IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP: Daredevils back to old Delhi ways, bottom of table after six games

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Written by Vishal Menon
| New Delhi |
Updated: April 24, 2018 4:53:29 am


Delhi Daredevils opener Prithvi Shaw gets bowled through the gate on his IPL debut. He made 22 runs off 10 balls. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

A botched-up chase

Shreyas Iyer removed his helmet, wiped the sweat off his brow and strode down to have a chat with Amit Mishra at the non-striker’s end. The equation was simple. Delhi Daredevils, in pursuit of Punjab’s 143/8, needed 17 runs from the final over. Seeing Mujeeb-ur-Rahaman, the young Afghan leg-spinner ready to bowl, Iyer gauged the task at hand. Just three sixes, that’s all he needed. He struck one off the second delivery, then followed it up with a double and a boundary in the subsequent three. However, needing five runs from the final delivery of the match, Iyer, Delhi’s last hope,…

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