IPL 2019, DC vs KXIP Highlights: Fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer helped Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by five-wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. Chasing 164 to win, Iyer hit a boundary in the last over as Delhi romped home with two balls to spare.
Earlier, the Kotla surface had been a challenge but on against KXIP, the pitch played better as Delhi Capitals outplayed KXIP. Batting first KXIP posted 163 on the board after being put in to bat. Chris Gayle was once again at his explosive best with 69 runs. He was stopped by a sublime piece of fielding by Colin Ingram. Other struggled to get the desired runs which could have taken KXIP to 180-odd. Harpreet Brar and R Ashwin provided a decent close. Sandeep Lamichhane picked up three wickets for DC.
Indian Premier League, 2019Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 21 May 2019
Delhi Capitals 166/5 (19.4)
Kings XI Punjab 163/7 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 37 ) Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 wickets
IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab: Highlights
Delhi win by 5 wickets
FOUR! GAME OVER! Shreyas Iyer finishes off in style. DC win by 5 wickets with two balls to spare. Second win for DC at home. Some nervy moments towards the end but alls well that ends well. However, the match once again finishes way beyond the cut-off time | DC- 166/5
Sam Curran bowling the last over. Just 4 runs off the penultimate over. Great over by Shami. Now let's see. 6 in 6
WICKETS! 2 in an over. First, Colin Ingram is bowled after which Axar Patel is run out- DC need 8 runs in 8 balls- Another Collapse?
128-3 (Rishabh Pant, 15.1)
155-4 (Colin Ingram, 18.3)
156-5 (Axar Patel, 18.4).
Ingram is dismissed by Shami 19(9). Yorked. DC- 155/4. Delhi Capitals need 9 runs in 9 balls
OUT! Rishabh Pant goes for the lofted hit but is caught by Curran. Viljoen picks up the wicket. Reckless slog sweep y Pant and he dissapoints once again. DC- 128/3, need 36 runs in 29 balls
Gone! Dhawan departs against the run of play! DC lose their second wicket. Tries to pull, but top-edges and Ashwin's there with a good tumbling catch. DC- 119/2, Delhi Capitals need 45 runs in 36 balls
Shreyas Iyer takes on his rival R Ashwin and thumps the floated delivery over the bowler's head for a huge six. Exciting strokeplay. DC- 111/1 13 ovs
Shikhar Dhawan reaches his 35th half-century in IPL, third this season! He is really coming into his own as the tournament progressess. Well done! DC- 101/1, 12 ovs
Halfway through! DC- 90/1. Delhi are in total control with Dhawan and Iyer in the middle. The wicket has also eased out and the ball is coming beautifully.
Time-out! So far so good for Delhi. But those memories of Mohali would still be lingering. Three overs left for Curran. DC need 81 from 64
Strange no ball
Murugan Ashwin comes into the attack. Trying to bowl the second delivery of his over, the spinner loses grip and the ball drops in front of him. The new rules mean its a no ball and not a dead ball
End of powerplay overs
Eight runs from R Ashwin's over. A strong comeback after being hit for a boundary off the first ball. Delhi Capitals are 60/1 after six overs. At this stage, KXIP were 50/2.
SIX, FOUR, FOUR!
Shikhar Dhawan is doing the leftie's job that Gayle did for KXIP. He has wecomed Harpreet Brar into IPL with a six, four and a four for 17 runs from the over. Lovely hitting from Dhawan
Dhawan visibly annoyed with his role in that run out roars back with back-to-back boundaries. First one is down to luck as the splice goes over the slip cordon. No luck on the next one. Vlijoen goes short but is a half tracker and Dhawan with a upper cut for a boundary
Mix up between Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. Shaw is unhappy and he should be. Shakes his head as he walks back. A yes-no, yes-no and Shaw is half way down before Mandeep hits the stumps. Dhawan with the call, runs half way down the track and so does Shaw. Eventually doesn't run and Shaw has to head back after 13 from 11. DC are 24/1
Prithvi Shaw with the first six of the chase. Mohammed Shami bangs it well short and Shaw gets his head out of the way but gets plenty of bat on it. Sends it flat and deep over fine leg.
Chance to get rid of Dhawan early but it lands in no man's land. Top-edge goes towards the fine leg region. Shami runs from short fine leg but can't make the distance.
Sam Curran goes for twin boundaries in the over - off both batsmen. Shaw with a really high backlift, lofting a whack straight down the ground. On the fifth delivery, Curran errs on his line and Dhawan swipes it behind square with ease
Shami with economical start
Just the one run from Mohammed Shami's over - a single coming from Prithvi Shaw's bat. Sam Curran to bowl from the other end
Plenty of dew tonight at Kotla. Makes things tough for KXIP with gripping the ball - as a bowler and in the field.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are in the middle for the chase. Former Delhi player Mohammed Shami is into the attack.
