KXIP vs KKR Match Summary: Shubhman Gill made a telling impact for the second consecutive time, playing an unbeaten 69 to guide KKR to a seven wicket win over Kings XI Punjab on Friday.
With this win, Kolkata Knight Riders earned their sixth win in the tournament and thereby making their chances alive for playoffs.
Chris Lynn also played a 22-ball 46 run innings, as the duo gave KKR a firing start to the run chase.
In pursuit of 183, KKR went past 100 run mark in 10 overs, having lost two wickets in the form of Lynn and Uthappa.
Dangerous Russell came in the eleventh over of the innings. He played a beautifully 14-ball 24 run cameo before Shami reduced him in the 15th over, however, till then KKR were on course for a victory.
Karthik and Shubhman Gill made sure there no wickets fell afterward as the duo the team home at Mohali.
KXIP vs KKR Match Summary: Kings XI in the first innings posted 183 runs in the first innings.
Openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle fell cheaply. Young Sandeep Warrier accounted for both the wickets. However, Nicholas Pooran and Sam Curran played brilliant 48 and 55 runs knock respectively to take their team to a competitive total.
Barring Mohammad Shami, Kings XI bowlers went for plenty as they failed to inflict damage to KKR batting line up. Skipper Ashwin leaked 38 runs in four overs, while Sam Curran also conceded 41 in four without taking a single wicket.