Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs in Delhi

Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs in Delhi

Kings XI Punjab continued their dominating run under new skipper R Ashwin as they defeated Delhi Daredevils by 4 runs.

IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP at Delhi Live IPL score: DD restricted KXIP for 143/8. (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)

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.

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Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium: Highlights

Ankit Rajpoot is man of the match

"It's my responsibility for the team. I had to get wickets. Wanted to bowl wicket to wicket, and not use too many variations," he says. Rajpoot ended the match with figures of 2/23. Ashwin was translating for him during the presentation ceremony. On that note, we say goodbye and goodnight!

Andrew Tye gets the Purple Cap

Andrew Tye now moves to 9 wickets and his economy of 7.91 moves him above Trent Boult on the Purple Cap table. This has been a bowler's match so no changes in the Orange Cap table here. 

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.


Another one goes down and this match is becoming interesting with every ball. Sran has picked an important wicket of Plunkett because he can strike the ball hard


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

Tewatia takes on Sran

Tewatia has taken on Barinder Sran with authority in this over and Delhi Daredevils have got 15 runs from this one and they now need 28 off 18 with five wickets in hands


We are back after the last strategic timeout of the match. Delhi would only be focusing on one thing that Shreyas Iyer gets going in the middle till the end


This was the last thing the hosts needed, Daniel Christian is run out for 6 and DD are 76/5. It was a good throw from Mayank Agarwal, Ashwin collects it neatly and dismantles the stumps at non-striker's end

DD are in a spot of bother

In 11 overs Delhi Daredevils have scored 68 at the loss of four wickets. Shreyas Iyer needs to accelerate from here on if they want to go over the line else DD will be on the backfoot in this one as well


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

DD 61/3 after 8

Delhi Daredevils have lost some crucial wickets but the two batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant out there in the middle can take their side over the line

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


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


Delhi Daredevils are maintaining a good scoring rate at Feroz Shah Kotla ground. They are 39/1 after four overs with Glenn Maxwell and Gautam Gambhir out there in the middle


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

Prithvi Shaw shows his class

Prithvi Shaw is showing his class and more importantly the reason why he is so talked about in Indian cricket. He has moved to 22 in 9 balls and not to forget this is his debut match

DD 6/0 after 1

So a lot happened in that first over from Ankit Rajpoot. Prithvi Shaw who is making a debut in this match struck a boundary and then a LBW appeal against Gautam Gambhir. The umpire gave that one not out, Ashwin went upstairs but that is pitching outside leg-stump. They waste a review

Delhi Daredevils need 144

Delhi Daredevils restrict Kings XI Punjab at 143/8. DD need 144 to win the match against KXIP at home. This has been a brilliant performance from DD bowlers as they have kept the KXIP batsmen silent


A wicket for Trent Boult and he removes KXIP skipper R Ashwin. Ashwin tries to guide a wide yorker to third man but Tewatia holds on to it at Point


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


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


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


Glenn Maxwell drops a straight catch and David Miller survives. He then throws it for an overthrow and KXIP get an extra run. DD need to hold on to those catches to wrap this innings up early


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

First four in more than five overs for KXIP

Karun Nair with a clean, solid strike to loft the ball over extra cover and it races away to the boundary. Much needed four for Punjab. Two balls later Yuvraj Singh edges it to the boundary. 

Strategic timeout

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

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!

Kings XI Punjab slow

KL Rahul has been the aggressive batsman for Kings XI in this season of IPL. Delhi have managed to remove him early and that has hit Kings XI. They are 59 for 2 after seven overs

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

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

KL Rahul, what a shot

That is stunning from KL Rahul! He gets a pacy short ball from Avesh Khan and he has pushed it behind the wicket. It goes all the way for six. Top shot

Mayank Agarwal runs riot

Mayank Agarwal shows no respect to Trent Bout. Two back-to-back boundaries off the first two balls of the over. Then the third off the fourth ball. What a start from the players who had one of the best domestic tournaments this year

Top over from Avesh

Avesh bowled a brilliant over and kept it tight till the final delivery which has gone for four. Kings XI reach 11 for 1 after two overs. Brilliant start from Delhi at Kotla. Boult to continue

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

IPL Match 22 underway

Aaron Finch and KL Rahul are the openers for Kings XI Punjab at Kotla as Chris Gayle is not playing. The Delhi fielders are set. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand

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

Prithvi Shaw makes debut

U-19 winning team captain Prithvi Shaw is making his debut in this match for Delhi Daredevils. He is one of the finest young batsmen and he has shown in abilities in the domestic circuit and in the U-19 World Cup. Let's see what he does in IPL now.  Amit Mishra is in along with two young guns Avesh Khan and Prithvi Shaw. The ones sitting out are Nadeem, Harshal and Shankar

Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Delhi Daredevils (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Shahbaz Nadeem, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult

DD elect to bowl first

Delhi Daredevils win toss, elect to bowl first against KXIP. The news from the centre is that Chris Gayle has been rested for this match. "We aren't sure to be honest of how the surface will behave. Our first time here and it's quite tough to decide. Chris Gayle goes out and Aaron Finch will open the batting. David Miller comes in. The big man is a bit sore and it gives Aaron up the order a bit of a chance. Have to see how it goes," is what Ashwin has to say

KXIP look to repeat history

In the last encounter where the two teams met at Kings XI Punjab's home ground, the Punjab franchise defeated them quite comprehensively. They would look to repeat the feat while Delhi would have a slight edge on KXIP as they are playing at home with the local boy Gautam Gambhir leading the side. Rishabh Pant also plays for Delhi in domestic circuit

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IPL 2018 Live DD vs KXIP: Kings XI play Delhi.

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.