Kings XI Punjab displayed a disciplined all-round performance as they confortably thrashed struggling Delhi Daredevils by 10 wickets at Mohali stadium. The much-needed win has kept Punjab's hopes of reaching into IPL play-offs alive.
The visitors suffered a massive meltdown in their batting order as they were shot out for just 67 by Punjab in just 17.1 overs after being invited to bat.
Sandeep Sharma (4/20) was the wrecker-in-chief as he returned with a four-wicket haul, while Axar Patel (2/22) and Varun Aaron (2/3) picked up two wickets each.
Mohit Sharma (1/3) and Glenn Maxwell (1/12) also contributed with one wicket each. Chasing the easy target, openers Martin Guptill (50 not out) and Hashim Amla (16 not out) completed the job in 7.5 overs.
This is only Punjab's fourth win in nine matches. Earlier, Daredevils batting looked like a rudderless ship with none of the batsmen getting past 20-run mark. The highest individual score was 18 from Corey Anderson.
This was the second lowest score in this year's IPL after 49 by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Injured Zaheer Khan did not play today and in an inexplicable decision, the team management named Karun Nair the skipper. Nair has been out of form since his triple hundred in Test cricket and did nothing to inspire the confidence of his colleagues.