Kolkata: Their title defence in danger, a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders desperately need a win against a resurgent Kings XI Punjab here on Friday, in order to revive their fortunes in the Pepsi India Premier League 6.
After slumping to its fifth loss in as many as seven matches, including a hattrick of defeats after going down to Mumbai Indians yesterday, the Knight Riders have a difficult task ahead as they have slipped to the seventh spot with just four points.
From here on, the Kolkata outfit need to win at least seven more games from nine outing (five being away matches) to keep their hopes alive for a place in the play-offs. More Preview
Follow the match here - IPL 2013 Live Cricket Scorecard: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Here's a look at how the teams have fared so far - IPL 2013 Points Table
Detailed results of the matches - IPL 2013 Results
Check out who's the leading scorer - IPL 2013 Statistics
Check out the full IPL-6 schedule - IPL 2013 Schedule
Here's a brief summary of last year's games between the two teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab met each other twice in the space of three days last year.
In the first game at the Eden Gardens, Kings XI Punjab were bamboozled by the mystery spin of Sunil Narine, making just 134.
The Knight Riders, however, made heavy weather of the small target and fell agonisingly short by two runs.
In the return clash, Kings XI Punjab made even fewer - just 124 - and this time KKR breezed home by eight wickets thanks to a fluent fifty by skipper Gautam Gambhir.
Here are the scorecards from past editions:
Apr 18, 2012 - KXIP v KKR - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wkts