The much-awaited clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings produced another thrilling spectacle for fans as the two teams played out a nail-biting match in Dubai on Friday. With both the sides fighting for place in play-offs, it was always expected to go down the wire and it actually did! After being put to bat first, KKR posted a total of 165/7 in 20 overs setting up an exciting chase.
It was a tricky second half of the innings with a lot of action and drama. Eoin Morgan's side had a disappointing day in the field as they missed few close chances which eventually hurt them. KL Rahul led from the front and played a captain's knock where he scored 67 runs off 55 deliveries. With Punjab being put in the pressure situation once again, Shahrukh Khan played a match-winning cameo (22* off 9) towards the end to take his side over the line against Shah Rukh Khan owned franchise.
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There were lot of reactions from fans on social media, especially with regards to the third umpire's controversial decision to rule out Rahul Tripathi's brilliant effort in the field. The netizens trolled the match official for not being able to take the right call despite being provided with so many replays from different angles. Apart from that, it was the Delhi Capitals fans who enjoyed KKR's defeat as it meant that they have now booked their berth in the play-offs, joining Chennai Super Kings.
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