September 27, 2022

Earlier, Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin, who was playing the first match after the Mankanding controversy, decided to bowl after winning the toss. KKR opener Sunil Narine proved his decision wrong by scoring 24 runs off nine balls.

After this, Rana scored his second consecutive half-century. He scored 67 runs in 34 balls while playing at number three. At the same time Uthappa remained unbeaten in 67 balls with the help of two sixes and six fours.

Rana, who got off to a slow start and scored 22 off 21 balls, hit Ashwin for two sixes and in the next over, Mandeep Singh opened his hands with two sixes. His next 41 runs were scored in just 13 balls. He along with Uthappa added 110 runs in 66 balls for the third wicket.

On the basis of his brilliant performance in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, Narayan hit three sixes and a four in the first over off the ball of Varun Chakraborty, bought for eight million and 40 lakhs in the IPL. Narayan was dismissed by Hardas Viljon of South Africa.