Lokesh Rahul hammers fastest half-century in IPL history

Earlier in the afternoon, Gautam Gambhir scored for the Delhi Daredevils. Debutant Mujeeb Ur Rahman ended up with two wickets. All-rounders Chris Morris and Glenn Maxwell will lend depth to Delhi's bowling and batting department.

The live streaming of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the ongoing IPL 2018 tournament will be available online on Hotstar, Jio TV, and live telecast / broadcast on TV will be provided by Star Sports network. Overall, Kings XI lead the head-to-head numbers, having won 11 to Daredevils' 10, and also have 80 per cent success rate against their North Indian counterparts in Mohali.

Munro's dismissal had little effect on Gambhir, who repatedly hit left-arm spinner Axar Patel inside out. Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris injected some life late into the Daredevils innings with quick-fire twenties, but wickets falling at crucial junctures meant they could never post a total beyond KXIP's reach. During his knock, he didn't die wondering and haemorrhaged runs in the power-play, much to the agony of Gautam Gambhir's men. It has players of the calibre of Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, David Miller, K L Rahul and Aaron Finch not to speak of the likes of Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman. Kings XI Punjab have started the season on a winning note and Ashwin would be telling his boys to nail the basics. After taking 16 runs of the Kiwi pacer's first over, Rahul milked Mohammed Shami for 12 runs. "That's a great record and I think you will have many more to score in this format". KXIP had invested heavily on Indian talent during the auctions, and led by a bowling captain, broke out a three-pronged spin attack that strangled the Delhi innings in the middle overs.

"I didn't plan to play this innings that way. We've got a lot of superstars, a lot of match-winners, which makes our team extremely risky, which should be good for future", said Hodge, prior to their opening encounter against Delhi Daredevils.

"And I just wanted to take him on straight away because I knew that once the ball gets older, it gets harder for the batsmen down the order". Yes, I didn't really realize that I had got a record, I had got to fifty because, like I said, I was just waiting for the ball to leave the bowler's hand and strike it.


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