IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC: R Ashwin received the essential wicket of Chris Gayle throughout DC’s defence of 164.© BCCI/IPL
The conflict between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals threw open a mini-contest between KXIP’s Chris Gayle and DC’s Ravichandran Ashwin with the latter trumping over the large West Indies batsman, stopping the ‘Gayle Storm’ in its tracks after it had brought about some devastation. Gayle had taken Tushar Deshpande for 26 runs within the fifth over of the innings with three fours and two sixes – he went 4, 4, 6, 4, 6 – when Ashwin got here on to bowl the sixth – the ultimate over of the Powerplay. With the sector nonetheless restricted, Gayle appeared to play over the infield on a straight ball by Ashwin and misses it fully. He was cleaned up by means of the gate and Delhi had a much-needed breakthrough.
ICYMI – Gayle’s 24-run blitz in a single over.
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Gayle was peppered with brief stuff by the rookie Deshpande, who’s into this third IPL match. Nevertheless, the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ was prepared for the problem as he hooked and pulled deliveries for fours and sixes and hammered the pitched-up deliveries out of the bottom as nicely.
Chasing a difficult whole of 165, KXIP misplaced skipper and Orange Cap proprietor KL Rahul early for 15 and have been 24 for one on the finish of the fourth over.
Gayle’s onslaught meant that they crossed 50 within the subsequent over however Ashwin put an finish to the showcase the second ball of his first over.
Gayle was a late inclusion within the KXIP taking part in eleven, and he has performed solely three out of the 10 matches that staff has performed.
He got here into this match in kind after hitting 53 in his first IPL 2020 match towards Royal Challengers Bangalore after which a six off the primary ball adopted by a boundary in a historic second Tremendous Over towards Mumbai Indians to assist KXIP get throughout the road in a thriller.
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