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Gayle Ton Helps KXIP Register 15-run Win Over SRH

20 Avril 2018

The 16th match of IPL 2018, going to be played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad is going to be a very interesting match with both the teams struggling to secure apposition in the list of top4. Akin to a game of cat and mouse, they were doing a good job of wearing the bowling down and turning on the heat time and again.

On the other hand, the only match KXIP have lost so far is against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has cruised to three wins and are yet to concede more than 150. The last six head-to-head encounters all went to SRH.

His innings included four sixes and seven fours. Bhuvneshwar returns to the attack. In the T20I series on the same tour, he scored 12 runs in two matches. Playing for the Rangpur Riders, he finished the top-scorer in that tournament with 485 runs in 11 matches, including two hundreds and two half-centuries.

Gayle took apart the normally unsafe Rashid Khan with aplomb, the explosive left-handed opener carrying his bat and sending the ball to all corners.

Over 13: 104/2, In this over KXIP just garners 4 runs. But even as it seemed like they were slow, Gayle was settling down.

To catch up, Hyderabad sent Yusuf Pathan at No. 4. Deepak Hooda, however, could not do much with his part-time off-spin. Karun Nair comes to the crease. Shakib Al Hasan, one of the best pick done by SRH during IPL auction. Following a cautious power-play, that produced 49 runs, the pace slackened with the next five overs resulting in two dismissals and an addition of 37 runs. Rashid Khan draws his first blood as Rahul gets LBW. But Mayank Agarwal immediately showed urgency and boosted the scoreboard. In Siddarth Kaul's next over, he dabbed the ball towards point to complete a quick single.

Tye said Gayle's shot selection and execution was spot-on. Running hard between wickets isn't associated with Gayle but he was able to do that, keeping the strike rotating and supplementing it with big hits from time to time. While Hyderabad's opener Dhawan has made 130 most runs for Hyderabad with the help of a fifty in three matches.

Over 2: 8/0, In this over KXIP makes 6 runs including a leg byes Boundary. Broadcast starts at 20:00 Hours (IST).

The will commence at 8:00 PM IST.

The Kings XI Punjab vs SunRisers Hyderabad match will be telecast live by the Star Network.

Later, Kings bowlers restricted the opposition batsmen at 178 runs. Rashid Khan is one of the most talented bowlers of this tournament and hitting such huge sixes on his deliveries sent everyone in the state of shock. SRH will need them to score big runs to post a challenging total on the board. Punjab, though, would feel they have found a potential gem in the 17-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rahman. They have got probably the best bowling attack in IPL season 11.

Axar Patel will sit down the match due to a left thigh strain. Perhaps then, it could prove to be a game-changing moment for the Kings XI fortunes this season.

Gayle Ton Helps KXIP Register 15-run Win Over SRH