Kolkata Knight Riders claimed their second win of the tournament on the back of Umesh Yadav's stunning bowling display and Andre Russell's power-packed knock towards the end of the match. Andre Russell single-handedly blew away Punjab Kings bowlers with his 31-ball 70* in the chase of 139. The KKR all-rounder came to bat when KKR had lost four wickets for 51 runs in 7 overs. From there on, Russell took his time and built a partnership with Sam Billings to bail KKR out of trouble. Earlier, Umesh Yadav took 4 wickets to restrict PBKS to a mere 138.
Punjab Kings had set a target of 138 for Kolkata Knight Riders after Kagiso Rabada smashed 25 runs off 16 deliveries at the end of PBKS innings. Bhanuka Rajapaksa top-scored for Kings with 31 off just 9 balls. However, other Punjab batters failed to make a meaningful contribution.
Here are some of the highlights of the match:
1. Shivam Mavi gets his revenge against Bhanuka Rajapaksa after batter hits hat-trick of sixes against the KKR pacer
2: KKR's Tim Southee runs from long-on, dives to complete catch inside the 30-yard circle
3. Punjab's Harpreet Brar holds on to difficult catch against KKR in Match 8 of IPL 2022
4. Mayank Agarwal fumes in anger at Shahrukh Khan for not moving rightly in the field
5. Russell smashes a huge six
6. KKR claim their second win of IPL 2022