Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

CA Lynn
74(41) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
1 0 14 10 10 11 4 24
CH Gayle
62(38) 5x4 - 6x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 6 4 12 21 6 13

Best performances - Bowlers

AJ Tye
O4
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
BB Sran
O4
M0
R50
W2
Eco12.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

That's all from the Eden Gardens tonight. We're already half-way through the first innings of the evening game in Bengaluru, so why don't you head over there? Match report, reactions, all to come as the evening progresses. On behalf of the ESPNcricinfo crew, this is Sreshth Shah, signing off.

8.30pm Chris Gayle hugs Mayank Agarwal as the visitors win for the first time in their last six attempts at the Eden. They'll finish Saturday as table-toppers of the IPL. It was that momentum at the end of KKR's innings, where they only scored 45 off the last five overs, that set the tone for Kings XI's chase when they came to bat. Rahul and Gayle smacked the ball to all parts, and finished as deserving winners. The hosts' bowling seemed all over the place. Presentation soon.

KL Rahul, Man of the Match: "I don't know what's happening, but I don't want to question what's going well for me. The approach is to stay aggressive and take the opposition down. The simpler you keep it, the clearer you will be as a batsman. Don't want to complicate my batting, see ball hit ball. I back my shots, and just want to get into shape. Feet's moving well and I'm striking well. Just want to make sure I make it big. Have gotten out after getting starts. Me and Chris have spoken - we're gonna back our games. If he's going for it, doesn't mean I take the back seat."

R Ashwin, the winning captain: "Happier with this win, compared to the previous one. The par score was about 210. We had a time-out, and I told the boys we should try and restrict to 190. KL looked like a million dollars, and well, Chris is Chris. Sometimes when you're going hammer and tongs, it's important to get some perspective in the chase. One side was a which shorter, so we opted to have AJ Tye for the 20th over. But we don't plan for wickets, we plan to make the batsmen uncomfortable and that force the wicket. It's a very hard week coming up."

Aniket: "I think kkr shouldnt be much disappointed with this loss...might be tactical errors of not starting with a spinner at one end to root off the nervous gayle in the beginning ..."

Pranav : "Explosive Rahul & Sensible Gayle. No the adjective isn't misplaced."

8.28pm Narine, the purple cap holder: "Bowling is coming along. It was going to be pretty easy for Kings XI after the rain break. Gayle and Rahul showed how good they are."

Chris Gayle, the orange cap holder: "good to be among the runs. Doesn't matter about the orange cap, I think Rahul deserves it. To be honest, I didn't strike it really well, but when you have a momentum going, you need to capitalise."

Dikshit Chhabra: "Tom currans economy reads as 36. What will be his smart economy ;) "

Prasanth Ajithk: "Tye should get the MoM award... but, I know, it's a Batman's world, right?"

11.1
6
Curran to Gayle, SIX, It's all over! Full on off, and that's been mistimed over the bowler's head. Backed away to smack this straight, but came off the blade's toe end. Doesn't matter though, as it has enough to clear the long-on boundary. Kings XI Punjab win by nine wickets

END OF OVER:
11 | 3 Runs | KXIP: 120/1 (5 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 10.90, RRR: 2.50)

  • CH Gayle56 (37b)
  • MA Agarwal2 (2b)
  • Shivam Mavi3-0-29-0
  • SP Narine3-0-23-1
10.6
1
Shivam Mavi to Gayle, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump. Gayle taps it down the ground to long on. He'll keep strike. Kings XI need five off 12 balls
10.5
0
Shivam Mavi to Gayle, no run, quick! Good length on off and angling across Gayle. He tries to slap this over cover, but misses completely. Wild, wild shot

Draqib: "Surely, Kl rahul is the Luke Ronchi of IPL, literally destroying every bowling lineup."

10.4
0
Shivam Mavi to Gayle, no run, slower ball on middle stump. Stays on the back foot, and defends it back to Mavi
10.3
0
Shivam Mavi to Gayle, no run, almost chops on! Good length on off, and Gayle tries to punch it past cover. Takes an inside edge and almost onto his stumps
10.3
1w
Shivam Mavi to Gayle, 1 wide, yorker outside leg stump, and Gayle does well to shuffle across to the off side. Extras