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On a pitch that didn't offer him much, Sandeep Lamichhane finished a lovely spell with figures of 2/27 to help restrict KXIP to 166

Curran you beauty!!

Where are all those who believed KXIP spent too much for Sam Curran? The England youngster has responded in incredible style. He dismisses Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane out off three balls, to take a memorable hat-trick and finish the job off!

Sam Curran ends with four wickets for just 11 runs, and KXIP have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. They win by 14 runs, and now have three wins in four.

Stunning turnaround for KXIP

KXIP have come back from the dead! Delhi Capitals were cruising at 144/3 with 23 needed off 21 balls. Just a few balls later they find themselves staring at defeat at 148/8. This is capitulation of the highest order. Shocking.

Two quick wickets

Some comeback by KXIP here. Pant goes downtown against Shami, but is castled by a fast one off the very next delivery. Chris Morris then goes for a non-existent single off his first ball and Ashwin hits direct from mid off to dismiss the South African first ball. DC's last recognised batting pair in the middle now. Ingram the key for the visitors.

Oh my! And Ingram falls too. He skews a shot off Curran straight to long on where Karun Nair takes a good catch. And Harshal Patel falls in the same over, edging behind. KXIP are all over DC now.

Update on Gayle

So the news it that the Universe Boss is down with a fever, thus taking him out of the reckoning for this match.

DC on track:

Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram have kept the visitors on course in what looks to be a comfortable run-chase with just 61 needed in 7 overs. Everything appears to be in their favour, right from the flat pitch to the quick outfield, and also the wickets in the bag.

Promising starts cut short:

It had been a fine recovery after the first-ball wicket of Prithvi Shaw. Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan had set the tempo with some sizzling strokes to take DC close to 50 within the powerplay. But a rash drive away from the body, after having driven Viljoen to the fence earlier in the over, saw the end of captain Iyer, who fails to capitalise on yet another start. Dhawan didn't last much longer. A hardly advisable cut shot to an Ashwin carrom ball resulted in him being cramped for room and trapped in front. These two wickets have kept Kings XI in it.

Shaw gone first ball:

Some confusion as Shaw walks up for a chat with Dhawan, but then decides against the review. On the money from Ravichandran Ashwin first up, with his under-cutter skidding through from a good length and taking a faint outside edge.

Kings XI pulled back to 166:

The departures of Sarfaraz and Miller close to each other sent the hosts in a downward spiral. Their lack of batting depth was thoroughly exposed as DC fought back strongly in the final five overs, which went for just 37, and yielded 5 wickets.

Lamichhane finishes brilliant spell:

Not counting the part-time option of Hanuma Vihari, Sandeep Lamichhane was playing as the lone spinner for DC today, and he's done a job. On a pitch that's not offered him much, the leg-spinner has delivered a telling blow with the wicket of Sarfaraz to finish with figures of 2/27.

Sarfaraz, Miller reinvigorate Kings XI:

Sarfaraz Khan is relishing batting higher up for Kings XI. His strokeplay, driven by innovation, has injected momentum into the innings for the hosts who were in a spot at 58/3 not long back. Miller's kept him good company for a brisk fifty-run stand.

Mayank Agarwal backs up too far:

No, there's not been another Mankad to add to the storm of the previous one, but Agarwal has been caught absent-minded at the non-striker's end. He's taken too much of a start, then wandered out further, even as Sarfaraz's drive was hit straight to short extra cover. Shikhar Dhawan's accuracy makes him pay.

Curran falls after brisk cameo:

There were a couple of flourishing drives to get Kings XI rolling, but Sandeep Lamichhane has ensured that there wasn't much more from Sam Curran. Promoted to open, he falls after a brisk 20 from 10. (36/2)

No encore from KL Rahul:

The sight of KL Rahul walking back cheaply, how dearly would Delhi have wished for this after watching him absolutely smash it to pieces in this same fixture last year. A full, straight one from Chris Morris does the job as it gets Rahul playing across the line, only to miss it in front of middle and leg. The umpire didn't save him, nor did the review. 15/1

If Gayle's omission wasn't enough of a surprise, Kings XI are opening with Sam Curran

That's what they're calling it:

There are more than a few interesting decisions at play here. Delhi seem to have read things differently from Punjab, in the makeup of their bowling attack. Even more eye-catchingly, Punjab have left Chris Gayle out.

"Interesting decision from Shreyas. Since 2014, only 4 out of 14 8PM games have been won by sides chasing," Pratyush Sinha chimes in from Mohali.

Playing XIs:

DC: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Toss:

Delhi Capitals have opted to bowl in Mohali. They've gone with the pace option of Avesh Khan to replace Amit Mishra, hence playing with just one spinner. Interestingly, KXIP have added another spinner and are now playing with three spinners in their armoury. Two totally different strategies.

Build Up:

There was a lot to gain for the Kings XI Punjab when they brushed off the Mumbai challenge a couple of days back. Not only did it create a feel-good factor in their first home outing, sending the crowd home happy, but it also enabled them to ease off some of the scars that Andre Russell had so brutally inflicted.

Delhi Capitals know of those scars too, being Russell's latest casualties, but even with those scars, they managed to down Kolkata Knight Riders and they arrive at Mohali with the kind of unique high that only winning a Super Over provides. A young team, playing without fear, and having tasted a good amount of success with two wins in three games - they're here to make themselves heard.

Hello and welcome to our live blog. It should be another good pitch in Mohali today, and with the kind of batting firepower in store, expect a night filled with runs.

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