlooked for a place in the playing XI in first two matches, Gayle went on to score a 63 against the Chennai Super Kings, followed by a 51-ball century against Sunrisers Hyderabad to take his team up to the fourth spot in the points table. While KXIP look more reliant on a couple of players, KKR are riding high because of the overall balance and have seen different players rise up on different occasions.

KKR Innings

Wicket! Nitish Rana run out (Rajpoot/Rahul) 3(5)

Over 9 | KKR 83/2 | Lynn 43, Rana 2

Ashwin comes back and picks Uthappa on the first ball. It was short but Uthappa picks out Nair in the deep with the pull. Nitish Rana the new man in. He is off the mark. Good over from Ashwin. 5 rusn and a wicket.

Wicket! Uthappa c Nair b Ashwin 34(23)

Over 8 | KKR 78/1 | Lynn 40, Uthappa 34

Sran back into the attack. Whack goes Uthappa. Welcomes him with a SIX over deep square leg stands. Brings up the fifty run stand in style. Sran conceded 23 from the over. MASSIVE over. two sixes from Lynn and a boundary from Uthappa after the first ball six. Sran has been bruised now.

Over 7 | KKR 55/1 | Lynn 24, Uthappa 27

The skipper himself is into the bowling now. Ravi Ashwin does well to concede just the 5 runs from the over. Good over for KXIP. 

Over 6 | KKR 50/1 | Lynn 22, Uthappa 24

Andrew Tye also is into the attack now. Starts off with a controversial no-ball. The replay depicted Tye had a fair amount of his boot behind the line. 8 runs from the over. 50 come up for KKR in the first six overs. Power-play is over.

Over 5 | KKR 42/1 | Lynn 21, Uthappa 18

Brinder Sran into the action now. Decent over. Just the single boundary from the over. Six runs in total. Lynn looks in shape as he is timing the ball sweetly.

Over 4 | KKR 36/1 | Lynn 15, Uthappa 18

Mujeeb is back and has been extracted for 15 runs from the over. Three back to back fours from Uthappa. He is striking at the rate of 189. Amazing. Mujeeb feels the pressure.

Over 3 | KKR 21/1 | Lynn 14, Uthappa 5

Rajpoot is back into the action. Welcomed with a boundary from the new man. Lynn ends the over with a clobbering six over deep square leg. 11 runs from the over.

Over 2 | KKR 10/1 | Lynn 8, Uthappa 0

Mujeeb Ur Rahman gets going. Picks up Narine. The wicket should be Karun Nair's. He ran and managed to catch that in the deep. Googly did the trick. Lynn gets a boundary.

Wicket! Narine c Nair b Mujeeb 1(4)

Over 1 | KKR 5/0 | Lynn 3, Narine 1

Ankit Rajpoot makes his debut in IPL. Gets KXIP's bowling underway. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine off to a decent start. Just the five runs from the first over. Good start from the young fast bowler. Hits the deck hard.

15:50 IST: Robin Uthappa is 66 runs short of scoring 2000 runs for KKR. He will be the second player to do so after Gautam Gambhir.

15:45 IST: Head to head -

15:40 IST: Playing XI - 

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

15:35 IST: Excerpts - 

Ashwin: We are going to bowl first. This is sort of a fortress for the KKR and we will try to restrict them to a decent total. We have got one change. Mohit Sharma goes out and Ankit Rajpootcomes in.

Karthik: We would've bowled first as well. Looks a good wicket and it will remain same. We have made no changes. It's been a good start and it's important we stay consistent.

15:30 IST: TOSS - KXIP win toss and opt to field first.

15: 20 IST: The good news for Delhi Daredevils is that Mohammed Shami is available to play after returning late from Kolkata following the ongoing issues with his personal life. The pacer's form, however, might force DD skipper Gautam Gambhir from shuffling the squad a little, especially considering the quality of RCB's batting unit.

15: 09 IST: In 13 innings against KKR, Gayle has scored 532 runs at an average of 48.36 with a strike-rate of 152.44. The West Indian also has a hundred and three fifties against his former side. Against compatriot Sunil Narine, however, Gayle has managed to score only 40 runs off 45 balls, having been dismissed by the spinner twice so far.

15: 01 IST: Just an hour away from the start of the match, here are the probable Playing XIs of today's first match:

Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine are some of the players who have impressed so far for the Knight Riders, while Chris Lynn remains the only one waiting to hit top form. For the Kings XI, Yuvraj Singh is the only man yet to put on a perfect display of his capabilities, as Gayle, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey remain the most dangerous with the bat.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)Here's all you need to know about the Indian Premier League (IPL) match No. 18 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab:

What time does the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) start?

The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) starts at 4:00 PM IST, with the toss at 4: 30 PM IST.

Where is the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) being played?

The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is being played at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata.

Which channels will telecast the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match on TV?

The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will be aired live on Star Sports 1/HD, Star Sports Select 1/ HD in English Commentary and Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD in Hindi commentary.

How to watch the live streaming of Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) online?

The live streaming of Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is available on Hotstar App and website, as well as Jio TV.

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