Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle hit an amazing half-century in his first match of the season. Punjab didn’t had the ideal start after losing KL Rahul in the first over off Dhawal Kulkarni but Gayle and Mayank Agarwal made a 50 run partnership stand. Gayle hit six fours and two sixes to reach the 50 run mark.
Gayle also became the fastest to make 4,000 runs in the Indian Premier League. He broke Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman David Warner's record. Gayle achieved this feat in 114 matches.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, K Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Sam Curran, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Zadran.