Punjab beat Kolkata by 5 wickets in match 45 of Indian T20 League 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday, October 1.
Riding on KL Rahul's 67 (55), Punjab looked set to chase the score comfortably. However, Kolkata bowlers struck with timely breakthroughs to take the match close.
In the end, it was Shahrukh Khan's cameo of 22 (9) that sealed the win for Punjab who moved to the fifth spot in the standings.
Here's how the match unfolded.
Punjab move to fifth in the table!
KL Rahul and Co. have moved to fifth in the standings with playoffs chances still alive. Punjab's win has meant three teams are now locked on 10 points. Some important games coming up tomorrow. Join us tomorrow on SportsAdda for the doubleheader Saturday.
Shahrukh seals it for Punjab!
Goes for a big hit over the long mid-wicket fence. Tripathi comes running in, gets both hands to it but pops the ball over the fence. Punjab win by 5 wickets!
KL Rahul survives!
Excellent diving catch from Tripathi but third umpire rules in favour of the batting side. Punjab need 11 off 9 balls
What a shot from Shahrukh Khan!
Slapped ferociously for four towards covers! The man on the boundary line had no chance to stop that. Punjab need 16 from 13 balls
Gone! Hooda departs for 3
Punjab losing the plot here. Hooda looks to go for the big heave on the leg side, hits it straight to Tripathi at deep mid-wicket. Mavi picks up his first of the evening. Punjab 134/4 in 16.3 overs
Monstrous from Markram!
Slightly short from Narine. Markram pounces on it and hits it over mid-wicket region for a maximum. Punjab 129/2 in 15.2 overs