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Kings XI Punjab Beat Delhi Daredevils By Six Wickets

Kings XI Punjab Beat Delhi Daredevils By Six Wickets. IPL 2018: KXIP vs DD: Gautam Gambhir’s fifty took Delhi Daredevils to 166/7 in their quota of 20 overs.

Opener KL Rahul blasted his way to a fastest ever half-century in Indian Premier League as a new look Kings XI Punjab started their campaign on a resounding note defeating Delhi Daredevils by six wickets on Sunday.

Ravichandran Ashwin marshalled his resources admirably restricting Daredevils to a mediocre 166 for 7 on a placid track.

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The KXIP captain himself bowled a few leg breaks during his disciplined effort of 1 for 23 in 4 overs.

The surprise package was Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb-r Rahman, who finished with 2 for 28 in 4 overs. Courtesy Rahul, who smashed six boundaries and four sixes in his 16-ball-51, the match as a contest was over within the Powerplay as KXIP raced away to 73 for 2 in six overs.

Karun Nair, who has had a mixed season, then helped himself to a 33-ball-50 as the home team reached the target in 18.5 overs. Only Yuvraj Singh’s 12 off 22 balls stuck out like a sore thumb as he once again looked a pale shadow of his old self.

The star of the match certainly was Rahul, who started with a top-edged six and a couple of boundaries off Trent Boult

Kings XI Punjab: 167/4    Run Rate: 8.86        Overs: 18.5/20

Delhi Daredevils: 166/7    Run Rate: 8.30        Overs: 20/20

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