OUT! Kings XI Punjab players are celebrating, they know how much this means. The match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab will start at 08:00 pm. Without a particle of uncertainty, the Daredevils have been the slightest noteworthy of all groups in a previous couple of seasons of the money rich event.
Bruised and battered after a string of defeats, Delhi find themselves in an "oh-so-familiar" situation as they seek home comfort against Punjab in the T20 2018 here tonight.
Shreyas (57) cleared the fence off Mujeeb's second ball of the final over and collected four off the penultimate ball but mishit his hail mary attempt off the final ball to give the Kings XI a four run win. None of the Kings XI batsmen were able to post big totals as they seemed to miss their big hitter Chris Gayle who was left out of the squad due to injury concerns. Liam Plunkett came and went back for a golden duck, leaving Daredevils with an arduous task of scoring 17 in six balls.
But, while going for one shot too many, the youngster lost his wicket to pacer Rajpoot, who then also claimed the big fish Glenn Maxwell for 12.
Karun Nair and David Miller looked impressive for the time they were at the crease, but both were dismissed by Plunkett and Daniel Christian respectively, which never allowed the visitors to inject impetus to their score.
Earlier, opting to field after winning the toss, Daredevils quickly snuffed out the wicket of Aaron Finch through Avesh Khan.
WICKET! Plunkett strikes as he gets his second victim, as he sees off Mayank Agarwal for 21. AJ (Tye) was my best bowler of the day, so bowled him early because if he got Shreyas Iyer, then that's the game and that's why I bowled him out early.
Amit Mishra - 6: (1 off 2, 0-33 from 4 overs): Bowled well in first three overs, with spin and bounce, then lost it in final over after Shaw's appalling drop catch and went for 16 runs to inflate figures. "Our bowling was good today, but couldn't cross the line".
Credit must be reserved for skipper Ashwin as well, who trusted his bowler's ability to deliver in a crucial point of the game.
Andrew Tye bowled the 18th over and gave away only seven, and picked up the wicket of Tewatia. "They wanted to attack, which fell in our hands".