Punjab after winning the toss opted to bowl first. KKR scored 76/0 in 6 overs.

Highlights from 1 to 6 overs:

  • Decent first over by Punjab captain Sam Curran given 7 runs.
  • In Arshdeep Singh bowling Sunil Narine hit a six & four in the 2nd over.
  • Sunil Narine catch dropped on 16 by Harpreet Brar. Salt hit two sixes & four in Harshal Patel bowling.
  • 21 runs were given by Kagiso Rabada bowling, KKR gets 50 runs in under 4 overs.
  • Sam Curran bowls his 2nd over & gives 11 runs.
  • Salt Catch dropped on 34 by captain Sam Curran

Highest Run-rate in 1 to 6 overs in IPL 2024:

SRH- 12

KKR- 11.0

MI- 10.1

In a thrilling encounter between Punjab and Kolkata, it was the latter who got off to a flying start after Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl first. KKR’s batsmen came out all guns blazing, with their openers setting the tone for what promised to be a high-scoring affair.

From the outset, it was evident that Punjab would have their work cut out for them as KKR’s openers rode on a wave of aggression. However, Punjab’s woes were compounded as they dropped crucial catches, giving KKR a lifeline early on in the innings.

Sunil Narine, known for his explosive batting, made the most of the opportunities presented to him, scoring a blistering 38 runs off just 15 balls. His innings was punctuated with five fours and two towering sixes, leaving the Punjab camp ruing their missed chances.

Not to be outdone, Philip Salt joined the onslaught, adding 35 runs to the scoreboard in just 21 deliveries. His innings was equally impactful, featuring four boundaries and two maximums, further solidifying KKR’s dominance.

As the overs progressed, KKR continued to pile on the runs, reaching 76 without loss in just six overs. With 14 overs still to go and both openers looking ominous, the stage was set for another mammoth total from the Kolkata outfit.

The dropped catches proved to be costly for Punjab, as KKR’s batsmen capitalized on the reprieves to build a formidable foundation for their innings. The momentum firmly in their favor, KKR would be eyeing a big score to put pressure on Punjab’s batting lineup.

As the match unfolds, it’s clear that KKR’s explosive start has laid down the gauntlet for Punjab, setting the stage for a thrilling contest between bat and ball. With plenty of cricket still to be played, fans can expect fireworks as both teams vie for supremacy in this exhilarating encounter.

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