Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 5 wickets in Match 38 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, at Dubai Worldwide Stadium, in Dubai. DC had set a 168-run goal, which KXIP wrapped up in 19 overs. Nicholas Pooran slammed 53 runs throughout his group’s chase, with Glenn Maxwell additionally notching 32 from 24 balls. Maxwell additionally grabbed the essential wicket of Rishabh Pant, and conceded 31 runs from 4 overs. After the match, KXIP captain KL Rahul labelled the Australian all-rounder as “an awesome group man”.
“Glenn is a good group man. He has been batting properly within the nets. It was necessary to again him. It was good to see him get time within the center. Hopefully he carries this good work into the approaching video games,” stated the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Praising his facet’s potential to wrap up the match within the 19th over, Rahul joked, “My coronary heart retains reaching new limits each recreation however yeah it’s good to complete it within the 19th over for as soon as”.
KXIP have been having shut matches on this season. Whereas they gained their final match in opposition to Mumbai Indians after two Tremendous Overs, they needed to wait until the ultimate supply for the win in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
They’ve additionally been the shedding facet in some hard-fought matches. Punjab’s bowling unit carried out admirably in opposition to a power-packed Delhi batting order, with Mohammed Shami grabbing two wickets. “Shami clearly is coming in with confidence from the final recreation. He’s our senior bowler, and a world, and he’s getting higher and higher each recreation,” stated Rahul.
Dropping skipper Shreyas Iyer took loads of positives from the match. “I’m actually glad this occurred as a result of the boys shall be actually motivated within the subsequent recreation. The fielding wasn’t on top of things. So we’ll study from this and are available again”, he stated.
DC fell to solely their third defeat of the season in 10 matches, whereas KXIP grabbed their fourth win. After the win, Punjab are fifth within the desk with eight factors. In the meantime, Delhi are on prime with 14 factors.
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