For the first time this season Dharamsala played host to an IPL match, as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Dardevils by 7 runs on Thursday. The result means that Kings XI keep their slim playoff hopes alive with one game to play.
David Miller played a starring role for Punjab with the bat, scoring a 24-ball 44 as Kings XI posted 171/4. "David Miller is an outstanding cricketer," said Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist at the post-match presentation ceremony. "I am sure he is a household name in South Africa and now he has the world's attention as well."
Gilchrist also hasn't given up hope on Punjab securing a playoff berth. "We still have a slight chance if things go our way in the other games. But, it was great to get a victory at this beautiful venue," he added. "There is not better place to play cricket than Dharamsala."