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IPL 2018: Gayle's ton helps KXIP hand Sunrisers first defeat of season

Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first match in the VIVO IPL 2018 to Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs. With the win over SRH, KXIP consolidated their position in the top three of Vivo IPL points table

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IPL 2018: Gayle's 104 not out powers KXIP to 193/3 against Sunrisers
Chris Gayle. Photo: PTI

lost their first match to Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) by 15 runs in pursuit of 194. KXIP kept it tight and did not let SRH batsmen score runs. Earlier, Gayle scored the first ton of the IPL 2018. With the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab consolidated their position in the top three of VIVO IPL Points table. had a bad start to their innings as opener Shikhar Dhawan was retired hurt after being hit on the elbow in the first over. After that Wriddhaman Saha was dismissed cheaply and Yusuf Pathan followed him soon after. (SRH) has been chasing 194 runs, thanks to Chris Gayle's brilliant century. Powered by Chris Gayle 100, Kings XI Punjab made 193-3 from 20 overs. Gayle hit massive sixes and four all around the ground and smashed Rashid Khan for four consecutive sixes. He was helped by all the other batsmen who came in. The run rate of Punjab maintained the run-rate throughout their innings. Chris Gayle smashed one four and 11 sixes. He remained not out through the innings.

Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over

Over 1: Saha and Dhawan to open for Sran to bowl the first over. The first ball went for wide down the leg side. no run. Second dot ball, another dot ball. Single of the 4th ball. Sran to Dhawan awkward bounce hit Dhawan's elbow. Another dot ball as Dhawan retired hurt. Kane Williamson to replace Dhawan. Sran to Williamson for no run. 2/0

Over 2: Mohit Sharma to Saha, single of the first ball. Classic cover drive by Williamson for 4. Williamson took 3 runs from the mid-wicket region, good running between the wicket. Runs leaking as the 4th ball hit for four in the fine leg region. Saha Bowled, playing across the line played the price. Yusuf Pathan came to the crease, hit the last ball of the over mid-off for four as Ashwin missed to get a hand on it. 16 runs of the over. 18/1

Over 3: Sran to Williamson, single of the first ball. Dot ball. A quick single on the leg side. Another single on the leg side. Yuvraj dropped a sitter. Yusuf Pathan gets two chances now. Dot ball to end the over. SRH 22/1

Over 4: Andrew Tye continues. Dot, Single. Tha's gone for four, well hit by Yusuf. Dealing in singles now./ SRH 29-1

Over 5: Mohit Sharma continues, Yusuf greets with a four. Yusuf pulls for four. Off the pads of one. A but wide bouncer. No run. Pulled for two by Yusuf. Yusuf slams hard and plays onto his stumps. SRH 37-2

Over 6: Sran continues. Single to Williamson. Manish Pandey is the new man in. Nicely cut for single. Single again. Was wide outside the off stump, could have gone for four. Dot to finish. SRH 40-2

Over 7: Ashwin to Williamson single. Ashwin leaks 12 runs. That is very expensive.

Over 8: Mujeeb bowls a decent over just five from it. SRH: 57-2

Over 9: Ashwin continues, Williamson hits six. Single after Single. SRH 68-2

Over 10: Huge appeal by Mujeeb, umpire turns down. Reviewed, decision stays. Double. SRH: 72-2

Over 12: Mujeeb continues, Two runs from two balls. Missed run out opportunity,. SRH 82-2

Over 13: Mohit continues. Two runs. Manish Pandey smashes for four. Brilliant running, two runs. Pierced for four. SRH: 96-2

Over 14: Ashwin continues. Two. In the air, just short, second time Manish Pandey gets lucky. 50 for Kane Williamson. 109-2

Over 15: Tye continues. Williamson hits a cracking four. in the air, he is out. He made 54 from 41. Deepak Hooda comes in.

