Englands left-arm fast-bowling all-rounder Sam Curran on Friday became the most expensive signing in history of the Indian Premier League with Punjab Kings shelling out a whopping Rs18.50 crores at the IPL 2023 mini player auction.
Needing three runs off the final ball, the Zimbabwe batter pulled to the vacant square leg area and ran three with Shahrukh Khan to reach 201-6 as Punjab won the "Battle of the Kings.”
Punjab became the third team to fall out of contention, leaving six teams vying for three playoff berths. Rajasthan reached 189-6 after Punjab made 187-5.
Kishan (75) and Suryakumar (66) put on a key third-wicket partnership of 116 before Tim David and Tilak Varma steered the team home with seven balls to spare in the second match of the day in Mohali.
Malik, an up and coming Kashmiri quick who has clocked speeds of over 150 kilometres per hour (93 mph) in this edition of the Twenty20 tournament, claimed three wickets in the final over that also witnessed a run-out to bowl out Punjab for 151.
Virus-hit Delhi Capitals put up a splendid performance with both the ball and the bat to beat Punjab Kings by nine wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.
The team received a grand welcome in Punjabi-style on reaching their hotel with few of their players tapping their feet to the tune of Bhangra while entering the hotel.
Answering critics of his cautious batting, KL Rahul guided Punjab Kings to a thrilling five-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match in Dubai on Friday.
Shubman Gill smashed a fifty as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated a hapless Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets to heat up the race for the only remaining play-off spot of the IPL on Sunday.