Yadav was on fire, claiming his third wicket to put Kings XI on backfoot early in the game. Yadav sent David Hussey back to the pavilion to get his third scalp.
Paul Valthaty, who got the nod ahead of Nitin Saini, failed to capitalize the chance as he just scored 2 before went back to the pavilion. Morne Morkel scalped the batsman to reduce Punjab 18/3 in just 4.3 overs.
Earlier, Delhi Daredevils stand-in skipper Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and opted to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in the 69th match of the tournament.
Nitin Saini has made the way for Paul Valthaty in Punjab’s playing eleven.
For Punjab, it might become a case of so near yet so far. After their crucial victory over Chennai, even if they stun the table-toppers Delhi on Saturday in their final league match, they may not be able to make it to the playoffs. That is because of their negative run-rate.
As for Delhi, they are assured of at least a second spot. For them, the result of their last game will not matter much. But they would like to go into the playoffs (Qualifier 1 in Pune on May 22) with a win behind them and as the top-placed team, rather than with two successive defeats, after losing to Bangalore at home on Thursday night.