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Highlights - Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017: DD beat KXIP by 51 runs

Highlights - Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2017 T20: Sam Billings’ 40-ball 55 and Corey Anderson’s late charge allowed Delhi Daredevils score 188/6. Then Shahbaz Nadeem’s twin strikes pegged back Kings XI Punjab early before Chris Morris and Pat Cummins dented them further with regular dismissals. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab here.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 16, 2017 00:10 IST
Somshuvra Laha
IPL 2017
Chris Morris (centre) of Delhi Daredevils celebrates the wicket of Kings XI Punjab’s Hashim Amla during their 2017 Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. Catch highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab here. (BCCI)

Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs to register their second successive win in the 2017 Indian Premier League. Opting to bat, Delhi scored 188/6 thanks to Sam Billings‘ 40-ball 55 and an unbeaten 22-ball 39 from Corey Anderson. Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem then removed Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha to peg back Kings XI Punjab early before the rest of the bowling attack efficiently snuffed out any semblance of challenge from Kings XI Punjab. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab here. (SCORECARD)

11.49 pm IST: “Just doing the basics right. Got a decent start, not losing wickets in the first six. The wicket was on the slower side and we executed our plans well. On that wicket, it was important we gained momentum at the right time. Sanju and Billings provided a good start,” said Zaheer Khan. “We have good batters at the end, we have to provide a good foundation for them. Very dry. Especially Nadeem, the way he bowled, was crucial. I was also trying to bowl just cutters. Just holding our nerves and executing our plans well. So far so good. Hope to keep it going in the tournament.”

11.40 pm IST: “We were a bit behind with the bat. We probably gave 30 too many in conceding 188,” said KXIP captain Glenn Maxwell after their loss. “We let ourselves go and gave them too many boundary balls at the back end. We’re not executing well enough with the ball. We failed in all three facets of the game today. Axar continues to show he’s a superstar and Cariappa did well too.”

11.32 pm IST: OUT! Morris bowls Axar (44). All over as Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by a massive 51 runs.

11.29 pm IST: OUT! Morris dismisses Cariappa with a superb yorker. KXIP 135/8 in 19.2 overs.

11.29 pm IST: Last over now.

11.27 pm IST: OUT! Mohit departs trying to accelerate. Cummins gets his second wicket. KXIP 133/7 in 18.5 overs.

11.23 pm IST: End of 18th over, Kings XI Punjab 130/6 and need 59 runs from 12 balls. Patel 41, Mohit 12.

11.18 pm IST: SIX! Zaheer pitches just a touch shorter than yorker length and Patel got under hit to clear few rows. Kings XI Punjab 124/6, 65 runs required from 18 balls. Patel 38, Mohit 9.

11.17 pm IST: Two yorkers now. Two runs. Lovely stuff from the veteran.

11.16 pm IST: Amid all this, Zaheer delivers a perfect yorker. That man Zaheer!

11.13 pm IST: KXIP 112/6 after 16 overs, need an improbable 77 from 24 balls. Patel 28, Mohit 7.

11.11 pm IST: SIX! Patel clears front leg and hits Anderson over his head.

11.09 pm IST: FOUR! Mohit Sharma got enough bat behind ball to send it past short third man. KXIP 103/6 after 15 overs. Patel 20, Mohit 6. KXIP need 86 from 30 balls.

11.06 pm IST: FOUR! Khan bowls wide and Axar gets the scoreboard moving. Still many to go and not many balls left.

11.05 pm IST: Kings XI Punjab 90/6, need 99 from 36 balls now. Patel 12, Mohit Sharma 1.

11.01 pm IST: OUT! Miller gone! DD get the big fish. DA Miller lbw Anderson 24. KXIP 88/6 in 13.4 overs.

10.59 pm IST: End of the 13th over. Kings XI Punjab 85/5; Miller 23, Patel 9. They need 104 runs from 42 balls now.

10.56 pm IST: Kings XI Punjab 81/5 after 12 overs. Miller 20, Patel 8. Miller was dropped by Zaheer Khan on the last ball of the over.

10.52 pm IST: Kings XI Punjab 72/5 after 11 overs. David Miller 13, Axar Patel 6 courtesy one massive hit that cleared midwicket boundary.

10.50 pm IST: Maxwell comes and goes. Shapes up for a huge hit against Amit Mishra, only managed a top-edge. Maxwell c Billings b Mishra 0. KXIP 65/5 in 10.3 overs.

10.49 pm IST: OUT! Maxwell gone!

10.48 pm IST: Unfortunate dismissal for KXIP. Morgan cut hard but straight to Karun Nair at backward point.

