Result
2nd match (D/N), Indian Premier League at Mohali, Apr 8 2018
166/7
(18.5/20 ov, target 167)
167/4
Kings XI won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
Match centre 
Commentator: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Delhi Daredevils166/7(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab167/4(18.5 overs)
end of over 1910 runs
KXIP: 167/4CRR: 8.86 
Marcus Stoinis22 (15)
David Miller24 (23)
Trent Boult3.5-0-34-1
Chris Morris3-0-25-1

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For years, I've been branded a Test cricketer. It's good for me to be up there, creating history and breaking records. Hope to continue this way."
Man of the Match KL Rahul on changing perceptions

7.25pm R Ashwin starts his captaincy career on a high. This has been a walk in the park for Kings XI Punjab. The only passage where they struggled was when Yuvraj failed to connect, but they were able to ride that passage as it came on the back of KL Rahul's half-century, the fastest in IPL history. Yes, you may argue they could've looked to finish this off much earlier to boost their net run rate, but this is just the first game and they'll gleefully take those two points now. Amid the cheers for Rahul's fifty, may it not be forgotten that Mujeeb Zadran had a stellar debut to pick three wickets and restrict them.

Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir: We got a decent total, but the first six overs took the game away from us. Credit to the bowlers to take it till the 19th over, I thought that was a tremendous effort. Once the ball got old, it was hard to clear the fence. 166 was a competitive total.

"The start Rahul got blew them away," says Karun Nair , who also started his tournament in sparkling fashion. "The crowd turnout to set up the opening game was amazing. Hope to see more of this.

18.5
1
Boult to Stoinis, 1 run
backs away and carves this over extra cover. Those are the winning runs. Kings XI open their campaign with an emphatic win.
18.4
4
Boult to Stoinis, FOUR runs
smashed back. Sitting up for him to belt and he did just that. No chance for long off even though the ball was just a few yards away. Packs a punch when he belts them
18.3
1
Boult to Miller, 1 run
full and straight outside off, Miller looking to make room and carve it behind point but has to reach out as he drives to sweeper cover.
18.2
1
Boult to Stoinis, 1 run
drills this slower ball down to long on
18.1
1
Boult to Miller, 1 run
belts this full toss on middle to deep square leg
18.1
2nb
Boult to Stoinis, (no ball) 1 run
yorker length on middle, squeezed to long on. No-ball because Delhi had only three fielders inside the ring. Time for a free hit
end of over 185 runs
KXIP: 157/4CRR: 8.72 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
David Miller22 (21)
Marcus Stoinis15 (11)
Chris Morris3-0-25-1
Rahul Tewatia4-0-24-1
17.6
2
Morris to Miller, 2 runs
drags this pull from outside off towards deep square leg
17.5
1
Morris to Stoinis, 1 run
whips this length ball on middle to deep midwicket
17.4
1
Morris to Miller, 1 run
works this length ball on middle and leg to deep square leg
17.3
1
Morris to Stoinis, 1 run
lofted but on the bounce to long on. Stoinis grimaces because he didn't get any power behind that
17.2
Morris to Stoinis, no run
looks to work this square of the wicket, but is beaten by delivery that comes back in to hit him on the pad
17.1
Morris to Stoinis, no run
swung and a miss. This cut back in, kept low and just missed the stumps by a whisker
end of over 1711 runs
KXIP: 152/4CRR: 8.94 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 from 18b
Marcus Stoinis13 (7)
David Miller19 (19)
Rahul Tewatia4-0-24-1
Daniel Christian2-0-12-1
16.6
3
Tewatia to Stoinis, 3 runs
dabbed past the slip fielder, Iyer comes around from deep point to cut that off
16.5
4
Tewatia to Stoinis, FOUR runs
backs away and lofts this cleanly into the gap at deep cover. Used the width superbly. Poor from Tewatia, too short.
16.4
Tewatia to Stoinis, no run
fired down leg as he sees the batsman looking to play a reverse sweep, misses.
16.3
1
Tewatia to Miller, 1 run
plays a delicate dab to short third man for a quick single

Asif Akbar: "Punjab should have focused on getting good +NRR with this match, they won't have such starts throughout the season."

16.2
1
Tewatia to Stoinis, 1 run
steps out and whips this from outside off towards deep midwicket
16.1
2
Tewatia to Stoinis, 2 runs
gets outside the line of the stumps and paddles this down to fine leg
Best performances - batsmen
G Gambhir
55 runs (42)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control61%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
51251741011
KL Rahul
51 runs (16)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
11210012646
Best performances - bowlers
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
MM Sharma
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
2
Eco
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKings XI Punjab , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2018
Player Of The Match
KL Rahul
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20
Match days08 April 2018 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Pandit
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Daredevils 0