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KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir scored 63 not out and added 68 runs for the first wicket with Robin Uthappa (46) to chase down Kings XI Punjab's 149 with 12 balls to spare.
Pre-match: With the kind of form Punjab batsmen are in, it's going to be an uphill task for KKR to stop the KXIP juggernaut that has steamrolled two-time champions Chennai Super Kings twice this season.
However, the last encounter between Kolkata and Punjab was a low-scoring affair, where the KXIP bowlers stepped up to the plate on an unsual off day for their batsmen.
Glenn Maxwell and David Miller are taking turns to murder oppositions. If Maxwell fails, which hasn't been the case often this season, Miller delivers in an equally swashbuckling manner that has seen Maxwell rule the batting charts.