April 30, 2017 07:03 PM

Mohali (Face2News-Sports) 

Kings XI Punjab registered a majestic 10-wicket triumph against Delhi Daredevils in the in the Indian Premier League at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium here today. After Kings XI Punjab's medium fast bowler Sandeep Sharma (4 for 20) wrecked Delhi Daredevils for their all-time lowest total of 67 in 17.1 overs, Kings XI Punjab openers Mattin Guptill and Hashim Amla (16) snatched the required runs without being separated for the opening wicket stand. They posted 68 in just 7.5 overs on a slower pitch. For his brilliant bowling Sandeep Sharma was adjudged the Man of the Match. It was Kings XI Punjab's big win after earlier disappointments.

In their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab had lost by 26 runs. Martin Gupptill played an unbeaten 27-ball half century while Amla remained not out on 16 which be scored from 20 deliveries and hit one boundary. Martin Guptill slammed 50 from just 27 balls and executed half a dozen boundaries besides hitting three effortless sixes  Earlier, Delhi Daredevils' wickets fell nine pins Patiala's 24-year-old new ball bowler Sandeep Sharma caused Delhi Daredevils' collapse as the Kings XI Punjab skittled out their opponents for Daredevils' all-time lowest total of 67 in 17.1 overs. After losing early wickets, bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils could not recover and were easily bundled out for a paultry total.

Sandeep Sharma returned his career best bowling analysis of 4-0-20-4. Bowling at the home pitch, Sandeep Sharma accounted for the wickets of openers Sanju Samson (5) and Sam Billings (0), Shreys Iyer (6) and Kagison Rabada (11). Axar Patel and Varun Aaroon captured two wickets for 22 and 3 runs, respectively.
Only three Delhi Daredevils batsman Karun Nair (11), Chris Anderson (18) and Kagiso Rabada (11) could cross the double figure mark.

With this win, Kings XI Punjab garnered two points bringing their tally to eight from nine matches. It was their fourth victory and have suffered five defeats. With eight points, Kings XI Punjab are occupying the fifth place while Delhi Daredevils are at the bottom of the points table with four wickets from eight fixtures they have played so far.

Punjab play their next match against Gujarat Lions on May 7 at 8 p.m. Their fourth home match is against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 9 at 8 p.m. Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians have identical 14 points apeice from their nine respepctive matches. However, KKR are at top of the table with a net run rate of +1.223. Mumbai Indians' NRR is +0.451.  At third place are Sunrisers Hyderabad with 11 points and Rising Pune Supergiant are fourth in points table with 10 points. Gujrat Lions (6) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (5) are holding six and seventh positions, respectively.
Delhi Daredevils:
Sanju Samson c Mohit Sharma b Sandeep Sharma 5
Sam Billings c Wriddhiman Saha b Sandeep Sharna 0
Karun Nair b Axar Patel 11
Shreyas Iyer c and b Sandeep Sharma 6
Rishab Pant nlbw Glenn Msxwell 3
Corey Anderson b Varun Aaron 18
Chris Morris c and b Axar Patel 2
Kagiso Rabada c Shaun Marsh b Sandeep Sharma 11
Amit Mishra not out 4
Mohammed Shami c Sandeep Sharma b Varun Aaron 2
Shahbaz Nadeem c and b Mohit Sharma 5
Extras (w5) 5
Total (all out in 17.1 overs( 67.
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-7, 3-22, 4-25, 5-30, 6-33, 7-59, 8-62, 9-67, 10-67.
Bowling: Sandeep Sharma 4-0-20-4
T Natarajan 2-0-7-0
Mohit Mahipal Sharma 1.1-0-3-1
Axar Patel 4-0-22-2
Glenn Maxwell 4-0-22-2
Varun Aaron 2-0-3-2.
Kings XI Punjab:
Martin Guptill not out 50
Hashim Amla not out 16
Extras ( w 2 ) 2
Total (for no wickets in 7.5 overs ) 68
Mohammed Shami 2-0-19-0
Chris Morris 2-0-18-0
Amit Mishra 1-0-9-0
Shahbaz Nadeem 0.5-0-9-0.

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