35dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

Gayle's blazing ton hands Sunrisers first loss

The opener smashed his sixth IPL hundred and 21st overall in T20s to lead Kings XI Punjab to 193 for 3, a score that proved too much for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
104(63) 1x4 - 11x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 20 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 0 3 0 36 30 17 17
MK Pandey
57(42) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
5 0 4 5 13 6 16 8

Best performances - Bowlers

AJ Tye
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
O4
M0
R51
W2
Eco12.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

19 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs | SRH: 178/4 (16 runs required, RR: 8.90)

  • MK Pandey57 (42b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan24 (12b)
  • R Ashwin4-0-53-0
  • MM Sharma4-0-51-2

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11.30pm R Ashwin won the toss, chose to bat, brave considering no other captain had done that so far this season, and Kings XI still managed to defend in style. Kings XI have signed off from Mohali with three wins. This is the first loss for Sunrisers this season.

Rahul Oak: "To those giving Pandey flak: you need to understand he's not a 2-runs-a-ball kind of player. The real mistake is that SRH haven't picked Hales at the top of their order, who could theoretically give them the kind of starts you need to chase down ~200 in 20 overs. With this line up, SRH are always going to struggle to chase down anything over 8 RPO. "

Time for the presentation

R Ashwin, the Kings XI captain: This was a complete performance. We could've concede 10 runs lesser to work on the net run rate, didn't happen but we're still happy. We thought giving them a reasonable score to chase is something we could handle at the back end. Chris batted beautifully and took it away from them. It's more about who we play and what works best. It's about doing well in the Powerplay. For example Mohit v Dhawan was a clean match-up. It was extremely pleasing to see the crowd today, we have never seen this in Mohali. Chris entertained them. One word won't be enough to describe his knock. His style is hard to replicate, when it comes off, it's hard to match it.

Chris Gayle is the Player of the Match for his sixth IPL ton. "I'm always determined, wherever I go in the world and whichever franchise I represent," he says. "A lot of people said 'Chris has a point to prove.' Virender Sehwag has saved the IPL by picking me. Sehwag said in an interview: If Chris wins you two games, we have our monies worth. I need to have a chat with him about that!" I'm glad to be able to get 100 here today. I'm going to miss this wicket to be honest. Time waits for no one but I'm not here to prove anything to be anyone. I just want to move on, enjoy my cricket."

Williamson, the Sunrisers captain: "Hats off to Chris Gayle. We know what he can do. This wicket wasn't a free-flowing wicket. We can learn a few things from the way they bowled. They bowled a touch short, we were much fuller. Shikhar has been hitting the ball beautifully, he's got a role to play. Tonight, our loss wasn't because of lack of effort. The lengths they bowled was superb, they used the big boundaries well. Now, we've to just look forward to the next game. There's been a clear pattern of play we're looking to execute, we didn't do that tonight."

Andrew Tye , who picked 2 for 23 tonight: Always helps when you have a performance like the way Chris Gayle put on. Different ground, different conditions, it has taken me a couple of games to get used to, but I'm enjoying it.

19.6
1
Ashwin to Pandey, 1 run, steps out and punches this to deep cover. Third win in four games for Kings XI. This is also the first time they've won in Mohali. Emphatic win.
19.5
1
Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, has he cleared the ropes, no. Put down by Mujeeb at deep midwicket. This was a dolly.
19.4
6
Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, another monstrous hit! Right in the slot, this time he fetches this from well outside off and swings this over the ropes at long on.
19.3
6
Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, punished! Right in the slot, Shakib belts this to clear long on. Crrrrrraaack
19.3
1w
Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, bowls a Kedar Jadhav style round-armish down leg. Loses direction, way down leg.
19.2
1
Ashwin to Pandey, 1 run, steps out and whips this carrom delivery to long on

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2S DhawanWP Saha
1st12KS WilliamsonWP Saha
2nd23YK PathanKS Williamson
3rd76KS WilliamsonMK Pandey
4th20MK PandeyDJ Hooda
5th45Shakib Al HasanMK Pandey