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INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2017

Kings XI humble Delhi in record win

01 May 2017
MATCH REPORT

Sandeep Sharma the destroyer as Daredevils rolled for 67, before Martin Guptill provided some fireworks

Indian Premier League 2017, Match 36

KXI
DEL

The result: Delhi Daredevils 67 (Sharma 4-20) lost to Kings XI Punjab 0-68 (Guptill 50no) by 10 wickets in 7.5 overs

Match in a tweet: Kings XI stun Daredevils with bat and ball to seal their most convincing win ever in the IPL

The hero: After Kings XI skipper Glenn Maxwell won the toss and opted to bowl first, recalled quick Sandeep Sharma was quick to put Punjab in the box seat, striking once in each of his first three overs to have the Daredevils reeling at 3-22. He started proceedings with the big wicket of England international Sam Billings with the final ball of his first over, before removing Sanju Samson in the third over. A diving return catch in the fifth over ended Shreyas Iyer’s innings, while Sharma struck again late in the Delhi innings, dismissing Kagiso Rabada to finish his four-over spell with 4-20.

The support act: The target was hardly a daunting one for Kings XI openers Martin Guptill and Hashim Amla and they made short work of it, chasing it down in just 7.5 overs. New Zealand star Guptill dominated, blasting an unbeaten 50 off just 27 balls, with a single bringing up his half-century and the winning run. Amla played the support role at the other end, finding the boundary once in his 20-ball 16no.

The Aussie pack: Kings XI skipper Glenn Maxwell collected a wicket, trapping Rishabh Pant in front to finish with 1-12 from his four-over spell, while Shaun Marsh took a catch to send Kagiso Rabada on his way. Neither of their services were required with the bat.

The record low: Delhi’s 67 was their lowest total in the IPL, with their innings lasting 17.1 overs. It was also the joint-lowest total for a team batting first in the IPL, matching the 67 scored by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008.

The leaderboard: Kings XI sit fifth on the ladder after the emphatic victory, while Delhi’s losing streak has extended to five.

The wash-up: Delhi is back in action on Tuesday against David Warner’s Sunrisers, while Kings XI are back in action on Friday against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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