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IPL 2018, KKR vs KXIP: Hits and Misses

Rupin Kale
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769   //    21 Apr 2018, 22:17 IST

KXIP are now at the top of the table
KXIP are now at the top of the table

The Kings XI Punjab continued on their strong march in IPL 2018 with a comprehensive 9-wicket victory in a rain-curtailed encounter against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Saturday (April 21).

The hosts scored 191-7 in the first innings after being put in to bat by KXIP. In reply, the visitors had to make just 125 runs in 13 overs after rain interrupted play in the ninth over of the game.

Hence, when they took the field again, KXIP had to make just 29 runs off 28 deliveries. Predictably, they chased the total down with ease.

Here are the hits and misses from the game:

#5 Hit: Chris Lynn

The Australian made a brilliant half-century
The Australian made a brilliant half-century

The swashbuckling Australian batsman announced his return to form with an explosive knock of 41-ball-74.

Lynn had scores of 5, 22, 49, 31 and 0 in his last five games for the Kolkata-based franchise.

He came good against the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side, though, and proved why he is considered as one of the most destructive batsmen in the shortest format of the game today. It was because of his knock that KKR managed to reach a strong total of 191-7 in the first innings.

He hit six boundaries and four massive sixes for the hosts and took the attack to the opposition with an incredible batting strike-rate of 180.49.

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