Rediff – IMAGES from the IPL match played between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab on Monday

Kings XI Punjab emerged winner by four runs as embattled Delhi Daredevils’ woeful run of form in the Indian Premier League continued despite a change in venue and many changes in the team in New Delhi on Monday.

Summary

  • IMAGES from the IPL match played between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab on MondayKings XI Punjab emerged winner by four runs as embattled Delhi Daredevils’ woeful run of form in the Indian Premier League continued despite a change in venue and many changes in the team in New Delhi on Monday.
  • Shreyas Iyer tried his bit with 57 off 45 balls, but that was not enough, as the trio of Ankit Rajpoot, Andrew Tye and Mujeeb ur Rahman picked up two wickets apiece to derail Daredevils’ chase.
  • The onus was on the in-form Rishabh Pant (4) and Shreyas Iyer, both coming off smashing half centuries, but 17-year-old spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan had other ideas as he struck with his very first ball, his carrom ball making its way through the gap between bat and pad.
  • Entering the game as a beleaguered unit, the bottom-placed Daredevils made as many as five changes, including handing out IPL debuts to Liam Plunkett and the young Prithvi Shaw.
  • Playing in his maiden IPL game, Plunkett impressed on this occasion as he foxed KL Rahul with a slower off-cutter, handing Delhi the momentum with the big wicket at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium.


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