Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in the Super Over in the IPL at the Dubai International Stadium last night.
Both teams scored 157 runs which dragged the match into the Super Over. Punjab managed to score just two runs as Kagiso Rabada dismissed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran in the second and third deliveries respectively. Delhi Capitals then chased the target of three runs easily.
Earlier, chasing a target of 158 runs, openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul provided Kings XI Punjab with a decent start. The duo formed a partnership of 30 runs before Mohit Sharma bowled Rahul (21) in the fifth over.
Ravichandran Ashwin rolled his arms in the sixth over and took two wickets. He scalped the wicket of Karun Nair before dismissing Nicholas Pooran. However, in a major blow to the Delhi team, Ashwin got injured and left the field.
In the final over, Kings XI Punjab needed 13 runs to win. Mayank Agarwal scored 12 runs off the first three balls but Stoinis made a stunning comeback. Marcus Stoinis bowled a dot ball before taking two wickets off the last two deliveries, taking the match into the Super Over. Agarwal was dismissed after scoring 89 runs off 60 balls.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals got off to a very poor start after being asked to bat first as the team lost three wickets in quick succession.
Marcus Stoinis played aggressively and struck regular boundaries and sixes, bringing the team back into the game. He continued his brilliant form and scored 53 runs off just 21 balls, helping Delhi Capitals reach a respectable total of 157 runs. He was declared Player of the Match.
Today, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Stadium.