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Kings XI Punjab won by 14 runs
KXIP
166/9 - 20/20 ov
DC
152 - 19.2/20 ov
Match 13, Mohali

Cricket - what a ruddy mad game it is! I can't do justice to just how mad that finish was, but undeniably, DC crumbled and KXIP roared like Kings! Sam Curran has, with today's performance alone, delivered a huge chunk of the price tag that was on him. I'm utterly lost for words as to how to describe all that, so I will just recommend you join us for RR v RCB tomorrow, as who knows what the heck's going to happen next in this tournament?!

MoM: Sam Curran

Ashwin: "I'd like to think we got out of jail. Not many times you defend that equation. We've seen Avesh bat before, Lamichhane bat before, so we just needed to hang on. We were 25 short. We backed ourselves to defend that with three spinners. But we lost too many wickets in the end. The dew came in, the outfield was quick, but we held on. We were going to bat first even if we'd won the toss. We wanted to give Sam the license to go out and bat. We thought there was a bit of grip in this pitch, but it didn't turn out. We'll see what happens. We're a team with youngsters and experience. We're having fun. And with some of the coaching staff, we have a good atmosphere. All credit to the fans - we couldn't even hear ourselves at the end."

Iyer: "Really disappointing. We didn't play smart cricket. They outplayed us in all departments. They were really cool and calm in that situation. I'm speechless. Losing such games is not going to help us at the end. It was really difficult to even see from outside, the batsmen not taking initiative. It's good that it happened early in the season, so we can learn from this. To be honest, we didn't bowl that well. They came really hard at us in the Powerplay. We defended really well after that. Mentally we need to train ourselves - we are getting good starts, need to finish better."

Kings XI Punjab win by 14 runs

End of Over 20 - 0 runs, 2 wickets DC 152
Avesh Khan4* (3b 1x4)

Wicket! Sam Curran has an IPL hat-trick! WHAT A SENSATIONAL FINISH! Kings XI win from the jaws of defeat! I do not believe what I have just witnessed!

19.2 S Curran to S Lamichhane, WICKET!!! S Lamichhane is out b Sam Curran, 138.1 km/h full length on off stump.

Wicket! Clean bowled him! Sam Curran has produced a ripper just when his side needed it most. Straight and full, aiming for leg stump, and Rabada misses. What a turnaround this has been. I thought I had seen it all!

19.1 S Curran to K Rabada, WICKET!!! K Rabada is out b Sam Curran, 136.26 km/h full length on leg stump.

So 15 required. 14 for a Super Over. What's Rabada got?

End of Over 19 - 4 runs, 1 wicket DC 152/8
Avesh Khan4* (3b 1x4)
Kagiso Rabada*0* (0b)

Another dot! What an over. Great short ball that follows Avesh

18.6 M Shami to A Khan, no run, 140.74 km/h short length going down leg.

Four! That's how it's done! Low full toss from Shami, Avesh swings, but doesn't go across the line, and gets four through cover

18.5 M Shami to A Khan, FOUR, 144.79 km/h full toss on off stump.

Close! Short from Shami, Avesh swings and connects with nowt

18.4 M Shami to A Khan, no run, 141.6 km/h short length going down leg.

Wicket! Clean bowled. This is a full blown capitulation. A collapse. A landslide. An avalanche. A brainfade. Call it what you will. Reckless swinging by Vihari and he's bowled. This is lunacy

18.3 M Shami to H Vihari, WICKET!!! H Vihari is out b Mohammed Shami, 144.66 km/h good length on middle stump.

Back of a length, Vihari tries to swing through the line but only gets a bottom edge

18.2 M Shami to H Vihari, no run, 142.46 km/h short length going down leg.

Back of a length, and Vihari defends back to Shami. 19 from 11. Simply remarkable we're in this situation!

18.1 M Shami to H Vihari, no run, 140.59 km/h short length on middle stump.

It's official - Delhi have capitulated. Vihari is there though, and they should still do it from here, but my how this momentum has shifted.

End of Over 18 - 4 runs, 2 wickets DC 148/7
Hanuma Vihari*2* (2b)

Wicket! Well I described it as similar when KXIP were trying to finish their innings, but this is ridiculous batting, and not in a good way! Harshal swings as Curran offers length, gets an outside edge and Rahul takes it

17.6 S Curran to H Patel, WICKET!!! H Patel is out c Lokesh Rahul b Sam Curran, 137.37 km/h good length just outside off stump.
17.6 S Curran to H Patel, wide delivery.

Close! Beaten outside off and nearly another bowled. It's meltdown time!

17.5 S Curran to H Patel, no run, 137.02 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Wicket! Drilled to long off! This is a meltdown from DC. In the slot, but Ingram can't get the leverage on it and can only find long off. What a funny old game this is!

17.4 S Curran to C Ingram, WICKET!!! C Ingram is out c Hardus Viljoen b Sam Curran, 133.33 km/h full length just outside off stump.
17.3 S Curran to H Vihari, one run, 124.98 km/h good length just outside off stump.
17.2 S Curran to C Ingram, one run, 135.57 km/h full length just outside off stump.
17.1 S Curran to H Vihari, one run, 127.26 km/h short length on off stump.
End of Over 17 - 7 runs, 2 wickets DC 144/5
Colin Ingram37* (27b 4x4 1x6)
Hanuma Vihari*0* (0b)

Close! Nearly bowls him with the low full toss. Had Ingram been bowled there, KXIP would now be favourites! What a ridiculous game this sport is!

16.6 M Shami to C Ingram, no run, 137.81 km/h full toss just outside off stump.

Wicket! Now then! What a dramatic couple of deliveries! Morris goes for the tip and run to mid off but he's miles out! GAME ON!

16.5 M Shami to C Morris, WICKET!!! C Morris is out run out (Ravichandran Ashwin), 142.89 km/h full length just outside off stump.

Wicket! Bowled him! Pant's got to go, but he's done another sterling job for his side. Was there to be hit, but just swung a bit early as he looked to mow over mid-wicket and he's bowled

16.4 M Shami to R Pant, WICKET!!! R Pant is out b Mohammed Shami, 144.25 km/h full length on middle stump.

Six! This kid is unstoppable! Full from Shami and Pant just launches him over cow corner. He is SUCH a talent!

16.3 M Shami to R Pant, SIX, 121.13 km/h full length on off stump.
16.2 M Shami to C Ingram, one run, 131.33 km/h short length just outside off stump.
16.1 M Shami to C Ingram, no run, 127.97 km/h good length outside off stump.

Timeout time and DC have timed this chase perfectly you have to think. Pant and Ingram are masters of this, and they've combined youth and experience to put KXIP way on the back foot. Kings need wickets and fast, but they need two or three, as Morris is still waiting in the wings.

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