Result
22nd match (N), Indian Premier League at Delhi, Apr 23 2018
143/8
(20 ov, target 144)
139/8
Kings XI won by 4 runs
Player Of The Match
Kings XI Punjab
Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab143/8(20 overs)
Delhi Daredevils139/8(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 139/8CRR: 6.95 
Amit Mishra1 (2)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-25-2
Barinder 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"

19.6
w
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

19.5
4
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
19.4
2
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Iyer, 2 runs
slogged away with bad timing to deep midwicket. A misfield allows two. Struggled for timing. Iyer initially didn't want even one.

11 off 3 now

19.3
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Iyer, no run
refuses the single. Flat outside off, powered to long-off. Says no. I'll take this over.
19.2
6
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Iyer, SIX runs
six! NOT OVER YET. It's flat and wide, Iyer stands back and slaps a swat straight back over the bowler's head for six. sensational timing. Delhi are dancing again.
19.1
Mujeeb Ur Rahman to Iyer, no run
good length, flat down leg. Iyer can't connect. The ball hits the pad to fine leg.

Righto, righto. Another thriller in the IPL. Iyer and Delhi need 17 off 6 balls. Ashwin says Mujeeb is the man.

No helmet for Iyer. Point, third man and backward point in.

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 127/7CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 17.00
Amit Mishra1 (2)
Shreyas Iyer45 (39)
Barinder Sran4-0-45-1
Andrew Tye4-0-25-2
18.6
Sran to Mishra, no run
it's in the slot for that shot. Full and wide, Mishra comes down and misses a swing. DOT!

17 off 7. Iyer will have strike for the last over, at least he should. Ten balls without a boundary for Iyer, since the 15th over. Mid-off was up. Should Mishra stand still and chip over mid-off?

18.5
1
Sran to Iyer, 1 run
that was in the slot, right in the slot. Full on off, Iyer cleared his front leg too and slogged to long-on
18.4
1
Sran to Mishra, 1 run
he walks right across and connects neatly with the lap scoop but he finds the keeper. It's a slower delivery well outside off. That missed off stump by not much. Iyer forces him to complete the run.

Will Mujeeb be entrusted with the last over? 19 off 9. Mishra on strike.

18.3
1
Sran to Iyer, 1 run
a shortish delivery on middle and leg, swatted away to long-on, on the bounce.

20 off 10 now. At least two boundaries required. Three sixes wouldn't be too bad for Delhi. Iyer now, all on him.

18.2
w
Sran to Plunkett, OUT
a golden duck for Plunkett. A slower delivery down leg from Sran. Excellent variation, because Plunkett meets the ball much earlier than he intended. As a result, a whip intended for midwicket goes aerially to deep square leg, where Nair takes a comfortable catch.
LE Plunkett c Nair b Sran 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
18.1
1
Sran to Iyer, 1 run
a length delivery outside off, pulled away to deep midwicket for one. Not quite timed.

Plunkett, has nailed plenty for Yorkshire in the T20 Blast. A new franchise in Daredevils, a new partner in Iyer. 21 off 12 for Daredevils. Iyer has to boss this chase now.

Five men around Sran, now Yuvraj has a chat with him. I've often wondered if the bowler actually listens. I know I don't. Anyway, Iyer on strike.

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 123/6CRR: 6.83 • RRR: 10.50
Shreyas Iyer42 (36)
Andrew Tye4-0-25-2
Barinder Sran3-0-41-0
17.6
w
Tye to Tewatia, OUT
edged and gone. A slower ball from Tye, the knuckle ball outside off. Tewatia slogs but all he manages is a thick leading edge, which is easily taken by Rahul. A timely strike because it also gets a new batsman in.
R Tewatia c †Rahul b Tye 24 (21b 1x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

21 off 13.

17.5
1
Tye to Iyer, 1 run
well bowled, a yorker outside off, jammed away for one.
17.4
2
Tye to Iyer, 2 runs
well bowled. A low full toss outside off, guided to Yuvraj at backward point who unnecessarily throws at the bowler's end to concede an overthrow. Poor game awareness from the experienced man. Iyer was well in anyway.

No boundary yet this over.

17.3
1
Tye to Tewatia, 1 run
full on middle and leg, heaved away to deep midwicket.

Tye is having an argument about the batsman's stance. Nothing's going to change about that decision. It was the right call from the ump.

17.3
1w
Tye to Tewatia, 1 wide
a slower ball, too wide outside off though. And called.
17.2
1
Tye to Iyer, 1 run
falls short of Finch at long-off. Full outside off, looking to use the bottom hand to lift the ball through midwicket. Chipped to long-off instead. Think Iyer has played this very smartly

27 off 17. Three boundaries should do this for Daredevils.

Best performances - batsmen
SS Iyer
57 runs (45)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
0431187915
KK Nair
34 runs (32)
4 fours
0 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
cover drive
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
41719254
Best performances - bowlers
LE Plunkett
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
Eco
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
TA Boult
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossDelhi Daredevils , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2018
Player Of The Match
Ankit Rajpoot
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days23 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)
T20 debut
Prithvi Shaw
Umpires
Nand Kishore
Nandan
TV Umpire
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Sadashiv Iyer
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Daredevils 0