10.47 pm IST: OUT! Eoin Morgan c Nair b Cummins 22. KXIP 64/4 in 10 overs.

10.44 pm IST: FOUR! Welcome boundary for KXIP as Miller breaks the shackles by muscling Cummins through mid-off.

10.40 pm IST: KXIP 53/3 in 9 overs and looking completely out of sync here. Morgan 13, Miller 9.

10.39 pm IST: Amit Mishra now weaving his magic. Miller struggling.

10.36 pm IST: Mean over from Cummins. Concedes just 2 runs. KXIP 49/3 after 8 overs. Morgan 12, Miller 6.

10.35 pm IST: 188, by the way, is the highest successful chase at Kotla. The next best is 186. Chennai Super Kings achieved both feats.

10.30 pm IST: Chris Morris delivers another tidy over. Kings XI Punjab 47/3 after 7 overs. Morgan 11, Miller 6. Equation getting tougher: - KXIP need another 142 runs in 78 balls.

10.25 pm IST: Eoin Morgan hits Pat Cummins for a boundary but the Aussie bounces back well, conceding 3 runs in the next five balls. KXIP 40/3 after 6 overs. Morgan 9, David Miller 2.

10.19 pm IST: OUT! Chris Morris strikes! Removes Amla with a full-toss that he hit straight to Sam Billings at deep square leg. KXIP 31/3 in 4.4 overs and in deep deep trouble.

10.18 pm IST: KXIP 26/2 after 4 overs. Amla 15, Eoin Morgan 1.

10.11 pm IST: OUT! Nadeem strikes again! Exacted sweet revenge for a boundary by dismissing Wriddhiman Saha who is caught by Zaheer at extra-cover. Umpires check if caught cleanly. And it is. KXIP 21/2 in 3.2 overs.

10.10 pm IST: FOUR! This time Amla just stood and delivered over mid-off. KXIP 17/1 in 3 overs. Amla 11, Saha 3.

10.08 pm IST: Zaheer has that familiar spring in his stride. Amla though finally opens up, clearing his front leg to hit it to midwicket boundary.

10.03 pm IST: AND NADEEM STRIKES! Traps Manan Vohra leg-before for 3. KXIP 5/1 in 1.4 overs.

10.02 pm IST: Shahbaz Nadeem in the attack. One of the most underrated bowlers but Delhi have done well to hold on to him.

10.00 pm IST: Wily Zaheer against Hashim Amla, one of the best Test batsmen. Another format and this would have been lipsmacking. KXIP 2/0 after 1 over.

9.57 pm IST: Second innings starts. Zaheer Khan straightaway gets some shape on the ball.

9.56 pm IST: Challenging this total should be a tall order against a powerful Kings XI Punjab batting. But Delhi have good bowlers too.

9.51 pm IST: Credit for this show goes to Sam Billings. He set up the match for others to come in and play their shots. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer got starts but couldn’t convert. Thankfully for DD, they bat deep. Even Pat Cummins hit two boundaries.

9.50 pm IST: 35 runs came in the last two overs. Timely charge for Delhi Daredevils.

9.44 pm IST: Delhi 188/6 in 20 overs. Anderson 39* in 22, three fours, three sixes.

9.42 pm IST: SIX! What a way to finish the innings! Bravo Anderson! Pulls Sandeep Sharma. Manan Vohra tries best to paddle it back but couldn’t pull it off. Delhi Daredevils finish on 188/6 in 20 overs. Not a score many would have imagined mid-innings.

9.42 pm IST: FOUR! Again Anderson! Delhi 182/6. One ball left.

9.40 pm IST: Two FOURS! Welcome Pat Cummins. Just the charge Delhi Daredevils needed. 177/6 in 19.2 overs.

9.37 pm IST: SIX! SIX! Commentator’s curse I guess. Anderson sweeps Patel before depositing him over long-on boundary.

9.36 pm IST: Good over so far from Axar Patel. Concedes just four in four deliveries.

9.32 pm IST: OUT! Morris pulls Sandeep Sharma straight to Mohit Sharma at deep square leg. DD 151/6 in 17.5 overs.

9.31 pm IST: FOUR! Low full toss from Sandep Sharma and Corey Anderson almost sliced it towards square.

9.28 pm IST: Delhi Daredevils 144/5 after 17 overs. 13 runs from this over. Morris 15, Anderson 8.

9.24 pm IST: SIX! Free hit for Delhi after Mohit bowls a full toss way too high. Morris takes full toll on it.

9.21 pm IST: Aaron has got two wickets but hasn’t bowled well. Lands a huge wide and Anderson punishes him next delivery. DD 131/5 after 16 overs. Anderson 7, Morris 5.

