Highest Successful Run Chase in The IPL History: PBKS Beat KKR at Their Home Ground

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) lost against Punjab Kings despite scoring 261 runs in 20 overs. KKR scored 261 runs for six wickets. Punjab won by eight wickets with eight balls to spare. Jonny Bairstow scored a destructive ton helps PBKS crossing the victory line .

Kolkata Knight Riders lost the toss in the crucial match of IPL 2024 against Punjab Kings at Eden. Punjab captain Sam Curran won the toss and invited Kolkata to bat first. So, Punjab will chase runs in Eden. Kolkata decided to field Dushmanta Chamira instead of Mitchell Starc in this match. Shreyas also revealed a reason behind Starc’s exclusion.After the toss, Iyer said that Starc’s finger was slightly cut. So he is won’t be able to play this match.

KKR scored an imposing 261 for 6 after getting an invitation to bat first. KKR rode on a 138-run partnership between openers Phil Salt 75 off 37 balls and Sunil Narine 71 off 32 balls.

Chasing a mammoth target of 262, PBKS reached home in 18.4 overs. Bairstow smacked an unbeaten knock of 108* runs off 48 balls with the help of 8 . fours and 9 maximums Meanwhile, Shashank Singh 68* got an unbeaten half-century in just 28 balls including 2 fours & 8 huge Sixes.

However, the night belonged to PBKS, who dominated the game in the second innings .Punjab Kings have defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets. They have registered the highest-ever successful chase in T20 history for the win.

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