Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings
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KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Records: Kolkata Knight Riders’ H2H Record Against Punjab Kings- IPL 2021 Match 45. Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing their 12th game of IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings on Friday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. After enduring a torrid run in the India leg of the tournament, KKR have bounced back with three wins in their last four matches in the second leg of IPL 2021.

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Thanks to those wins, Kolkata Knight Riders currently find themselves at number four position on the points table. Having said that, they need to win at least two out of their three remaining matches to give themselves any chance of making the playoffs.

Kolkata Knight Riders would be riding high on confidence after beating Delhi Capitals in their last game by three wickets. On a slow track at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, KKR restricted Delhi to just 127 runs in the first innings. Iyer, Chakravarthy and Ferguson all finished their spells with two wickets each. Lockie Ferguson and Andre Russell both would be unavailable for them in the next match and this is a big blow for them.

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Much like Delhi Capitals, KKR batsmen too struggled in the second innings. Runs were hard to come by but a couple of vital knocks from Shubman Gill (30 off 33) and Nitish Rana (36 off 27) guided the team home in 18.2 overs.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings are sitting at sixth on the points table, having managed to register 4 wins in 11 matches. Lack of performances in the middle order didn’t help them win a lot of matches this season, however, all is not lost yet. Three wins in the next three games could provide them a chance of reaching the playoffs.

KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Records: Kolkata Knight Riders' H2H Record Against Punjab Kings- IPL 2021 Match 45
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Punjab played their last game against Mumbai Indians. Punjab didn’t get to a great start and the middle order too failed to make a substantial contribution. However, a crucial partnership between Aiden Markram and Deepak Hooda helped the team reach 135 runs in the first innings. Markram top-scored for Punjab, scoring 42 runs off 29 balls, while Hooda scored 28 off 26.

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Contrary to their batting, Punjab, made a good start with the ball in the second innings. The bowlers bowled at good areas and denied MI to score runs at a great pace. By the end of the halfway mark, they had removed MI’s top three batsmen.

However, the latter half of the innings saw MI coming back strongly. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard’s partnership eventually took the game away from Punjab as MI chased down the score in 19 overs.

KKR vs PBKS Head to Head Records: Kolkata Knight Riders’ H2H Record Against Punjab Kings- IPL 2021 Match 45

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Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches PBKS Won KKR Won Tied No Result
Overall 28 9 19 0 0
In IPL 28 9 19 0 0
At Dubai International Cricket Stadium) 0
In the last 5 matches 5 1 4 0 0
IPL 2021 1 0 1 0 0

Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting

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Innings PBKS Won KKR Won
1st batting 5 6
2nd batting 4 13

Teams’ and Players’ Records in Head-to-Head Battles

(Teams’ Stats)

Stats PBKS (vs KKR) KKR (vs PBKS)
Highest total 214/8 (20 overs) at Indore on 12th May 2018 245/6 (20 overs) at Indore on 12th May 2018
Lowest completed total 119/6 (20 overs) at Kolkata on 30th April 2011 109 (18.2 overs) at Abu Dhabi on 26th April 2014
Largest victory (by runs) 23 runs at Abu Dhabi on 26th April 2014 39 runs at Mohali on 27th March 2010
Largest victory (by wickets) 9 wickets at Kolkata on 21st April 2018 9 wickets at Cuttack on 11th May 2014

(Top players’ stats)

Stats PBKS (vs KKR) KKR (vs PBKS)
Highest individual score 115* by Wriddhiman Saha at Bengaluru on 1st June 2014 94 by Manish Pandey at Bengaluru on 1st June 2014
Best bowling figures 4/25 by Sandeep Sharma at Pune on 18th April 2015 5/19 by Sunil Narine at Kolkata on 15th April 2012
Most runs scored 262 by Glenn Maxwell 492 runs by Gautam Gambhir
Most wickets 24 wickets by Piyush Chawla 30 wickets by Sunil Narine