In the ongoing 26th match of Indian Premier League 2017, Kings XI Punjab have scored 188 runs in 20 overs with the loss of seven wickets. The opponent team of Gujarat Lions needs to chase this massive target to win the match. After winning the toss, Gujarat Lions’ skipper Suresh Raina opted to bowl first and invited the rival team to commence their batting inning.
Raina’s decision of electing to bowl first seemed well in initial over when KXIP lost its first wicket. Opener batsman Manan Vhora scored only 2 runs in 4 balls. After Vhora’s dismissal, Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh continued the inning with steady run rate. Amla scored 65 runs in 40 balls and Marsh scored 30 runs in 24 balls. After the wicket of Marsh, Hashim Amla made a partnership with skipper Glenn Maxwell.
The pair of Australian and South African cricketers continued to hit big shots and took the team’s total score beyond 100 runs in just eleven overs. Hitting 1 four and 3 sixes, Maxwell scored 31 runs in 18 balls. After his dismissal, Marcus Stoinis came to bat next and scored 7 runs in 9 balls. Axar Patel made a needful contribution in hiking the team’s score by scoring 34 runs in 17 balls.
Wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and Mohit Sharma remained not out till the end of the inning and scored 10 runs and 4 runs, respectively. The team’s batting inning ended up to a huge total score of 188 runs in 20 overs. Punjab’s team lost its 7 wickets to set up this score in 120 balls. Now, Gujarat Lions requires to make 189 runs to win this game. Victory in this match is equally important for both teams.