Fight to avoid wooden spoon of Indian Premier League between Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants was to be played on Saturday afternoon. Kings XI Punjab batting first have posted a decent score and now its time for KXIP bowlers to avoid wooden spoon. India’s Test opener Murali Vijay’s and Gurkeerat Singh’s half century was highlighting innings. Their innings helped KXIP to reach 172.

Murali Vijay in action
Murali Vijay in action

Murali Vijay and Hashim Amla opened innings for Kings XI Punjab. Both batted steadily and scored 52 runs from six overs. Amla and Saha departed back to back. But Murali Vijay continued batting and went on to score 50. His innings included 4 fours and 3 sixes. Murali Vijay’s 50 set up the platform for Gurkeerat Singh’s cameo. Gurkeerat Singh scored 51 from 30 balls which included 3 fours and 3 sixes. In death overs, Rishi Dhavan scored 11 runs from 4 balls.

For Rising Pune Supergiants, R Ashwin was pik of the bowler. He picked 4 wickets for 34 runs. Dinda, Perera and Zampa also picked up one wicket each.

Kings XI Punjab captain Murali Vijay winning the toss opted to bat first against MSD’s Pune Supergiants. When asked MSD about what he would have done if had won the toss, MSD replied that he wanted to field first. So both captain were happy after the toss. So now lets see who is more happier captain at the end of the match.