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Patna : Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 5 wickets in 38th match of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE, on October 20, 2020, night, Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 106 in 61 balls with 12 fours and 3 sixes notwithstanding. Delhi Capitals were powered by an explosive knock by Nicholas Pooran scoring 53 in 28 balls hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes and Chris Gayle’s 29 in 13 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes.

Replying to DC’s 164/5 in 20 overs, KXIP scored 167/5 in 19 overs. It was KXIP’s 4th win in 10 matches and they have now 8 points. For DC, it was their 3rd defeat in 10 matches and they have 14 points.

Gayle scored 25 runs in the 5th over bowled by medium fast bowler Tushar Deshpande hitting him for 3 fours and 2 sixes.Gayle was bowled by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for 29. Opener Lokesh Rahul fell to spinner Axar Patel fpr 15 in 11 balls hitting a six and a four. His opening partner Mayank Agarwal was run out for 5. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell fell to fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for 32 in 24 balls with 3 fours. James remained unbeaten on 10 while Deepak Hooda remained 15 not outwith 1 four. Neesham hit the winning six.

For DC, opener Shikhar Dhawan became the first player to score back to back century in IPL. His opening partner Prithvi Shaw fell to all-rounder James Neesham for 7 continuing his flop show. Captain Shreyas Iyer fell to spinner Murugan Ashwin for 14 in 12 balls hitting a six. Rishabh Pant (wk) fell to Glen Maxwell for 14 in 20 balls with 1 four. Marcus Stoinis fell to fast bowler Mohammad Shami for 9 while Shimron Hetmyer fell to Shami for 10. Shami took 2/28 in 4 overs.