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PBKS vs KKR IPL Live Score 2023 Updates: Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs via DL/S method

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 01, 2023 20:15 IST

PBKS vs KKR Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 2 Updates: An all-round performance with the bat and ball has helped Punjab Kings register a 7-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders to kick off their 2023 IPL campaign. For the Kinght Riders, they lost wickets throughout the chase as Arshdeep rattled their line-up with three wickets. If the rain hadn't started, things might have been different but credit has to be given to the Kings as they were excellent throughout the course of play. Follow Sportskeeda for PBKS vs KKR Live Score, IPL 2023.


20:15 (IST)1 APR 2023

Thank you!

That's all from our end for the coverage of match 2 between PBKS and KKR. We hope you enjoyed the live blog. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda as more cricketing action is coming up from the 2023 IPL.

20:06 (IST)1 APR 2023

KKR Batting

Andre Russell top scored with 35 off 19 and till the time he was there, it looked like KKR were in the game. He was supported by Impact Player V Iyer who scored 34 while skipper Nitish Rana got out for 24 runs. They would've wanted someone to carry on till the end for KKR to cross the finish line.

20:04 (IST)1 APR 2023

Disappointing for KKR

 Kolkata Knight Riders would be unhappy to have started the season with a loss. They were needing 46 in the final 4 with Shardul Thakur and Sunil Narine at the crease who were capable enough to reach the target. However, their innings got an early hit by Arshdeep''s 3 wickets which set the tone for the Kings. 

19:59 (IST)1 APR 2023

Comprehensive win

An all-round performance by PBKS' bowlers and batters have helped them secure two points. Rajapaksa, Dhawan, Curran, Raza and Jitesh were crucial in Punjab reaching 191 which was backed up by great bowling from  Arshdeep Singh and co. 

19:57 (IST)1 APR 2023

Punjab win

The DL/S method has been inforced and PBKS has won the game by 7 runs. KKR fell short as they posted 146/7 after 16 overs while their safe score was 154 runs.

19:24 (IST)1 APR 2023

Rain comes down

They are behind by 7 runs as per DL/S method.

19:23 (IST)1 APR 2023

Rain comes down

 The rain is pouring down and the match has been paused with KKR at 146-7 after 16 overs.

19:15 (IST)1 APR 2023

Three wickets for Arshdeep

Venkatesh Iyer has to go back and its the 7th wicket down for KKR.  Its 138-7.

19:14 (IST)1 APR 2023

Russell dismissed

A huge wicket for PBKS as Russell departs fo 35 off 19. Its 6 down for 132.

19:10 (IST)1 APR 2023

14 done50-run stand

Russell and Iyer have added 50 runs for the 6th wicket. With 62 needed in 32, they'll back themselves to win. Can PBKS break this partnership?

19:03 (IST)1 APR 2023

14 done

An over filled with boundaries and a drop catch of Andre Russell. PBKS dropped a big chance to seal the win. Its 118-5 after 14 overs.

19:00 (IST)1 APR 2023

Russell hits

Four! Andre Russell is the man to do it for Kolkata here.

18:57 (IST)1 APR 2023

100 up for KKR

 Kolkata has reached the 100-run mark after the 13th over. They need another 92 in the next seven.

18:49 (IST)1 APR 2023

KKR falling apart

Kolkata is 81-5 as Rahul Chahar gets the wicket of R Singh. They are down and out at the moment.

18:45 (IST)1 APR 2023

10 overs to go

KKR is 80-4 after 10 overs. They require 112 in 10 overs.

18:42 (IST)1 APR 2023

Massive wicket

Sikandar Raza has picked up the biggest wicket for PBKS as skipper Nitish Rana gets out. Its 75-4. 

18:38 (IST)1 APR 2023


After 9 overs, KKR is 75-3. They require 117 runs in 11 overs to win at 10.6 RPO.

18:37 (IST)1 APR 2023

Impact Players

PBKS has brought in Rishi Dhawan in place of B Rajapaksa. While KKR has got in V Iyer for Chakravarthy.

18:33 (IST)1 APR 2023

Rana drills one

Nitish Rana has smashed his second boundary. KKR is 60-3.

18:29 (IST)1 APR 2023

50 up!

7 overs have been bowled and KKR is 50-3. They need 142 runs in 13 overs.

18:25 (IST)1 APR 2023

Iywr goes bang

 Venkatesh Iyer is in the groove as he smashes two consecutive fours. After 6, its 46-3.

18:18 (IST)1 APR 2023

3 down

R Gurbaz has to go back as Nathan Ellis hits the wickets. KKR is 29-3.

18:14 (IST)1 APR 2023

Score Update

 At the end of 4 overs, KKR is 29-2. They need 163 runs in 96 balls.

