RCB vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab finally find a way to win after Chris Gayle and KL Rahul's six-hitting compe
SHARJAH: KL Rahul played a captain's knock and Chris Gayle fired in his first game since January as Kings XI Punjab finally ended their five-match losing streak with an eight-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match on Thursday. BLOG | SCORECARDChasing 172 in a must-win game, the in-form opening pair of Rahul (61 not off 49) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) got off to a flying start before Gayle (53 off 45) joined his skipper in the middle to get KXIP close to the finishing line. Needing seven off the final two overs with nine wickets in hand, KXIP somehow managed to take the game to the last ball with Nicholas Pooran finally hitting the winning six. Both Rahul and Gayle smashed five sixes each, rendering the opposition attack helpless.
That's that from Sharjah. What a nail-biting finish as #KXIP win by 8 wickets.#Dream11IPL https://t.co/9CHukKlTjO— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1602783279000
First game of the season and a FIFTY for The Boss