Chris Gayle unbeaten hundred trumps Kane Williamson 50 in the IPL

Chris Gayle unbeaten hundred trumps Kane Williamson 50 in the IPL

Riding on Gayle wave, Punjab posted a commanding 193 for three in their share of 20 overs. In BPL, Gayle has scored 5 centuries, the recent one being 146 in the final of 2017-18 edition.

Gayle was then joined by Karun Nair (31 off 21 balls; 4×3, 6×1) and the duo shared a 85-run partnership for the third wicket, taking Punjab past the 150 run mark. Barinder Sran and Mujeeb Ur Rahman didn't pick up any wickets, but were extremely economical in their spells as well.

Gayle was at his best on Thursday night when he smashed this season's first century - a 63-ball 104 not out - at the expense of one of the best bowling outfits, Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Unlike most other Indian stadia, Mohali has big boundaries, demands a lot of running from batsmen, and can only be cleared at will by a big hitter like Chris Gayle. Gayle and KL Rahul began cautiously against the swing and change-ups of Bhuvneshwar and Chris Jordan and played out 12 dots in the first three overs.

He gave away 53 runs in his four overs. However when the Aussie connection of Finch and Tye combined to see off Williamson in the 15th over the task became all the more hard, before Tye's second wicket two overs later all but snuffed out any hope of a come-from-behind win.


But we could see the commitment and dedication with which Chris Gayle performed and delivered for his new franchise. The Jamaican master had a point to prove and like he did in 2011 (again had gone unsold) Gayle silenced his critics in style and won his second consecutive man of the match award and again proved that "old is gold".

Offered a chance to impress on Sunday against Chennai Super Kings, Gayle hit 63 off just 33 balls and was just as destructive today as Kings piled on the runs. A lot of people might say that Chris has a lot to prove - he didn't get selected or wasn't picked early in the auction, but I think Virender Sehwag has saved IPL by picking me.

"If we just look at barring Sunrisers (Hyderabad), it has been tough for seamers in IPL on really good wickets".

Sunil Narine missed out with the ball but cashed in with the bat, as he helped Kolkata Knight Riders climb to the top of the Indian Premier League standings with a seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. There are players like these to entertain, that's why they're turning up. Hyderabad's in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan got injured on his first ball and from then, the required rate kept on increasing and none of the batsmen scored freely.

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