Match Over - Kings XI Punjab won by 15 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
  • Referee: S Chaturvedi
  • When: 19 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kings XI Punjab
  • Man of the Match: CH Gayle


  • Umpire1: NJ Llong
  • Umpire2: AK Chaudhary
  • Third Umpire: VA Kulkarni



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kings XI Punjab



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad

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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.

19.6R Ashwin to MK Pandey, 1 run, 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..
19.5R Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, has he cleared the ropes, no. Put down by Mujeeb at deep midwicket. This was a dolly..
19.4R Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, 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..
19.3R Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, punished! Right in the slot, Shakib belts this to clear long on. Crrrrrraaack.
19.3R Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE, 1 run, bowls a Kedar Jadhav style round-armish down leg. Loses direction, way down leg..
19.2R Ashwin to MK Pandey, 1 run, steps out and whips this carrom delivery to long on.
19.1R Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flatter and fuller outside off, swung away towards long on.
End of over 19. 12 runs this over. 159/4 after 113 balls.
MK Pandey 53 (39b 3x4 1x6 ) MM Sharma 4-0-49-2
Shakib Al Hasan 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 144/4 after 106 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 7 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 3-0-19-0
MK Pandey 43 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 134/4 after 102 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 4-0-23-2
MK Pandey 42 (34b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 129/3 after 95 balls.
MK Pandey 37 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4-0-26-0
DJ Hooda 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 118/3 after 90 balls.
DJ Hooda 4 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 3-0-19-1
MK Pandey 28 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Deepak Hooda is the new man in. They'll take a strategy break as well

End of over 14. 12 runs this over. 108/2 after 83 balls.
KS Williamson 50 (39b 2x4 2x6 ) R Ashwin 3-0-35-0
MK Pandey 27 (23b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 14 runs this over. 96/2 after 78 balls.
MK Pandey 24 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) MM Sharma 3-0-37-2
KS Williamson 42 (36b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Stop the press. Chris Gayle is back on the field and having some fun with the fans around the boundary.

RP: "These are the chases Warner used to master for SRH"

End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 82/2 after 72 balls.
MK Pandey 11 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-0-15-0
KS Williamson 41 (35b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 76/2 after 66 balls.
KS Williamson 37 (31b 2x4 1x6 ) AJ Tye 2-0-10-0
MK Pandey 9 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Muhammad Imran: ""Only 54 balls left and SRH don't have big hitters as Pathan also back in dugout. Surely they need risk here.... "

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 72/2 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 36 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-0-9-0
MK Pandey 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 11 runs this over. 68/2 after 54 balls.
KS Williamson 33 (24b 2x4 1x6 ) R Ashwin 2-0-23-0
MK Pandey 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Time for a strategy break. Timely one for Sunrisers too

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 57/2 after 48 balls.
MK Pandey 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1-0-5-0
KS Williamson 24 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more

That's all from me for tonight. Shashank's here to take you through till the end of this match. See you tomorrow.

End of over 7. 11 runs this over. 51/2 after 41 balls.
KS Williamson 20 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) R Ashwin 1-0-11-0
MK Pandey 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 40/2 after 36 balls.
MK Pandey 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 3-0-9-0
KS Williamson 12 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Jahangir: "Mohit has been to Dhoni already what joginder was to him.... Say something else"

Mayur Mishra: "Mohit for Ashwin is what Joginder was for Dhoni "

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 37/2 after 30 balls.
YK Pathan 19 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) MM Sharma 2-0-23-2
KS Williamson 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Vishaal: "2011 - Gayle goes unsold in the auction. RCB pick him up later as an injury replacement. Scores a century in the first match he plays. 2018 - Gayle ALMOST goes unsold in the auction. Chosen as an afterthought by KX1P at the last minute. Scores a century in the second match he plays. Moral of the story - ignore the Universe Boss at your own peril!"

End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 29/1 after 24 balls.
KS Williamson 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) AJ Tye 1-0-7-0
YK Pathan 12 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 22/1 after 18 balls.
KS Williamson 9 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 2-0-6-0
YK Pathan 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Dhaval : "These are the kind of days when players like Manish Pandey get to show their mettle as to why they are in the Indian team ahead of other big names like Raina, Rahane and Yuvraj. A great opportunity for him to anchor the innings and take SRH closer. "

End of over 2. 16 runs this over. 18/1 after 12 balls.
YK Pathan 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) MM Sharma 1-0-16-1
KS Williamson 7 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Srikanth Sriram: "Dhawan is my batting star in fantasy. Will he bat after 9 wickets down?" -- If his team wants him to, yes

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 5 balls.
S Dhawan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) BB Sran 1-0-2-0
WP Saha 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Abdul Moeen: "Can Dhawan come to bat again if needed??" -- yes, he can. He's retired hurt and not retired out. Remember Kedar Jadhav's heroics against Mumbai?

Looks like Gayle's off the field. David Miller's on the ground

WP SahaB MM Sharma671085.71
S Dhawan 0100-
KS WilliamsonC AJ Finch B AJ Tye544132131.71
YK PathanB MM Sharma191330146.15
MK Pandeynot out 574231135.71
DJ HoodaC B AJ Tye5500100
Shakib Al Hasannot out 241212200
CJ Jordan -
B Kumar -
Rashid Khan -
S Kaul -
Total 178/4
BB Sran4.002205.5
MM Sharma4.0051212.75
AJ Tye4.002325.75
R Ashwin4.0053013.25
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4.002706.75