After delivering back-to-back performances, KL Rahul led Kings XI Punjab have slowly started to get back on track and are trying their best to keep their chances of playing in the playoffs alive. On Wednesday, KXIP registered their fourth match of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, which was also their third win in a row. With this victory, Punjab’s side has moved to the fifth spot in the IPL 2020 points table.
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Chasing the target of 165 runs, KXIP started their innings on a bad note as they lost KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal early in the innings. However, Chris Gayle (29) and Nicholas Pooran(53) held the game for their team. Later on, Glenn Maxwell(32), Deepak Hooda (15*), and James Neesham (10) helped their team to successfully chase the target runs.
After the game, KL Rahul expressed his feelings over the win while praising some of the players, including the likes of Shami, Arshdeep, and many others, for their amazing performances. He also refused to get carried away with the wins and claimed that the team will remain humble. He said:
“Especially when you play with 6 batters and one all-rounder, one of the top four had to do the job. One thing that we need to look at. Shami was coming in after some confidence from the last game. Arshdeep bowled two overs in the powerplay and one over at the death. And he nailed 6 yorkers. Glenn has been batting well in the nets. He is a great team man and we know the balance he brings to the table,”
“The talk before the last couple of games was to beat two teams were at the top of the points table. I couldn’t sleep after the last game. We could have finished it before and not allowed it to go into the super over. The game reminds us to stay humble. We would want to take the momentum forward and take it one game at a time,”