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Kings XI Punjab win by 23 runs! So that is it. Super bowling display by Kings XI Punjab bowlers. Murali Vijay picks up a win in his first match as captain for KXIP. It was Mohit Sharma up front who made inroads and the Axar Patel with four wickets, including a hat-trick pulled things back in Punjab’s favour. Here is how the IPL 2016 points table looks like now.
Live Score Gujarat Lions 118/8 after 19 Overs: Excellent over by Mohit Sharma, he keeps it to just seven runs and picked a wicket as well P Kumar c Cariappa b Mohit Sharma 15(13). Gujarat Lions now need 30 to win from the last over. It is possible but very difficult.
Live Score Gujarat Lions 118/7 after 18 Overs: 12 came of this over and now Gujarat Lions need 37 from last two overs. James Faulkner is batting on 31 off 24 balls. Also Catch- GL vs KXIP, IPL 2016, Live Streaming
Live Score Gujarat Lions 106/7 after 17 Overs: So Gujarat Lions now need 49 from last three overs with just three wickets in hand. James faulkner is out there and with that Gujarat Lions hope of winning this match remains alive. Also Catch- GL vs KXIP, IPL 2016, Live Score
Ishan Kishan Out! Ishan plays it towards extra cover, he was looking for a quick single. Brilliant throw from Glenn Maxwell ends Ishan’s stay at the crease. Ishan Kishan run out (Maxwell/Stoinis) 27(24).
Live Score Gujarat Lions 74/6 after 13 Overs: Gujarat Lions need 81 runs off 42 balls now. Axar Patel has swung back things for Kings XI. Gujarat Lions need a big and quick partnership here.
Ravindra Jadeja Out! That is hat-trick for Axar Patel. It took umpire an eternity to give that one out. Axar was convinced, Saha was convinced, umpire was convinced, but not the batsman. Snicko shows slightest of the edges. Jadeja c W Saha b Axar 11(11).
Live Score Gujarat Lions 49/5 after 9 Overs: Kings XI Punjab maintain the upper hand right now. Three wickets in Axar Patel’s over has drastically swung things back in Kings XI’s favour. Time for strategic time out, and Gujarat Lions need one badly here.
Dwayne Bravo Out! Got him! Two in two for Axar Patel. He is wreaking havoc here. This is his third wicket in the overs. Gujarat Lions have now lost half the side. This is similar to last one. Bravo looking to defend, gets inside edge and that pegs the leg-stump back. Axar Patel does the champion jig. Dwayne Bravo b Axar 0(1).
Dinesh Karthik Out! Arm-ball, skidded off the surface. Dinesh Karthik goes for the drive, gets the inside edge and is bowled. Second wicket in the over for Axar Patel. D Karthik b Axar 2(4).
Dwayne Smith Out! Gone! Dwayne Smith hits it straight to long-off fielder. Smith tried to get underneath it, looking to hit it over long-off. This is a big wicket for Kings XI. Axar Patel strikes in his second over. Dwayne Smith c Gurkeerat Singh b Axar 15(18).
Suresh Raina Out! Bowled him! Mohit Sharma picks his second wicket. He is keeping it to wicket tot wicket. Suresh Raina goes for a wild slog, misses the line of the ball and all ends up. Raina b Mohit Sharma 18(15).
Live Score Gujarat Lions 24/1 after 4 Overs: Gujarat Lions now need 131 more runs to win from 16 overs. Suresh Raina and Dwayne Smith look comfortable out there. Raina has already hit couple of fours.
Brendon McCullum Out! As simple as it gets. Mohit Sharma bowls wicket to wicket, McCullum makes some room, but misses the line of the ball and all ends up. B McCullum b Mohit Sharma 1(3).
Live Score Gujarat Lions 11/0 after 1 Over: This is a good start for the Lions. Dwayne Smith smashes Sandeep Sharma for a four and a six. Not the start Kings XI Punjab would have wanted. Brendon McCullum at non-strikers end is yet to face a ball.
Cariappa Out! That is it, Kings XI Punjab have been bundled out. Praveen Kumar picks his second wicket in the over. A perfect delivery to a tailender. Yorker and that does the job for PK. Kings XI Punjab will be disappointed after the kind of start they got. Join us for the Lions chase.
