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KKR vs KXIP Match Result 

- IPL 2018 Match 18
Kolkata Knight Riders 191/7 (20.0 ov)
Kings XI Punjab 126/1 (11.1 ov)
Kings XI Punjab won by 9 wickets (DLS Method)
Current Run Rate 11.28
And that's it from us folks. This was a one-sided affair but that was only after the KXIP started batting. The RCB-DD game is evenly poised at Bengaluru, you can follow the commentary there.
KL Rahul: "I don't want to stop whatever I am doing. I am trying to get the bowlers down within the limitations of whatever I can do and it's working for me. The simpler you keep it, it's better for a batsman. I don't want to complicate by batting, just see the ball and hit the ball. My feet are moving and I am hitting the ball well. If Chris is going it doesn't mean I slow down."
The man of the match goes to KL Rahul.
KXIP captain Ravichandran Ashwin: "Lot more happier than the previous one. During the second time-out I pulled the boys and told them if we can keep them to 190, it will be a great favour to the batsmen. You don't really plan with someone like Chris. We are a team that embrace winning the powerplay with the bat."
Chris Gayle: "I am accustomed to it (about getting the Orange cap). To be honest, I am not worried about the Orange cap. I think Rahul deserves it, he's been batting really well. I have been striking well and when you are in the zone, you try to keep the momentum going. I have been doing lot of stretches (about his fitness) and I am enjoying it. It's really good to contribute to the team. Hope to continue this form."
KKR captain Dinesh Karthik: "I think they took us on in the Powerplay, we didn't bowl according to our plans. I think Gayle and KL took it away from us, they played really well. We didn't execute plans and a player like Gayle will always hit you if you miss your lengths. The crowds have been great and big fans of KKR."
It’s the Universe Boss all over again! Rahul and Gayle thrashed KKR’s dreams right in front of their crowd. The spinn trio, pace duo and the part-timers - none of them had any answers to the fireworks. Although, Lynn and Karthik notched a defendable total of 191, KXIP eat the cake today and go to the top of the IPL 2018 table.
Despite the defeat, Sunil Narine has something to celebrate as he will go home with the PURPLE CAP. Chris Gayle now has the ORANGE CAP.
11.1 Curran to Gayle, SIX, Gayle wins it for KXIP and his team go top of the table. They have won this by nine wickets and despite the rain, they were always in control of the run chase. A six down the ground from Gayle gets them over the line.
Excellent over from Mavi, conceding just three runs. Still KXIP need just 5 runs to win from 2 overs.
Over 11 KXIP: 120/1(RR 10.91) Bowler: S Mavi Sum..: 1 . wd . . . 1
10.6 Mavi to Gayle, 1 run, another brilliant yorker from Mavi and Gayle takes a single to get off strike.
Last ball of the over. Six runs remaining, will Gayle get them home this time around?
10.5 Mavi to Gayle, no run, Nope, swing and a miss. Length ball outside off and Gayle tries to back away and waft it but can't connect.
Take three. Will he do it this time?
10.4 Mavi to Gayle, no run, another excellent slower ball from Mavi and Gayle doesn't pick it and he almost gives a return catch back to the bowler.
10.3 Mavi to Gayle, no run, slower ball and Gayle almost chops it back onto his stumps. That just misses and goes to the keeper on the bounce.
Six runs need. KXIP just one hit away now. Will Gayle finish it off in style?
10.3 Mavi to Gayle, WIDE
10.2 Mavi to Gayle, no run, excellent yorker from Mavi but the form Gayle is in, he digs it out comfortably.
10.1 Mavi to Agarwal, 1 run, length ball outside off and Agarwal firmly drives that to deep cover.
Three overs remain but KXIP just need eight runs. Shivam Mavi comes in to bowl.
Over 10 KXIP: 117/1(RR 11.70) Bowler: S Narine Sum..: 6 4 4 W 1 .
9.6 Narine to Gayle, no run, back of a length and Gayle defends that back to the bowler.
9.5 Narine to Agarwal, 1 run, on the pads and Mayank just taps it into the leg side to bring Gayle back on strike.
Mayank Agarwal walks out to bat.
9.4 Narine to Rahul, OUT, Rahul goes for another six but Tom Curran takes a simple catch. Rahul goes for four boundaries in a row but Narine gets his man and that brings another batsman, which seemed unlikely at the start of this chase.
9.3 Narine to Rahul, FOUR, short and wide again, this time Rahul cuts that wide of point for a boundary. The required runs is now down to single digit.
Just 13 needed for a win. How many more balls will they need?
9.2 Narine to Rahul, FOUR, Rahul just dances down the track and just creams that past cover for a boundary.
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Start Time
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 04:00 PM IST
IPL 2018
Match 18
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl.
Chettithody Shamsuddin, Abhijit Deshmukh
Reserve Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Refree
Manu Nayyar