In IPL, Delhi Capitals avenged their shocking first-leg defeat with a five-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab, brightening their prospects of making the play-offs of the Indian Premier League in the national capital on Saturday.
Chasing 164 for a win, senior opener Shikhar Dhawan laid the foundation with a fluent 56 of 41 balls, while skipper Shreyas Iyer contributed an unbeaten 58 off 49 balls to complete the job with two balls to spare.
In the first leg in Mohali, DC lost seven wickets for eight runs to gift KXIP victory after sitting pretty at 144 for three in the 17th over while chasing 168.
On Saturday, the home side were 141 for three at the end of the 17th over with 23 needing off 18 balls.
This was DC’s second win at home in five outings and sixth overall, occupying the third place in the standings. KXIP remained on fourth with 10 points.