IPL 2019, MI vs KXIP: 'Excellent finish, super knock', Twitter lauds praises on KL Rahul after Kings XI Punjab opener smashes maiden IPL ton

KL Rahul smashed 6 sixes and as many fours on his way to the maiden IPL 100 and Twitter was bombarded with good wishes for the opening batsman

FirstCricket Staff, Apr 10, 2019 23:08:53 IST

KL Rahul smashed his maiden IPL hundred while Chris Gayle struck a 36-ball 63 to power Kings XI Punjab to an imposing 197 for four against Mumbai Indians in an IPL match on Wednesday.

Gayle, who smashed seven towering sixes and also hit three fours, laid the platform for the big total with his opening partner Rahul, who carried his bat through to remain unconquered on 100, laced with six sixes and as many fours.

The duo's 116-run stand in 77 balls took MI by storm. Gayle's dismissal in the 13th over slowed down the innings but Rahul punished Hardik Pandya by hitting three sixes and a four in the 19th, which yielded them 25 runs.

Here is how Twitter reacted as Rahul smashed his maiden IPL ton:

In terrific form, just before the WC selection day

100 out of Kings XI's 197 belonged to Rahul

Rahul just waiting for his boarding pass now

KL was unstoppable in that over

From England, with love

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Apr 10, 2019 23:46:16 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
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2
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11 7 4 0 14
3
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10 6 4 0 12
4
Hyderabad
10 5 5 0 10
5
Punjab
10 5 5 0 10
6
Kolkata
10 4 6 0 8
7
Rajasthan
10 3 7 0 6
8
Bangalore
10 3 7 0 6
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