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16th match (N), Chandigarh, Apr 19 2018, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 194)178/4
Kings XI won by 15 runs
player of the match
Chris Gayle
Punjab Kings
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• The 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

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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab193/3(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad178/4(20 overs)
end of over 2017 runs
SRH: 178/4CRR: 8.90 
Manish Pandey57 (42)
Shakib Al Hasan24 (12)
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-53-0
Mohit 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, 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, SIX runs

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, SIX runs

punished! Right in the slot, Shakib belts this to clear long on. Crrrrrraaack

19.3
1w
Ashwin to Shakib, 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

19.1
1
Ashwin to Shakib, 1 run

flatter and fuller outside off, swung away towards long on

end of over 1914 runs
SRH: 161/4CRR: 8.47 RRR: 33.00 • Need 33 from 6b
Manish Pandey55 (40)
Shakib Al Hasan10 (8)
Mohit Sharma4-0-51-2
Barinder Sran4-0-22-0
18.6
2
Sharma to Pandey, 2 runs

steps out and slaps this slower ball towards wide long off again, Finch comes around to put up a sliding stop

Soham Basak: "No disrespect to Pandey's efforts, but his milestone counts for very little tonight. He needed to go harder much earlier. His team didn't benefit at all from his innings."

18.5
2
Sharma to Pandey, 2 runs

steps out and forces this fuller delivery into the gap at wide long off

18.4
1
Sharma to Shakib, 1 run

gets hold of the pull but straight to the man at deep square

18.4
1w
Sharma to Shakib, 1 wide

steps out but Mohit sees him coming and bangs this short, Shakib sways out of the way. Harsh call from Llong. Mohit shocked this was given wide too

18.3
1
Sharma to Pandey, 1 run

excellent change of pace, slower and fuller outside off, Pandey looks to flat bat this over cover but gets a thick inside edge towards the keeper.

18.2
6
Sharma to Pandey, SIX runs

he connects one, finally. In the slot and Pandey drills this to clear long-on. Half-century goes unnoticed

18.1
1
Sharma to Shakib, 1 run

short on middle and leg, pulled to deep midwicket

end of over 1813 runs
SRH: 147/4CRR: 8.16 RRR: 23.50 • Need 47 from 12b
Shakib Al Hasan8 (6)
Manish Pandey44 (36)
Barinder Sran4-0-22-0
Andrew Tye4-0-23-2
17.6
1
Barinder Sran to Shakib, 1 run

slower delivery outside off, he mistimes this back past the bowler, they scamper a run

17.5
1
Barinder Sran to Pandey, 1 run

squeezes this yorker-length delivery to extra cover

Sran from around the wicket

17.5
1w
Barinder Sran to Pandey, 1 wide

sprays this full and wide, he backs away to go over the off side but can't reach this one.

17.4
1
Barinder Sran to Shakib, 1 run

right into the blockhole, squeezed down to long off.

17.3
2
Barinder Sran to Shakib, 2 runs

punched down to long on, a direct hit at the bowler's end and Pandey was gone, again.

17.2
Barinder Sran to Shakib, no run

excellent yorker that tails back in to hit him on the toe as Shakib looks to clip this fine

Best performances - batsmen
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
104 runs (63)
1 four
11 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
on drive
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
103036301717
Manish Pandey portrait
MK Pandey
57 runs (42)
3 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
on drive
15 runs
0 four
1 six
5045136168
Best performances - bowlers
Andrew Tye, player portrait
AJ Tye
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mohit Sharma portrait
MM Sharma
O
4
M
0
R
51
W
2
ECO
12.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
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 days19 April 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
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Sunil Chaturvedi
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0