Swashbuckling southpaw Chris Gayle smashed 62 off 38 balls with the help of 5 boundaries and 6 sixes, diminishing KKR’s chances to make a comeback in the game after the rain intervened and halted the action for a while. The victory is significant for the KXIP as they now dominate the Vivo IPL points table with 8 points in 5 matches.
Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Gayle smashed 62 off 38 balls and KL Rahul scored 60 runs off 27 balls to diminish KKR’s chances to make a comeback in the game after the rain intervened Rain and Gaylestorm deprived Kolkata Knight Riders of a victory at the Eden Gardens on Saturday in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) as Kings XI Punjab stormed into the top of the Vivo IPL points table with a 9-wicket victory against KKR at Eden Gardens.
Batting first KKR put up a target of 191 for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. After the intervention of rain, the target for KXIP was revised to 125 runs in 13 overs using D/L method. KXI Punjab was at 96/0 when play stopped after it resumed they needed 29 more runs in 28 balls.
The opening pair of KKR could not last long as Sunil Naraine was removed by Mujeed Ur Rahman early at a score of 1 run. Coming in at number three, Robin Uthappa built up a crucial partnership with Chris Lynn but departed after scoring 34 off 23 balls. Lynn smashed 74 off 41, helping the team put up a good score.
Dinesh Karthik played a crucial knock of 43 off 28 balls. Barinder Sran and Andrew picked 2 wickets each for KXIP, while Ashwin and Rahman picked one wicket each.
Source: BS News