IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP: 5 talking points
Punjab continue their winning streak while Delhi continue to struggle.
Kings XI Punjab registered their fourth successive win of the tournament by defeating the Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs.
Chippings from Karun Nair, David Miller, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal took the 2014 runners-up to 143/8.
In reply, Prithvi Shaw gave DD a fine start by hitting four early boundaries in quick succession before being dismissed. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Glenn Maxwell, Rishabh Pant and Daniel Christian were all sent back for low scores and Delhi were in trouble.
Shreyas Iyer and Rahul Tewatia kept Delhi in the game but some sensible bowling from Punjab made sure that Delhi ended four runs short of the target.
The victory put KXIP back on top while DD remained rock-bottom. Let’s take a look at five talking points of the match.
#5 Prithvi Shaw shows promise in his IPL debut
India’s U19 skipper Prithvi Shaw made his IPL and T20 debut today against the Kings XI Punjab. Shaw scored five runs from his first four deliveries during the first over of DD’s innings. In the second over, Shaw began by hitting two boundaries off Barinder Sran’s over.
Shaw hit a third boundary during the over and raced to 22 from 9 deliveries. In the third over, Shaw was to face the third delivery against Ankit Rajpoot. However, he was unable to read the line of Rajpoot’s delivery and in an attempt to play across the line, saw his stumps being shattered.
Shaw may have scored just 22 but the pace of the innings can tell that this will surely not be his last match of the tournament.