Delhi Capitals on Saturday displayed a commendable performance to outclass Kings Xi Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. Opener Shikhar Dhawan played a crucial role in the 164-run chase, laying the foundation with 56 runs out of 41 balls. DC captain Shreyas Iyer contributed 58 off 49 deliveries to seal the job with two balls to spare. Also Read - IND vs ENG: 'Wicket-Taker' Ravichandran Ashwin Should be Included in India's ODI Squad, Says Brad Hogg
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Kings XI Punjab lost their fifth match of the season as they suffered a five-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.
Punjab posted a target of 164 runs, owing to Chris Gayle’s knock of 69 runs off just 37 deliveries. But Delhi had no problem in chasing down the total as both Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries to guide the team over the line.
Kings XI Punjab, however, continue to remain in fourth place in the league standings.
The team will next face Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 24 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
(With PTI Inputs)