Both Warner and Sehwag started off blasting the both opening bowlers of the Daredevils. Warner got out by poking at a ball carelessly. Kumar could have dismissed both openers after a beating in first over but captain Hussey dropped Sehwag. Dropping Sehwag did not prove costly, Awana knocked over Sehwag by beating him by pace, it really was good delivery came back at pace and took the off bail after a deflection from Sehwag's pad. Mahmood followed it up with a far better second over. Awana turned the game over it's head in last over of power-play. Awana bowled two peaches to Taylor and Rao. Anyone would have found difficult to negotiate those delivers. Awana really brought back the touring team back into the game after early assault of Sehwag. Mahela in the mean while tried to get his eye in. He really struggled through out the season but now it was his chance to settle the score. As soon as pace went out the attacks boundaries started to come for Daredevils. Chawala went two boundaries in his first over. Mahela seemed to coming back into the form, this IPL has been a struggle for him. Harmeet Singh started off with brilliant first over. 82 in last 10 presented an exciting prospect. Ohja cut lose suddenly after two massive sixes of Chawala, he dispatched Harmeet over extra covers for lovely four. Ohja shifted the game from the balance to well into the favor of Daredevils. Hussey brought back the golden boy Azhar to get a wicket, he did exactly for which he was brought back but Chawala dropped the catch. After the impetuous from Ohja, Mahela showed his class. Surprisingly Ohja got out on a long hop. Mahela held the keys for the Daredevils. Chawala bowled excellent maiden over after being thrashed in first three overs. Kumar followed it up with decent over just giving away 8. Irfan cut apart impressive Awana, he thrashed him for three fours and almost settled the game. Really, it was heart break for the young man. He bowled so beautifully certainly he did not deserve it in his last over. 11 in last two was too bigger ask even for larger hearted Azhar. Mahela got all 11 in penultimate over to seal the game. Really, it was grand effort from the Kings XI bowling attack after they posted not enough on the board.
unfortunately the luck of openers could not perform in the important game. The next game against CSK is important.