IPL 2018: Kings XI beat Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs
The Feroz Shah Kotla did not provide any relief to the Delhi Daredevils as they succumbed to another humiliating loss in 2018 IPL. Kings XI Punjab beat Gambhir's side by 4 runs in match number 22. Batting first, Kings XI posted only 143/8. However, in response, Delhi could manage 139/8. Here are the records that were broken in this fixture.
Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir's poor run continued as the southpaw was yet again dismissed by a short length delivery. Gambhir has now fallen to short balls from pacers in his last four innings. Gambhir's average against pacers is only 12.25 with a strike rate of 84.48. Against spin, he is yet to be dismissed and has a strike rate of 148.29.
Notably, Delhi produced an exceptional bowling performance, especially in the middle overs. Kings XI Punjab could not find a single boundary between 8th and 12th over.
Two players made their IPL debut tonight for the Delhi Daredevils. England pacer Liam Plunkett had a memorable debut bagging 3 wickets in his four over-spell. He just conceded 17 runs at an economy of 4.25. India's Under-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw also made his debut and scored 22 off 10 balls.
Gautam Gambhir has scored just 85 runs in 6 matches this IPL averaging 17.00 at a strike rate of 96.59. Yuvraj Singh is having a far worse IPL with just 50 runs under his belt at an average of 12.50 and a strike rate of 89.28. Is 2018 the last IPL for these Indian legends?