Over 16: Mujeeb continues. Beautiful late cut for four. 130-3

Over 17: High high high in the air, Deepak Hooda is gone. Shakib comes in. SRH 134-4. 60 from 18 Over 18: Six, Manish Pandey hits one down the ground. 10th IPL 50 for Manish. Over 19: SRH: 161-4 Over 20: SRH lose by 15 runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad innings analysis after 9 Chasing a target of 194 runs, Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha came to open the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Barinder Sran opened the bowling for Punjab. Sran starts off with a wide. Dhawan retired hurt after 5th ball of the Sran’s over hit his elbow. Sran gave only 2 runs as Williamson came to the crease after Dhawan got retired hit. Mohit Sharma came to bowl the 2nd over and gave 12 runs in his first 4 balls before got the wicket of Saha as he played across the line. Yusuf Pathan came to bat after the dismissal of Saha and hit the first ball he faced just over Ashwin at mid-off for four. Sran came to bowl the third over and gave only 4 runs. Yuvraj Singh dropped dangerous Yusuf Pathan at the point, an easy miss. Andrew Tye came to bowl the 4th ball and gave 7 runs as the fourth ball of Tye’s first over hit for four by Yusuf Pathan who was sent up the order to hit some big shots. Mohit Sharma came to bowl the 5th over and slapped past cover of the first ball by the Yusuf Pathan, Sharma gave away 8 runs in first 5 balls before taking the wicket of Yusuf Pathan, who failed to deliver at the top of the order. Pathan scored 19 runs in 13 balls with a strike rate of 146.15. Manish Pandey came to crease after the dismissal of Pathan. Sran came to bowl the 6th over and gave only 3 runs in his 3rd over as required run rate reached 11 runs per over. After the end of the powerplay, SRH was 40 for 2 with Williamson and Manish Pandey on the crease. Barinder Sran gave only 9 runs in his 3 over. Ashwin came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and gave away 7 runs of the first 4 balls before hit for a four of the 5th ball. Williamson and Pandey collected 12 runs in Ashwin’s first over. Mujeeb Ur Rahman came to bowl the 8th over and bowled strict line and length as he gave away only 5 runs in his first. Ashwin came to bowl the 9th over and greeted by Williamson with a six over as he came down the pitch the six over the long on. Ashwin gave away 11 runs in his second over. At the end of the 9 runs, SRH was 68/2 with Williamson (33 runs off 24 balls) and Pandey ( 6 runs off 9 balls). SRH needed 126 runs from 11 overs with a required run rate of 11.45. Mujeeb Ur Rahman came to bowl the 10th over and gave only 4 runs. bowlers are bowling strict line and length as required rate keep on increasing.

Pacer Andrew Tye (2/23 in 4 overs) and rookie mystery spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman (0/26 in 4 overs) then stifled Sunrisers in the middle overs despite Kane Williamson's 54 off 41 balls and Manish Pandey's unbeaten 57 off 42 balls.

In between themselves, Tye and Mujeeb bowled 15 dot balls, which proved to be crucial in the end. Even Barinder Sran (0/22 in 4 overs) was economical opening the bowling.

innings update: Over by over:

Over 1: Chris Gayle and K L Rahul will open the innings for Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Here we go! Bhuvi to Rahul, good shot straight to the fielder. Good bowling. Dot after dot. Bhuvi in hit top form. Down the leg, not wide. In the air, just one, First runs for Gayle to face, pushes for one. 2-0

Over 2: Chris Jordan is the new bowler. Galye defends the short pitch ball aimed at his body. Leg-bys, four runs. Dot ball. In the air, safe. two runs. Another dot. End of the over. KXIP: 8-0

Over 3: Bhuvi to continue, Rahul flicks him for four. LBW, review. There is the spike on the ultraedge, not out, Decision reversed. Dot ball. KXIP: 13-0

Over 4: Jordan to continue. Straighter one, defended. Mistimed shot, just a single to Rahul. There goes Chris Gayle, pulled for six!! First six of the match. Now on the off side, smashed for four. Just the single for Gayle. not a very confident shot by Rahul, no run. KXIP: 25-0

Over 5: Rashid Khan into the attack. Missed. Gayle sends the ball flying for six. Beautiful ball. Another dot. And Smashed for six again. Just the one. KXIP: 38-0

Over 6: Siddarth Kaul is into the attack. Gayle takes a single. Rahul flicks for no run. Single to Rahul, doesn't seem in touch at all today Rahul. Single to Gayle. Rahul smashes a four. Lofted shot for four. KXIP 49-0

Over 7: Deepak Hooda in the attack, bowls very tight line. Just the two runs conceded. KXIP 51-0

Over 8: Rashid Khan to continue. single to Rahul. Gayle defends.

Gayle pulls and missed to hit it well. One run. Rahul fails for hit. Rahul fails to hit, and he is LBW. Gone for 18. Mayank Agarwal comes in. Huge appeal. KXIP 53-1

Over 9: Hooda to continue, wide. Six! Down the leg side, just one. Misfield, gone or four. That was lucky. Single. KXIP 68-1 Over 10: Shakib Al Hasan is the new bowler. Mayank Agarwal greets him with a four. Over-pitched, just the one. Chipped off the pads by Gayle, one run. Six, down the ground by Mayank. Tried again, didn't connect well, one run. Quick single by Gayle. KXIP 82-1

