The Royals have six points from eight games
Defending champions Mumbai Indians are at second spot with 10 points
Pooran termed Gayle the greatest T20 batsman and said it is wonderful to see his scoring runs.
Chasing 172, Rahul scored 61 runs off 49 balls while Gayle smashed a well-made 53 to hand KXIP their second win in the event
This was Gayle's first game of the season
RCB and RR both look to bounce back from their respective defeats in the previous games when they lock horns on Saturday
Morgan will now begin his stint as the KKR captain today when they face defending champions Mumbai Indians.
Ashwin dismissed the dangerous pair of Aaron Finch and Washington Sundar, giving away only 23 runs in his four-over quota
Kohli said the move did not yield the desired result but his bowlers should have been able to defend 171 against Punjab