James Fiztpatrick | cricket20
The Kings XI Punjab cruised to a comprehensive 7 wicket victory over the Delhi DareDevils after totally dominating the game to complete an unlikely win after bowling out the DareDevils for just 111.
The DareDevils batting line up crumbled under pressure as the Kings XI spinners tore through a shell shocked DareDevils line up reducing them to their lowest total in this years IPL.
With such a small run chase the Kings XI got off to slow start, needing just over 1 run per ball openers Mahela Jayawardene and Irfan Pathan took their time to build an opening partnership of 41 before Pathan (12) was dismissed by Amit Mishra.
Although Jayawardene (38) soon followed Kumar Sangakkara and Yuvraj Singh lead the Kings XI to a crushing victory.
The DareDevils innings got off to the worst possible start after opener Virender Sehwag was caught by Reetinder Sodhi without scoring at the start of the second over to give Irfan Pathan the important break through.
David Warner and Gautam Gambhir battled back with a second wicket partnership of 35 before the DareDevils skipper was needlessly run out after Warner called for a nonexistent single and then changed is mind leaving Gambhir (26) stranded in the middle of the wicket.
The run out of Gambhir was the catalyst for a DareDevils batting collapse as Warner (6) ran himself out two balls later to leave the home side rocking.
Paul Collingwood (4), Daniel Vettori (2) and Dinesh Karthik (17) soon followed as the impressive Piyush Chawla ripped through the middle order claiming two wickets to reduce the DareDevils to 76-6.
Yuvraj Singh struck with the last ball of the 14th over to remove Rajat Chatia (1) before Love Ablich bowled Faveez Maharoof (0) with the first ball of the next over to leave the home side 82-8.
The DareDevils passed the Rajasthan Royals score of 92, the lowest total in this years IPL as Mithun Manhas and Amit Mishra offered some resistant’s bringing up the 100 in the 17th over.
Manhas’s (26) important contribution was ended by Juan Theron before Ashish Nehra (1) was caught by Chawla out on the boundary with three balls reaming as the DareDevils were bowled out for just 111.