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KOLKATA (Staff Report) – Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by seven runs in the 32nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium, Kolkata on Wednesday.

Knight Riders openers Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa built the platform for a huge score with their fifties.

Terrific stuff from Andre Russell. The athleticism to field off his own bowling to run Axar Patel (21 off 7) out and then Rajgopal Sathish throws accurately to run Gurkeerat Singh Mann out.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jos Buttler, Harbhajan Singh, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Corey Anderson, Marchant de Lange, Shreyas Gopal, Akshay Wakhar, Jagadeesha Suchith, Hardik Pandya, Siddhesh Lad, Nitish Rana, Nathu Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Kishore Kamath.

Kings XI Punjab Squad:

Kyle Abbott, Murali Vijay (Captain), Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Anureet Singh, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Pardeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Farhaan Behardien, KC Cariappa, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Nikhil Naik, Shardul Thakur, David Miller.

IPL 2016: 

The world’s largest T20 league spread across 51 days, where as many as 60 games will be played. There will be 56 group level matches between eight participating teams. The first round will be followed by three playoffs. The final will be played on May 22 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.

All matches will be played at different cities Mumbai, Rajkot, Pune, Mohali Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Raipur, each representing one participating team.

Points Table:

Team P W L T NR RR Pts
1 Rising Pune Supergiants 8 2 6 0 0 0.130 4
2 Kolkata Knight Riders 8 5 3 0 0 0.362 10
3 Gujarat Lions 9 6 3 0 0 -0.236 12
4 Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 2 5 0 0 -0.031 4
5 Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 4 3 0 0 0.060 8
6 Kings XI Punjab 7 2 5 0 0 -0.811 4
7 Delhi Daredevils 7 5 2 0 0 0.547 10
8 Mumbai Indians 9 5 4 0 0 -0.009 10

Full Schedule, Venues List and Match Time*:

IPL- Schedule

*The match time is given according to Pakistan Standard Time.