Delhi win super over thriller | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 31, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:42 AM, March 31, 2019

Delhi win super over thriller

Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs in the Super Over. Chasing 185 for victory Delhi managed 185 to tie the match. In the super over Delhi successfully defended 11 runs bowled by Rabada.

Earlier, Kings XI Punjab rode on the back of M Ashwin's legbreaks and googlies, and then delivered a combined performance from their batsmen to win their fourth-straight game in Mohali. In what was a bold move to bowl first on a day game, the hosts recovered from a difficult position to restrict Mumbai Indians to 176. After that they paced their innings to near perfection.

KL Rahul overcame a difficult period of batting to collect his maiden fifty of the season, while Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal chipped in with crucial forties. No. 4 David Miller was unbeaten on 15.

Gayle began Kings XI's chase slowly. However, by the time the third over started, Gayle had blocked enough. He struck consecutive sixes - one off a short ball that Gayle now expects in the Powerplay - and off a pitched-up cutter that easily cleared long-off.

SCORES IN BRIEF

MUMBAI INDIANS: 176 for 7 (Rohit 32, De Kock 60, Hardik 31; Ashwin 2-25, Viljoen 2-40, Shami 2-42)

KINGS XI PUNJAB: 177 for 2 (Rahul 71 not out, Gayle 40, Agarwal 43, Krunal 2-43)

Result: Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets

Player of the match: Mayank Agarwal

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: 185 for 8 (Karthik 50, Russell 62; Patel 2-40)

DELHI CAPITALS: 185 for 6 (Shaw 99, Iyer 43; Yadav 2-41)

Result: Delhi Capitals won by 3 runs in Super Over

Player of the match: Prithvi Shaw

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