IPL 2018, KXIP vs SRH, Match 16: 'Gayle Storm' Destroys SRH, KXIP Win By 15 Runs

IPL 2018, KXIP vs SRH, Match 16: Gayle's magnificent forced the Sunrisers Hyderabad to experience their first loss in this season against Kings XI Punjab

The critics said that the carrier of Chris Gayle might end soon. But they forgot that he is a self-declared Universe Boss and can bounce back anytime. What we saw against the Chennai Super Kings was just a trailer. The fans enjoyed the full movie preview today when he took the field with all his guns ablaze against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He came to open the inning and carried his bat for the first time in the history of IPL. The Kings XI Punjab posted a humongous score of 193 runs, thanks to Gayle’s fantastic ton which turned out to be the first one of this season.

In return, the Orange army failed to chase the target and fell short by 15 runs. They lost the first-ever game in this tournament but managed to retain their second position on the points table.

In case you missed the live action, scroll down and relive the game.

23:30 IST It’s all over for the SRH. They fell short by 15 runs and could take the game home. Gayle Storm rules tonight. It was their first loss in this tournament while the 3rd victory for the KXIP.

23:17 IST SRH another wicket down and the KXIp players, owner and fans are happy s they are inching towards another victory. But no one is happier than Yuvi!

23:10 IST Manish Pandey is at the crease and playing at an extremely slow rate. He is known for his hard-hitting skills but what has happened today?

23:05 IST SRH side is really unlucky today. Williamson had just got the momentum but now he returs to the pavilion. Another huge blue to the Orange Army. Now a miracle could only help SRH coming back in the game.

The highlights continues:

23:55 IST Amid the slow batting show, SRh skipper Kane Williamson gets his 50. plying a captain’s knock just like Virat did Rajasthan Royals. But the victory is far away.

22:45 IST The current performance of the SRH is frustrating the fans now. They are not only struggling to get runs but also making the chase boring for the viewers.

22:35 IST While SRH struggling to get near the target, the fans on social media are busy praising Chris Gayle’s monstrous knock.

22:25 IST The entire KXIP is looking dangerous and high in confidence. Firstly, Chris Gayle caused the storm and now the bowlers are playing their game perfectly. The RCB franchise would be regretting their decision of not having Gayle this season.

22:15 IST The huge target of 194 is huge to achieve and the SRH fans are worrying a lot. Dhawan is down with an injury and the top batsmen look struggling against the KXIP bowling attack. It’s not going to be an easy task for the Orange Army.

22:00 IST The 2nd innings begins with a huge blow to the SRH. Shikhar ‘Gabbar’ Dhawan is retired hurt and had to return to the dressing room.

21:46 IST While the game resumes, let’s have a look at Gayle ruining Rashid Khan’s economy.

21:40 IST Done and Dusted by Chris Gayle. He carried the bat and smashed a stunning ton. KXIP puts a humongous total of 193/4. SRH needs 194 to win, Innings Break.

21:32 IST “Stop me if you can”! An indirect disclaimer from Chris Gayle for the SRH bowlers. The Universe Boss has smashed the first-ever IPL 2018 century at Mohali. Take a bow, Big Man!

21:20 IST It’s only Gayle shining tonight in Mohali. Batsmen are coming, hitting and returning to the dressing room but Gayle is anchoring the innings like a DEVIL!

21:10 IST Looks like the Universe Boss is just unstoppable. Gayle is inching towards his another IPL ton. Will he able to get there? Fingers crossed!

21:00 IST Another game, another 50 for the Universe Boss. What an inning, 50 runs in just 39 balls.

20:49 IST Gayle Storm has taken over the IS Bindra stadium. His shots are not baised with the SRH bowlers. All are falling under the same category.

20:35 IST With every six coming off Gayle’s blade, the viewers stick their eyes to the sky and so does the SRH bowlers. Some humongous shots hit by the Universe Boss.

20:30 IST A great start fro the KXIp yet again. The openers are dealing in boundaries and their dear team owner, Preity Zinta be like…

20:22 IST While Gayle seems in the mood today, we bring you some of his blasts from the past. Set back and enjoy!

20:15 IST Another IPL 2-18 match and another wrong decision from the on-field umpires. This is getting serious as the fans are witnessing this in almost every game.

20:00 IST The game begins and Gayle enters the ground like a boss. Are you ready for some fireworks again?

19:53 IST Will KXIP be able to pull a victory in their last game at Mohali? Well, fans wish the same.

19:35 IST Here’s the playing XI for tonight’s game:

SRH: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Chris Jordan

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

19:30 IST Half an hour left in the game and KXIP have won the toss. They’ll bat first and see if SRH will be able to chase.

19:20 IST The Punjabi’s has predicted tonight’s weather and it will a ‘Gayle Storm’ tonight in Mohali! If it happens as predicted, it would be the sweetest delight for the audience.

19:10 IST The Orange Army has already arrived at the Lion’s Den! So who’s is going to win this epic clash?

19:05 IST Punjab is ready to roar at their home again. The fans haven’t forgotten the fireworks from the Universe Boss in the last game. It’s going to be a packed house tonight as all the tickets are already sold-out. get ready to watch an epic clash as the winner of this game will be placed at the 2nd position on the points table.