Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) got past Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to climb to 5th place in the points table of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. It was an excellent performance from the bowlers which set them on their way to the victory with the PBKS side coming a cropper. All they could manage was 123 on the board with Chris Jordan providing some resistance with the bat.
In the chase, KKR began in horrible fashion as they lost openers Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill cheaply. However, Rahul Tripathi and Eoin Morgan steadied the ship while also accelerating when needed by taking calculated risks. Even after the former’s dismissal, the KKR skipper kept going and ended on 47* to win the Man of the Match award and take his side home in 16.4 overs.
Watch – Prasidh Krishna gives a send-off to Chris Jordan
Prasidh Krishna was the pick of the bowlers for KKR as he picked up three wickets. One of his wickets was that of the top-scorer for PBKS, Chris Jordan. The Englishman had just hit him for two sixes before Prasidh bounced back with a wonderful slower delivery that completely deceived Jordan. He was beaten all ends up as the timber was dislodged and the Indian pacer got his third wicket of the evening.
After taking the wicket, Prasidh was seen angrily giving an earful to the batsman as revenge for the two huge sixes that had been hit off his delivery. Twitter reacted to the moment in the following way: