A resurgent Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Tuesday comprehensively defeated table toppers Delhi Capitals (DC)
by five wickets, despite Shikhar Dhawan’s record consecutive century, to record their third consecutive
win of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and kept their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs alive.KXIP now
have eight points from 10 matches and are placed fifth. Rajasthan Royals (RR), too, have eight points, but
KL Rahul’s KXIP has a better net run rate (-0.177) than Steve Smith’s RR (-0.591) in the eight-team competition.
Both teams are still to play four matches, same as No.1 Delhi, who have 14 points from 10 games. Kings XI Punjab:
167/5 wkts in 19 overs (Nicholas Pooran 53, Glen Maxwell 32; Kagiso Rabada 2/27) beat Delhi Capitals: 164/5 in 20
overs (Shikhar Dhawan 106 not out, Shreyas Iyer 14; Mohammed Shami 2/28) by 5 wickets