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Written by Apurva Shinde | Mumbai Staff
Kolkata beat Punjab by 5 wickets in the IPL match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Punjab had challenged Kolkata for 123 runs. Kolkata completed the challenge by losing 4 wickets in 16.4 overs.
Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored for Kolkata with 47 runs. Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi, who came on the field with a challenge of 123 runs, recovered the team. Rahul Tripathi scored 41 off 32 balls.
Earlier, Kolkata captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to bat first. Punjab’s innings got off to a slow start. Captain KL Rahul returned with just 19 runs. Punjab was 37 for one in the powerplay.
Chris Gayle, who came after Rahul’s dismissal, could not even open an account. Shivam Mavi dismissed him for zero. Deepak Hooda, who came next, was also dismissed for a run.
Mayank Agarwal along with Nicholas Puran tried to save Punjab’s innings. However, in the 11th over, Sunil Narine dismissed Mayank Agarwal. Mayank scored 31 off 34 balls. Moses Henriques, who followed, was also dismissed for two. After Henriques was dismissed, Nicholas Puran was also dismissed for 19. Shah Rukh Khan was then dismissed for 13 off 14 balls.
Chris Jordan scored 30 off 18 balls and Punjab reached 123 as they wondered if Punjab would cross the 100-run mark. Famous Krishna from Kolkata took the most 3 wickets. Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine took two wickets each while Shivam Mavi took one.
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