Curran takes hat trick in Kings XI Punjab win

Brief Scores:

Kings XI Punjab: 166-9 (Sarfaraz Khan 39, David Miller 43, Chris Morris 3-30) defeated

Delhi Capitals: 152 in 19.2 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 30, Rishabh Pant 39, Colin Ingram 38, Sam Curran 4-11) by 14 runs.

Kings XI Punjab clinched their third win of the VIVO IPL 2019 tournament when they defeated the Delhi Capitals by 14 runs yesterday evening. Given the opportunity of setting a target on their home ground, Kings XI Punjab posted 166-9 and then bowled out the visitors for 152. The Delhi Capitals were in control of their run-chase before Sam Curran returned for a second spell and turned the match on its head. The left-arm pacer picked up four wickets for four runs – which included a hat-trick – to polish off the Delhi Capitals’ lower order. The win would be KXIP’s sixth consecutive win at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.

The dramatic shift of balance happened when Rishabh Pant gave the hosts the opening they were searching for. When Pant was dismissed, Delhi Capitals needed 23 runs from 20 balls with six wickets remaining. The visitors pressed the self-destruct button at that stage, lost a flurry of wickets and allowed Kings XI Punjab to wrest control of the match. From 144-3, the Delhi Capitals slumped to 152 all out…..