IPL: Gambhir wins toss, opts to bowl against Punjab

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After posting 167/6 at the PCA Stadium, Punjab bowlers came to the party keeping Kolkata waiting for their playoffs berth as the hosts put up an authoritative win. For Kolkata, Chris Lynn top scored, scoring 84.

Narine hit two boundaries off Sandeep Sharma's first two balls of the first over to announce his intentions while Lynn too hit a four in the same over to join the party. The opener had raced to 41 from 19 balls and KKR were 61-1 at the end of the powerplay period.

Mohit was brilliant towards the ending stages, as he mixed the off-cutters, back-of-the-hand delivery as well as the knuckle ball perfectly to allow 7 and 9 runs in his final 2 overs respectively.

Seamers Mohit Sharma (2-24) and Sandeep Sharma then bowled steadily in the last five overs.

KKR: 153/6 in 20 overs.

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"I suppose the spinners came into the game, Rahul Tewatia bowled really well".

The home side also produced a fantastic fielding performance, including a brilliant catch by Axar Patel to dismiss Robin Uthappa.

In the evening, several KXIP batsmen got off to starts, but none went on to make a big score. Guptill missed a sweep against offspinner Narine and was adjudged lbw while Marsh was bowled by a Chris Woakes special. KXIP 56-3 in 8.3 overs. The fourth wicket partnership between Maxwell and Saha stretched to 71 from 42 balls. Saha wasn't fluent, struggled to find the gaps and crawled to 10 from 17 balls, before he accelerated in the second half of his innings.

However, the problem, so often with Maxwell, is he doesn't know when to say enough once he gets into that six-hitting mode. He then hit two more boundaries off Umesh Yadav to up the ante.

After the captain's departure, Wriddhiman Saha was stumped while chasing a wide ball while Swapnil Singh (2) was out while going for a big shot. The pressure on the southpaw finally did the trick as he gave away easy catch to Shaun Marsh off the bowling of Rahul Tewatia. He had figures of two for 20.

Wicketkeeper batsman Robin Uthappa made a comeback to the Kolkata side replacing Sheldon Jackson while chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav replacing leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was the other change to the side that thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.

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