Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) team met in the second match of the (IPL) 2023 season, in which Punjab Kings team won the match by 7 runs according to Duckworth Lewis (DLS ) rules He started the new season with a victory. In this match, the Kolkata team saw disappointing performance in both bowling and batting at crucial moments, thus they had to face this loss in this match. Let us take a look at the top 3 reasons for the loss of Kolkata Knight Riders in this match.
1️⃣first match, 1️⃣first win!
— Kings of Punjab (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 1, 2023
The Kolkata Knight Riders team got off to a good start in this match by taking the first wicket of Punjab Kings by 23 runs, but after that, the team’s bowlers were unable to pressure the pairing of Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, for what Punjab Kings The team was able to move towards a great score.
In this match, the 2 experienced bowlers of the Kolkata Knight Riders team, Tim Southee and Sunil Narayan, performed very poorly. Where Tim Southee got 2 wickets in his 4 overs but also gave away 54 runs. While Sunil Narayan gave up 40 runs in his 4 overs.
Chasing the target of 192 runs, one of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ best batsmen needed to play responsibly, but the team kept losing wickets at frequent intervals. The Kolkata side had lost their 5 wickets to the score of 80, making it very difficult for them to keep up the run pace.