KXIP ‘Stoined ‘ by DC
After a Rivalry start to the Mumbai Indians VS Chennai Super Kings, The Sunday evening started with Kings XI Punjab VS Delhi Capitals. However the start of Delhi was a very low with a projected score of 105-120 with the scoreboard moving very slow.
Just in the last over of the 1st Innings, Marcus Stoinis hitted a blow of 30 Runs in the over. With all the confident strokes in with the bat, Stoinis made up a total worth defending for his team with the stability and tremendous performance under pressured situations.
Sitting deeper in his crease also reduced the margin for error when the Kings XI quicks attempted the yorker – when Cottrell underpitched in the 19th over, Stoinis drove him between mid-off and extra-cover, and when he served up a full-toss in compensation, he sliced it away between backward point and short third man.
Mayank Aggarwal Gave it all
After the dismissal of the skipper KL Rahul, the man who is known for changing games into easy target, Mayank Aggarwal stood for his team on and scored a smashing 89 runs from 60 delivers.
Agarwal stepped up a gear and smashed two sixes off Mohit Sharma and two fours off Kagiso Rabada. The final over was going to be bowled by Stoinis, who had helped Delhi Capitals get to where they were by his onslaught with the bat in the final over. He had rescued Delhi Capitals with the bat, now he had to do it with the ball.
It was still a matter of question regarding Mayank Agarwal not turning up in Super over despite being Set on Crease and delivering such outstanding performance.
Rabada’s Super Over Magic got DC Easy Win
Super Over is a excitement factor when it comes to IPL and Sunday night too was no less than a treat where Kagiso Rabada destroyed the batting line-up of KXIP. The Skipper then stepped up with Rishabh Pant to capture an Easy 3 run chase which was made 2 run by offering a wide ball. DC made it easy by running between the wickets and taking a victory to their first game.