Who Won Today’s IPL Match 2021

In the 45th match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets. Punjab achieved the target of 166 runs from KKR with 3 balls to spare. For the team, captain KL Rahul played a brilliant innings of 67 runs, while Mayank Agarwal scored 40 runs in 27 balls.

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In the bowling, Varun Chakraborty took two wickets for KR. Earlier, batting after losing the toss, Kolkata scored 165 runs in 20 overs, thanks to Venkatesh Iyer’s 67 and Rahul Tripathi’s 34-run innings. With this win, Punjab have kept their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive.

Who Won Today's IPL Match
Who Won Today’s IPL Match

11:33 PM: In 19.3 overs, young batsman Shahrukh Khan hit a six off Venkatesh’s ball, giving Punjab a 5-wicket win. With this win, the team’s hopes of reaching the playoffs remain intact.

11:28 PM: Is there still any thrill left in this match. Venkatesh has sent Rahul to the pavilion on the second ball of the last over. Rahul got out after scoring 67 runs. New batsman Fabian Allen has come to the crease.

11:14 PM: After 18 overs, Punjab Kings have scored 151 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. KL Rahul is playing 57 and Shahrukh Khan is scoring 14 runs. The victory now seems to be going in favor of Punjab. Only 15 runs are needed from the last two overs.

11:09 PM: 17 overs have been played and Punjab Kings have scored 142 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Captain Rahul is standing at the crease after scoring 55 runs and Shahrukh is supporting him by scoring 8 runs. Punjab need 18 runs in the last three overs to win.

11:05 PM: In 16.3 overs, Deepak Hooda caught Rahul Tripathi off Shivam Mavi. Deepak was out after scoring just 3 runs. Punjab has lost these two wickets at the wrong time. Now the pressure has increased on Rahul.

10:58 PM: Markram is out in 15.3 overs off Sunil Narine. Markram returned to the pavilion after scoring 18 runs and giving a catch to Shubman Gill. This can prove to be a big setback for Punjab at this time.

10:54 PM: In 14.4 overs, KL Rahul hit a six off Tim Southee and with this his half-century has also been completed. After 15 overs, Punjab Kings’ score is 121/2, Rahul 53 and Markram are playing on 12 runs.

10:46 PM: 14 overs have been played and Punjab Kings have put 109 runs on the score board for the loss of 2 wickets. Captain Rahul 46 and Adam Markram are playing on 8 runs. In the last six overs, Punjab need 57 runs to win.

10:40 PM: In 12.5 overs, captain KL Rahul hit a long six off Venkatesh Iyer and along with it Punjab’s 100 runs have also been on the board. After 13 overs, Punjab Kings’ score is 103/2, Rahul 43 and Markram are playing on 5 runs.

Who Won Today's IPL Match
Who Won Today’s IPL Match

10:37 PM: After 12 overs, Punjab Kings have scored 92 runs for the loss of one wicket. Captain KL Rahul 34 and Adam Markram are playing 3 runs. 74 runs are needed in the next 8 overs to win. Either one will have to hit big shots now.

10:29 PM: In 10.4 overs, Nicholas Pooran caught Shivam Mavi off Varun Chakraborty. Pooran had already hit a six on the very first ball, there was no need to play such a shot. Pooran returned to the pavilion after scoring 12 runs.

10:24 PM: Chasing the target of 166 runs, half the innings of Punjab is over and the team has scored 76 runs in 10 overs for the loss of one wicket. Captain Rahul is playing on 28 and Pooran is scoring 5 runs. Rahul is struggling a lot and has faced 30 balls so far to score 28 runs.

10:18 PM: In 8.5 overs, Mayank Agarwal caught Thamaya Morgan off Varun Chakraborty. Mayank was dismissed after playing a brilliant innings of 40 runs. Punjab got its first blow. New batsman Nicholas Pooran has come to the crease. Pooran has not had a good IPL this season, but today he has been promoted.

10:10 PM: 7 overs have been played and Punjab Kings have scored 51 runs without losing any wicket. The half-century partnership between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul has been completed. Rahul is playing 17 and Mayank is scoring 32 runs.

10:04 PM: Powerplay is over and Punjab have put 46 runs on the board without losing any wickets after six overs. Captain KL Rahul is playing 14 and Mayank 31 runs. Both are looking in great rhythm

9:54 PM: Chasing the target of 166 runs, Punjab Kings got off to a good start as the team made 30 runs without losing any wickets after four overs. KL Rahul is playing 8 and Mayank Agarwal is making 21 runs.

9:42 PM: 2 overs played and Punjab chased down a target of 166 for 13 without losing any wicket. KL Rahul is playing 2 and Mayank is scoring 10 runs. If Punjab wants to achieve this target, then either of these two will have to play a big innings.

9:34 PM: To chase down the target of 166 runs, the opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have come on the field for Punjab. Rahul will have a huge responsibility.

