KL Rahul has shown glimpses of what he is capable of in the T20 format. A brilliant display of hitting from KL Rahul... 14 ball half-century... quickest in IPL history... he has a point to prove after sliding down India's pecking order in limited overs... showcasing what India missed in the Champions Trophy last year... this was stupendous stuff!
In the very first over of the match, Rahul whacked Boult for a huge six, and from thereon he looked in imperious form as boundaries and sixes flowed from his willow.
Kings XI Punjab thrashed Delhi Daredevils by 5 wickets, and the cricket fans cannot stop talking about it. Yet again, Delhi Daredevils were outplayed in a fashion that they would have never imagined.
KXIP had won the toss and had pushed Delhi Daredevils to bat first on a good wicket. Punjab bowlers did really well to tighten the screws in the middle overs and restrict Delhi to 166/7.
A fiery Gambhir fifty and a Pant cameo helped the visitors up the ante considerably, and they were definitely eyeing 180 at one point. However, some excellent death bowling from the hosts ensured that only 43 came off the last 5. Wickets kept falling, and that final flourish never came. Mujeeb on debut was the star in what was a collective bowling effort from KXIP. Ashwin's captaincy debut went well too. The pitch here usually got better in the second half in day games
Last Updated 8, Apr 2018, 8:06 PM IST