What a match! Kings XI Punjab mess up Chase yet nailed it at Sharjah tonight by winning from Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 wickets. The death over was the climax of the game keeping the audience hooked up till the very end. In the 20th over as Bangalore bowled, no runs came from the first two while Gayle tried to hit big in the third but failed short of deep mid-wicket. Gayle was disposed of from the field in the fifth ball of the death over but it was Pooran who came to rescue Punjab by hitting a big Six and clearing the match.
The target for today’s match was 172 as Bangalore after batting first made 171 runs at the end of 20 overs. RCB kept taking wickets and seemed the game was on their plate tonight, but KXIP snatched the game like a boss. In their usual fashion Dream11 team from Punjab started with good openers with Rahul and Agarwal having a 78 run partnership. It was quite a spectacular game from Punjab and equally good from Bangalore but the better of the two took the game in their home tonight.
Royal Challengers Bangalore started with a good start but later was strangled by spin. It was the first time that Gayle had come out to bat in the session and made a half-century. That’s all for today from the 31st Match of IPL. What a nail-biting match it was, done and dusted with Punjab taking the game today with 8 wickets.