Kings XI Punjab continued their impressive form as they edged out Delhi Daredevils by four runs in a closely-fought Indian Premier League encounter on Monday. Shreyas Iyer's brilliant half-century gave the hosts hope throughout as they needed five runs off the last ball. However, Iyer couldn't time the ball well and was dismissed for 57 runs. Chasing a low total of 143 runs, Delhi got off to a disastrous start as they lost three wickets in the first six overs. Prithvi Shaw (22) gave an ideal start to Delhi but skipper Gautam Gambhir yet again failed to capitalise on the good start. Glenn Maxwell (12) also fell prey to a poor shot and was dismissed. Iyer along with Rahul Tewatia (24) tried their best but eventually Delhi fell short by four runs. (Scorecard)
Earlier, a fine bowling display by Delhi helped them restrict Punjab to 143/8 in their IPL clash. Liam Plunkett was the star bowler as he finished with bowling figures of 3/17 in his four overs. He took the important wicket of Lokesh Rahul (23), Mayank Agarwal (21) and Karun Nair (34). These three batsmen have been in good nick of late and they yet again played their part. Lack of partnerships for Kings XI Punjab hurt them as the Delhi bowlers were terrific throughout. Trent Boult (2/21) and Avesh Khan (2/36) also bowled well for Delhi. Punjab batsmen got off to starts but couldn't materialise and convert into big scores.
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India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
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