When Chris Gayle started demolishing Kings XI Punjab their decision to field first after winning toss looked incorrect and people thought this match too is going to be one sided. But KXIP survived Gayle storm and managed to mark a 4-wicket win over RCB in yesterday match.
Batting first Gayle hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his inning of 71 in 42 balls and out-of-form Kohli to made a contribution in this match, he made 45 in 42 balls. But their innings went in vain. With their contribution RCB put a score of 158 on board which looked defendable. Azhar Mahmood took 3 RCB wickets.
While chasing three of KXIP batsmen helped their team to reach past the score. Opener Mandeep made 43 (30 balls), Saini made 50 (36 balls) and Hussey made 45 (29 balls) and Punjab reached the score with just one ball remaining.
Azhar Mahmood was given the man of the match award for his 3 wicket halt. He gave only 20 runs in his 4 overs.
Kings XI Punjab marked a 4-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in 44th match of Indian Premier League. It was played in M Chinnaswamy stadium Bangalore.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||158||5|
|Kings XI Punjab||163||6|
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