IPL 2020: Gayle 99 powers Kings XI to 185/4 against RR

30-10-2020

Abu Dhabi, Oct 30 (UNI) Chris Gayle 99 off 63 and skipper KL Rahul 46 helped Kings XI Punjab to challenging 185/4 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals in 50th Match of the IPL at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.

Gayle was top scorer 99, followed by Rahul 46 and Pooran 22.

After losing opener Mandeep Singh early for a duck in the very first over scalped by Archer, Gayle and Rahul added 120 run stand for second wicket taking Punjab score to challenging 185.

Rahul 4 runs short of his fifty fell to Stokes in 15th over after scoring 46 off 41 with 3 fours and 2 sixes.

After Rahul's departure Pooran and Gayle put another valuable 41 runs for third wicket, but Pooran became second victim of Stokes in 17.6 over.

Pooran scored quickfire 22 off 10 which included 3 sixes.

Gayle who hit Archer for a six in last over third ball was bowled in very next ball falling one run short of his century scored brilliant 99 off 63 balls which included 6 fours and 8 sixes.

Deepak Hooda 1 and Maxwell 6 remained not out.

For RR wicket-takers were Archer 2/26 and Stokes 2/32.