IPL 2021: Match 21, PBKS vs KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders Player Ratings
The Knights moved to fifth in the points table after the win.
Updated - Apr 26, 2021 11:09 pm
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have managed to cease their four-match losing streak in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). On Monday, April 26, the Eoin Morgan-led unit beat the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by five wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
With the win, the Men in Gold and Purple went up to fifth in the points table after staying at the bottom for a brief while. After electing to field first, the Knights restricted the Kings to a mere 123 for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.
For PBKS, Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan scored in the 30s, but they didn’t get much support from the others. In the run-chase, KKR lost three early wickets but didn’t let any pressure to build. In the end, Morgan’s men chased the target of 124 with 20 balls to spare and climbed the ladder in the table.
Here are the KKR Player Ratings for the PBKS vs KKR match:
Shubman Gill- 2.5/10
Shubman Gill’s disastrous outing in the tournament continued. The right-hander started his knock with a couple of fours and looked promising. But Mohammed Shami trapped him plumb in front to end his stay.
Nitish Rana- 1/10
Nitish Rana had a torrid day with the bat in hand. The left-hander batter bagged a golden duck and got out to Moises Henriques. The southpaw chipped a full toss to cover where Shahrukh Khan was standing.
Rahul Tripathi- 8.5/10
Rahul Tripathi looked at his best as he scored boundaries without much fuss. The youngster scored 41 runs off 32 balls with the help of seven fours. It was Deepak Hooda, who got rid of the middle-order batter.
Sunil Narine- 7.5/10
Sunil Narine was excellent with the ball in hand. He picked up the crucial wicket of Mayank Agarwal and then nipped out Moises Henriques. With the bat, he got a four-ball duck, getting out to Arshdeep Singh.
Eoin Morgan- 9/10
Eoin Morgan was having a tough time with the bat in hand, but he managed to make amends. The southpaw stayed unbeaten until the very end and scored 47 runs off 40 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.
Dinesh Karthik- 5.5/10
Dinesh Karthik didn’t have much to do in the game. He came to bat with the Knights needing a tad over 20 runs. In his six balls, he stayed not out on 12 runs and smashed two fours to show his skills.
Andre Russell- 5/10
Andre Russell bowled only one over and gave a couple of runs. With the bat, he smashed a four, but ended with 10 runs. He perished after a sharp throw from Arshdeep caught him short at the striker’s end.
Pat Cummins- 7/10
Pat Cummins turned out to be the most expensive KKR bowler on the day. In three overs, he leaked 31 runs at an economy of 10.33. But he also ended up getting the wickets of KL Rahul and Ravi Bishnoi.
Shivam Mavi- 9/10
Shivam Mavi turned out to be the most economical among the bowlers, who finished their spell. In four overs, he conceded only 13 runs with as many as 15 dot balls. Moreover, he got the prized wicket of Chris Gayle, who got a golden duck.
Varun Chakravarthy- 8/10
Varun Chakravarthy kept the batters in check with some accurate bowling. In four overs, he gave away 24 runs at an economy rate of six and also accounted for the important wicket of Nicholas Pooran.
Prasidh Krishna- 9/10
Prasidh Krishna bowled his heart out and though he was a tad expensive in his final over, he ended with an economy of 7.50. He also got the wickets of Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan and Chris Jordan.