Virat Reveals Why AB de Villiers Came to Bat at Number 6 vs KXIP

Nicholas Pooran of Kings XI Punjab celebrates win during match 31 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kings XI Punjab.

Nicholas Pooran of Kings XI Punjab celebrates win during match 31 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kings XI Punjab.
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During the chase, KXIP struggled to get two runs from the last over bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal, taking it all the way down to the last ball. The first two were dot balls after which Gayle managed to get off strike. After another dot ball, Rahul hit the ball straight to cover and ran for the single. Gayle didn’t make it to his end and was run out which left new batsman Nicholas Pooran needing to score a run off the last ball for KXIP to avoid a Super Over.

Pooran, however, did the needful, hitting a six just over long-on to finish the game.

After the match, KXIP skipper KL Rahul the chase got too chose for comfort at the end.

“I don’t even have words. We knew that we had to scrap and get over the line once and that would give us the confidence. We’re a far better side than bottom of the table. Towards the end it got too close for comfort but happy that we made it,” he said.

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