18:04 (IST)1 APR 2023

Two in one

 Arshdeep strikes with the second wicket in the same over as he dismisses Anukul Roy. KKR is 17-2.

18:01 (IST)1 APR 2023

Arshdeep bags first wicket

Arshdeep Singh has gotten rid of Mandeep Singh in his first over. A good catch from Sam Curran has earned PBKS their first wicket. 

18:00 (IST)1 APR 2023

First done

KKR start well with 13 runs on the board.

17:43 (IST)1 APR 2023

We'll be back

We're right here to give you all the updates from the game. Stick around as we'll be bavk as soon as the game resumes!

17:43 (IST)1 APR 2023

Bad light

The suspended   had paused due to bad light. The players have walked off the field and we'll have ti wait for th game resume.

17:31 (IST)1 APR 2023

S Curran to bowl

Sam Curran will start things off for PBKS. Can he get them the early wicket? 

17:29 (IST)1 APR 2023

KKR out to bat

 M Singh and R Gurbaz are out to bat for the Riders. They need to go at 9 6 RPO and a good start is what they want here.

17:22 (IST)1 APR 2023

KKR Bowling

As far as the bowling is concerned, Tim Southee was amongst the wickets with 2 scalps. However he gave away 54 runs in the process too! Apart from him, Narine, Chakravarthy and Yadav picked one wicket each.

17:20 (IST)1 APR 2023

PBKS Batting

For the Kings, Rajapaksa ends up being the highest scorer with 50. Dhawan too played a steady knock of 40 while Raza, Jitesh and Curran provided late blitz to help Punjab reach 191.

17:15 (IST)1 APR 2023

192 to win

A 15-run over has propelled the Kings to 191-5 in their 20 overs. KKR would need 192 to win this thing now.

17:13 (IST)1 APR 2023

Curran goes bonkers

Six from Curran in the last over has fueled PBKS over 190! 

16:55 (IST)1 APR 2023

Curran in to bat

The most expensive player in the history of IPL is in to bat for the Kings. Can he bash some deliveries and give PBKS blitz in the final 4 overs?

16:54 (IST)1 APR 2023

Raza goes huge!

150 is up for the side and it comes up with a huge six from the bat of Sikandar Raza. After 16 overs, its 153-4.

16:46 (IST)1 APR 2023

Skipper goes back

The PBKS captain has been dismissed by Varun Chakraborty. This is a timely wicket for Knight Riders. Its 143-4 after 14.3 overs.

16:44 (IST)1 APR 2023

Score Update

 After 14 overs, PBKS is 142-3. Dhawan is batting on 40* while Raza is not out on 5*.

16:43 (IST)1 APR 2023

IPL Debutant

 Sikandar Raza is in next on his IPL debut. He starts off with a boundary on the first ball. There couldn't have had been a better way to start for Raza!

16:41 (IST)1 APR 2023

Comeback at its best

A six off the second ball and a wicket on the next ball. Tim Southee has gotten the best revenge for a bowler that's possible. Its 135-3.

16:40 (IST)1 APR 2023

Six more!

Jites goes bang and its his second six of the innings.He has moved on to 21*(10).

16:32 (IST)1 APR 2023

Narine gets hammered

 Jitesh Sharma takes on Sunil Narine on the last bal of the 12th as he earns 6 more! Its 121-2.

16:31 (IST)1 APR 2023

Jitesh Sharma walks in

Jitesh Sharma is the new man in at number 4 for the Kings. Can he support the skipper and take PBKS to a big total?

16:30 (IST)1 APR 2023

Rajapaksa departs

 After scoring a fine 50, Rajapaksa gets undone by Yadav just at the wrong time for PBKS. After 11, the score is 109-2. 

16:26 (IST)1 APR 2023

Expensive Knights

 The KKR bowlers have been sent to the cleaners as everyone except Yadav and Chakroborty have an economy over 12 RPO. Can they strike a chord and bring KKR back into this one? 

16:24 (IST)1 APR 2023

Shikhar greets Yadav

 Shikhar squeezes the ball towards the deep point after Umesh attempts a yorker. But Dhawan's smartness prevails as PBKS earn 4 more runs!

16:23 (IST)1 APR 2023

100 up!

PBKS reach three figures at the halfway stage. They are going at a brilliant pace here. KKR need to get a breakthrough here. Its 100-1 after 10 overs.

16:22 (IST)1 APR 2023

Shikhar smacks Chakraborty

Its the skipper who's on the act this time. He hits the spinner to the boundary off the first ball.

16:18 (IST)1 APR 2023

Score Update

 At the end of 9 overs, PBKS is 91-1. Rajapaksa is not out on 45 while Dhawan is batting on 22*.
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