Twitter Reactions: Gayle storm hits Sunrisers, takes Kings XI Punjab to 193

Twitter Reactions: Gayle storm hits Sunrisers, takes Kings XI Punjab to 193

Chris Gayle hammered his 6th IPL ton.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been unstoppable in the 2018 edition of the IPL thus far. They arrived in Mohali to witness another unstoppable force, named Chris Gayle, standing against them. Coming into their away fixture against the Kings XI Punjab, the SRH camp fancied their chances riding on their stellar run of form. They are the only unbeaten side in the tournament this year at the moment.

However, in order to keep the streak intact, they will have to bat well against a good KXIP bowling lineup. At the half way stage in the game, the match stands evenly balanced between the two sides. A herculean knock from Chris Gayle helped Kings XI Punjab post

Earlier in the match, it was the KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin who surprisingly chose to bat first. The results at Mohali in the recent times have been 10-5 in the favor of the side chasing. The decision to bat first soon started to look like a very wise move with the Kings openers – KL Rahul and Chris Gayle – giving their side a firm start.

The two in-form batters added 53 runs for the first wicket. However, Rahul looked a little jittery on the day and perished in the 8th over, bowled by Rashid Khan, after scoring 18 (21). In walked Mayank Agarwal and blasted a quick 18 off 9 deliveries. He threw it away yet again after getting such a decent start. Meanwhile, Chris Gayle continued his onslaught from the other end.

In one of the overs bowled by Rashid Khan, he slapped four sixes in a row. The big Jamaican reached his fifty in the 13th over. It was the 23rd IPL fifty for him and his second in two matches this season. It was only a matter of time that the onslaught continued and Gayle notched up his 6th IPL ton. His unbeaten 103 came off just 63 deliveries with a boundary and 11 sixes. His efforts, combined with the cameos from Karun Nair (31 off 21 balls) and Aaron Finch (14* off 6 balls) took Kings XI Punjab to 193/3 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Here is how the fans reacted to the Kings XI Punjab innings:

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