Murali Vijay's fifty came off 36 deliveries, including six boundaries, along with a strike rate of 134 © AFP
Murali Vijay’s fifty came off 36 deliveries, including six boundaries, along with a strike rate of 134 © AFP

Visitors Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper and opener Murali Vijay was dismissed for a healthy 55 by spinner Shivil Kaushik, after being caught by Dwayne Bravo at mid-wicket, against hosts Gujarat Lions (GL), in Match 28 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Sunday. His fifty came off 36 deliveries, including six boundaries, along with a strike rate of 134. It was a slog sweep from Vijay as he targeted the mid-wicket boundary, but couldn’t time it good enough, as Bravo claimed an easy take. Currently, KXIP are 108 for the loss of five wickets in 15 overs, with David Miller on 18, and Wriddhiman Saha on three. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016 at Rajkot

Table-toppers Gujarat Lions will look to consolidate their position when they take on laggards Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here tomorrow. Punjab are lying at the bottom of the table with only two points from six matches, while Lions have managed to perch themselves at the top of the IPL standings with 12 points in seven matches. Their confidence has been further bolstered by a three-wicket win over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants last night. The Lions chased down a steep 195-run target to romp home. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Gujarat Lions vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016 at Rajkot

The two teams will lock horns for a second time in the tournament. In the first game played at Mohali, Lions had won by 5 wickets. Punjab have only two points from six games, their only win coming against Rising Pune Supergiants. Their big names such as Glenn Maxwell and skipper David Miller have failed miserably so far.