Chris Gayle scored the primary ton of the 2018 IPL season as Kings XI Punjab registered a relaxed 15-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali on Thursday.The massive-hitting Jamaican smashed an unbeaten 104 which helped Punjab succeed in 193/three of their allocated 20 overs.
He hit 11 sixes and simply 1 boundary within the innings, and used to be helped via small contributions round him.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal scored 18 each and every whilst Karun Nair scored 31 off 21 balls whilst Finch helped end the innings with a quick-fire 14 off simply 6 balls. Gayle additionally ran onerous between the wickets, a characteristic you do not normally see in his batting.
Spinners, who’ve been the spine of Sunrisers assault, had been focused as Rashid Khan conceded 55 runs off his 4 overs – together with one the place Gayle hit four consecutive sixes.
Shakib(2/28) and Hooda (1/16) did not fare any higher both. Bhuvneshwar Kumar used to be once more the standout bowler, finishing with figures of one/25.
In answer, Sunrisers gained a big blow within the first over itself when in-form Shikhar Dhawan needed to retire harm after a Barinder Sran supply hit him at the again elbow.
Fellow opener Wirddhiman Saha did not remaining lengthy both, departing for six. Large hitting Yusuf Pathan failed to use two lives given to him, as he may best make 19 ahead of dragging one onto the stumps off Mohit Sharma.
Sran used to be in most sensible type, keeping up tight line and duration, supported neatly via Andrew Tye (2/23) and normally miserly Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman (0/27).
Skipper Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey each scored high-quality half-centuries and placed on a 73-run partnership for the fourth wicket however Sunrisers had been by no means truly within the recreation.
They struggled to transparent the bounds, with best 3 sixes between them. Excellent information for SRH despite the fact that can be that Pandey did arrange to find some type of type going forward into the event.
For KXIP, skipper Ashwin used to be dear with the ball, conceding 53 runs off his four overs. Mohit Sharma too conceded 51 runs, selecting two wickets.
Chris Gayle used to be named man-of-the-match for his unbeaten ton.
First Printed: April 19, 2018, 11:53 PM IST