Even in a mad collapse that old Daredevils may have been embarrassed, the Delhi team lost their last seven wickets at eight runs, because Mohammed Shami and Sam Curran had created death overs, even they never it was not even thought that it could be so productive.
Curran was a monster who had taken 4 wickets for 11 runs in his 2.2 overs – his last eight deliveries took all his wickets, and scored only four runs. Although Shami was the person to overthrow the middle stump of Rishabh Pant in the 17th over, then again in the 19th, Hanuma Vihari stumps got disturbed.
The credit of success of Punjab can only be given to their bowlers, who are led by Englishman Sam Curran (4/11), Mohammed Shami (2/27) and Captain Ravichandran Ashwin (2/31) who have a green Rescue 166 runs on the pitch, dew Karan took the score of Delhi’s top scorer, Colin Ingram (38 off 29 balls, 4×4, 6×1) and wickets of Herschelle Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichane’s trio, who fell in a hat-trick.
8 Runs, 7 Wickets: Delhi Capital’s Performance Like School Cricket
Chasing 167 runs, Delhi started off by losing a wicket, in which Prithvi Shaw was dismissed, but fellow opener Shikhar Dhawan (30 runs in 25 balls) and captain Shreyas Lair (28 runs off 28 balls) ) add 61 runs. Even before standing for another wicket, Shreyas Iyer was bowled out on Hardus Viljoen’s delivery. Dhawan also got off soon after being trapped by Ashwin’s Carom Ball.
Rishabh Pant (39 runs on 26) and Ingram then joined the team to revive Delhi’s inning with an another of 62 runs. Shami then expressed his hope of returning to Punjab by taking Rishabh Pant out.
Then, Ashwin immediately run-out to Chris Morris and shocked Delhi and Punjab made the Delhi team all-out with Sam Curran’s hat-trick
Earlier, Chris Morris took three crucial wickets of the host team’s openers Lokesh Rahul (15 runs for 11 runs), David Miller (43 runs for 30 runs) and Ashwin (3) and stopped at 166/9.