IPL 2020, KKR vs KXIP Highlights:
Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh's brilliant fifties guide Kings XI Punjab to claim a comprehensive 8 wickets win over Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Monday. KL Rahul led KXIP shows an all-round bowling performance in the first innings helped Kings XI Punjab post their fifth consecutive win in the ongoing tournament of Dream11 IPL 2020. With the win, KXIP entered the top four of the points table with a much better Net Run Rate.
Mohammed Shami led the way with some incredible bowling, especially at the top order in the shape of Rahul Tripathi and Dinesh Karthik in the same over as KXIP restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to a stiff target of 149/9 in 20 overs. Gayle and Mandeep then put on a century run stand for the second wicket at 10-run an over, after losing a key wicket in the form of their skipper KL Rahul in a watchful start to their chase.
Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) moved to fourth place in the standings with this comfortable 8-wicket victory against the former IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) yesterday at Sharjah.
Earlier, Shubman Gill’s solid half-century and captain Eoin Morgan’s 40-run cameo propel Kolkata Knight Riders to 149/9 in 20 overs in match 46 of Dream11 IPL 2020 in Sharjah. KKR opening batsman Shubman Gill returned to form with a standout knock of 45-ball 57 and builds an 81-run partnership with skipper Eoin Morgan for the fourth wicket. Morgan quickfire 40 off 25 balls and Lockie Ferguson hammered a 13-ball 24 to give KKR to a respectable total of 149 runs.
Mohammad Shami was the pick of the bowlers, he grabs 3/35 in his four-over quota. Young Bishnoi and Jordan also picked up 2-2 wickets each for Kings XI Punjab.
During the chase, Mandeep Singh unbeaten 66 off 58 balls and Chris Gayle 51 off 29 balls with 2 fours and 5 maximums. Mandeep and Gayle both added a 100-run second-wicket partnership which guided KXIP to 150/2 in 18.5 overs and took KXIP home safely at the end with 11 balls to spare.
Kolkata Knight Riders will play with the bottom-placed Chennai Super Kings on this upcoming Thursday while KXIP will take on Rajasthan Royals on the very next day at Dubai Stadium, Dubai.