Mohali: Kings XI Punjab defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 15 runs in the IPL 2018 here today thanks to Chris Gayle’s stormy century (104 not out, 63 fours, one four, 11 sixes). This is the first defeat of Sunrise in the tournament. Thanks to the first century in Gayle’s tournament, Kings XI’s team managed to score a massive 193 for 3 in 20 overs. In reply, Sunrisers could score only 178 runs in 4 overs. Captain Ken Williamson’s 54 and Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 57 runs were notable for the team. In spite of both these half-centuries, the team continued to lag behind in the run-up to Sunrisers and they had to face defeat.
Earlier, in the PCA stadium, Gayle pleased the cricket fans with a smoky batting. All the Sunrise’s bowlers look forward to their glitter. Sunilizers star league spinner Rashid Khan, then Gayle fiercely ‘laughed’. Apart from Gayle, Karun Nair scored 31 runs for Punjab. In the match, Punjab captain R. Ashwin won the toss and decided to bat first. Chris Gayle was declared the Man of the Match.
Inning of Punjab: Gayle’s ‘Rain’ for Six Centuries during Century
After winning the toss, Kings XI’s innings started by Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle. On the first ball of the third over of the innings, Rahul hit the ball to Bhuvneshwar, with the first over bowled by Sunrisers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar thrashed two runs in the second over. In the fourth over, Chris Gayle hit six and then choke. 12 runs in the over. Chris Gayle hit two sixes in the fifth over for the leg spinner Rashid Khan. After five overs, the score was 38 not out without losing the wicket. Siddharth Kaul was run out by 11 runs in sixth over, Rahul included two fours in it. Punjab’s 50 runs were completed in 6.2 overs. In the eighth over, Punjab The first wicket fell by Lokesh Rahul (18 runs, 21 balls, 3 fours), who was lbw by Rashid Khan. In the next over, Gayle hit six fours and six sixes by Mahela Agarwal for Deepak Hooda. Over 15 runs in over, Gayle’s batting was coming in time with time. In the 10th over of the innings, he made Shakib six. After 10 overs the score was 82 runs on one wicket.
In the 11th over of the innings, Siddharth Kaul got Mayank Agarwal (18) caught by Deepak Hooda and gave another success to Sunrisers. In the 12th over, Karun Nair and Chris Gayle hit Shakib for six. Over 14.6: He is Caught. Over 100 runs were completed in this over. In the 13th over Gayle completed the half-century. He faced 39 balls in which he hit a four and five sixes. Gail’s sixteen rains were continuing. In the 14th over, he made four consecutive sixes to Rashid Khan. Sunrisers bowlers looked helpless behind their batting. Out 27 Rashid Khan’s’ Dhu’aii had never been seen before. Punjab’s score was 143 for 15 after two overs. 16th over, Bhuvneshwar thrashed, 8 runs in it. Gayle in the 17th over got Gayle six and Nair got a chowk. 13 runs in the over. In the 19th over, Chris Gayle completed the first century of IPL 2018 with a single off Siddharth Kaul. He is the player to score the most hundreds in the IPL (6). Gayle faced 58 balls and hit a four and six sixes in his innings. 20th over was thrown by Rashid Khan, 13 runs in it. Punjab’s score of 193 runs in 3/20 in 20 overs. Gayle 104 and Finch remained unbeaten by 14 runs. All the bowlers of Sunrise proved to be expensive today.
Wicket Fall: 53-1 (Rahul, 7.5), 83-2 (Mayank, 10.2), 168-3 (Nair, 17.4)
Sunrisers innings: Williamson and Pandey struggle to do the same
In reply, Sunrisers innings started by Riddhiman Saha and Shikhar Dhawan. For the Punjab, the first over was thrown by Barindar Sar. Shikhar Dhawan was injured on his fifth ball and he had to retire to return to the pavilion. He came to Ken Williamson instead Two runs in the first over. In the second over, Mohit Sharma’s Saha (6) got bowled on the fifth ball. New batsman Yusuf Pathan hit the ball on the first ball. In the third over, Pathan got the lucky life when Yuvraj left the catch at the ball of Saron. In the last ball of the fifth over, Mohit made Yusuf Pathan (19 runs, 13 balls, 3 fours) to bowl Gave. Sunrisers’ score of 37 runs in two overs in five overs. Ashwin threw the seventh over, scoring 12 runs in it. In the same over, Sunrisers 50 runs were completed. In the 9th over, Williamson hit a six off Ashwin’s first ball, 11 runs in the over. Despite the great efforts of Williamson, the Sunrisers were lagging behind at the pace. After the 10 overs (bowler Mujib ur Rehman), Sunrisers were 72 for two wickets.
4 runs in the 11th over thrown by Tie and six runs in the 12th over thrown by Mujib. 13th over was thrown by Mohit Sharma who made 14 runs including Manish Pandey’s two fours. 100 runs from Sunrisers were completed in 14th over . Williamson’s half-century was completed in this over. He faced 39 balls and hit three fours and two sixes. In the 15th over Williamson (54 runs, 41 balls, 3 fours, and two sixes) came to an end. He caught Andrew Ti from Finch. In their place, Deepak Hooda came for batting. Sunrisers needed 64 runs in four overs. In the 17th over of the innings, Deepak Hooda (5) was caught in the wicket, Andrew Ti caught the extra player Manoj Tiwary. 18th over Throw in 13 runs. In the last two overs, Sunrisers needed 47 runs to win. In the 19th over, Manish Pandey hit Mohit Sharma half-century by hitting six. He faced 37 balls and hit three fours and a six. In the last over, Sunrisers needed 33 runs to win, which was almost impossible. Shakib was two sixes in the last over Of course, Sunrisers had to face a 15-run defeat in the end.
Wickets Fall: 14-1 (Saha, 1.5), 37-2 (Pathan, 4.6), 113-3 (Williamson, 14.2), 133-4 (Hooda, 16.4)
Both teams were as follows.
Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Andrew Tie, Barinda Saran, Mohit Sharma, Mujib ur Rehman
Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Riddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul and Chris Jordan.