Kings XI Punjab defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets to register their fifth consecutive win in IPL 2020. The KL Rahul side is looking unbeatable at this moment.
With this win, they snatched the fourth spot from Kolkata Knight Riders. KXIP chased down KKR 149 runs target on the back of Mandeep Singh's 66* off 56 balls. Chris Gayle also contributed with a quickfire knock of 51 off 29 balls that included 5 big sixes in the small ground of Sharjah.
With this win, they are now placed in the fourth position. They have 12 points after 12 games, with 6 wins and 6 defeats but a better run rate than KKR. Their current run rate is -0.049 which improved from -0.103.
Meanwhile, KKR has faced their sixth defeat. With this loss, they slipped to the fifth position. They have equal number of points as that of KXIP but a poorer net run rate. Their current run rate is -0.479.
KXIP and KKR will play their last two games against the same opponents, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, to book a berth for the playoffs.
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