Over 11: Kaul to continue, single to Gayle. In the air, straight to the fielder to point. Mayank Agarwal is gone. Gone for 18. Karun Nair joins Gayle. One run to Nair. Surprise move this. Single to Gayle. KXIP 86-2

Over 12: Shakib to continue, Six! Single. now Gayle smashes for six. Cheeky single. KXIP: 100-2

Over 13: Jordan Continues. Very tight line by Jordan. Gayle and Nair could not hit much. KXIP: 104-2

Over 14: Rashid to continue. Mishit, yet it goes for six. And here is another, Down the ground, over Rashid's head, six more. Four in a row. AMAZING GAYLE! Two runs to end the over. KXIP: 131-2

Over 15: Kaul to continue. Double to Karun. Four. Another four. Single. Straight to the fielder. Single, Gayle to keep the strike. KXIP 143-2 Over 16: Bhuvi to continue. Two quick doubles for Gayle. Very decent over yet again by Bhuvi. Driven by Nair, just one. Strategic timeout. KXIP 151-2

Over 17: Chris Jordan to continue, starts off with a wide. Single to Nair. Six by Gayle. Single to Gayle. Nair hits in the air, no man's land, four runs. Outside the off. Dot ball. Moves across, misses. KXIP 164-2

Over 18: Bhuvi to continue, Gayle moves to 92. Lofted, just one. Wide. Nair caught on the ropes. Karun Nair gone for 31. Aaron Finch comes in. Gayle hits a huge one. Out of the ground. He moves to 99. KXIP 174-3

Over 19: Finch takes a single. Avoids hat-trick of golden ducks. Gayle gets his 100. Single to Finch. Single, That was high. Finch takes single. Single to Gayle. KXIP: 180-3

Over 20: Rashid to continue, Gayle swings and misses. Powerful hit for one. Cracking shot for four by Finch. Six!! Finch making a statement. Single. One run to end the innings. KXIP 193-3

innings analysis after end of innings After winning the toss KXIP decided to bat first. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle came to open the batting. Bhuvneswar Kumar opened the bowling for SRH and gave only two runs. Chris Jordon playing in place of Stanlake, came to bowl the 2nd over and gave away 6 runs as edges flying past to the third man and miss time shots didn’t reach the fielders. Bhuvi came to bowl the 3rd over and Rahul greeted him with a four but Bhuvi pulled it back as he gave 1 run of the last 5 balls. After the end of the 3 overs, KXIP was 13 runs. Jordan continued from the other end and Gayle unleashed his wrath on him as he collected 12 runs from the over. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 5th over and Saha dropped Gayle off the first ball and Gayle hit the other ball for six showed it would be a costly miss for SRH. Gayle hit 5th ball of the over for another six as he collected 13 runs of Rashid Khan’s 1st over. Siddharth Kaul came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and brilliantly for 3 runs in his first 4 balls but Rahul hit classic cover drives to end the powerplay on a high note. After the powerplay KXIP was49 for no loss, Rahul was playing at 16 runs off 17 balls and Gayle was playing at 29 runs off 19 balls. Deepak Hooda came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and gave only 2 runs. He might bring an element of surprise like Nitish Rana did for KKR previous night. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 8th over and took the wicket of inform KL Rahul who was trapped in front of wicket while playing across the line. Rahul scored 18 runs off 21 balls an ordinary performance by the man who scored fastest fifty in his first match of Mayank Agrawal came to bat Rahul’s wicket. Deepak Hooda came to bowl the 9th over and gave 15 runs as it seems Williamson asked Hooda one over extra from him. After the end of the of the 9th over KXIP was 68 for 1. Gayle ( 38 runs off 29 balls) and Mayank (6runs off 4balls) was at the crease.

Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl the 10th over and Mayank welcomed him with a boundary over the cover a positive start by Mayank Agrawal. The 4th ball of the over was slogged for a six over mod-wicket as Mayank was looking in a great touch. Shakib gave away 14 runs in his first over. Siddharth Kaul came to bowl 11th over and took the wicket of Mayank Agrawal, the top run scorer in Indian domestic cricket again failed to convert his start in a big inning. He scored 18 runs in 9 balls he faced with a strike rate 200 as he gave catching practice to Hooda. Karun Nair came to bat after the loss of the Mayank Agrawal’s wicket. Siddhartha Kaul gave 4 runs and took a wicket in his 2nd over.

