IPL 2024
Ravichandran Ashwin Sends An SOS: ‘Save The Bowlers
By CricShots - Apr 27, 2024 1:14 pm
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The recent showdown between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings in IPL 2024 showcased a cricketing spectacle at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday, April 26. The clash unfolded as a run-fest, with KKR setting a formidable target of 261 runs. However, Punjab Kings’ batting onslaught chased down the target with ease, sealing victory by eight wickets.

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KKR suffered a historic loss against PBKS

Jonny Bairstow’s explosive century and Prabhsimran Singh’s solid 54 laid the foundation for Punjab’s successful chase. Adding to the fireworks was Shashank Singh’s unbeaten knock of 68 runs off just 28 deliveries, guiding Punjab Kings to a memorable win.

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The bowlers endured a tough outing, prompting veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to express sympathy for them on X. His tweet, “‘Save the bowlers’ someone plsss,” resonated with fans witnessing the onslaught.

In the first innings, KKR’s onslaught saw PBKS bowlers struggling, with Sam Curran conceding 60 runs, Kagiso Rabada 52 runs, and Harshal Patel 48 runs in their respective overs. The trend continued in the second innings as Harshit Rana conceded 61 runs, Varun Chakravarthy 46 runs, and Dushmantha Chameera 48 runs.

Despite the historic win, Punjab Kings remain focused on climbing up the points table. With three wins and six losses in nine games, they are still in contention for a playoff spot.

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Next up, Punjab Kings face defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the upcoming clash on Wednesday, May 1. It promises to be another thrilling encounter as the Kings aim to continue their upward trajectory in the tournament.

Brief scores:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 261/6 in 20 overs (Phil Salt: 75, Sunil Narine: 71) defeated by Punjab Kings: 262/2 in 18.4 overs (Jonny Bairstow: 108, Prabhsimran Singh: 54, Shashank Singh: 68).