Gayle returns in style as Kings upset RCB

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Veteran West Indian blaster hits 53, Finch and Maxwell square off as Punjab get home on final ball
A 41-year-old Chris Gayle wound back the clock with a six-laden half-century in his return to competitive cricket as Kings XI Punjab sprung an upset over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah overnight.

Gayle and opener KL Rahul each hit fifties against their former side as Punjab enjoyed an eight-wicket win - just their second of the season, and both against RCB - though what had been a comfortable run chase somehow morphed into a nail-biting final over, the winning runs eventually struck via a six from West Indian Nicholas Pooran from the last ball of the match.

Set 172 to win after Virat Kohli's 47 anchored the RCB innings and allrounder Chris Morris (25no from 8) struck some lusty late blows, Kings XI appeared to be cruising to their target when Rahul (61no) and Mayank Agarwal (45 from 25) raced past 70 in the eight over.

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