Punjab looks to continue home dominance over Delhi (Image Credit: Twitter)
Chasing 166, the Capitals lost the in-form Prithvi off the very first ball. But the duo of Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer weathered the storm with a half-century partnership. After losing both of them, Pant and Ingram stitched another fifty partnership and the visitors were cruising towards victory. The equation was brought down to '23 off 21', but Pant's wicket triggered the collapse. Shami picked two, Curran scalped four including hat-trick which changed the course of this game. Delhi choked under pressure and lost 7 wickets for 8 runs in mere 17 deliveries. In the end, this has been a miraculous game of cricket as Kings XI Punjab snatched victory from Delhi Capitals' hands which even raised the bar of twelfth edition.
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RESULT: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs
What a game we have witnessed here! What a turnaround it has been! 7 wickets in 17 deliveries!
MILESTONE ALERT: Sam Curran becomes the first player to pick hat-trick in twelfth edition!
Sam Curran, you beauty! Delhi Capitals has lost 6 wickets for 8 runs in 16 deliveries!
Rabada on strike! 15 required for Delhi Capitals here!
What a turnaround this has been! 5 wickets in no time! VIHARI OUT!
WICKET: Remember the name - SAM CURRAN. Two wickets in one over. Stuns Delhi camp!
WICKET: What a turnaround we are witnessing here! Curran first did it against Rajasthan Royals, now Delhi Capitals! Ingram departs!
So, we have a game here. First Pant, then Morris. A superb display by Punjab team to stay in the game! After 17 overs, it's 144/5.
WICKET: Shami made a slight adjustment with length there and Pant tried to replicate the last shot, but just couldn't. BOWLED!
Just 30 runs needed off 24 balls now! The 50 run partnership between Pant and Ingram is now 54. The chase is looking easier than it appeared a few over back.
Ingram is playing with set plans here. He has marked his bowlers and going after them. 11 came off the 14 over. It's 117/3.
Colin Ingram gave out by the umpire, but Ingram reviews straightaway! What will be the third umpire's decision? -- Yes! Good referral from Ingram. After 12.5 overs, it's 105/3.
After the end of 12 overs, Delhi Capitals see themselves three down for 98 runs. Rishabh Pant is still at the crease, and the onus is once again on him to help his side cross the winning line.
WICKET: Captain departs! Hardus picks his first here! Don't miss that celebration though. After 7.2 overs, it's 61/2.
Delhi Capitals lost Prithvi Shaw on the very first ball. But post this, Dhawan and Iyer have looked solid. The duo has played 15 odd balls and are looking solid. After 6 overs, it's 49/1.
Delhi Capitals bowlers had dented Punjab's lower middle order to restrict them for a below par score. And Punjab has just continued the momentum to send Prithvi for a Duck. Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer are trying to repair the innings. After 3 overs, 25/1.
WICKET: Bizzare! Prithvi Shaw tried to play away from his body, gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Golden DUCK! Great start for Kings XI Punjab!
Wickets falling like a pack of cards here! Another one is gone! After 19.4, it's 156/9.
WICKET: Knocked him over. Morris picks his third! Punjab skipper back to the pavilion.
Punjab is finding difficult to end their innings on high. They have lost Miller and Viljoen in quick succession and now the onus is on Ashwin to get the side near Average par-score. After 18 overs, it's 148/6.
WICKET: Sarfaraz gets just a slight nip and through to the keeper. He was looking good for his 39 but has to depart. Sandeep picks his second.
Both Miller and Sarfaraz are taking the bowlers on toll here. 100 up for Kings XI Punjab. With 8 overs still remaining, KXIP will look to finish on high! After 12 overs, it's 105/3.
Sarfaraz Khan is keeping the scoreboard moving for Kings XI Punjab as they see themselves three down for 73 after 9 overs!
WICKET: Harshal Patel bowled a half volley and Sarfaraz Khan drive it through the cover but went straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan saw Mayank coming out of his crease. With one stump to aim at has sent Agarwal packing! Fantastic throw by Dhawan, with KXIP on the receiving end this time. Just a moment of brilliance.
The powerplay is evenly matched even when Kings XI Punjab has lost both their openers. Mayank and Sarfaraz are looking solid for big here. After 6 overs, it's 54/2.
WICKET: Sandeep tossed the ball up and Sam Curran was taken by the flight. OUT lbw. Doesn't even wait to review.
Curran smashed Avesh Khan for three boundaries through the cover region! It wouldn't be wrong to say that he is not letting Universe Boss' absence get felt!
Kings XI Punjab was off to a great start but eventually lost KL Rahul on the second last delivery of the second over. After 2 overs, it's 19/2.
WICKET: Rahul tried to flick the ball onto the on side but just couldn't get the bat to ball! First wicket down!
KL Rahul is off to a blistering start here. Smashed Morris and Rabada for boundaries and looking really solid for more.
Okay, so the players are out in the middle and KL Rahul has a new partner. It's Sam Curran!!
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl vs Kings XI Punjab
We are just 20 minutes away from the toss! Who will win?
Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set for another IPL game as Kings XI Punjab host Delhi Capitals for their second home game. Last time, the two teams played at this venue, KL Rahul hammered opposition all-around the ground. But can he replicate his effort?