• BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    14.1 after a hundred swings and misses, finally an outside edge has been found. A carrom ball from Mujeeb, Buttler shapes to slap it away but ends up getting severely tucked up due to the lack of room and produces an edge 106/5
    0.3 Short has holed out third ball. That's a poor shot from the batsman. Takes no time to suss out the offspinner and simply swipes. Ashwin flattens his trajectory and slides this into middle and leg. Short expects it to come on with the arm but the ball straightens and as a result finds the outside of the bat as he looks to slog and lobs to midwicket 3/1
    3.4 has that been taken? Yes, Chris Gayle with a forward-diving catch. That's as rare a sight you'd see but it's true. Superb take as well. Rahane backed away and was looking to force a cut, but the back of room meant a thick outside edge, which is met by Gayle getting down and stooping low with both hands. They're going upstairs to check but he seems to have done alright. Yup, fingers underneath it. That should be out 35/2
    10.5 bounced out! And so simply done too! Digs it in short. Gets it to rise up towards the batsman's shoulder. Doesn't give him too much room to swing the arms, but Samson chooses to anyway. And sends the ball right down deep square leg's throat 84/3
    12.5 the relay catch! Mayank grabs it at long-off, but he's overbalancing, he knows he will go over the boundary, so he lobs the ball over to Tiwary at long-on and it is seamless. It is poetry. It is very very good. And so Stokes has to go, after smacking a loopy old delivery on leg stump straight down the ground. The percentages were right. But Kings XI outdid him on two counts: Mujeeb followed his moving away to leg stump. And then Mayank stayed supremely calm on the boundary, leapt up to take the catch over his head, and then relayed the ball through at the perfect height to his mate Tiwary 100/4
    17.1 slower full ball at 116.1ks outside off, not picked by Tripathi who presents the full face and just chips it in the air to offer an easy catch to mid-off 129/8
    14.2 oh, beauty! What a delivery from Mujeeb. Top stuff from the legspinner. A googly that lands right on a length and draws him forward. Archer is unsuspecting and the ball spins right past his inside edge and clatters into the stumps 106/6
    15.2 short ball that bounces uncomfortably in front of him. Tries to fetch a pull and gets a top-edge that settles into the hands of midwicket 114/7
    19.6 and a wicket seals what has been a top effort from Kings XI on the field. A slower ball again, and Unadkat holds no shape as he tries to pull. They try to steal a bye but a direct hit from Rahul catches Shreyas short of his ground 152/9
    not out
    6
    7
    0
    0
    85.71
    Extras
    8 (b 4, lb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    152/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.6)
    Did not bat: Anureet Singh
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (DJM Short, 0.3 ov), 2-35 (AM Rahane, 3.4 ov), 3-84 (SV Samson, 10.5 ov), 4-100 (BA Stokes, 12.5 ov), 5-106 (JC Buttler, 14.1 ov), 6-106 (JC Archer, 14.2 ov), 7-114 (K Gowtham, 15.2 ov), 8-129 (RA Tripathi, 17.1 ov), 9-152 (S Gopal, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    R Ashwin403017.50103100
    AS Rajpoot3037112.3347000
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman402736.7583010
    AR Patel402115.2571000
    AJ Tye402426.0072000
    MP Stoinis10606.0010000
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
    84
    54
    7
    3
    155.55
    3.2 aaarrrgghh, screams Gayle as he absolutely wallops a short and wide delivery straight to point! Kings XI have ridden on the openers' performance in this IPL. And this early wicket is going to test their middle order. Lucky breakthrough because this looked like it would have made a hole through the boundary boards and gone off to Mumbai 23/1
    4.4 straight to long leg! And it's a rip-roaring shot too! Agarwal picks the short ball early, gets inside the line and tears the leather off it with a pull shot. But he forgets all about placement, which is just fine for Stokes, Tripathi and the Royals 29/2
    10.5 ah, bad ball to get out to. Karun tries to fetch a pull from way outside off and gets an under-edge onto the stumps. Timely strike for Royals, ends a burgeoning stand 79/3
    12.5 caught at the boundary! D'Arcy Short snaffles a smart catch at deep midwicket. A length ball around middle, Axar tries to loft it over the leg side but is done in by the lack of room. Skews it off the lower part of the bat to Stoinis who jumps back and makes sure to land just inside the boundary as he grabs it reverse-cupped 87/4
    not out
    23
    16
    2
    1
    143.75
    Extras
    3 (w 3)
    TOTAL
    155/4 (18.4 Overs, RR: 8.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (CH Gayle, 3.2 ov), 2-29 (MA Agarwal, 4.4 ov), 3-79 (KK Nair, 10.5 ov), 4-87 (AR Patel, 12.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Gowtham301816.00113010
    JC Archer3.4043111.7274210
    BA Stokes302217.3342000
    JD Unadkat402606.50122110
    S Gopal302608.6651200
    Anureet Singh2020110.0031100

Match Notes

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23CH GayleKL Rahul
2nd6MA AgarwalKL Rahul
3rd50KK NairKL Rahul
4th8KL RahulAR Patel
5th68MP StoinisKL Rahul