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IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP: Four things you might have missed

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KXIP continue their impressive run in this season

The 22nd match of IPL-2018 saw Delhi Daredevils playing their first home game against Kings XI Punjab.

Punjab had a dream start to the tournament winning four out of their first 5 matches whereas Delhi in a complete contrast lost four out of their first 5.

Delhi captain, Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field first. Delhi bowlers drew first blood as they surprised the Punjab batsmen with pace and bounce and reduced them to a modest total of 143.

Delhi started their chase positively with young Prithvi Shaw taking the attack to the opposition but they lost their way in the middle.

Despite the wholehearted effort from Shreyas Iyer towards the end, Delhi fell just four runs short of the target.

Among all the drama that happened, let us take a look at some of the things that went unnoticed.

#1 First reverse fixture in IPL-2018

The first game went in the favour of the Punjab outfit

IPL-2018 witnessed its first reverse fixture today. Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab found themselves facing each other again, just at a different venue this time.

The two teams last played against each other in what was just the second match of the tournament where Punjab absolutely dominated Delhi with KL Rahul scoring the fastest half-century in the history of Indian Premier League.


Kings easily haunted down the modest target of 167 runs with an over to spare.

The reverse fixture saw no change in fortunes for Delhi as they came close but eventually lost the thriller by four runs.

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