20 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | DD: 139/8 (5 runs required, RR: 6.95)

  • A Mishra1 (2b)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-25-2
  • BB Sran4-0-45-1

11.38pm Another thrilling IPL game. Somehow, Kings XI overcome a sub-par total and a strong Daredevils start to defend their 143. JUUUST! It was not a very clever chase from Daredevils, there was a steadying gear and an aggressive gear. Nothing in between. That's where they fell behind the chase as wickets fell right through that innings. Sran wasn't excellent, but his fourth over was, putting the equation beyond Daredevils.

There were economical spells from Tye, Rajpoot, Mujeeb and Ashwin, pushing the required rate up and allowing Sran to have a bad day. But Sran fought back well too. It was a terrific defensive effort from Kings XI, as they move to the top of the table.

Presentation time.

Ankit Rajpoot is the Man of the Match: "It's my responsibility for the team. I had to get wickets. Wanted to bowl wicket to wicket, and not use too many variations."

R Ashwin: "We were more discussing of what to be bowling, rather than what to be bowling. I decided Mujeeb will be bowling the 20th over. I thought AJ (Tye) was the best bowler on the day. Coach says nothing. If we were serious about winning, this is a game we needed to win. The ball skidded on, more trying to get their wickets. They wanted to attack, which fell in our hands."

Gautam Gambhir says "when you lose three wickets in the first six overs, it's always difficult. Avesh bowled well, Shaw is a player for the future. We've got to win seven games. Our bowling was good today, but couldn't cross the line"

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Iyer, OUT, taken at long-off and Kings XI win by four runs. Gambhir has his head in his hands. Iyer looks up. A flatter trajectory delivery outside off is chipped away to long-off. Finch takes the reverse-cupped catch and Kings XI begin their celebrations.

SS Iyer c Finch b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 57 (45b 5x4 1x6) SR: 126.66

5 off 1

Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Iyer, FOUR runs, and he gets four. Flat down leg, helped along past short fine leg. He dives in vain. Big play because it's four. FOUR

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25G GambhirPP Shaw
2nd16G GambhirGJ Maxwell
3rd1G GambhirSS Iyer
4th19SS IyerRR Pant
5th15DT ChristianSS Iyer
6th47R TewatiaSS Iyer
7th1LE PlunkettSS Iyer
8th15A MishraSS Iyer