Gautam Gambhir, IPL 2018, DD, KXIP
Glenn Maxwell fails once again as he departs for 12 off 10 AFP

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) have achieved the top spot in the Vivo IPL 2019 points table defeating Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 4 runs in a last over thriller. KXIP could only post a total of 143 after being put to bat but started their second innings very well reducing DD to 3 down in the Powerplay. It was Ankit Rajpoot who got the important wicket of Prithvi Shaw and Glenn Maxwell. He finished with figures 4-0-23-2 and was awarded the man of the match.

In the post match presentation, Rajpoot talked about how he enjoyed the responsibility in a low scoring game.

“I am very happy because this is my second match for KXIP. It’s my responsibility towards the team. I thought if the captain gives me responsibility then I had to do well and pick wickets, because I wanted the side to win in a low-scoring game. ”

He later added his plan in today’s game. Revealed that the focus was more on length and not on variations.

“My target was to bowl wicket-to-wicket. I wanted to work on the length ball and not try too much variation. I tried to get Shreyas out with the final two balls of my spell because we could have then bowled them out earlier.”