IPL 2020 Match 46: Talking Points as KXIP pull off a low scoring thriller against KKR
Match 46 of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) saw a clash between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah. As KXIP won the match by eight wickets, they rose to the fourth spot, while KKR moved down to the fifth in the points table.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have been in an unstoppable form of late and on Monday, they won against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by eight wickets in Sharjah. As they pulled off this close-contested thriller, here we highlight some of the talking points of the match.
Scintillating Shubman Gill
The young gun of KKR, who has been one of their top scorers with the bat, gave yet another promising performance and consolidated for his team in the time of turbulence. Alone, he smashed 57 runs off 45 balls and smashed four massive sixes and three fours.
Just when KXIP bowlers were constantly scalping KKR wickets, it was Shubman Gill and skipper Eoin Morgan, who made an 81-run stand, that provided stability in the middle. Some smashing by Lockie Ferguson in the death overs drove KKR to 149 runs at the end of their innings.
The fact that almost all the KXIP bowlers were quite economical, it was Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan and Mohammad Shami, who stole the show. Besides being economical, together they scalped seven wickets.
Smashing Mandeep Singh
The underdog of KXIP gave a worthy performance for his team when needed the most. He hammered 66 runs off 56 balls and hit two sixes and eight fours.
The Universal Boss strikes
He has been the lucky man for KXIP, as ever since he has started playing for the franchise, wins have just poured in their favour. He reigned sixes with the bat and made 51 runs off just 29 balls, hitting five sixes and two fours.