Not for the first time, Kings XI Punjab clutched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Glenn Maxwell missed out on a six by inches as KXIP lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs from a winning position in an Indian Premier League encounter in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Batting first, KKR made 164 for 6 with half-centuries from Shubman Gill and Dinesh Karthik.
In reply, KXIP lost the plot in final few overs finishing on 162/5 despite a 115-run opening stand between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
IPL 2020 standings after KXIP vs KKR
|Kolkata Knight Riders||6||4||2||+0.017||8|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||3||2||-1.355||6|
|Chennai Super Kings||6||2||4||-0.371||4|
|Kings XI Punjab||7||1||6||-0.381||2|
Watch the sensational finish to the match here:
Gill scored 57 off 47 balls, while skipper Karthik notched up 58 off 29 balls.
For KXIP, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi picked a wicket each
Kolkata Knight Riders:164 for 6 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 58; Arshdeep Singh 1/25, Ravi Bishnoi 1/25). KXIP 162/5 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 74, Mayank Aharwal 56)