Sam Curran hat-trick

IPL 2019: Twitter Reactions – Sam Curran picks up a hat-trick as Delhi Capitals collapse to Kings XI Punjab defeat

The 20-year-old England all-rounder Sam Curran, on Monday, became the youngest player to pick up a hat-trick in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL). Curran’s sensational bowling in the death overs inspired a 14-run win for Kings XI Punjab, as Delhi Capitals suffered an almighty batting collapse.

Chasing 167 to win, Delhi appeared to be in control thanks to a 62-run run stand for the fourth wicket between Rishabh Pant (39 off 26) and Colin Ingram (38 off 29 balls) that had reduced the equation to a more than manageable 30 needed from the final four overs.


But, Pant was cleaned up by Mohammed Shami, Chris Morris was run out next ball and then Curran (4/11) snared Colin Ingram and Harshal Patel in a double-strike in the 18th over.

Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals lost a staggering seven wickets for just eight runs in the closing overs – Curran returning to take two in two in the last – as they crumbled to a second defeat in four. Kings XI, meanwhile, claim the third win out of four games.

Earlier, David Miller top-scored for Kings XI Punjab with a 30 ball 43. Curran also managed to score a quick-fire 20 off 10 balls while opening the batting.


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