On a bouncy Kingsmead pitch, Highveld Lions got a decent 139 for five which was par for the course and then restricted Daredevils to only 117 for nine.
With Daredevils’ defeat, the challenge of IPL teams in this edition ended on a disappointing note.
The Daredevils batsmen save Pietersen who scored 50 off 44 balls, looked in utter discomfort against Lions attack especially pacer Chris Morris. Morris bowled fast and straight as he gave away only seven runs in four overs taking prize wickets of David Warner and Pietersen.
In Image: Kevin Pietersen of the Delhi Daredevils plays a stroke