Mayank Agarwal and David Miller are hitting some big shots to keep the fight alive against Kolkata. The side needs over 100 runs in seven overs now. Almost impossible but in cricket things can change in seconds
Mar 27, 2019, 10.28 PM
Punjab: 48/2 after 5.3 overs
A little pause in play. The crowd has also found its voice. There is something that has ooccured which we aren't aware of. Overthrow is it? The on-field umpires have got together. Karthik looks animated. Uthappa and few others have gathered around the umpires. Ashwin is along the boundary line trying to figure out what happened. The umpire has signalled it a four. But Sarfaraz Khan is still on strike.
Mar 27, 2019, 10.18 PM
A Russell dismissed Punjab's run machine Chris Gayle to continue Kolkata's dominance.
Punjab have lost both their openers now with KL Rahul being dismissed for one run.
Mar 27, 2019, 10.04 PM
KL Rahul departed early in Punjab's massive 219 run-chase. Rahul lost his wicket while trying bto hit a shot.
Andre Russell's 17-ball cameo powered Kolkata to massive 218 runs. Russell, who was called back after he was dismissed by Shami which eventually was declared a no ball, made 48 runs which included three boundaries and five sixes.
Sunil Narine might open the innings tonight. But who will be at the other end is still a question.
Mar 27, 2019, 07.45 PM
Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye
Kolkata (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Mar 27, 2019, 07.38 PM
Speaking after the toss, Ashwin said We are looking forward for another great contest today. We'll bowl first. It might do a little bit upfront and probably flatten out with dew coming on. We have made quite a bit of changes. David Miller is getting back into the side. Hardus Viljoen comes in for Sam Curran. Varun Chakravarthy makes his debut.
On the other hand, Kolkata skipper Dinesh Karthik said, "It's always a happy occasion playing here in Kolkata. We'd have bowled first as well. We are sticking with the same XI that played the first game."
Mar 27, 2019, 07.35 PM
Welcome to the live updates of Punjab vs Kolkata game. Punjab skipper R Ashwin have won the toss and have opted to field.
Punjab's campaign opener against Rajasthan was full of controversy after the skipper had mankaded Jos Buttler at a very crucial moment.