Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by four runs in a thrilling encounter at Mohali on Sunday.
CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni exhibited his full form as he played 79 not out by striking a six even at the last ball though failed to steer the team to win the match.
For KXIP, Andrew Tye (2/47), Ravichandran Ashwin (1/32) and Mohit Sharma (1/47) were among the wickets takers in the high-scoring contest.
Defending a 198-run target, Mohit dismissed Shane Watson (11) early in the second over. Watson started well hitting back-to-back fours off Mohit.
Murali Vijay and Ambati Rayudu together scored 22 runs in the next two overs. In the seventh over, Ashwin challenged the umpire’s decision of a boundary from Sam Billings’ bat. Billings was out leg before after review and CSK were reduced to 57/3 in 6.4 overs.
Earlier, KXIP opening batsman Chris Gayle smashed his second fastest fifty in the IPL to help his side post a healthy 197/7.
Kings XI Punjab co-owner and Bollywood actress Preity Zinta gets completely engrossed whenever her team is on the field and on Sunday night the full range of her emotions were on display as MS Dhoni almost pulled off a heist for CSK.
After the match, Preity bonded with the players of the Punjab team and also took to photo-sharing website Instagram to share a picture of her along with Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.
“After effects of a #gaylestorm 🏏💪👏👌🏏 #KxipVsCsk @kxipofficial @chrisgayle333 @rahulkl #manofthmatch #victory #happiness #VivoIpl2018 #Redforever #livepunjabiplaypunjabi ##Universeboss Ting 😘”, she captoned the picture.