Learn about KKR vs PBKS match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 53 of IPL 2023 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured a thrilling five-wicket win against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR now sits in the fifth position on the points table with five wins, six losses, and a total of 10 points, while PBKS has slipped to the seventh position due to a low net-run rate.
Chasing 180, KKR openers Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz provided a solid start. After Gurbaz’s dismissal, skipper Nitish Rana joined Roy, and the team reached the 50-run mark in six overs. Following Roy’s wicket, Rana and Venkatesh Iyer kept the momentum going. The 11th over bowled by Liam Livingstone gave away 16 runs, including two fours and a six by Nitish, helping KKR reach the 100-run mark in 12.1 overs.
The partnership between Rana and Iyer was broken when Rahul Chahar dismissed Iyer for 11. Rana scored his fifty in 37 balls but was taken out by Chahar on the next ball. Andre Russell and Rinku Singh then started hitting big shots, reducing the deficit. With six runs needed in the final over, Russell was run out for 42, but Rinku Singh hit the winning four on the last ball, ending KKR’s innings at 182/5.
For PBKS, Rahul Chahar was the top bowler with 2/23. Brar and Ellis got one wicket each. Earlier, a half-century by PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan and late cameos by Shahrukh Khan and Harpreet Brar guided PBKS to a competitive 179/7. Dhawan scored 57 off 47 balls, while Shahrukh and Harpreet remained unbeaten at 21 and 17, respectively.
PBKS faced early wickets with Prabhsimran Singh and Bhanuka Rajapaksa being dismissed. Liam Livingstone and Dhawan raced to the 50-run mark in five overs before Livingstone was dismissed. Dhawan and Jitesh Sharma then built a partnership, and Dhawan reached his half-century in 41 balls. However, Dhawan could not convert his fifty into a big score and was caught by Harshit Rana.
Varun Chakravarthy was the top bowler for KKR, taking 3/26 in four overs. Harshit Rana took two wickets, while Suyash Sharma and Nitish Rana got one each.
KKR vs PBKS Score Summary:
- Kolkata Knight Riders 182/5 (20 ov)
- Punjab Kings 179/7 (20 ov)
- KKR won by 5 wickets
Points Table Update after IPL KKR vs PBKS Match 53
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets to earn 2 more points today and climb to number 5 position at the points table. Punjab Kings is placed at number 7 after today’s loss.
KKR vs PBKS Match 53 Award Winners at IPL 2023
- Player Of The Match: Andre Russell (KKR)
- TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Rinku Singh (KKR) – SR: 210
- Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Liam Livingstone (PBKS)
- Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: Harpreet Brar (PBKS) – 90 Metres
- RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS) – 9 Fours
- UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Shikhar Dhawan (PBKS) – 26 MVA pts
- Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) – 101 Dream11 pts
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
Major Highlights for KKR vs PBKS Match Today
- Nitish Rana scores a half-century, contributing to KKR’s thrilling win.
- Andre Russell and Rinku Singh hit fiery cameos in the victory.
- KKR clinches the match against PBKS with a five-wicket win.
- KKR moves to the fifth spot in the points table, while PBKS slips to seventh.
- KKR openers Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz provide a solid start.
- Nitish Rana joins Jason Roy at the crease, and the team reaches 50 runs in six overs.
- Rana and Venkatesh Iyer maintain momentum, with KKR reaching 100 runs in 12.1 overs.
- Rahul Chahar dismisses Iyer for 11, breaking the partnership with Rana.
- Rana scores his fifty in 37 balls but is dismissed by Chahar soon after.
- Russell and Rinku Singh hit big shots, reducing the deficit.
- Russell is run out for 42 in the final over, with six runs needed.
- Rinku Singh hits the winning four on the last ball, ending KKR’s innings at 182/5.
- PBKS sets a competitive target of 179/7, led by a half-century from skipper Shikhar Dhawan.
- Shahrukh Khan and Harpreet Brar provide late cameos for PBKS.
- Dhawan scores 57 off 47 balls, while Shahrukh and Harpreet remain unbeaten at 21 and 17, respectively.
- PBKS faces early wickets with the dismissals of Prabhsimran Singh and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
- Liam Livingstone and Dhawan race to the 50-run mark in five overs.
- Dhawan and Jitesh Sharma build a partnership, with Dhawan reaching his half-century.
- Varun Chakravarthy is the top bowler for KKR, taking 3/26 in four overs.
- Harshit Rana takes two wickets, while Suyash Sharma and Nitish Rana get one each for KKR.
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