As Harsha Bhogle said, 'is there anything he can't do with a cricket bat?' The only thing we can think of is: Failing to score runs.
This was his second hundred in the IPL. Amla went to 50 off 35 balls, and along with Marsh, set the ideal platform for his side with a 125-run partnership.
If Amla did most of the scoring inside Powerplay, Marsh took over that role once it concluded, and the two took KXIP to 81/1 in 10 overs to stage a wonderful recovery when things had looked sluggish at a point. Guptill and Maxwell are going insane to showcase their still but still they are very moderate as of now in the IPL Season 10. The Lions are coming into the match after three consecutive losses, which also includes the heartbreaking defeat against Mumbai Indians in a thrilling Super Over finish at Rajkot.
The Kings XI Punjab were on a winning run that had the Sunrisers Hyderabad nervous.
On paper, there is not much to choose between the two teams even though Punjab, despite being on a losing streak, are placed fifth with four points while Gujarat are seventh with the same number of points.
Gujarat Lions squad: Suresh Raina (C), Akshadeep Nath, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Dwayne Smith, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Dhaval Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brandon McCullum, Pradeep Sangwan, Jason Roy, Jaydev Shah, Shelly Shaurya, Nathusingh, Tejas Baroka and Andrew Tye.
Smith was accompanied by Ishan Kishan who worked the ball for singles and picked a few boundaries and released the pressure. If the duo's partnership will work then it will be wonderful for the GL. It was a close contest between the teams but in the end, they emerged victoriously, thanks to Dinesh Karthik who held his nerves and saw them through. We haven't won a heap of games in a row.
Maxwell-led KXIP is playing well at the moment with series of 2 victories they are having on their pot. Amla brought up his half-century in the thirteenth over - needing 36 balls to get to the milestone, and the same stroke also raised the raised the 100 of the partnership. Axar's 17-ball 38 and 3 for 11 eventually steal the game in front of RCB.
If a couple of these batsmen click and perform well then it can work for the team Gujarat.
Shaun Marsh is five runs short of becoming the first player to score 1000 IPL runs in Mohali. But as the saying goes, the all-rounder saved his best for the last.
"(It's) still disappointed about my performances over the past games.