After three consecutive home losses, KKR broke the Eden garden code with a decisive five-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in IPL 2023. Nitish Rana scored a quick 50, Rinku Singh made a brief appearance, and Andre Russell the Fire Bridge returned to the action. It came down to the very last shot of the game. The victory was the KKR’s fifth of the year, helping them to maintain their position in fifth place on the point table.
Captain Knock by Nitish Rana
Nitish Rana captain of KKR played the crucial innings of 51 of 38 in the chase of 180 against PBKS. He came to bat when KKR was 38 of 4.4 overs and when he went out the score of the team was 124 of 15.2 overs. He played some good shots and hammered 6 fours and 1 six in his innings keeping the haunt continue. In the game like this if skipper delivers his best than it automatically boost rest of the player to go on the field and express them self. And thus that’s what actually happened. KKR won the last ball thriller and they are still alive in the qualification for the playoffs.
Andre Russell Back in his Usual Touch
Russell who is known for his power hitting and is with the KKR for long time now. He has single handedly won the match for the team in many occasion. In the recent past he was failing to contribute in the wins of the team. But on 8 may he was looking in his old touch and smashed 42 of just 23 before he involved in an unfortunate run out. In his innings of 42 he hit 3 sixes and 3 fours. He couldn’t finish the game but he took the game very very close and eventually ended up in a winning side.
Rinku Took the Charge After Andre Russell
Rinku Singh is having his dream run in this season of IPL. People haven’t forgot the heroic 5 sixes in 5 balls against GT where he again gave the memory to remember with last ball four to seal the game against PBKS. He scored 21 of just 10 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. It was Rinku in the strike when KKR needed 2 runs to win in the last ball. He took charged and smashed a boundary of Arshdeep Singh‘s delivery and won the last ball thriller. It was a jaw dropping moment but the man of the moment Rinku Singh hold his nerve and yet again delivered the finishing touch.