The new season of the IPL is filled with thriller last-minute finishes and the last night KKR vs PBKS game was no different. Choosing to bat first, the Punjab Kings‘ batting line-up had an average day in the field. With wickets falling at regular intervals, nobody apart from captain Shikhar Dhawan could reach a half-century. Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Sam Curran were out on a single digit score and the team by the end of 20 overs had 179 runs on board.

This KKR vs PBKS was the only fixture this year between the two sides. Punjab was keen to jump up the table with 2 points but KKR had other plans. Jason Roy and Nitish Rana provided KKR with the base which was later capitalized by Rinku Singh and Andre Russell. The West Indies power hitter finally came to party a little late this season. Andre Russell even sacrificed his wicket for Rinku Singh on the second last ball of the innings.

We have a finisher this year in Rinku: Andre Russell

Meme Fest Runs on Social Media After KKR vs PBKS Fixture

Rinku Singh has been KKR’s go-to finisher this year and the young batter did not appoint in last night’s KKR vs PBKS game too. Batting with the strike-rate of 210 runs, he made 21 runs in 10 balls. This win has given Kolkata Knight Riders a jump on the points table to number 5 with 10 points. Punjab Kings on the other hand have slipped to number 7. The situation in the points table is getting conflicted with every passing and game.

After the KKR vs PBKS victory, Andre Russell said, “I flicked one into the stands without really swinging at it. And that six-over point put the icing on the cake. I wanted to finish the game off, but we have a finisher this year in Rinku. (On Rinku) He had told me what if the ball beats you, should we go for the run? I said for sure, I have faith in him to finish it last ball. I get goosebumps seeing him doing what he’s been doing. I have company at the back end, he soaks the pressure off and he’s been here for years now, a really hard-working guy.”

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