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Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
DA Miller
43(30) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 4 0 0 5 9 12 8
SN Khan
39(29) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 5 5 8 6 3 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

SM Curran
SM Curran
O2.2
M0
R11
W4
Eco4.71
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
CH Morris
CH Morris
O4
M0
R30
W3
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Delhi Capitals , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

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 days

01 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Capitals 0

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Varun Shetty

12:16am Whew. What a night. Thanks for joining us and don't forget to look out for all the content coming up from us, where the theme is likely to be us wondering what the hell has just happened. Good night!

Sam Curran: Just came out here trying to impress. Luckily we managed to scratch a score above 150 and the bowlers were superb. I have opened in school cricket but this is probably the first time in senior cricket. I didn't really know [about the hat-trick], the crowd was so loud, I couldn't hear my own thoughts. Ash told me to do what I do. Against the Iocal batsmen who I didn't know where they hit, I had to ask the other guys. So that can get tricky. But Shami got two amazing overs in the end which helped, and Ashwin's run-out. Hope we keep winning.

Sam Curran is the Man of the Match.

R Ashwin: I'd like to think [we got out of tail]. Not many times you defend that equation. We've seen Avesh bat before, Lamichhane bat before, so we just needed to hang on. We were 25 short. We backed ourselves to defend that with three spinners. But we lost too many wickets in the end. The dew came in, the outfield was quick, but we held on. We were going to bat first even if we'd won the toss. We wanted to give Sam the license to go out and bat. We thought there was a bit of grip in this pitch, but it didn't turn out. We'll see what happens. We're a team with youngsters and experience. We're having fun. And with some of the coaching staff, we have a good atmosphere. All credit to the fans - we couldn't even hear ourselves at the end.

Ryan Harris, KXIP bowling coach: We were 20-30 runs short. We said at the break that if we get Ingram and Pant, we're in the game. The rest is history I guess. Sam actually did the opposite of what we'd planned at the end, lot of voices in his ears and he ended up going full and straight. That's T20 sometimes. It's really hard to defend here, we've seen in the last couple of weeks. I think a bit of pace off the ball - bringing Sam - would help. In the end, we probably haven't nailed our starts with the ball, so if we start doing that, we should be hard to beat.

Iyer: Really disappoiinting. We didn't play smart cricket. They outplayed us in all departments. They were really cool and calm in that situation. I'm speechless. Losing such games is not going to help us at the end. It was really difficult to even see from outside, the batsmen not taking initiative. It's good that it happened early in the season, so we can learn from this. To be honest, we didn't bowl that well. They came really hard at us in the Powerplay. We defended really well after that. Mentally we need to train ourselves - we are getting good starts, need to finish better.


saran: "Million dollar boy for a reason"

Sundar S: "What the bloody hell just happened?"

James: "Curran Hatrick!

Seb: "Where are those experts who questioned s currens selection. It was his double wicket over that gave the first victory for KXIP this IPL. He doubled that performance today "

Harpreet: "Oh boy! We need to take a break from what has happened in the last few overs!"

11:51pm 7 for 8 in 17 balls. Let that sink in. From 144 for 3 chasing 167, run-a-ball needed with seven wickets in hand, Delhi Capitals have managed to snatch defeat here. Kings XI - Shami and Curran especially - were phenomenal in keeping the pressure applied the last two overs, but Pant, Morris, and Ingram will be kicking themselves for allowing the pressure to even seep in. Some serious introspection will happen in that dressing room. But for now - Kings XI Punjab have won their sixth consecutive game at Mohali. Not even they would have said it was likely 30 minutes ago. Ashwin showing up for his team - two wickets and a run-out that turned the momentum.

19.2
W
Curran to Lamichhane, OUT, he's got it! Sam Curran has sprung out of nowhere and taken a hat-trick! Yorker at off stump, Lamichhane looks to drill through the off side and completely misses. He has lost his off stump. Delhi Capitals have done an unbelievable job of losing this game

S Lamichhane b Curran 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.1
W
Curran to Rabada, OUT, leg stump outta there! Stunning, stunning comeback from Kings XI Punjab. And Sam Curran has delivered. 20 off 10 in a position he'd never batted before in a T20, and now he's here, taking his third wicket, almost dead-set nailing Capitals fortune with an inswinging yorker that's gone past KG's slog. On a hat-trick!

K Rabada b Curran 0 (8m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The door is shut and once again Kagiso Rabada is tasked with finding the keys. Sam Curran will bowl the 20th. Fine leg in, third man in. Point and extra cover in the circle.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 152/8 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 15.00)

  • Avesh Khan4 (3b)
  • Kagiso Rabada0 (0b)
  • Mohammed Shami4-0-27-2
  • Sam Curran2-0-11-2
18.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Avesh Khan, no run, bouncer at at middle stump line, backs away and swings. Beaten
18.5
4
Mohammed Shami to Avesh Khan, FOUR runs, Ashwin with the Indian twirl of the wrists that suggests, 'how did that happen?' Low full toss outside off. Avesh closes his eyes, looks leg side and swings his hands. The ball ends up trickling into the extra cover boundary
18.4
0
Mohammed Shami to Avesh Khan, no run, short ball outside off, backs away and swings across the line, beaten

Avesh Khan. Not as good a batsman as Amit Mishra, who he replaced today. Can he produce some magic here?

18.3
W
Mohammed Shami to Vihari, OUT, splits the stumps! What a gorgeous sight. Shami delivers - that's Capitals' last regular batsman gone. Wow. Length ball at middle stump. Backs away and swings across the line and this sounds as good at it looks when the ball splits middle and leg

GH Vihari b Mohammed Shami 2 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd61S DhawanSS Iyer
3rd21S DhawanRR Pant
4th62CA IngramRR Pant
5th0CA IngramCH Morris
6th3CA IngramGH Vihari
7th1HV PatelGH Vihari
8th0GH VihariK Rabada
9th4K RabadaAvesh Khan
10th0Avesh KhanS Lamichhane