Ashwin's mankad sparks dramatic Royals collapse
At the time, Royals were 108 for 1. Then the Kings XI captain ran Jos Buttler out for backing up too far and the game changed on its head
That's all from us but that's not the last of Mankading you have heard. Here are some of the reactions about that. See you soon.
Gayle: This is a big ground to be honest. I have been in a good form, so it was good to start on a winning note. Sarfaraz got some runs today, which was really good. One thing we discussed before the tournament was to win this IPL for the Universe Boss and the youngsters have got my backing.
Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.
R Ashwin: We all know that after six overs, it's always gonna slow down. So credit to the bowlers. Been working on a lot of variations. No real argument to that. I didn't even load and he left the crease. It's always been my take on it, because it's my half of the crease. We ended on the right side of it but those things are game-changers and batsmen need to be wary of it. We just played five bowlers, so everybody ticked their boxes. If we can have good five bowlers, nothing like it.
Time for presentation.
Teja: "Admist all the drama, everyone forgot why Shreyas Gopal was under utilized in the game, while the whole world is going crazy about wrist/leg spinners. Poor captaincy Rahane "
Sarfaraz Khan: I was working hard, I will try to do the same in future as well. If I get the chance to bat up the order, I am sure I would do well. My dad himself is a cricketer, so he has been playing these [scoop] shots from that time. So I learnt by seeing him.
Ajinkya Rahane: I think Kings XI bowled really well during the last three overs. I am sure the match referee would take the call [about Mankading]. When you are chasing 180, someone has to go really hard. Ben Stokes was unlucky to get out on the second ball. Jofra Archer bowled really well, taking positives from this game.
11.36pm A great comeback by Kings XI but we all know what the talking point is going to be - Ashwin mankading Buttler. Smith and Samson then brought the equation down to 39 needed from 24 but Curran dismissed both in one over to turn the game around and in the end, Royals fell short by 14 runs.
By the way, Pooran is keeping for now
AD: "And with that RR has lost 7 wickets in the last 5 overs, an utter collapse......"
Rajpoot on a hat-trick. Shreyas Gopal to face. The field is spread
22 needed from the last over. Rajpoot to bowl
Ranjit Singh: "Now that was disrespectful of Gowtham to sell Archer short !!!"
27 needed off 12
Stokes to face for the first time. Mujeeb goes around the wicket