Gayle’s IPL side ends slump

West Indies captain Chris Gayle
failed but his Kolkata Knight Riders broke their three-match losing slump in
the Indian Premier League by beating Kings XI Punjab by 39 runs on Saturday.

The left-handed Gayle scored just
14 as Kolkata piled up 183 for five from their allotted 20 overs after opting
to bat first at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

In response, Kings XI could muster
just 144 for six to leave them bottom of the standings with their fifth loss in
six outings. Kolkata have now won three out of six matches.