IPL 2018: Gayle, Rahul Seal KXIP's Dominating 9-Wicket Win (DLS) Over KKR
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul saw off Kolkata Knight Riders' challenge with resolute as Kings XI Punjab leapfrogged to the top of the IPL points table with a nine-wicket win by DLS method in Kolkata on Saturday. It was KXIP's first win at the Eden Gardens since 2012.
'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle rang the bell at Eden Gardens in his quirky style. (All pictures credit: BCCI)
KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss, opted to bowl.
Chris Lynn got into his groove with 74 off 41 balls.
Lynn stitched a 62-run partnership with Dinesh Karthik to lift KKR to 191/7.
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle came out all guns blazing in pursuit of 192.
Gayle and Rahul mainly dealt in boundaries against the KKR pace attack.
KXIP's target was revised to 125 in 13 overs as rain halted play for 95 minutes.
Gayle completed a hat-trick of half-centuries with an unbeaten 62 off 38 balls.
Kings XI Punjab outclassed Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets (DLS).