Glenn Maxwell admits this was a different pitch from the one which was on offer in the IPL. Not as much help for the quick bowlers on this one.
So that's it from me then for tonight. I will be back to call the Hurricanes' second match against the Barbados Tridents on September 21. Have a good night!
Not quite a Champions League t20 debut for one team and very much on the wanted lines for the other. The Hurricanes will look at their batting and point fingers at how they played. On what looked like a track where 160-170 was par, four of their batsmen got into 20s but none managed more than 28. All their top six also got into double figures.
With only 144 to defend, the Hurricanes seemed to have done well to pull the Kings XI Punjab back to 3/23 in the fourth over but Glenn Maxwell's whirlwind 43 ensured there wouldn't be too many more hiccups for Punjab. George Bailey and Thisara Perera added an unbeaten 69 for the sixth wicket with a 30 apiece.
Nearly there then, Bailey gets one rather short from Gulbis and he swivels around to help himself to a four.
And then finishes it off by moving away and hitting it over the extra-cover region for another boundary. Punjab win by five wickets with 14 balls to spare.