first_imgSandeep Sharma continues to impress everyone as he added one unique achievement to his name as the Kings XI Punjab beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs in Bengaluru.Sandeep became the first bowler to get the deadly trio of Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers out in the same game as RCB were bowled out for the fourth time in this year’s IPL.The 23-year-old, who impressed everyone with his swing bowling last season, carried on the momentum in this year’s edition as well.Defending a modest total of 138, Punjab needed quick wickets to win the match and stay alive in this year’s IPL and he took it upon himself to deliver. He got Chris Gayle in the fourth bowl of the first over with a brilliant out-swinger as the big West Indian got a leading edge — handing an easy catch to Martin Guptill at Point. Kohli looked to counter-attack but failed as he was castled for 6. And finally he got rid of de Villiers when he looked to come down the track and drive him, only to hand an easy catch to Saha.The Punjab pacer now has 14 wickets from 10 matches and is fourth in the running for Purple Cap.Sandeep, who now won Man-of-the-Match in two consecutive matches returned with figures of 3/22 from his four overs, helping Punjab defend the lowest total in the Indian Premier League at the M. Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru and inflict the fifth straight defeat on RCB.With this win, KXIP now have 10 points from 10 games and are fifth in the table while RCB keep langusihing at the bottom of the table.advertisementPunjab will next play the Gujarat Lions on Sunday in Mohali while Bangalore will take on Kolkata Knight Riders on the same day in Bengaluru.What an evening for Sandeep Sharma. Many new fast bowlers on the horizon but he’s told everyone he’s around too.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 5, 2017Sandeep sharma bhut wadhiya shera @sandeep25a u have won it for @lionsdenkxip by taking 3 big wickets.congratulations kings11 vs @RCBTweets- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 5, 2017last_img

Sandeep Sharma’s rare feat: Gets Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers

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