Match Over - Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 08 Apr 2018, 12:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kings XI Punjab
  • Man of the Match: KL Rahul


  • Umpire1: RJ Tucker
  • Umpire2: KN Ananthapadmanabhan
  • Third Umpire: Nitin Menon



Overs: 18.5 / 20.0

Kings XI Punjab



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Delhi Daredevils

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For years, I've been branded a Test cricketer. It's good for me to be up there, creating history and breaking records. Hope to continue this way."
Man of the Match KL Rahul on changing perceptions

7.25pm R Ashwin starts his captaincy career on a high. This has been a walk in the park for Kings XI Punjab. The only passage where they struggled was when Yuvraj failed to connect, but they were able to ride that passage as it came on the back of KL Rahul's half-century, the fastest in IPL history. Yes, you may argue they could've looked to finish this off much earlier to boost their net run rate, but this is just the first game and they'll gleefully take those two points now. Amid the cheers for Rahul's fifty, may it not be forgotten that Mujeeb Zadran had a stellar debut to pick three wickets and restrict them.

Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir: We got a decent total, but the first six overs took the game away from us. Credit to the bowlers to take it till the 19th over, I thought that was a tremendous effort. Once the ball got old, it was hard to clear the fence. 166 was a competitive total.

"The start Rahul got blew them away," says Karun Nair , who also started his tournament in sparkling fashion. "The crowd turnout to set up the opening game was amazing. Hope to see more of this.

18.5TA Boult to MP Stoinis, 1 run, backs away and carves this over extra cover. Those are the winning runs. Kings XI open their campaign with an emphatic win. .
18.4TA Boult to MP Stoinis, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, smashed back. Sitting up for him to belt and he did just that. No chance for long off even though the ball was just a few yards away. Packs a punch when he belts them.
18.3TA Boult to DA Miller, 1 run, full and straight outside off, Miller looking to make room and carve it behind point but has to reach out as he drives to sweeper cover..
18.2TA Boult to MP Stoinis, 1 run, drills this slower ball down to long on.
18.1TA Boult to DA Miller, 1 run, belts this full toss on middle to deep square leg.
18.1TA Boult to MP Stoinis, NO BALL, 2 runs, yorker length on middle, squeezed to long on. No-ball because Delhi had only three fielders inside the ring. Time for a free hit.
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 157/4 after 108 balls.
DA Miller 22 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 3-0-25-1
MP Stoinis 15 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 152/4 after 102 balls.
MP Stoinis 13 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) R Tewatia 4-0-24-1
DA Miller 19 (19b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 9 runs this over. 141/4 after 96 balls.
MP Stoinis 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) DT Christian 2-0-12-1
DA Miller 18 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Time for a strategy break. Can Daredevils regroup?

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 132/3 after 90 balls.
DA Miller 18 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 4-0-46-0
KK Nair 44 (29b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 126/3 after 84 balls.
DA Miller 13 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) R Tewatia 3-0-13-1
KK Nair 43 (27b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 121/3 after 78 balls.
DA Miller 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 3-0-40-0
KK Nair 41 (24b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Ujjwal : "Don't understand why Mishra is getting more overs, even when there's Christian and Shankar as cover. Christian has bowled frugally in the only over he got too "

End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 115/3 after 72 balls.
KK Nair 37 (20b 5x4 1x6 ) R Tewatia 2-0-8-1
DA Miller 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 10 runs this over. 109/3 after 66 balls.
DA Miller 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) A Mishra 2-0-34-0
KK Nair 36 (19b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 99/3 after 60 balls.
KK Nair 28 (15b 4x4 1x6 ) R Tewatia 1-0-2-1
DA Miller 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 14 runs this over. 97/2 after 54 balls.
KK Nair 27 (13b 4x4 1x6 ) Mohammed Shami 2-0-26-0
Yuvraj Singh 12 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more

trevor: "Yuvraj Struggling Similar Innings to what he played against Sri Lanka in the world T20 final." -- Just what we were discussing in office, but that came batting first. Here, there's no pressure.

Yuvraj's inns so far

First 10 balls - 10 runs, 2 fours

Next 10 balls - 2 runs, 8 dots

End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 83/2 after 48 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 11 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) DT Christian 1-0-3-0
KK Nair 14 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Yuvraj struggling but the turbocharge by Rahul gives him time to overcome this sluggish start. Kings XI still in control of this game, but a wicket here could turn things around. Delhi can't give up just yet.

End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 80/2 after 42 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 10 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 3-0-24-1
KK Nair 12 (6b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 73/2 after 36 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 10 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 2-0-20-1
KK Nair 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 64/2 after 30 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-0-17-1
KK Nair 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 11 runs this over. 63/1 after 24 balls.
Yuvraj Singh 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) CH Morris 1-0-11-1
KL Rahul 51 (15b 6x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 3. 24 runs this over. 52/0 after 18 balls.
KL Rahul 51 (15b 6x4 4x6 ) A Mishra 1-0-24-0
MA Agarwal 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 12 runs this over. 28/0 after 12 balls.
MA Agarwal 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammed Shami 1-0-12-0
KL Rahul 27 (9b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 1. 16 runs this over. 16/0 after 6 balls.
KL Rahul 16 (6b 2x4 1x6 ) TA Boult 1-0-16-0
MA Agarwal 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
KL RahulC Mohammed Shami B TA Boult511664318.75
MA AgarwalC Mohammed Shami B CH Morris7501140
Yuvraj SinghC V Shankar B R Tewatia12222054.55
KK NairC TA Boult B DT Christian503352151.52
DA Millernot out 242310104.35
MP Stoinisnot out 221520146.67
AR Patel -
R Ashwin -
AJ Tye -
MM Sharma -
Mujeeb Ur Rahman -
Total 167/4
TA Boult3.503418.87
Mohammed Shami2.0026013
A Mishra4.0046011.5
CH Morris3.002518.33
DT Christian2.001216
R Tewatia4.002416