Sam Curran starred for Kings Xi Punjab as he took four wickets, including a hattrick, for just 11 runs to inspired his side to a dramatic victory over Delhi Capitals who lost seven wickets for eight runs in 17 balls.
Shreyas Iyer won the toss and put Kings XI into bat with both teams coming off wins on the weekend.
Power-hitter Chris Gayle was rested for the match which saw England all-rounder Sam Curran come into the team and strangely the youngster was sent out to open with KL Rahul.
The opening pair weren’t around for long as Rahul departed for 15 (11) while Curran managed 20 (10). Sarfaraz Khan and David Miller had the only partnership to speak of before the former was caught behind for 39 (29).
Miller then looked like he had set himself up as the left-hander went to 43 (29) before he skied the ball straight up for Rishabh Pant to gather. A few big shots by Mandeep Singh meant that Kings XI set a relatively subpar total of 166/9 after 20.
Chris Morris picked up three wickets for 30 in his four overs while the 18-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane added another two wickets to his tournaments tally.
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In reply Prithvi Shaw fell for a duck before Shikhar Dhawan and Iyer laid the platform as the two scored 30 (25) and 28 (22) which then gave Pant and Colin Ingram the chance to kick-on in the middle overs.
Pant smashed 39 off 26 deliveries before he was bowled by Mohammed Shami with DC still needing 23 runs.
Chris Morris strode out to meet his compatriot but only lasted a single delivery as he punched the ball straight to Ravi Ashwin who’s direct hit sent the South African all-rounder back to the stands.
With 23 to defend off three overs, Curran was brought into the attack and the youngster delivered in spectacular fashion as he got two wickets and conceded just three runs to set up a final two over target of 19 with two new batsmen.
Two wickets for Sam Curran in the 17th over.
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Shami then followed up with another tight over, taking one wicket for just four runs to give Curran 15 runs to defend.
Curran started the over in perfect fashion as he knocked over Kagiso Rabada with his first ball before dismissing Lamichhaneto complete his hattrick and seal a 14 run win.