On Monday's face off we had Delhi Capitals visiting Kings XI Punjab in their fortress. Both the teams seemed confident as KXIP had defeated MI by a huge margin of 8 wickets. On the other side, DC had a close call to victory by winning the match in an extraordinary Super over against KKR. The last time these two teams clashed on this battlefield, KL Rahul had hit the fastest fifty of IPL.
The proceedings began with DC winning the toss and as any side would prefer, skipper Shreyas Iyer chose to bowl first. The opening team suffered their initial blow when they lost 3 quick wickets as they were 58-3 in 7.1 overs. Only then, a perfectly anchored partnership between Sarfaraz Khan and David Miller stabilized the boat and was further carried ahead by Mandeep Singh to achieve a decent total of 166-9.
The opposing team started by losing their frontier batsman Prithvi Shaw on the very first ball. There were some steady performances which seemed to ensure their victory. The score stood 144-3, It was a smooth sail till the 16th over when the team succumbed to the Kings by losing 7 wickets for just 8 runs totaling just 152-10.
#1 Over Confident approach
It would have definitely been a Delhi team's victory tonight, but as they seemed to cruise effortlessly towards the target of 167 set-up by the opposition, something else seemed to be running on their minds.
The team had successfully handled their initial blow of losing Prithvi Shaw early. The middle order batsmen looked in full control of the game. And then the became arrogant and tried hitting every ball out of the park to seal the game early.
The team which has been excellent throughout the game, started losing wickets in a very quick and successive manner. Surprisingly, this didn't seem to bother them thinking the other batsman would easily carry on from where he left. Only, it went the other way round and a string of dismissals could be seen on the ground.
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