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IPL Match 38: KXIP continues their resurgence, this time defeating the table toppers DC

KXIP continues their resurgence, this time defeating the table-toppers DC. KXIP are going from strength to strength now, first defeating MI now overhauling DC. They have played some phenomenal cricket lately, from a win in the first leg of seven matches to 3 wins in a row in three games of the second leg.


Match Score


1st Innings: Delhi Capitals (DC): 164/5 (20 overs)

2nd Innings: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): 167/5 (19 overs)


Top Performers of the Match



  • S Dhawan (DC): 106*(61)

  • N Pooran (KXIP): 53(28)

  • C Gayle (KXIP): 29(13)

  • G Maxwell (KXIP): 32(24)


  • K Rabada (DC): 27/2 (4 Ov)

  • M Shami (KXIP): 28/2 (4 Ov)

  • A Patel (DC): 27/1 (4 Ov)

  • R Ashwin (DC): 27/1 (4 Ov)

    • J Neesham (KXIP): 17/1 (2 Ov)


Player of the Match


S Dhawan received the Man of the Match award for his splendid century. He became the first player from the losing team to receive this award in this year's IPL.


DC had a total batting collapse, sparing Dhawan none of the other players clicked, the target for KXIP could have been stiffer if other batsmen would have supported Dhawan. KXIP's middle-order and lower middle-order were the primary reason for their win which is good news for them.

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