KXIP have reclaimed top spot in the points table © AFP
KXIP have reclaimed top spot in the points table © AFP

Delhi Daredevils (DD) suffered yet another loss in Match 22 of VIVO IPL 2018 against upbeat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at their den on Monday. DD came agonisingly close to breaking their run of reverses, only to lose by four runs to KXIP. DD had their share of highlights in form of Liam Plunkett who made an instant impression on his IPL debut claiming 3 wickets for 17 in his quota of 4 overs. DD required 17 in the final over while chasing target of 144.

Shreyas Iyer did try to ease off the pressure smashing a six and four off Mujeeb Zadran. With 5 required of the final delivery, Iyer mistimed a flat delivery from Zadran and was caught by Aaron Finch to hand KXIP yet another win. Iyer (57) and Rahul Tewatia (24) stood out for their performance from DD.

Here is how players from DD and KXIP have fared after Match 22:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): 

Players Performance Marks out of 10
KL Rahul 23 (15), c1 6/10
Aaron Finch 2 (4), c2 2/10
Mayank Agarwal 21 (16), 1 run-out 5/10
Karun Nair 34 (32), c1 7/10
Yuvraj Singh 14 (17) 2.5/10
David Miller 26 (19) 5.5/10
Ravichandran Ashwin 6 (7), 1 run-out, 4-0-19-0 4/10
Andrew Tye 3 (9), c1, 4-0-25-2 4.5/10
Barinder Sran 0* (1), 4-0-45-1 2/10
Ankit Rajpoot 4-0-23-2 4/10
Mujeeb Zadran 4-0-25-2 4/10

KXIP’s Team Average: 4.2

Delhi Daredevils (DD): 

Players Performance Marks out of 10
Prithvi Shaw 22 (10) 5/10
Gautam Gambhir 4 (13) 1/10
Glenn Maxwell 12 (10) 2/10
Shreyas Iyer 57 (45), c2 7/10
Rishabh Pant 4 (7), c1 2/10
Daniel Christian 6 (11), 3-0-17-1 3.5/10
Rahul Tewatia 24 (21), c1, 1-0-6-0 6/10
Liam Plunkett 0 (1), c1, 4-0-17-3 5/10
Amit Mishra 1* (2), 4-0-33-0 1/10
Avesh Khan c1, 4-0-36-2 2/10
Trent Boult 3-0-21-2 2/10

DD’s Team Average: 3.3

Brief scores

Kings XI Punjab 143 for 8 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 23, Karun Nair 34; Liam Plunkett 3 for 17) beat Delhi Daredevils 139 for 8 in 20 overs (Shreyas Iyer 57, Rahul Tewatia 24; Ankit Rajpoot 2 for 23, Andrew Tye 2 for 25, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2 for 25) by 4 runs.

Player of the Match: Liam Plunkett