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The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League (abbreviated as IPL 8 or Pepsi IPL 2015) is the eighth season of the IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders are the defending champions having won the title in the 2014 season. The complete tournament is expected to be held across different cities in India unlike the previous season. The tournament was started on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. A total of 60 T20 matches will be held in the entire tournament. No matches will be held in Kolkata between April 12 and April 25 due to Municipal Elections.

Franchises retained 123 players 8th IPL season before moving into auction. The released players provided an option to register themselves for auction. 6 Players were transferred across teams before the auction took place. In the Pepsi IPL 2015 auction held on February 16 at Bangalore, Yuvraj Singh was sold to Delhi Daredevils for 16 crores INR, for a record bid in IPL auction history. A total of 67 players were sold out in the auction and all franchises spent total of 87.60 Crores to buy players.

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Brett Lee's main aim is to destroy the opposition

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Australian pacer Brett Lee, who was instrumental in Kings XI Punjab's crucial victory over Delhi Daredevils yesterday, said his sole aim going into the do-or-die match was to destroy the formidable rival batting line-up.

Lee, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, took crucial wickets for 15 runs in his four-over spell against Delhi on Friday night to set up the six-wicket victory for Kings XI.

Lee, who returned to form on Friday after a long injury lay-off, said he has found his rhythm back and expressed satisfaction with the way he bowled in the match.

"I am happier that we played as team and won the crucial match. My whole aim was to destroy the opposition in those four overs and I managed to do that. We had made sure that we go through this game anyhow," he said.

He also lauded his colleagues in the bowling department for supporting him and restricting the Daredevils to mere 120 runs in their alloted 20 overs.

"It was a pretty good job done by the bowlers. We did well enough to restrict them to 120. We knew it was an achievable total and we would do it.

"It was a do or die situation for us. But the pitch was a bit slow and our batsmen played well to chase the total," Lee was quoted as saying in the IPL's official website.

Brett Lee's main aim is to destroy the opposition

http://www.topnews.in/sports/files/Brett-Lee2.jpg
Australian pacer Brett Lee, who was instrumental in Kings XI Punjab's crucial victory over Delhi Daredevils yesterday, said his sole aim going into the do-or-die match was to destroy the formidable rival batting line-up.

Lee, who was adjudged man-of-the-match, took crucial wickets for 15 runs in his four-over spell against Delhi on Friday night to set up the six-wicket victory for Kings XI.

Lee, who returned to form on Friday after a long injury lay-off, said he has found his rhythm back and expressed satisfaction with the way he bowled in the match.

"I am happier that we played as team and won the crucial match. My whole aim was to destroy the opposition in those four overs and I managed to do that. We had made sure that we go through this game anyhow," he said.

He also lauded his colleagues in the bowling department for supporting him and restricting the Daredevils to mere 120 runs in their alloted 20 overs.

"It was a pretty good job done by the bowlers. We did well enough to restrict them to 120. We knew it was an achievable total and we would do it.

"It was a do or die situation for us. But the pitch was a bit slow and our batsmen played well to chase the total," Lee was quoted as saying in the IPL's official website.

Punjab spring surprise by beating IPL leaders Delhi

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The Kings XI Punjab caused an upset by beating Indian Premier League (IPL) leaders the Delhi Daredevils by six wickets on Friday.

Delhi now have 16 points from 11 games while the King's XI are in sixth place with 12 points from 12 matches.

The Daredevils were put in to bat and Australia fast bowler Brett Lee led the way as they were restricted to 120 for nine.

Lee had opener Virender Sehwag caught early off an awkward, lifting ball. He returned in the 17th over to bowl a wicket-maiden before claiming another scalp in the penultimate over to finish with three for 15.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Irfan Pathan maintained the pressure for the King's XI with two wickets apiece.

Punjab then struggled to 35 for three in reply and would have been in even more trouble if Gautam Gambhir had taken an easy catch in the slips off Yuvraj Singh before the batsman had scored.

Yuvraj went on to add 53 in 10 overs for the fourth wicket with Kumar Sangakkara (43 not out).

When captain Yuvraj was caught by Sehwag at backward point for 18, Punjab needed 30 off three overs.

Irfan, though, cracked three sixes in 11 balls to score 21 not out and take the Kings XI to victory in the final over.

Punjab spring surprise by beating IPL leaders Delhi

http://www.liveipl.net/images/punjab-kings-xi.jpg
The Kings XI Punjab caused an upset by beating Indian Premier League (IPL) leaders the Delhi Daredevils by six wickets on Friday.

Delhi now have 16 points from 11 games while the King's XI are in sixth place with 12 points from 12 matches.

The Daredevils were put in to bat and Australia fast bowler Brett Lee led the way as they were restricted to 120 for nine.

Lee had opener Virender Sehwag caught early off an awkward, lifting ball. He returned in the 17th over to bowl a wicket-maiden before claiming another scalp in the penultimate over to finish with three for 15.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Irfan Pathan maintained the pressure for the King's XI with two wickets apiece.

Punjab then struggled to 35 for three in reply and would have been in even more trouble if Gautam Gambhir had taken an easy catch in the slips off Yuvraj Singh before the batsman had scored.

Yuvraj went on to add 53 in 10 overs for the fourth wicket with Kumar Sangakkara (43 not out).

When captain Yuvraj was caught by Sehwag at backward point for 18, Punjab needed 30 off three overs.

Irfan, though, cracked three sixes in 11 balls to score 21 not out and take the Kings XI to victory in the final over.