Earlier, the hosts were off to a shaky start, from which they could never recover.
Delhi dasher Virender Sehwag mistimed a Pathan delivery to Reetinder Sodi at the midwicket for a golden duck in the second over and his dismissal was an indication of the things to come.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir (26, 5x4) was in deft touch and with David Warner (6) looked poised to build the Daredevils innings but a bad call from the Australian for a single cut short his stay. Gambhir was run out for the third successive time.
To make matters worse, a ball later, Warner was himself run out when he tried to steal an improbable single and was sent back by Paul Collingwood. The two run-outs took a heavy toll and Delhi were suddenly tottering at 41 for three.
A lot depended on Collingwood and Daniel Vettori, both having proved themselves with the bat on slow pitches, to resurrect the innings. But their quick dismissals snuffed out any hope of a fightback, with even a 100-run target looking out of reach at one stage which was made posiible by Manhas (26 off 28 balls).
In Image: Match referee Devdas Govindjee (2nd L) looks on with commentator Mpumelelo Mbangwa (R) as Kumar Sangakkara (L) of the Kings XI and Gautam Gambhir (2nd R) of the Daredevils go for the toss