NationNews Barbados: Gayle shines with 53 on IPL return

Ross Houston
October 17, 2020

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight wickets on Thursday in Abu Dhabi. This was not the only blunder committed on the day as Kohli chose to secure the in-form Sundar for the Chris Gayle, who came to bat in the eighth over.

Following the match, a vintage tweet from Salman Khan has resurfaced on microblogging website Twitter which the actor had posted back in 2014 after Kings XI Punjab's defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final of the IPL.

After the game, their co-owner, Preity Zinta was seen celebrating in the dugout.

Ahead of the clash, RCB skipper Virat Kohli's impromptu dancing moves while warming up had also grabbed the eyeballs. Out of all of them, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been no smaller than any other team. Nonetheless, his contribution helped his team bag two points, only their second win in eight matches and their first since September 24.

With six more games to go, Archer feels there are wins there to be had for his side and it's just that they need to perform as a group to get the desired results. However, it took a six from Nicholas Pooran in the final ball of the match to decide the outcome of the contest. Gayle was playing the first match after JanuaryGayle was playing his first match since January.

KXIP had almost pulled off the win when they reduced the target to seven runs needing off the final two overs. Last three balls, one run.

Despite the win, the KL Rahul-led Punjab unit are still languishing at the bottom of the points table with four points.

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