[caption id="attachment_702188" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-702188" alt="Chris Gayle's innings included 7 fours and 4 sixes AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/gayle.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Chris Gayle's innings included 7 fours and 4 sixes AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>VIVO <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/IPL-2018" target="_blank">IPL 2018</a> saw another close finish in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2018-200860/live-scores/kings-xi-punjab-vs-chennai-super-kings-live-cricket-score-match-12-186182-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank">match 12 at IS Bindra Stadium</a>. Hosting <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Chennai-Super-Kings" target="_blank">Chennai Super Kings</a> (CSK), <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Kings-XI-Punjab" target="_blank">Kings XI Punjab</a> (KXIP) were defending 198. MS Dhoni s unbeaten 79 almost took CSK over the line, before Mohit s Sharma s emphatic last-over curbed the Yellow Brigade s winning streak in the current edition. However, the momentum was provided by <em>Universe Boss</em>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Chris-Gayle" target="_blank">Chris Gayle</a>. Playing in his first match for KXIP, Gayle's 33-ball 63 powered KXIP to a winning score, and skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ravichandran-Ashwin" target="_blank">Ravichandran Ashwin</a> suggested that the camp thought of "unleashing him" due to CSK's attack being in his favour. They felt Gayle would be able to express himself, and the ploy worked. <p></p> <p></p>"Today I thought we should unleash Gayle and he had the right sort of an attack to go out there and express himself," revealed Ashwin in the post-match conference. <p></p> <p></p>Crediting his bowlers, Ashwin added, "I felt there was a lot of dew, but overall the bowling went well. It was crucial to get (Ambati) Rayudu out for a 35-ball 49 at that point of the game. We are not going to be a team that thinks maybe we could have done this or that, <strong>we are going to be a team that thinks maybe we could have stuck to the basics</strong>."