Twitter Reactions: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle star as Kings XI Punjab thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets in Kolkata

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KL Rahul and Chris Gayle scored half-centuries at the Eden Gardens as Kings XI Punjab outclassed Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in a rain-hit IPL encounter on Saturday.

While KKR scored a competitive 191 for 7 in 20 overs, KXIP had a revised target of 125 in 13 overs after rain halted play.

Gayle completed a hat-trick of half-centuries with an unbeaten 62 from 38 balls that had five fours and six sixes while Rahul helped himself to a 60 off only 27 balls.

Gayle hit the winning runs six off Tom Curran over long-on as they sealed the issue with 11 balls to spare. This was also KXIP’s first win in Kolkata since 2012.

Earlier, Chris Lynn scored a brilliant 74 off 41, while captain Dinesh Karthik smashed a 28-ball 41 as KKR posted a healthy total on the scoreboard.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to KXIP’s win over KKR:

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