• KXIP continue solid form

    The Kings XI Punjab secured their third consecutive victory by beating the Delhi Capitals by four wickets in Dubai on Tuesday.

    A solid bowling display by the KXIP attack helped restrict the quality Capitals batting lineup to 164-5 in their 20 overs, despite a second century in as many games by captain Shikhar Dhawan, who produced a knock of 106 off 61 deliveries.

    With Anrich Nortje granted a rest for the encounter, the Capitals welcomed Australian Daniel Sams into the lineup to lead the attack alongside Proteas star Kagiso Rabada.

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    But, valuable efforts by KL Rahul and Chris Gayle at the top of the order were backed up by an excellent half-century by Nicholas Pooran and a quick-fire 32 from 24 balls by Glen Maxwell down the order as the KXIP took control.

    Rabada continued his accuracy with the ball, however, claiming figures of 2-27 in his four overs – but it wasn’t enough as KXIP got over the line with one over remaining.

    Having started their campaign with a couple of defeats, the KXIP are now gathering momentum moving up to sixth on the IPL log with the win.



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    Andre Huisamen