IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab continued their dominating run under new skipper R Ashwin as they defeated Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs. This is the second instance in IPL 2018 where Kings XI Punjab have defeated DD. Chasing 144, DD lost three wickets in powerplay overs but Shreyas Iyer saw great mettle to notch up another half-century. But the right-hander ran out of partners at the other end and DD eventually lost the match by 4 runs.
Indian Premier League, 2018Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 16 November 2018
Delhi Daredevils 139/8 (20.0)
Kings XI Punjab 143/8 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 22 ) Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs
Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium: Highlights
- 23:41 (IST)
KXIP beat DD by 4 runs
Kings XI Punjab continued their dominating run under new skipper R Ashwin as they defeated Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs.
- 23:24 (IST)
Andre Tye picks up a wicket on the last ball of his allotted 4 overs. He finishes with 25/2 in 4 and DD lose sixth wicket. They are still in the game with Iyer out there in the middle
- 22:37 (IST)
Mujeeb has a wicket straight away. He cleans up Rishabh Pant for 4 and DD are 61/4. DD are in a spot of bother now. Shreyas Iyer is running out of partners now. He needs to stay at the crease till the end if Delhi wants to win this one
- 22:24 (IST)
Gambhir is undone
Delhi Daredevils lose their skipper and third wicket in the powerplay. Gambhir tried to guide it towards the on side but it hit the leading edge of his bad and Finch completes an easy catch at mid-off
- 22:20 (IST)
Ankit Rajpoot has another one as he removes Glenn Maxwell for 12. It was a short-pitched delivery that Maxwell tried to pull but only managed to give a catch to Andrew Tye in the deep
- 22:08 (IST)
Ankit Rajpoot castles a dangerous-looking Prithvi Shaw. Shaw scores 22 off 10 in his debut match as DD lose their first wicket. He would be disappointed with the dismissal as he got the start that was required
- 21:27 (IST)
Liam Plunkett takes a stunning catch in the deep to dismiss David Miller off Daniel Christian. Miller was dropped twice earlier and he was looking dangerous now but that's a brilliant take from Plunkett
- 21:20 (IST)
Delhi Daredevils finally have a wicket and it's Karun Nair who has to depart. Liam Plunkett has another one as Shreyas Iyer takes a catch in the deep after a bit of fumble to dismiss Nair
- 21:14 (IST)
Prithvi Shaw has a terrible start to his IPL career. he has dropped a sitter in covers and it's David Miller once again who has survived once again. Amit Mishra is furious right now
- 21:02 (IST)
Delhi Daredevils have the big wicket of Yuvraj Singh. He tries to pull a back of the length delivery from Avesh Khan but the ball just kisses the inside edge of Yuvraj's bat and Pant completes the catch. KXIP lose four for 85
- 20:46 (IST)
That is the first timeout at Kotla. Kings XI are 63 for the loss of three wickets after nine overs. Yuvraj Singh and Karun Nair are the two batsmen out in the middle
- 20:37 (IST)
WICKET! Mayank Agarwal bowled
Gone! Another Kings XI Punjab plays a bad shot and is dismissed. This time it is Mayank Agarwal and Liam Plunket has his second wicket. He wanted to play a cross batted jab but misses it completely and is bowled!
- 20:30 (IST)
End of powerplay at Kotla
End of powerplay! Delhi will be very happy to see the back of KL Rahul and Aaron Finch in the first six overs. Kings XI bring up team fifty. They are 51 for the loss of two wickets after 6 overs
- 20:23 (IST)
WICKET! KL Rahul falls
Big wicket for Delhi Daredevils as the dangerous KL Rahul is caught at short fine-leg. Liam Plunkett has a wicket in his first over of IPL career. Short and pulled by Rahul. It dips on the short fine-leg fielder but he plucks it just before touching the ground
- 20:07 (IST)
WICKET! Aaron Finch
Gone! Aaron Finch's dismal IPL continues. Avesh Khan has an early wicket for his team. It is too quick for Finch and he cannot connect it properly. It goes up in the air and is caught at covers
- 19:56 (IST)
Chris Gayle left out
Chris Gayle will not be featuring in this game at Kotla. What a shame for this amazing crowd that it will miss the Universe Boss. Ashwin says he has a small niggle. Let's hope we can still get a cracker of a game
Bruised and battered after a string of defeats, Delhi Daredevils find themselves in an 'oh-so-familiar' situation as they seek home comfort against a Chris Gayle-inspired Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
Without an iota of doubt, the Daredevils have been the least impressive of all teams in the past few seasons of the cash-rich extravaganza, only managing to finish at the bottom half of the pecking order. In the last two seasons, the Daredevils ended their campaign at sixth position, were a place down in 2015 and finished last the year before, in 2014.
The story has been similar in the ongoing edition as they struggle with fours reverses from five outings to occupy the last place.
Delhi's bad run
They were done in by the versatile AB de Villiers' smashing knock last night and up next at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Daredevils will be up against the destructive Gayle, who has made a statement with two fifties and century, scoring those runs in his trademark style.
Thanks to Gayle's belligerence, Kings XI Punjab are firmly placed at the top of the order with four victories and a solitary defeat.
Given the form they have shown in the previous encounters, Kings XI Punjab will fancy their chances to continue the momentum against an embattled Delhi Daredevils outfit.
Delhi Daredevils' only victory has come against Mumbai Indians when English opener Jason Roy and the dynamic Rishabh Pant fired. In fact, wicketkeeper Pant has been their best batsman this season with 223 runs from five games.
Returning to his home city franchise, skipper Gautam Gambhir would look to get his scoring touch back, after a hugely successful stint at Kolkata Knight Riders.
So is the case with the big-hitting Australian Glenn Maxwell, while Shreyas Iyer, who scored a brisk half century against RCB, would look to continue in same vein.
Delhi's bowling has been an issue with Mohammed Shami off colour.
Trent Boult had decent figures in all the matches but likes of Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami have flattered to deceive.
The logic of playing Vijay Shankar is still not clear as the team management is not able to send him up the order for lack of power in his shots. Even more baffling is the fact that he has not been called upon to bowl in four of the five games.
Delhi Daredevils Squad, IPL 2018 Match 22: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Manjot Kalra
Kings XI Punjab Squad, IPL 2018 Match 22: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), AJ Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle.