Change of captain, change of fortunes👍 for Kings👑XI Punjab. Badly requiring a win, Kings XI Punjab came together as a team and got the better of table toppers👏 Gujarat Lions to gain their 2⃣nd win of the season. Murali Vijay, who was named captain on Saturday, lost the toss and was asked to bat first. The stylish opener began the innings spectacularly👌 - hitting on the up and piercing the field with a surgeon's precision. Marcus Stoinis also gave him good support before left-arm spinner Shivil Kaushik sparked a collapse😱. Kings XI went from 65/0 to 75/4 before Miller and Vijay steadied the ship🚢. Wriddhiman Saha played a good hand with a 19 ball 33 as Kings were bundled out for 154.
Lions' chase was rocked early by Mohit Sharma🙌, who got rid of the dangerous McCullum and Raina. The rocking boat was then decimated by Axar Patel who picked up 4 wickets in 5 balls😲 (spread over 2 overs) to decimate the Lions. Smith holed out first before Karthik was bowled 2 balls later✨. Bravo played on the next ball before Axar dismissed Jadeja with the first ball of his next over to complete the first hat-trick of the season✨. The rest of the match was just academic.
⭐MoM: Axar Patel