SIX! KXIP score 163/7
Kagiso Rabada had bowled flawlessly up until the last ball of the innings. Debutant Harpreet Brar takes KXIP to 163/7. Short stuff by Rabada, Brar gets ready to smack and connects beautifully. It goes into the deep square leg stand for a six. Delhi Capitals to chase 164 runs for the win
Kagiso Rabada to bowl the final over of the innings. Bangs it short, it climbs into Ashwin who just about manages to get rid of it. But doesn't get enough on it. Shreyas Iyer moves forward and completes the catch at long-on. Ashwin gone for 16 from 14. KXIP are 151/7
150-up for KXIP
10 off the Ishant over. Brought about pressure on himself with consecutive wide deliveries. Was smacked for a boundary on the second ball. A single each on the remaining deliveries and Ishant finishes with 4-0-29-0.
Ishant with the penultimate over
Ishant Sharma into the attack to bowl the penultimate over then. He starts off by beating Harpreet outside off on the first ball.
Two overs to go
R Ashwin provided KXIP with a late flourish the other night. Can he do the same tonight? He's already got 14 runs from 11 balls. KXIP are 141/6 after 18 overs. Rabada to bowl one and who else?
Axar Patel is pumped! Mandeep gives the charge to Axar, the left-arm spinner notices it early and bowls the faster delivery from the stumps line. Beaten by pace and length. Pant does the rest. Mandeep walks after scoring 30 from 27 balls. KXIP are 129/6
DROPPED! Mandeep survives as Kagiso Rabada lets the chance go waste. Half tracker from Lamichhane and Mandeep could have hit it anywhere, instead he swivels and pulls it to deep backward square. Rabada went back and then moved forward in terrible misjudgement. Rabada with a forward dive, got his hands to it, but the ball didn't stick. Lamichhane with figures of 4-0-40-3/
Caught and bowled! Sam Curran with a duck! Yet another googly and Curran fails to read it properly. The KXIP all rounder is early into the back foot push and lobs a dolly back to Lamichhane.
WHAT A BRILLIANT PIECE OF FIELDING FROM COLIN INGRAM! The only way one could get rid of Gayle was with a fantastic delivery or amazing piece of fielding. We have the latter courtesy Ingram. Gayle with yet another lovely hit and it fails to clear the boundary rope. Ingram is stationed at long on and somehow, just somehow, holds on. But he notices he's going beyond the rope. The nearest teammate is Axar who is a good distance away. Ingram with smart fielding to throw it precisely into Axar's hands. Gayle departs after another thundering knock of 69 from 37 balls. KXIP are 106/4
Sandeep Lamichhane returns into the attack and is back to be hit for a big one. Each time he's come into the attack, he's been hit for a boundary or a six. Nothing wrong with the ball, looped up and spins into Gayle's hitting zone. BANG SIX! Straight down the ground for a six.
Another neat over by Kagiso Rabada. He's gone for just seven runs from his two overs. After 12 overs, KXIP are 100/3
Chris Gayle's remarkable record
Chris Gayle and high flying fifties go hand-in-hand.
Fastest 50s :@lionsdenkxip batters in #IPL2019— Victor Tarapore (@VictorTarapore) April 20, 2019
25 - Gayle v DC👈
28 - Gayle v RCB
28 - Agarwal v KKR
31 - Gayle v MI
33 - Gayle v RR
- 4 of top 5 by Gayle
- Fastest 50 of IPL 2019 for #KXIP
- Second fastest at Kotla (Russell-23 balls)#MakeStatsGreatAgain #DCvKXIP #SaddaPunjab
After 10 overs, KXIP are 92/3 with Chris Gayle on 58 from 28 balls and Mandeep Singh is on 13 runs from 9 balls. How many will KXIP get?
Chris Gayle: Delhi and Mishra's nemesis
Chris Gayle at Feroz Shah Kotla (IPL)
57 (27)* -- today
Amit Mishra to Gayle (T20):
Another six! A googly that is pitched halfway down, Gayle had ample time to pick his spot and it is cow corner, rocked back and pulled it all the way for a maximum.
Chris Gayle brings up his fifty from 25 balls. Strike rate of exactly 200. A six to Amit Mishra to open the over and now a single to reach the landmark. Shows off the sticker on his bat that reads 'Universe Boss'. No question!
Axar Patel comes on to bowl and gets rid of Miller on the first ball. KXIP players are trying to match Gayle's power hitting and perishing in the process. Miller comes down the track, whips it off his pads. Looked to be going long but it is only in the air for a long time and is taken by Prithvi Shaw at deep mid-wicket. Miller gone for 7 from 5 and KXIP are 61/3
Chris Gayle with another massive hit for his second six of the match. Amit Mishra had gone for a single on each of the first five balls and now he has been thumped for a six. A flat off-break on off by Mishra, Gayle rocks back and pummels it high and over long-on for a maximum.