IPL 2019, KXIPVSMI: KL Punjab Beat Mumbai By 8 Wickets On The Strength Of The Powerful Innings Of Rahul And Agarwal

Both team's previous victories though were confronted with controversy- Mankading and unseen no-balls respectively - and both teams wanted to move forward with those episodes and today Punjab has won a drama-free victory.
With the useful contribution of top-order batsmen led by opener KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab registered their second win in the Indian Premier League by defeating eight-wicket haul with eight wickets in the Mumbai Indians on Saturday. Punjab's target was 177 runs.
Rahul (57 not out from 57 balls), Chris Gayle (40 off 24 balls) and Mayank Agarwal (43 off 21 balls) gave a fantastic batting and helped the team lose two wickets in 18.4 overs to reach the target. Rahul held one end from the beginning. He made an unbroken partnership of 60 with Gayle, 64 with Agarwal and David Miller (15 runs in 10 balls).

Chris Gayle 1 batsman who hit 300 sixes in IPL history

Gayle made two consecutive sixes in Mitchell McClenaghan and brought the number of sixes in the IPL to 300, but despite this, the Punjab powerplay reached only 38 runs. Gayle then hit two consecutive balls for six and after that, he was dismissed on Krunal Pandya ball.
In addition to Chris Gayle, there is no one in the business of making 300 sixes in the IPL. AB de Villiers is second with 192 sixes while Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is at number three with 187 sixes. CSK's Suresh Raina is the fourth with 186 sixes and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is at fifth with 185 sixes. Prior to the start of this game, Gayle scored 4,093 runs in 114 matches at an average of 41.34, in which six centuries and 25 half-centuries were included.

Agarwal Gave A Stunning Inning. How?

Rahul struggled to make runs in the beginning but Agarwal did well to perform his strokeplay and did not allow Punjab to lose after Gayle wicket. Whether it is the fours placed on the Mayank Markandeya or the sixes on the Krunal Pandya, Agarwal showed a skill sample of in every shot.

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