A gutted Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said that he was "speechless" after his team lost seven wickets for eight runs in their 14-run defeat to Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League encounter yesterday.
Delhi were chasing 144 for 3 in the 17th over with two set batsmen, chasing 167 and were subsequently bowled out for 152 in 19.2 overs.
In an insane collapse the revamped Delhi team lost their last seven wickets for eight runs as Mohammed Shami and Sam Curran produced death overs that even they might never have thought could be so productive. Curran was a monster, claiming four for 11 from his 2.2 overs -- his last eight deliveries yielding all of his wickets, and only four runs. Shami, though, was the man who set the collapse in motion, uprooting Rishabh Pant's middle stump in the 17th over, then making a mess of Hanuma Vihari's stumps in the 19th.
SCORES IN BRIEF
Punjab: 166 for 9 in 20 overs (Miller 43, Khan 39, Mandeep 29 not out; Morris 3-30, Lamichhane 2-27)
Delhi: 152 all out in 19.2 overs (Pant 39, Ingram 38; Curran 4-11, Shami 2-27, Ashwin 2-31)
Result: Punjab won by 14 runs.
Player-of-the-match: Sam Curran.