And with that, KXIP have reached No. 5 on the table with eight points. One win behind KKR and two behind RCB. They have beaten three big teams in their last three games, and they now have three games against SRH, CSK and RR. Not underestimating anyone, but they should be easier than beaten MI, DC and RCB. With that thought, we leave you tonight. Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow
Shikhar Dhawan, the Man of the Match: "The boys have been playing well in other games. Today I had to take the responsibility on myself. I really enjoyed it today. It is good that I am scoring consistently so you carry it into the next games. We are going to have a discussion and see where we can improve. Of course it is going to be a learning. This is not going to put us down. Just take our lessons, and come back stronger."
KL Rahul: "My heart keeps reaching new limits every game but yeah it is nice to finish it in the 19th over for once. I did wonder, I won't lie, especially when you are playing with six batsmen and an allrounder. It is something every team talks about: the set batsman has to finish off the game. One of the top four does that. We have to correct that. They have been bowling really well. Shami obviously is coming in with confidence from the last game. He is our senior bowler, and an international, and he is getting better and better every game. Arshdeep bowled two overs in the Powerplay and one at the death. To nail six out of six yorkers is great. Shows you the work he and the coaches have been putting in. Glenn is a great team man. He has been batting well in the nets. It was important to back him. It was good to see him get time in the middle. Hopefully he carries this good work into the coming games I didn't sleep a whole lot after that Sunday game. Took a long time to sink in. Kept thinking all night how we could have closed it off before the Super Over. But it keeps us humble; the game is bigger than any of us."
Nicholas Pooran: "Wonderful game. We spoke about being consistent. Get better in areas that we have not been good. Really happy we didn't go to the last over again. I have been working really hard, and hitting it well. I didn't finish off, which is disappointing for me. I am a natural aggressive player. if it is in my zone, I hit it. Simple."
Shreyas Iyer: I feel we fell 10 runs short. Nevertheless we have got a lot of learnings from this game. Shikhar batted brilliantly, that is a positive. Tushar leaked a lot of runs, but this has happened to the best of all. So he will learn a lot from him. The message from Shikhar to the new batsmen was that the wicket was stopping a little bit. I am really glad this this happened because the boys will be really motivated in the next game. The fielding wasn't up to the mark. So we will learn from this and come back."
KXIP have now beaten three top teams this IPL in their last three games. This has been a strange game from DC. When they were batting, only Dhawan scored. When they were bowling, one bowler undid all the good work. However, it is very questionable the times Deshpande was used at. When Gayle is new to the wicket, when Ashwin has been taking wickets in the Powerplay for fun, they brought Deshpande ahead of Ashwin. Gayle murdered that over. And then when they had just taken a double-strike, DC went back to Deshpande. This time Pooran got stuck in. So Deshpande conceded 25% of the total in just two overs, 10% of the overs. Once again my Man of the Match is Shami with 4-0-28-2 on a good wicket. Two of those overs bowled at the death. Impeccable yorkers
Sams to bowl
DC's best bowlers done, and KXIP needs just eight off the last two with five wickets in hand. Surely they can't go to Super Over from here?
Patel is DC's last bet
Ashwin done too
Ashwin it is
A new left-hand batsman at the wicket. Time for Ashwin? But Neesham is still not on strike