Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) secured a crucial victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to go 4th on the Indian Premier League table. KXIP won the toss in Sharjah and chose to field first.
The KL Rahul-led team got off to a dream start as they reduced KKR to 10/3 in 2 overs. However, Shubman Gill and skipper Eoin Morgan rebuilt the innings. But apart from the two, no batter could get going. Following the duo’s dismissals, it was some explosive hitting towards the end by Lockie Ferguson that took KKR to a respectable score of 149.
In the chase, openers Mandeep Singh and KL Rahul started off cautiously before the latter’s dismissal. Mandeep was then joined by Chris Gayle who eased the pressure by hitting his trademark huge sixes. Gayle got out in the end but Mandeep saw the chase through to secure victory.
Twitter reactions on KKR vs KXIP match
Cricketers and fans reacted to KXIP’s comprehensive win on their Twitter handles. Here are a few such reactions: