West Indies origin batsman Chris Gayle has become hitting gun in this 11th season of IPL, while playing for Kings XI Punjab in two matches, Chris Gayle won the man of the match by hitting a century and half-century. On Thursday, in the important match between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Gayle's storm batting assured a win for his team KXIP.
While batting first Kings XI Punjab set the target of 194 runs in front of Sunrisers Hyderabad with the help of Gayle's century. However, SRH that came to chase the score just ended their innings on 178 runs in 20 overs and got defeated from KXIP by 15 runs.
M16: KXIP vs SRH – Man of the Match – Chris Gayle https://t.co/nS7r7UAIN8— Ashish Rana (@ARthegreat1) April 20, 2018
The man of the match was Chris Gayle whose batting entertained the whole audience throughout sixes and fours. Chris Gayle came to open KXIP innings and in 63 balls he hit a century by making 104 runs with the help of 11 sixes. These 11 sixes were like a killer bullets to SRH that made every bowl out of the ground.
Gayle hit back to back 4 sixes in the over of SRH's most dependable bowler Rashid Khan. That over the was the most expensive over of Rashid Khan in his whole IPL career as he gave 26 runs in that over. On the other hand, from SRH side skipper Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey took the charge and made half-centuries but their innings didn't help SRH to win the match.