Shakib came to bowl 12th over and greeted by the six as Manish Pandey took the catch but momentum took him over the boundary line. Shakib kept Gayle quiet for 2 balls but Gayle hit the 5th ball of the over for a six over long on. Again an expensive over by the Shakib as he gave away 12 runs. After the end 12 overs KXIP was 100 for 2, Karun Nair was playing at 9 runs off 4 balls and Gayle was playing at 49 runs off 38 balls. Chris Jordan came to bowl the 13th over, Chris Gayle took a single off the first ball to complete his half-century, it's his second fifty for Gayle in Jordan gave away 4 runs in his 3rd over. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 14th over and Gayle hit three consecutive sixes straight down the ground and hit the 5th ball for a six over deep mid-wicket as Gayle collected 26 runs of Rashid’s 3rd over. Rashid Khan one of the best T20 bowlers got hear the calypso music as Gayle unleased his wrath on to him. Siddharth Kaul came to bowl the 15th over and big run coming thick and fast as Karun Nair collected 10 runs with two consecutive boundaries of Kaul’s 2nd and 3rd ball. The fifty-run stand between Gayle and Nair comes in just 23 balls. Kaul gave 12 runs in his 3rd over as KXIP was cruising with Gayle still at the crease. Bhuvneswar Kumar came to bowl the 16th over and scamper for two doubles of Kumar’s first two balls. Kumar bowled brilliantly as he gave away only 8 runs given Gayle was playing. After the end of the 16th over KXIP was 151 for 2 wickets with Gayle (85 runs off 51 balls) and Karun Nair (25 runs off 15 balls) on the crease Chris Jordan came to bowl the 17th over and gave away 13 runs as Gayle moved to his 90s. Bhuvneswar Kumar to bowl the 18th over and gave 4 runs in first 3 balls before he took the wicket of Karun Nair as he broke a big partnership between Nair and Gayle. Karun Nair scored 31 runs off 21 balls with a strike rate of 147.61. Aaron Finch came to bat after Nair’s wicket. Gayle ends the Bhuvi’s economical over with a six over long off to reach 99 runs. Siddarth Kaul came to bowl the 19th over as Gayle scamper for a single of the second bowl to completes his another IPL century and the first century of A brilliant over by Kaul gave Finch and Gayle on the crease as he gave only 6 runs. Rashid Khan came to bowl the last over and gave away 14 runs. Gayle gets an applaud from the opponents as he walks off. The target for SRH is 194 runs

Here are the squad for both the teams for today's match

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Chris Jordan. Change: Chris Jordan comes in for Billy Stanlake

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: Lokesh Rahul (w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Here what to look forward to before the today's match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab at IS Bindra Stadium, in Mohali:

What Faulkner has to say about SRH bowling: "I think the strongest one (in term of bowling attack) has to be Sunrisers (Hyderabad). Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been in great form for a couple of IPLs, (so) that will be my number one," the 27-year-old Faulkner said. "And the wrist spinner, who is the best in the World in T20s?" he said, referring to Khan, the Afghanistan leg spinner who has grabbed two wickets from three games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this edition of the cash-rich event.

What the legend Muralitharan has to say about bowling: "It was easier to bowl during our times. Now the game has evolved and it is not easy to bowl. We did not play too much T20s and in Tests, they didn't hit as many sixes like they do today," he said during a promotional event. "I would cherish my 1996 World Cup win as that was most important thing for Sri Lankan cricket. For Sunrisers, it was when we won the IPL trophy in 2016," SRH bowling coach said about their team lead the table with three wins from as many matches in the ongoing IPL.

What did Wriddhiman Saha had to say about his wicketkeeping: "It's a good experience, after a long time I'm getting an opportunity to keep against a bowler like Rashid," said Saha who took two acrobatic catches behind the stumps in SRH's win against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. "He has got pace and turn. In recent times, I've been keeping against the likes of (Ravichandran) Ashwin, (Ravindra) Jadeja, (Amit) Mishra, or Kuldeep (Yadav). Now after keeping against Rashid, I'm more confident. "He bowls consistently well. In T20s you don't get to keep much against a particular bowler but those are all vital. I'm trying my best to do well," he added.

Here is how SRH and KXIP have performed against each other head-to-head in IPL matches so far:

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 11, Kings XI Punjab won – 3, Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 8

At the IS Bindra Stadium: Matches – 5, Kings XI Punjab won – 1, Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 4


  • Sunrisers Hyderabad has the best economy rate among all the eight teams this season; their overall economy rate this season reads 6.83. SRH also concede the fewest runs through boundaries – 52.7%, and have conceded the fewest boundaries overall – 49 (39 4s & 10 6s).
  • Kings XI Punjab has the best scoring rate in Powerplay this season; their overall scoring rate in the first six overs is 11.00. They’ve made scores of 73/2, 50/3 and 75/0 in the first six overs in their three matches so far.

First Published: Fri, April 20 2018. 02:25 IST