PBKS vs KKR IPL 2023: PBKS dominates, KKR struggles
Punjab Kings dominated Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match of IPL 2023.
Arshdeep Singh dismissed Mandeep Singh, and KKR lost one wicket in the chase of 192 against PBKS.
Currently, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Anukul Roy are standing unbeaten at the crease.
PBKS had scored 191/5 in 20 overs, thanks to top knocks from Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan.
PBKS lost an early wicket but Rajapaksa smashed a half-century off 30 balls, followed by Dhawan scoring 40 off 29 balls.
For KKR, Tim Southee scalped two wickets, while Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine, and Umesh Yadav scalped one wicket each.
Earlier, KKR skipper Nitish Rana won the toss and opted to bowl against PBKS at the PCA Stadium Mohali.
This win will boost the confidence of PBKS, who had finished fifth in the previous edition of IPL.
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