Kings XI Punjab 166 for 9 (Miller 43, Sarfaraz 39, Morris 3-30, Lamichhane 2-27, Rabada 2-32) beat Delhi Capitals 152 (Pant 39, Ingram 38, Dhawan 30, Curran 4-11, Shami 2-27, R Ashwin 2-31) by 14 runs
Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Sam Curran proved his worth with a fantastic spell (including a hat-trick) which spurred his team to a miraculous 14-run victory over Delhi Capitals on Monday.
The 20-year-old Englishman, picked up 4/11 as Delhi Capitals suffered a dramatic collapse and were bowled out for 152 in 19.2 overs chasing 167.
From 144/3, Delhi lost their last seven wickets for just eight runs as Curran along with Mohammed Shami turned the match on its head.
With his incredible feat in Mohali, Curran became the first English bowler to claim a hat-trick in the IPL.
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Earlier, Sam Curran opened the batting with KL Rahul for Kings XI Punjab in the absence of Chris Gayle.
Both openers were dismissed within the first four overs but they ensured that they kept the scoreboard ticking.
Sarfaraz Khan and David Miller then shored up the innings. The pair put up 62 runs for the fourth wicket and despite Sarfaraz falling at 39, KXIP looked primed for a big total as the innings approached the death overs.
But Miller was dismissed by Morris after which Delhi clamped down on KXIP. KXIP ended their innings on 166/9.
Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer stabilised the Delhi chase after Prithvi Shaw was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin off the very first ball of the innings. Iyer and Dhawan put up 61 runs for the second wicket.
Although Dhawan and Iyer fell in quick succession, Pant and Ingram ensured that the Capitals don’t fall off course in the chase.
The pair put up 62 runs for the fourth wicket and the stand was broken by Pant’s dismissal. But that sparked a collapse in which DC lost five wickets in the last five overs.
Mohammed Shami and Sam Curran were the main tormentors in this period. The latter finished things off by knocking over Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamicchane to complete his hat-trick.