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Fiery Prasidh Krishna gets 9; KL Rahul top scores but only 6: IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders ratings

Kolkata won the match in Abu Dhabi by 2 runs

Prasidh Krishna of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul captain of Kings XI Punjab. Sportzpics for BCCI
Prasidh Krishna of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of KL Rahul captain of Kings XI Punjab. Sportzpics for BCCI

Kings XI Punjab ratings

1. KL Rahul – 6. Harsh perhaps, for someone who top-scored in the match. But he was dropped on two, his strike-rate was sedate, and he did not see his side over the line.

2. Mayank Agarwal – 7. Another half-century, and it appeared his 39-ball 56 was just what his side needed. It was in a losing cause in the end, though.

3. Nicholas Pooran – 6. Tried to end it early, and could not really be faulted for that, given his form and the position Punjab were in at the time.

4. Prabhsimran Singh – 5. Four off seven heaped the pressure on his side in the late overs. Earlier he had performed well with the gloves.

5. Glenn Maxwell – 5. Perhaps not his choice to bat below Prabhsimran in the order, but Punjab really should have been making the most of his experience given the situation.

6. Mandeep Singh – 5. A first-ball duck, but could not be blamed for it. He gave it all he could, but holed out to substitute Chris Green.

7. Chris Jordan – 5. He has still yet to bring his England excellence to the UAE. Nought for 37 this time, and he did not get the chance to bat, either.

8. Ravi Bishnoi – 7. The 20-year-old leg-spinner has quickly become a linchpin of the Punjab attack. His one for 25 included the prize wicket of Morgan.

9. Mohammed Shami – 6. Not as spectacular as he was at the start of the tournament – but not as bad as in recent games, either, as he took one for 30.

10. Arshdeep Singh – 8. Started with a maiden that could easily have been a wicket-maiden. Euphoric at taking Russell’s wicket later on.

11. Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 4. Wicketless and expensive for the second game running on his return to the side, as he went for 44.

Glenn Maxwell of Kings XI Punjab plays a shot during match 24 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 10th October 2020. Photo by: Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for BCCI
Glenn Maxwell of Kings XI Punjab plays a shot during the defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Sportzpics for BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders ratings

1. Rahul Tripathi – 4. Eight balls without scoring, then looked to have released the pressure with four off Shami – only to be castled next ball.

2. Shubman Gill – 7. Hung on in there after a difficult start, and made another half century before being run out.

3. Nitish Rana – 4. Victim of a comical mix up with Gill. The shy missed their shared stumps, but they were stood around chatting while the player backing up – Pooran – walked the ball to the stumps at the other end.

4. Eoin Morgan – 7. Did a good job steadying the ship after the chaotic start, only to hole out off Bishnoi for 24 off 23.

5. Dinesh Karthik – 8. Fully justified his (self-) promotion above Russell with a crafty half century to take his side to a competitive total.

6. Andre Russell – 5. Out third ball while swinging for the hills in the death overs. Suffered a knee injury while trying to prevent a four after dropping a catch.

7. Sunil Narine – 7. Needed to defend 14 against Maxwell in the last over. He went for 12. It was millimetres away from a tie though.

8. Pat Cummins – 7. The big-money signing of the season has been wicketless for the past three games, and has taken just two in the season so far. Still, though, he bowled some valuable overs here.

9. Kamlesh Nagarkoti – 5. The most expensive of the Kolkata bowlers as he went for 40 off just three overs.

10. Prasidh Krishna – 9. Fiery early on, bowling a 148kph delivery to Agarwal, and his last over – the 19th of the Punjab chase – went a long way to winning it for his side.

11. Varun Chakravarthy – 8. Another superb return from a spinner whose stock has risen so much this season. He only went for 27 from his four overs.

Updated: October 10, 2020 09:44 PM

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