David Miller’s Kings XI Punjab were humiliated by a brilliant performance from the Delhi Daredevil’s Amit Mishra, who took 4-11.
The Kings XI lost by eight wickets with 39 balls remaining, due to Mishra destroying their top order within three overs, including Miller, plumb lbw for 9 off nine. They ended on 111-9.
Then Quinton de Kock led the canter to the finish line, scoring an unbeaten 59 off 42 balls (9×4, 1×6), assisted by Sanju Samson (33 off 32).
Mishra, in his 100th IPL match added big-hitters Shaun Marsh (13) – brilliantly stumped by De Kock – and Glenn Maxwell (0), before a subtle googly went straight though the only batsman putting up any show: Manan Vohra, who scored 32 off 24.
The rot started with the run-out of Murali Vijay with the score on eight, and by the time Mishra had completed his third over, the Kings (who again left out Kyle Abbott and Farhaan Behardien) were in disarray at 59-5 in the 11th over.
Mishra’s four put him on top of the bowling list with 116 victims, and it added to the stat that he has had more batsmen out stumped than any other (19 to Harbhajan Singh’s 12). Perhaps the batsmen should show more respect.
Chris Morris helped to strangle the Kings XI from the other end, taking 1-19 from four (and a great catch) as the Punjab team crumbled to 111-9 in their 20 overs.