Both teams doesn’t stand a chance in to playoffs. So its an absolute dead rubber. Neither of the team can spoisport others chances. Both the teams are placed only above RCB.But Delhi has played a game lesser. Sam Billings is not available as he joined Kent.
Gujrat Lions to win.
Suresh Raina to to topscore.
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Punjab are still alive in the compitation… In an exciting match against KKR, Punjab managed to clinch the match by 14 runs. Due to exceptonal spells from mohit Sharma and Rahul Tewatia, Punjab’s hopes are still alive in the competition. Lynn’s effort as opener went in vein.Punjab would have lost play off chances if it had lost the match.
Punjab Vs Kolkata
It should win the match to stay in the competition. Punjab fought well to win the match from a losing position. With the help of Maxwells 44 in just 25 balls, which included 2 fours and a six, helped punjab to post a decent score of 167. Though Lynn alone scored 84 runs, KKR had a unsuccessful chase. Lynn only took 52 balls to scores 84. He banged 3 sixes and and 8 fours. Rahul Tewatia was awarded man of the match, for his 2 wicket spell, which only conceded 18 runs in four over quota. Punjab has to win its remaining two matches also to stay alive in the competition. If not, they would have a one more unsuccessful year.
Opener Sunil Narine ,once gain gave th team a blazing start. he scored 18 runs in just 10 balls. With the help of Lynn , he took team’s score tp 31 in just three overs. Mohit gave relief to his team by dismissing Narine in the very first over he bowled. With lyn’s aggression, KKR reduced the target by 76 runs in just nine over’s. In form players, Gambhir and Uthappa, failed to contribute in this match. Run rate pressure piled up on KKR team with the loss of wickets. Still KKR is confidant as Manish Pandey is with Chris Lynn at the crease. Wickets of both Lynn and Manish pandey in consecutive deliveries dented KKR’s chances hugely. Lynn was dismissed by an accurate throw from Akshar Patel.