Kolkata Knight Riders on 8 May defeated the Punjab Kings by 5 wickets, with 2 balls remaining – all thanks to powerful knocks by skipper Nitish Rana and Andre Russell. 

Playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Monday, Punjab Kings scored 178 runs after losing 7 wickets in 20 overs.

After winning the toss, as expected PBKS skipper elected to bat. Openers Prabhsimran Singh (12) and Shikhar Dhawan (57) tried to build a partnership. But, in the second over, Harshit Rana showed Prabhsimran Singh the way to pavilion.

Following this, Rana dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa (0) in the 4th

over. When Liam Livingstone (15) came to bat, there was a hope that a partnership will be seen, but he was departed by Varun Chakravarthy in the 6th over.

After this, Jitesh Sharma arrived and scored 21 runs before being dismissed by Varun in the 13th over. Skipper Dhawan too followed the suit and was departed by Rana in the 15th over.

Sam Curran (4) and Rishi Dhawan (19) couldn't stand the KKR's bowling attack and were out in the 18th and 17th over. By the end of 20 overs, PBKS maanged to put 178 runs after losing 7 wickets.

For KKR, Varun Chakravarthy picked 3 wickets, Harshit Rana took 2, while Nitish Rana and Suyash Sharma clinched one wickets each.
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