9:21 PM: Arshdeep clean bowled Dinesh Karthik on the last ball of the 20th over and KKR scored 165 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. In the last five overs, the Punjab bowlers made a tremendous comeback and Kolkata scored 44 runs and lost their four big wickets.

9:12 PM: In 18.4 overs, Dinesh Karthik and Tim Seifert messed up the coordination and Siffert ran out. This is the sixth setback for KKR. Amazing comeback Punjab team in the last overs of this match.

9:07 PM: After 18 overs, KKR have scored 151 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Tim Seifert is playing 1 and Karthik is scoring 5 runs. In the last few overs, the Kolkata team has consistently lost wickets. Punjab bowlers have made a good comeback.

9:04 PM: Nitish Rana was dismissed in 17.4 overs by Arshdeep Singh after scoring 31 runs in 18 balls. Mayank Agarwal caught Nitish’s catch. This was the fifth blow to KKR.

8:59 PM: 17 overs have been played and KKR have scored 137 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Nitish Rana is playing 19 and Dinesh Karthik is scoring 5 runs. Rana scored 12 runs including a six from this over from Nathan Ellis. The last three overs of play are left.

8:52 PM: Morgan out lbw off Shami in 15.5 overs. Morgan could only score 2 runs and his flop show continues in the UAE leg. Punjab has made a tremendous comeback in the match. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.

8:43 PM: In 14.4 overs, Venkatesh caught Hooda off Ravi Bishnoi’s ball. Venkatesh returned to the pavilion after scoring 67 runs in 49 balls. Punjab has got this big wicket and at the right time too. Captain Eoin Morgan has come to the crease as the new batsman.

8:40 PM: 14 overs have been played and KKR have scored 115 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. Venkatesh Iyer is busy building the Punjab bowlers’ rail and he has scored two consecutive fours in Nathal Ellis’s over for the second time. Venkatesh is playing 67 and Nitish is scoring 4 runs.

8:33 PM: 13 overs have been played and KKR have put 104 runs on the score board for the loss of 2 wickets. Venkatesh 58 and Nitish Rana are playing 3 runs. In the next seven overs, KKR’s team will definitely want to score at least 60 to 70 runs.

8:30 PM: In 12.1 overs, Venkatesh took one run off Fabian Allen and with this Venkatesh has also completed his fifty in 39 balls. Amazing performance by this young player for KKR inside the UAE leg.

8:27 PM: In 11.3 overs, Rahul Tripathi caught Deepak Hooda off Ravi Bishnoi’s ball. Rahul returned to the pavilion after playing a brilliant innings of 34 runs. New batsman Nitish Rana has come to the crease.

8:18 PM: After losing the toss to KKR, half the innings is over and the team has scored 76 runs for the loss of one wicket after 10 overs. Venkatesh 44 and Rahul Tripathi are playing 23 runs. The half-century partnership between the two has been completed.

8:07 PM: 8 overs have been played and KKR have scored 63 runs for the loss of one wicket. Rahul Tripathi is playing 14 and Venkatesh Iyer is scoring 40 runs. Iyer is now just 10 runs away from his half-century. What a wonderful innings this young batsman has played.

8:00 PM: Venkatesh’s batting continues. In this over of Nathan Ellis, two strong fours were hit in two balls. The powerplay of 6 overs is over and KKR have scored 48 runs for the loss of one wicket. Venkatesh is playing on 27 and Rahul is scoring 12 runs.

7:56 PM: 5 overs have been played and KKR have scored 37 runs for the loss of one wicket. Venkatesh 18 and Rahul Tripathi are playing on 10 runs. Venkatesh’s wicket is very important for Punjab at this time, he will have to get out early.

7:45 PM: After 3 overs, KKR’s score is 23 runs for the loss of one wicket. Rahul Tripathi is playing 4 and Venkatesh Iyer is scoring 10 runs. Rahul has been in good form in the UAE leg and the team will look forward to his strong performance once again today.

7:41 PM: Shubman Gill clean bowled by Arshdeep Singh in 2.2 overs. Gill could only score 7 runs after facing 7 balls. First success for Punjab Kings. Rahul Tripathi has come to the crease as the new batsman.

7:33 PM: KKR’s opening pair has started with a bang. Kolkata’s score after the first over is 10 runs without losing any wicket. Venkatesh hit two strong fours in the first over of Fabian Allen.

7:30 PM: The opening pair of Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have come to the crease to open the innings for Kolkata. Both are running in great rhythm. Fabian Allen is bowling the first over for Punjab.

7:08 PM: The playing XI of both the teams is as follows-

Punjab Kings Playing XI: KL Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Adam Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Tim Seifert, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.

7:04 PM: New Zealand’s explosive batsman Tim Seifert is making his debut for KKR in this match. McCullum handed him the cap. Seifert is known for his stormy batting and hitting big shots.

7:02 PM: Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul has won the toss and decided to bowl first. In head-to-head, KKR’s team is very heavy on Punjab and Kolkata has won 19 out of 28 matches, while Punjab has won only 9. In such a situation, it has to be seen who gets the bet in this important match today.

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