Sports / IPL 2019: KL Rahul shines as Kings XI pip Sunrisers and vault into top 4

India Today : Apr 09, 2019, 09:44 AM
Kings XI Punjab moved to the third spot on the 8-team table after Monday's win. Kings XI Punjab have now extended their winning streak in Mohali to seven matches. KL Rahul was named Man of the Match for his unbeaten 71 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. KL Rahul hit his 13th Indian Premier League (IPL) fifty on Monday to help Kings XI Punjab gun down a 151-run target in a last over thriller against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab vaulted into the top-four after the six-wicket win at home. This was also KXIP's seventh straight win at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, which has been their fortress over the last two seasons of IPL.

Kings XI Punjab were cruising towards the 151-run target, needing 19 runs from their last 18 balls. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Sandeep Sharma gave his team a window of opportunity by removing a well-set Mayank Agarwal and the explosive David Miller in the same over.