IPL 2021 : Gayle back in dug out for a low score; PBKS in trouble

Chris Gayle clean bowled by a Kagiso Rabada full toss, after opener Prabhsimran Singh departs for 12

Chris Gayle out for 13 by a full toss by Kagiso Rabada. Bowled at 143.4kph, Gayle missed the ball completely. Punjab in trouble after Gayle’s wicket. Punjab now at 35 for two wickets after 5.2 overs.

With the new opening partner, right-hand batsmen Prabhsimran Singh, PBKS stand-in captain Mayank Agarwal came out to bat after Delhi Capitals opted to bowl at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Punjab Kings picked England’s Dawid Malan for out-of-form Nicholas Pooran. Pooran has had a horrible run at the crease. Prabhsimran Singh to keep wickets in absence of KL Rahul.

After a brilliant first over by Ishant Sharma, Punjab was under pressure from the word go. Prabhsimran Singh was undone by Rabada, caught by Steve Smith for 12 of 16 deliveries.

PBKS are without KL Rahul, who has to undergo surgery for acute appendicitis. Rahul will remain out for the rest of the tournament. Mayank Agarwal to captain Punjab Kings.

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