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At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday, another IPL record survived.

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While batting first, Delhi had challenged 229 runs in front of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), but the 2-time champion team missed by just 18 runs. If Kolkata had achieved this target, it would have registered the biggest win in the IPL chasing the target of runs. Captain Shreyas Iyer, who scored an unbeaten 88-run knock for Delhi, was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’. Iyer admitted that it was extremely difficult to save runs on this ground. Iyer said in the award award ceremony, ‘It is very difficult to defend runs here. Great total but still very difficult. It is fun to come here and play. Winning matches is an icing on the cake. I think today was the right day to bring the bowlers to the small ground. I will not say that I am a gifted player, because I know what is hard work, what is smart work. Regarding the match, he said, ‘We all talk of close matches. This match was one of them. Winning this match is satisfying

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