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.
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"
5 off 1
11 off 3 now
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.
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?
Will Mujeeb be entrusted with the last over? 19 off 9. Mishra on strike.
20 off 10 now. At least two boundaries required. Three sixes wouldn't be too bad for Delhi. Iyer now, all on him.
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.
21 off 13.
No boundary yet this over.
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.
27 off 17. Three boundaries should do this for Daredevils.