IPL 2019: It was a splendid piece of fielding that brought about the end of Prithvi Shaw’s promising 11-ball 13. It was Shikhar Dhawan who hit an uppish cover drive not from the middle of the bat to covers and set off for a single as Mandeep Singh picked up the ball and with one-stump to aim at, he hit the bullseye to send Shaw packing. It was certainly an error of judgment from Dhawan that led to the downfall of Shaw. But one has to give credit to Mandeep who provided that moment on-the-field.

Here is the video of the incident:

Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) rode on Chris Gayle’s 28th Indian Premier League (IPL) fifty to register 163/7 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Saturday.

Even as the DC bowlers looked to keep things tight after Gayle’s dismissal, the visitors still managed to pick up 45 runs in the last five overs as Harpreet Brar finished with an unbeaten 20 off 12 balls.

For DC, Axar Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane were the stars of the show. While Axar finished with 2/22 from his three overs, Lamichhane picked up three wickets even though he was slightly on the expensive side, giving away 40 runs from his four overs.

Put into bat, KXIP looked to start positively. But Lamichhane struck in the second over itself as he had K.L. Rahul stumped by Rishabh Pant for just 12. The score read 13/1 as Mayank Agarwal joined Gayle in the middle.

Brief scores

Kings XI Punjab: 163/7 in 20 overs (Chris Gayle 69, Mandeep Singh 30; Sandeep Lamichhane 3/40) vs Delhi Capitals