Shreyas Iyer slammed a quickfire 58 as Delhi Capitals cruised to a five-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League encounter in Delhi yesterday. Chasing 164 to win Dehli won the match with 2 balls to spare.
In the day's first match Steve Smith led Rajasthan Royals to a five-wicket victory against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur and kept their slim chances of making the play-offs alive.
Chasing 162 to win, a 70-run partnership between Smith (59*) and Riyan Parag (43) for the fourth wicket laid the foundation for the win as RR eventually got to the target with 5 balls to spare.
SCORES IN BRIEF
Punjab: 163 for 7 in 20 overs (Gayle 69, Mandeep 30; Lamichhane 3-40, Rabada 2-23, Axar 2-22)
Delhi: 166 for 5 in 19.4 overs (Dhawan 56, Iyer 58; Viljoen 2-39)
Result: Delhi won by 5 wickets
Man-of-the-match: Shreyas Iyer
Mumbai: 161 for 5 in 20 overs (De Kock 65, Yadav 34; Gopal 2-21, Binny 1-19)
Rajasthan: 162 for 5 in 19.1 overs (Smith 59 not out, Parag 43; Chahar 3-29)
Result: Rajasthan won by 5 wickets.
Player-of-the-match: Steven Smith.