PBKS vs KKR 42nd Match IPL 2024 Highlights 4-26-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Indian Premier League 2024 forty second match, played at Eden Gardens.

In the 2024 Indian Premier League, run-scoring and six-hitting will only increase higher, much like the warmth throughout the country. With eight balls remaining, Punjab Kings achieved the highest-ever successful chase in T20 history by hunting down 262 against Kolkata Knight Riders in an incredibly brutal batting effort. They combined to establish the record for most sixes in a T20 match with 24 hits, six more than KKR could muster.

Jonny Bairstow surged back to form during this sequence, smashing his second IPL hundred. One of the season’s biggest discoveries for PBKS, Shashank Singh, hammered 68* off just 28 balls, eight of which went over the boundary. Sunil Narine stood out among all of that, scoring 4-0-24-1 for KKR. That occurred after he hit 71 off of 32 deliveries in an opening partnership of 138 in 10.2 overs, continuing his incredible season at the bat. Opening partner for Narine, Phil Salt, also used his technique and a little bit of good fortune to get from 37 to 75. But it was all for nothing.

After PBKS responded in kind with their highest-ever powerplay score of 93 for 1, Eden Gardens was still in shock at the magnitude of the home team’s batting performance. Despite not having to face a ball in the sixth over, Prabhsimran Singh controlled this session. He was brought in as an Impact substitute at the beginning of the chase, and he blasted 54 off 20 balls. His innings was capped off when he took KKR rookie Dushmantha Chameera for 23 runs in the third over. Throughout his innings, he hit five sixes, one of which was a scoop off Chameera over a fine leg. After that, Bairstow hit 4, 6, 4, 4, 6 off Anukul Roy in the sixth over. Prabhsimran was run out on the final ball of the powerplay after he had answered the request for a fast single from the non-striker’s end.

PBKS benched Bairstow after he only allowed 96 runs in his first six innings of the season. In his comeback game, he again took his time getting going, managing to score just 12 from his opening 10 balls. However, his attack on Roy was a sign of things to come. Though Roy dropped him while throwing himself to his left at far off and was unable to stop the ball from going for six, he did get some assistance in the ninth over.

Bairstow’s fifty, from 23 balls, was brought up with that drive off Varun Chakravarthy. In the eleventh over, Bairstow attacked Varun once again, hitting him for a six over long-off, a four over the bowler’s head, and a swat-pull for another six. PBKS needed 52 from 24 when Bairstow reached his century off 45 balls to conclude the 16th over.

When Narine removed Rilee Rossouw for a 16-ball 26 in the 13th over, Shashank arrived at the crease. Amazingly, Narine gave up just two fours and a six in his four overs. He had never batted higher No. 6 for PBKS before, but he showed he was enjoying the promotion right away by hitting Varun for two consecutive leg-side sixes after he had just faced three balls. When the final four overs got underway, the odds were clearly in favor of PBKS.

Shashank hit three sixes off Chameera in as many overs—a swat, a scoop, and a pull—while PBKS’s needed rate dropped to less than two runs per ball. Shashank smacked three more sixes off Ramandeep Singh and Harshit Rana to bring the match to a hasty conclusion. The fans started to leave before the official score was announced. When Bairstow scored his hundred, Shashank was batting on 25, and at the conclusion of the match, Bairstow was on 108 and Shashank was on 68.

Within the first seven overs, PBKS dismissed Salt twice and Narine once, and the two explosive openers raced to 83 for no loss within that span. KKR had added 54 more runs to their tally by the time they reached the midway mark of their innings. In the eighth over, Narine scored his fifty, reaching it up 23 balls, and in the following over, Salt reached his. When Rahul Chahar caused Narine to mishit a powerful shot and find Bairstow at long-on, PBKS was able to eventually split the opening partnership. Who knew that later that day Bairstow would have so much influence?

Andre Russell was brought up to No. 4 by KKR and came in during the 13th over. He squared up to his second ball and took Sam Curran for four to deep third. After that, Chahar bowled a calm 14th over, giving up just seven runs, but it was short-lived as Russell, Shreyas Iyer, and Venkatesh Iyer combined to knock 85 off the next six overs after hitting Curran for 6, 4, 6, and 6. If it had been made before this season, KKR’s 261 for 6 would have been the second-highest IPL total ever. In actuality, it was only the eighth highest by the end of the game, having only been the seventh highest at the midway mark.

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