IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils vs. Kings XI Punjab

KXIP: 167/4 (18.5 Overs)

DD: 166/7 (20 Overs)

Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils first match in IPL 2018 was scheduled on Sunday at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. KL Rahul and Karun Nair played astounding innings and had an emphatic win over Delhi Daredevils. Kings XI Punjab began their IPL season 11 campaign with a marvelous win over Delhi Daredevils. Kings XI Punjab won the match by 6 wickets chasing a target of 167 runs and finished the innings before 20 overs.


Talking about the win, KXIP skipper R Ashwin admitted that the team was a little nervous during the toss as he was expecting to choose to field first and he executed the strategy in a brilliant way.

KXIP opener KL Rahul was honored with man of the match for his striking innings. He scored record 50 runs in just 14 balls. It is the fastest 50 in the history of IPL seasons. Commenting on this achievement, Rahul said that the innings were not planned, but, successfully hit the balls into good positions.

Gautam Gambhir is back to Delhi Daredevils played a really well innings, though, the team lost the match to Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets. The Delhi Daredevils bowlers made good efforts to fight the match, but, they need to make certain changes in their fielding strategies.


KXIP team:

Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Lokesh Rahul, David Miller, Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Zadran, Akshdeep Nath, Andrew Tye, Pardeep Sahu, Ben Dwarshuis, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar.

Delhi Daredevils team:

Gautam Gambhir, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, Daniel Christian, Colin Munro, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prithvi Shaw, Jayant Yadav, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Manjot Kalra, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh.

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