Clinical KXIP Beat KKR By 8 Wickets To Enter Top 4
Kings XI Punjab, once languishing at the bottom of the points table, moved to 4th spot after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets. (All images courtesy: BCCI/IPL)
Shubman Gill top-scored for KKR scoring 57 off 45 balls. His knock was studded with three fours and four maximums.
After losing a series of wickets up front, KKR skipper Eoin Morgan led his side's counter-attack and smashed 40 off just 25 balls.
Mohammed Shami was the most effective bowler for KXIP as his figures of 3/35 helped them restrict KKR to a modest total.
Mandeeep Singh, who lost his father last Friday, top-scored for KXIP smashing an unbeaten 66 off 56 balls.
Chris Gayle dominated the KKR bowlers and scored a blistering half-century. His 51 came off just 29 balls with the help of seven boundaries, including five hits over the fence.
Chris Gayle and Mandeep Singh added 100 runs for the second wicket as KXIP cruised to an easy eight-wicket win over KKR.