It was an abject surrender by KKR as they never looked in contention in their chase and could manage to muster only 146/9.
Both teams have the cushion of being in the contention for the final despite losing in the first qualifier.
Both Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians (MI) will look to bounce back from their defeat and return to winning ways in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when the two giants face off in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Both skipper KL Rahul (17) and in-form opener Mayank Agarwal (25) failed to deliver as Punjab were pushed on to the back foot and never looked in contention in their chase.
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult bowled splendid spells after Surya Kumar Yadav played a quick-fire knock as Mumbai Indians (MI) routed Rajasthan Royals by 57 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday.
Trent Boult returned with a figure of 2-28 after opener Quinton De Kock scored a brilliant 39-ball 67 as Mumbai Indians (MI) continued their relentless march with a 34-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Sharjah on Sunday.
Ordinary performance by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) middle-order batsmen consigned them to their third successive loss in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL)
The finalists of the last edition, both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have taken the early initiative this season and climbed to the top half of the points table and are just behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who sit at the top.
After successive losses in their first two matches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their third game, while desperately looking for a win. MI, meanwhile, have won one
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s outstanding bowling figures of 4/24 followed by Shikhar Dhawan’s crucial knock of 45 from 42 balls helped Delhi Capitals seal a six-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians with five balls to spare in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai