Delhi Daredevils
Vs
Kings XI Punjab
IPL Series
IPL Match Schedule
Match Basics
Match 2: Delhi Daredevils Vs Kings XI Punjab – Summary and Analysis
Date: 8th April, 2018
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan, Rod Tucker
Toss won by: Kings XI Punjab, elected to field first
Scorecard Summary
Delhi Daredevils 1st Innings:  166/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.3)
Performers:
Batting: Gautam Gambhir 55 off 42 balls, Rishabh Pant 28 off 13 balls, Chris Morris 27* off 16 balls.
Bowling:  MM Sharma 2/33 in 4 overs, Mujeeb Ur Rehman 2/28 in 4 overs.
Kings XI Punjab 2nd Innings:  167/4 (18.5 Overs, RR: 8.86)
Performers:
Batting: KL Rahul 51 off 16 balls, Karun Nair 50 off 33 balls.
Bowling: Rahul Tewatia 1/24 in 4 overs, Chris Morris 1/25 in 3 overs.
Result: Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match: KL Rahul

Highlights & Analysis

1.    Delhi Daredevils faced off Kings XI Punjab and with both teams being supervised by different captains it was always going to interesting and thrilling.

2.    So, Kings XI won the toss and elected to field first in hopes of chasing down the total that Delhi was about to put on the scoreboard.

3.    Delhi Daredevils started at a slow pace and this costed Colin Munro’s wicket as he got out in an attempt to fast track Delhi’s innings. Gautam Gambhir showed some class and reached his fifty from 36 balls.

4.    Kings XI Punjab did a fine job in getting timely wickets to restrict Delhi from going berserk on them. Kings XI looked in fine control throughout the match.

5.    But this did not stop Rishabh Pant Chris Morris from blasting a late cameo as they propelled Delhi to a total of 166 runs.

6.    The Kings XI now needed 167 runs to win this match. Delhi thought that this score was enough but little did they know that Kings XI opener KL Rahul had other plans in his mind.

7.    After KL Rahul blasted IPL’s fastest fifty, Karun Nair did well to anchor Kings XI innings but after he got out in the 16th over things got quite interesting.

8.    With 29 runs needed of 26 balls and Marcus Stoinis and David Miller on the crease Kings XI still looked firmly in control of the match.

9.    Both batsmen showed great composure as they took their team to the ending line in the 19th over of the match to win the match quite comfortably.

10. So, Kings XI Punjab opened their account in IPL 2018 with a solid win all thanks to KL Rahul who scored all around the ground to turn the tables on Delhi.

Teams
Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils
KL Rahul †

MA Agarwal

Yuvraj Singh

KK Nair

DA Miller

MP Stoinis

AR Patel

R Ashwin (c)

AJ Tye

MM Sharma

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Colin Munro

G Gambhir (c)

SS Iyer

V Shankar

RR Pant †

R Tewatia

CH Morris

DT Christian

A Mishra

TA Boult

Mohammed Shami

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