Mishra stars for Daredevils in milestone outing
Amit Mishra marked his 100th Indian Premier League match with a sublime spin display to help Delhi Daredevils to an eight-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
The Daredevils were on the receiving end of a nine-wicket thumping from Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL opener, but Mishra put them on course to get back on track with figures of 4-11 - the best of this year's competition - restricting winless Kings XI to 111-9.
Despite losing Shreyas Iyer (3) early on, Quinton de Kock (59 not out) and Sanju Samson (33) mounted a 91-run partnership, though the South African rode his luck at times, for the second wicket to comfortably see Delhi over the line with 39 balls remaining.
Kings XI suffered an early blow when a mix-up between Murali Vijay (1) and opening partner Manan Vohra (32) enabled the Daredevils to recover from Zaheer Khan's drop to run out the former.
Carlos Brathwaite (0-33) was hit for 14, including a trio of boundaries from Vohra, in his opening over, but Mishra soon stole the show.
The leg-spinner accounted for the returning Shaun Marsh for 13, before claiming the scalps of David Miller (9) and Glenn Maxwell (0) in the ninth over.
Vohra was next to fall to Mishra to leave Kings XI at 59-5, but, although they went 39 balls without a boundary until the 15th over, Mohit Sharma (15) and Pradeep Sahu (18 no) helped them set a target of 112.
After Sandeep Sharma (1-6) removed Iyer, De Kock was dropped by Vijay and avoided a stumping when wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha missed the ball after the South African failed to connect with an attempted flick behind square.
The South African punished them by racking up 10 boundaries, including one maximum, before Pawan Negi's six completed the triumph in the 15th over.