In match 19 of IPl 2018 KKR take on KXIP on their hoe ground eden garden Kolkata. KXIP won the toss and elect to bowl first. Once again KKR opening pair was not unexpected. Chris Lynn and Sunile Narine open the inning for KKR. First over they score just 6 and in 2nd over narine try to hit Mujeeb over mid-wicket but caught on boundary line by karun nair a brilliant catch by Karun nair. Robbin Uthapa was the next man in.
A possible chance was created by the fast bowler Rajpoot if their was any other fielder except Chris Gayle thrn it was a possible catch in slip. Chris Lynn came into his form and hit first six of te match in 3rd over. They complet 50 runs of the team in 7th over. Both batsman middle the ball very well. In 8 overs their score was 78-1. Then skipper Ravichandran Ashwin came into the attack and on the very first delivery he got the wicket of Robbin Uthapa after 34 and KKR was 78-2.
Nitish Rana was the next man to bat. KKR lose their 3rd when nitish rana run out when kkr score was 85 runs. Then here comes the skipper Denish Karthik. He come and played some hard hitting and some deligate cuts here and their. Chris lynn complete his 50 in 30 balls. He even did not stop after completing his half century. On last ball of 13th over Chris Lynn was droped on the cover boundary when he was on 62 runs. But Andrew tye did not allow him to make 100% advantage of that drop catch he got him on 74. And kkr was 147-4.
Dangerous man Andree Russel did not damage KXIP much and he caught on boundary and kkr was 159-5. D Karthik score handsome 43 runs of 28. Andre tye bowl a good last over and kkr score 191-7.
KXIP have to chase tha target of 192 in 120 balls with the run rate of over 9 per over. Then Inform batsman KL Rahul and Universe boss Chris gayle came in to open the inning for KXIP. They start the inning with a four on first ball. After 1 KXIP was9 without loss. First 18 runs was made by KL rahul and Gayle was on 0 run on the other end. Then he hit 3 boundaries in 3rd over. And KL Rahul hit a six in same over. In 3.4 over they complete fifty runs for KXIP.
After 6 over of the Powerplay they score 73 runs without any loss. Then rain came in and interupt the match when KXIP score was 96-0 in 8.2 over. When rain stops then conditions were change. They need 125 in 13 overs. And now remainng score was 29 from 28 balls.
But Gayle storm does not stop and he continue and start proceeding again with a bang. And he complete 50 in 30 balls. And that was the 3rd consecutive 50 plus score blackstorm. On other hand KL Rahul also does not stop the bat he also hit a six to complete his 50.
KXIP lose first and only wicket when KL rahul gone after scoring 60 runs. KXIP finish it with 9 wickets in hand.