IPL: English bowler Sam Curran takes hat-trick in crazy cricket finish

Sam Curran claimed a hat-trick - and four wickets in just five balls - to ease Kings XI Punjab to a remarkable Indian Premier League victory over Delhi Capitals.

The England all-rounder, who opened the batting in the absence of the injured Chris Gayle, removed Colin Ingram and Harshal Patel with the fourth and sixth balls of the 18th over, and then bowled Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane with the first two of the 20th to seal a win by 14 runs.

The Capitals looked headed for a comfortable victory in Mohali, when chasing 167, they reached 144/3 with 21 balls remaining.

But they lost seven wickets for just eight runs inside 17 balls, as they were skittled for 152, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami chipping in with two wickets each for Punjab, guided by former Blackcaps coach Mike Hesson.

Curran, who had earlier scored 20 from 10 balls in a total of 166/9, finished with figures of 4/11 from 2.2 overs.