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08-Apr-2018 14:14:00 GMT
KXIP v DD, 2nd match, Mohali

Rahul fastest IPL fifty blitz overpower Delhi

Chandigarh: Punjab won the second match of Indian T20 League against Delhi by 6 wickets in the 19th over.

KL Rahul gave a power start to the second innings as he recorded the fastest 50 in the league history going past Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan. He reached the landmark in 14 balls scoring at a strike rate of 340.

Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opened the batting for Punjab chasing 167. Both the batsmen were dismissed inside the first Powerplay but the score was 73 already.

Yuvraj Singh, who came to bat at number three got off the mark with a boundary.

However, he was struggling to get the ball off as he got out on 12 (22) when he hit the ball straight to Vijay Shankar off Rahul Tewatia’s bowling.

However there was no stopping to the run flow after the wicket of Rahul as Karun Nair scored a quickfire 50 off 33 before getting out in the 15th over.

David Miller  held one end almost scoring run a ball 24 with only one boundary.

Brief scores:
Kings XI Punjab 167 for 4 (Rahul 51, Nair 50) beat Delhi Daredevils 166 for 7 (Gambhir 55, Mujeeb 2-28, Mohit 2-33) by six wickets

Marcus Stoinis hit the winning runs for Punjab handing Delhi their sixth consecutive loss in their opening match of the league.

Earlier, Gautam Gambhir  with his 36th half century guided Delhi to a competitive total.

Rishabh Pant(28) and Chris Morris(27*) also added valuable contribution to the score.

Meanwhile, Mujeeb Zadran became the youngest player to play Indian T20 league and even the youngest to take wicket. He and Mohit Sharma shared two wickets each.


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