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Virender Sehwag struck 12 fours and as many as eight sixes to score 122 © IANS


Virender Sehwag on Friday showed his class when it mattered the most as he struck a magnificent century to script Kings XI Punjab‘s 24-run win over Chennai Super Kings to make their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) final. KXIP will now face Kolkata Knight Riders.


For Kings XI Punjab what made the win memorable was that it was their third consecutive win over Super Kings this season and defending a total of more that 200 on all the three ocassions.


Kings XI Punjab looked like a determined lot after having lost the Qualifier 1 to Knight Riders. They put on a comprenshive bating display with Sehwag leading the way with a scntillating 122 off just 58 balls to take Kings XI to a mamoth 226 for six in 20 overs. It was a typical Sehwag innings without much footwork but crisp timing. Sehwag smashed 12 fours and eight sixes during his whirlwind knock, IANS reported.