IPL 2018 Score, Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils: Gambhir sets a target of 167 runs in front of R Ashwin's led team
The second match of the IPL 2018's fist inning match has ended and the excitement around the tournament has emerges all-time high. The second inning is going to start in just a few minutes and Gambhir's army is all ready to take on Kings XI Punjab. KXIP chased 166 runs in 20 overs by losing 7 wickets and set a target of 167 runs in front of its opponent Delhi Daredevils. Gambhir's Chris Morris scored not out 27 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin bowled the first over for Kings XI Punjab and big hitting Colin Munro faced the first ball. Gautam Gambhir played a brilliant knock for Delhi Daredevils so far, Delhi has moved to 70/2 after 9 overs. The first boundary of the 2018 IPL season goes to Gautam Gambhir for the Delhi Daredevils.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman had troubled the Delhi batsmen and gave no rooms to the DD's batsmen. He successfully made Delhi batsmen walk towards pavilion and took 2 wickets. While team captain Ravichandran Ashwin took 1 wickets and Mohit Sharma took 2 wickets of Delhi Daredevils.
Talking about the batsmanship of Delhi Daredevil's captain Gautam Gambhir and gave a justified performance y hitting 5 fours and 1 sixes in the first inning of the second match while Rishabh Pant also hit out 4 fours and 1 sixer and both the cricketer were out by Delhi's Mujeed.
The Kings XI Punjab's skipper, R Ashwin like a king has won the toss and elected to bowl first. The defending champions Delhi Daredevils are also studded with a quality squad that can put up a strong performance to against side. The Gambhir's team got to bat first.
Kings XI Punjab head coach Brad Hodge feels that presence of multiple superstars makes their team a "dangerous unit". "If you look at the difference of this side compared to the past squads, I think there is definitely a rise in standard. We've got a lot of superstars, a lot of match-winners, which makes our team extremely dangerous, which should be good for future," said Hodge, prior to their opening encounter against Delhi Daredevils.
Delhi Daredevils Squad (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir(c), Colin Munro, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Vijay Shankar, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Amit Mishra, Trent Boult, Mohammed Shami.
Kings XI Punjab Squad (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.