Former Sri Lankan Captain Mahela Jayawardene struck an unbeaten 110 to steer the struggling Kings XI Punjab to a much needed victory over Kolkata Knight Riders. This was despite KKR posting a huge total of 200 for 3 built on a 42-ball 88 from Chris Gayle (who hit as many as 8 sixes). However, Jayawardene’s classy knock which came in 59 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes saw the Kings XI home with as many as 10 balls to spare!
Yuvraj Singh played his part for Kings XI with a 16-ball 33 which included three sixes. The turning point of the match seemed to be one over from Ravi Bopara which was taken for 33 runs by Chris Gayle but fortunately for the visitors, Mahela’s innings turned the tide in their favour.