Mohit Sharma Out! Another one bites the dust. Praveen Kumar picks his first wicket. Again, a slower one results in batsman’s dismissal. Mohit fails to pick it as he steps out of his crease. Mohit Sharma b P Kumar 1(2)
Wriddhiman Saha Out! Dwayne Bravo picks second wicket in one over. Slower yorker, it dips in and Saha is deceived. He is bowled. Bravo bowls them with perfection and often gets the positive result. W Saha b Dwayne Bravo 33(19).
Axar Patel Out! Gone! Dwayne Bravo strikes. Azar Patel looking to go over deep mid-wicket, could not pick the Bravo’s slower one and Ishan Kishan takes a superb one-handed catch near the boundary rope. Axar c Ishan Kishan b Dwayne Bravo 0(2).
David Miller Out! Dhawal Kulkarni picks a wicket and that too a big one at this stage. Miller looking to clear long-on fielder holes out to Dwayne Smith placed there. D Miller c Dwayne Smith b D Kulkarni 31(27).
Live Score Kings XI Punjab 137/5 after 17 Overs: So with just three overs to go, how much can Kings XI Punjab post? Something over 160 at this stage will be a good total. David Miller holds the key here.
Murali Vijay Out! Gone! Shivu Kaushik takes the big wicket, his third. Half the Kings XI Punjab is back in the pavilion now and the latest to depart is captain Murali Vijay. He loses is wicket after a fine knock. Vijay goes for a sweep but finds Dwayne bravo near the fence at deep mid-wicket. Vijay c Dwayne Bravo b Shivil 55(41).
Live Score Kings XI Punjab 94/0 after 12 Overs: After such a flying start, Kings XI Punjab have been floored. They need a good decent partnership here. Captain Murali Vijay is still out there and a lot rests on him now. Meanwhile, he gets a boundary off Shivil Kaushik and reaches his half-century. Well played Vijay!
Gurkeerat Singh Out! What is happening here? Can’t believe it, Kings XI Punjab after such a good start lose four quick wickets in space of couple of overs. Plays it towards backward point. James Faulkner placed there does a wonderful job. He throws it back and catches Gurkeerat short. Gurkeerat Singh run out (Faulkner/D Karthik) 0(3)
Glenn Maxwell Out! Two in two for Shivil Kaushik. Gujarat Lions have pulled things back here. The Big Show is caught behind. He thinks he has not edged it, but umpire thinks otherwise. Maxwell goes for a flashy stroke and has to pay for it. Maxwell c D Karthik b Shivil 0(1).
Shaun Marsh Out! Back to back wickets for Gujarat Lions here. Poor outing for Marsh continues. Shivil gives the flight, Marsh flicks it straight to Suresh Raina at mid-wicket. Soft dismissal this. S Marsh c Raina b Shivil 1(3).
Marcus Stoinis Out! Ravindra Jadeja strikes in his second over. Stoinis is stumped. He comes out charging, Jadeja bowls a slightly quicker one this time. Stoinis misses the line of the ball and Dinesh Karthik whips the bails in flash. Stoinis st D Karthik b Jadeja 27(17).
Live Score Kings XI Punjab 59/0 after 6 Overs: That is half-century up for Kings XI Punjab. Both the openers are looking aggressive and not backing away from playing their shots up front. The current run rate is just under 10 runs per over.
Live Score Kings XI Punjab 34/0 after 4 Overs: Murali Vijay has raced into thirties and he looks solid out there. Seems he is enjoying his new role as a captain. Very early to say we know it. But for now, he has hit five fours and is batting on 31 off just 17 balls.
Live Score Kings XI Punjab 13/0 after 2 Overs: Dhawal Kulkarni to bowl the second over now. Relatively good start for Dhawal Kulkarni, he gives away just four runs from his first over.
Live Score Kings XI Punjab 9/0 after 1 Over: Murali Vijay has got a new opening partner today and it is Marcus Stoinis. Praveen Kumar starts proceedings for Gujarat Lions. ANd mUrali Vijay gets the boundary on the third ball of the over. Looks like a good batting wicket. Nine from the first over.
TOSS: Gujarat Lions have won the toss and opt to bowl. Here is a look at playing XI of both the sides-
GL: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Ishan Kishan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik.
KXIP: Murali Vijay(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Cariappa.
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Build-up: With change in guard Kings XI Punjab will be hoping for revival of fortunes as well. Murali Vijay will now take charge of the side and in his first assignment, Kings XI Punjab take on strong Gujarat Lions.