KXIP continued their winning streak with yet another victory against KKR in Sharjah on Monday. Chasing 150 in 20 overs, KXIP went over the line by 8 wickets in 19th over.
Universe Boss – Chris Gayle showed his class once again and hammered the KKR bowlers all around the park to notch up another half-century during the course in just 25 balls. He also completed 1000 IPL runs for KXIP. Mandeep Singh on the other end too went past the 50-run mark and remained unbeaten at 66 off just 56 deliveries.
Earlier, after being put into the bat KKR had a disappointing start to the proceedings as they lost Nitish Rana for a golden duck. KKR were then reduced to 10/3 by Mohammad Shami’s double wicket over. KKR Captain Eoin Morgan joined hands with Shubman Gill and stitched a stand of 81 runs before Morgan departed.
Shubman Gill though went on to score a fifty while Morgan struck 40. KKR kept losing wickets and it was a late surge from Lockie Ferguson who scored an unbeaten 24 off 13 that they managed to put 149/9 on the board which was not sufficient to stop KXIP from victory.
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