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He also said that the middle-order finding form is a great sign for the team.
Pooran slams 53 as Kings XI Punjab defeat table toppers Delhi Capitals
Mohammed Shami produced one of the best overs to restrict MI to five runs forcing a second Super Over which the KL Rahul-led side won eventually.
The match on Sunday night ended in a tie in the regulation 20 overs and KXIP could only score five runs in the first Super Over but Shami bowled brilliantly to restrict MI to the same score.
Having lost two tight games they should have won at the start of the season, KXIP managed to get on the right side of the results in the last couple of games, although it was too close for comfort by their own admission.
Kings XI Punjab managed just five runs in the first Super Over and looked out of the game.
With this thrilling win, Kings XI now have six points from nine matches and stay in contention for playoffs
A win for Mumbai Indians will virtually seal them a spot in the play-offs while a loss for KXIP could send them out of contention.
The Virat Kohli-led RCB has won five of its eight games on the back of all-round performances but seemingly blundered in the eight-wicket defeat to laggards KXIP on Thursday
He played his first match of the season when Kings XI Punjab took on Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He played crucial roles scoring quick runs in Royals’ victories over Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier in the tournament.
Speaking after the victory, leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin, who picked up two wickets for 23 runs in his four overs, said they were delighted to win a game finally.
Chasing 172 in a must-win game, the in-form opening pair of Rahul (61 not off 49) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) got off to a flying start before Gayle (53 off 45) joined his skipper
The inability to produce an all-round show and close out games they should have won has led to KXIP losing six out of their seven matches.
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