Date – 21 April 2009
Kings XI Punjab match again interrupted by rain. This time their match was against Kolkata Knight Riders. Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field first. It was not the good start for Kings XI as Goel was out for a duck by pacer Sharma. After that Irfan Pathan was promoted up to order and he didn’t let the decision down by his performance. He scored 32 runs from 17 balls including 5 fours and 1 six. Skipper Yuvraj Singh played his natural game and hit 38 runs from 28 balls before he was dismiss by M.Henriques. Mahela Jayawardena played a descent innings and scores 31 runs from 19 balls and put a total of 158/6 in 20 overs. In reply to this opener Chris Gayle shows no mercy to any Kings XI bowlers and with help of 4 sixes and 2 fours he was not out on 44 runs from 26 balls before rain interrupt the match. By D/L method Knight Riders were adjudged as winner as they win by 11 runs.
Man Of The Match – Chris Gayle
Playing XI -
KXIP – Karan Goel, Ravi Bopara, Yuvraj Singh (C), Kumar Sangakkara (W), Mahela Jayawardena, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Taruwar Kohli, Vikramjeet Malik, VRV Singh, Yusuf Abdulla