Some teams don’t win as per their capability and some lose so badly that no one thinks that they can. RCB did and now DD. Ask RCB and DD, what does humiliation feel like. When your head coach has to say that our franchise and fans don’t deserve this, it means that something has grossly went bad. Well, a good outing for KXIP though.
Home ground, toss win and match win ; looked that it was KXIP’s match all along. They indeed played like a King. Mohit Sharma’s laugh at the last wicket tells you a lot of things about the match situation. 67 on this wicket was not definitely pitch’s doing. Goes on to prove that it is all in the mind.
Sandeep Sharma registered his one of the best figures (4-20-4) and so was Axar, Aaron, Maxwell and Mohit. When your team gets out for 67 in 17 overs, you just can’t talk about batting, just can’t, unless you are RCB. Corey Anderson did try in the end, but all was in vain.
Guptill just mitigated the question of any fight back from the DD bowlers. 50 of 27 made sure that there was no late resurgence, if any, from DD, registering KXIP’s biggest win ever in IPL in terms of wickets. (Previous best 9). So KXIP comig back in schemes of things. For delhi, playing less match as compared to others might give them a leeward on others but they need to back-up real quick. After all you don’t expect this from The Wall.
DD- 67/10 (17.1)
KXIP- 68/0 (7.5)
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