Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) romped to an eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League 2017 face-off at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Here are the highlights from the match:
Game over!!! KKR beat KXIP by eight wickets
KKR need 12 runs to win from 28 balls
12 runs from 14th over. Two boundaries included
Skipper Gambhir completes fifty
Kolkata Knight Riders need 49 runs in 54 balls
Axar Patel removes dangerous Robin Uthappa, KKR 2 wickets down
Cracking shot by Uthappa. Four!!!
100 up for KKR. Skipper Gambhir continues his power hitting display
Kolkata Knight Riders in last 4 overs: 54 runs, 1 wkts
Robin Uttappa joins captain Gambhir in the middle
Sunil Narine departs after a superb knock of 37 off just 18 balls
Now the match looks like a one-sided contest. Sunil Narine on a roll. Another six
Maxwell to Gambhir, FOUR, to deep square leg, its the turn of the Kolkata skipper now to take on Maxwell's bowling. Score: 60/0 off 5 overs
Narine hits two brilliant FOURS off Maxwell's bowling. He is simply relishing the opener's role.
Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell comes to bowl is off-spinners. The first ball is sent for a FOUR by the Knight Riders skipper Gambhir
Kolkata openers on fire as the score reaches 42/0 off just 4 overs.
Poor ball from Ishant and Gambhir sends it to the boundary for another FOUR!
Ishant to Gambhir, 5 leg byes. Ishant has bowled with fire but has been a bit unlucky today.
KKR 31/0 IN 3 overs.
Gambhir uses all his experiences as he hit two cracking FOURS off Sandeep Sharma's bowling
Narine takes a single as veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir comes to the crease
First ball of third over SIX! What a lovely shot by Narine off Sandeep Sharma; KKR makes a flying start
Ishant Sharma bowls an expensive over as ten runs are leaked in the over along with a FOUR
Narine hits a FOUR in the first over and misses few deliveris in the first over. Nice over by Sandeep Sharma as only five runs came off it.
Big surprise here. Sunil Narine comes to open innings with KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir
Another wicket falls, Mohit Sharma departs, caught by Suryakumar Yadav
Umesh Yadav picks fourth wicket. Removes Axar Patel
David Miller departs, Punjab 5 wickets down
Punjab in last 4 overs: 41 runs, 0 wkts
SIX!! That was big from Saha over long-off. Chawla punished for poor delivery
Miller punishes de Grandhomme. A six on a no ball and a four on a free hit
Four!! Wriddhiman Saha gets a boundary
100 comes up for Punjab after a slight delay
Big blow for KXI, Umesh Yadav scalps Maxwell. Punjab now 4 wickets down
David Miller joins skipper Maxwell at the crease
de Grandhomme to Amla, out Caught by Gambhir!! Amla c Gambhir
KXIP in last 4 overs: 35 runs, 1 wkts
Punjab inching closer to 100-run mark. 96/2
A six and a boundary from Maxwell. Punjab 92/2
Bowled! Sunil Narain gives Kings XI another blow as Stoinis departs.
KKR draw first blood, Piyush Chawla removes Manan Vohra
50 comes up for Punjab, last 4 overs: 52 runs, 0 wkts
SIX!!! Another big hit from dangerman Vohra
Woakes to Manan Vohra, FOUR, to fine leg
Tough luck for KKR as Sunil Narine drops Vohra at third man
Four!!! More runs for Punjab and Vohra
Yadav to Vohra, SIX, to deep mid wicket
Umesh Yadav struggling to find line. Two wides in his first over. KXIP 14/0 (1.4 Ovs)
Welcome Umesh Yadav to the KKR squad
Good first over for Punjab. 10 runs off it
Hashim Amla and Manan Vohra open batting for Punjab
Just one change to the Kings XI Punjab lineup, Ishant Sharma comes in for Natarajan
Umpires: Abhijit Deshmukh, Nigel Llong Third Umpire: Anil Dandekar Match Refree: Andy Pycroft
Playing Eleven for the teams
Kings Eleven Punjab: Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Trent Boult, Umesh Yadav
Gautam Gambhir wins toss, invites KXIP to bat first
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata