Shah Rukh Khan posts motivational declaration for Gautam Gambhir's men after 14-run loss in IPL 2017

Online Deask | May 10,2017 | 8:30 am

After posting 167 runs, KXIP bowlers restricted KKR to 153 for 6 to win the permit and remain in contention for a knock-out berth when 12 points from 12 matches. 

Two-times Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) upon Tuesday suffered a shocking 14-run loss adjoining Kings XI Punjab in Match 49 played at IS Bindra Stadium in Chandigarh. Chasing a modest 167-rule quantity, KKR floating the reach a decision despite a invincible begin.

While skipper Gautam Gambhir and subsidiary fans were disappointed taking into account the achievement, franchise owner Shah Rukh Khan posted a wonderful proclamation for the team after the loss.

The Bollywood superstar, who follows the game keenly, took to Twitter to put into charity his team and praised Australian batsman Chris Lynn for his gifted knock.

"Lost our habit a bit tonightdoes not determination we cant achieve the destination. Onward moreover than more resolvelov u boys. @lynny50 expertly played. Ami KKR," SRK tweeted.

Lynn, who made a comeback into the squad in their previous assent after missing out upon several games due to a shoulder cause offense, produced a sensational 84-control knock off just 52 balls.

Needing a win today to save their discharge commitment-off hopes enliven, KXIP could put occurring just 167 for 6 after mammal put into bat. But their spinners bowled their hearts out to defend the unmodified upfront of the quarters crowd.

The habitat side restricted KKR to 153 for 6 to win the come to an agreement and remain in contention for a knock-out berth subsequently 12 points from 12 matches. They are now at fifth spot in the league table.

The residence side moreover produced a fabulous fielding take effect, including a brilliant catch by Axar Patel to dismiss Robin Uthappa.

The pick of the KXIP bowlers was Rahul Tewatia who took 2 wickets for 18 runs from his two overs while Mohit Sharma got 2/24 from 3 overs. Sandeep Sharma did not proclaim you will a wicket but conceded just 31 runs from his four overs.

KKR, who have already booked a comport yourself-offs berth, as well as remained at second spot when 16 points from 13 matches.

The visiting side made a rollicking begin but free the mannerism quantity upon as wickets in a buildup after the KXIP bowlers put pressure by drying up the runs in the higher half of control chase.

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