Kolkata Knight Riders had put on a princely score of 191 at a loss of 7 wickets. The best batting performance came in by opener Chris Lynn who scored 74 off 41 balls. His strike rate – a blistering 180.48. Captain and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik chipped in a handy 43 off 28 balls. This included six 4s at a strike rate of 153.57. Chasing 192 might be a big target but not when you have Chris Gayle on your side. Displaying his classical knack for sixes, the score was 92 for no loss when it started raining.
It was disheartening for Punjab but by then using the DLS method they were already ahead. When the game resumed, they had to score another 26 runs of which the last six was an over-boundary hit by Gayle. They reached the target of 126 in 11.1 overs and won the watch in style with 9 wickets to spare. Well played Punjab!