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.
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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.
has he cleared the ropes, no. Put down by Mujeeb at deep midwicket. This was a dolly.
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.
punished! Right in the slot, Shakib belts this to clear long on. Crrrrrraaack
bowls a Kedar Jadhav style round-armish down leg. Loses direction, way down leg.
steps out and whips this carrom delivery to long on
flatter and fuller outside off, swung away towards long on
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."
steps out and forces this fuller delivery into the gap at wide long off
gets hold of the pull but straight to the man at deep square
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
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.
he connects one, finally. In the slot and Pandey drills this to clear long-on. Half-century goes unnoticed
short on middle and leg, pulled to deep midwicket
slower delivery outside off, he mistimes this back past the bowler, they scamper a run
squeezes this yorker-length delivery to extra cover
Sran from around the wicket
sprays this full and wide, he backs away to go over the off side but can't reach this one.
right into the blockhole, squeezed down to long off.
punched down to long on, a direct hit at the bowler's end and Pandey was gone, again.
excellent yorker that tails back in to hit him on the toe as Shakib looks to clip this fine