9.19 pm IST: FOUR! Chris Morris strikes, places Aaron through backward point and short third man.

9.16 pm IST: Pant OUT! Tried to pull Aaron but didn’t get much bat to it, easy catch for Morgan. DD 120/5 in 15.1 overs.

9.13 pm IST: Two FOURS! Wow! Pant doesn’t know any other way to bat. Carts Cariappa in front of point before getting a lucky boundary due to Morgan’s misfield. DD 120/4 after 15 overs. Pant 15, Anderson 3.

9.10 pm IST: All depends on Corey Anderson and Rishabh Pant now. Pant hit Maxwell for a boundary but DD need more of those now. DD 110/4 after 14 overs, Pant 6, Anderson 2.

9.03 pm IST: OUT! Billings falls to an unnecessary slog to Axar Patel. Doesn’t go the distance. Billings c Miller b Patel 55. DD 103/4 in 12.5 overs.

9.00 pm IST: Billings brings up his second IPL fifty. DD 97/3. Billings 50, Pant 0.

8.58 pm IST: OUT! Bad timing from Iyer. Iyer goes for 22 after holing out to Morgan. DD 96/3 in 11.5 overs. Rishabh Pant in. Time for fireworks?

8.56 pm IST: FOUR! Billings thwacks Mohit Sharma through midwicket for a boundary, moves on to 48. DD 95/2 after 11.2 overs.

8.54 pm IST: Comparatively better over from Axar Patel, concedes just seven. Delhi 90/2 after 11 overs. Billings 44, Iyer 21.

8.50 pm IST: FOUR! Aaron getting very predictable. Down the leg and Iyer plays it off pads for an easy boundary. DD 83/2 after 10 overs, Billings 42, Iyer 17.

8.48 pm IST: And Aaron gets for a four again. Back of the length delivery, Iyer plays it fine. DD 76/2 after 9.3 overs.

8.46 pm IST: Cariappa concedes seven, including a boundary by Shreyas Iyer. Delhi 71/2 after 9 overs.

8.43 pm IST: Billings however continues to play his way. He had backed away to Aaron but still got the bat’s toe, ball flies past Saha. DD 64/2 after 8 overs.

8.39 pm IST: Once again Wriddhiman Saha shows why he is the best wicketkeeper in India. Great stuff!

8.37 pm IST: OUT! Aaron gets a wicket he probably didn’t deserve. Short pitched but going down leg, Karun couldn’t glance it past wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. DD 55/2 in 7.3 overs.

8.33 pm IST: OUT! Cariappa gets Samson with a drifter. Samson doesn’t get to the pitch of the ball. Easy catch for Eoin Morgan. Delhi 53/1 in 6.5 overs.

8.31 pm IST: Fifty-run stand now, off 39 balls. Good platform built by the Delhi openers.

8.29 pm IST: Right. Time for KC Cariappa, the once mystery spinner of KKR who never quite rose to fame.

8.25 pm IST: SIX! Good work of five balls undone in the last one. Samson swats Mohit over long-on boundary. Delhi 49/6 after six overs. Timeout taken.

8.23 pm IST: Mohit Sharma returns for third over of his spell.

8.20 pm IST: Three fours off Varun Aaron! Billings is on fire as he takes full toll on a wayward Aaron. Delhi 41/0 after 5 overs.

8.16 pm IST: Spin introduced. And it works well. Axar Patel gives away just five runs. Delhi Daredevils 27/0 after 4 overs.

8.12 pm IST: FOUR! After four dots, Sandeep gives away a boundary. Delhi Daredevils 21/0 after 3 overs.

8.11 pm IST: Billings looking in decisive mood here. Playing with the full face of the bat. Sandeep does well to stop a straight drive off his own bowling.

8.08 pm IST: Another four! Billings again whacks it past mid-on to take Delhi Daredevils to 17/0 in 2 overs.

8.07 pm IST: FOUR! Sam Billings gets into the act now, pulls Mohit Sharma over mid-on. DD 12/0

8.04 pm IST: FOUR! Samson now places Sandeep through covers to take Delhi to 8/0 after 1 over.

8.03 pm IST: FOUR! Full delivery by Sandeep, Samson flicks it past short leg. DD 4/0

8.00 pm IST: Delhi batsmen are out. Sandeep Sharma to open KXIP’s bowling.

7:43 pm IST: Kings XI Punjab have two changes. Eoin Morgan replaces Marcus Stoinis and will play his first match of IPL 2017. Delhi lad Ishant Sharma has been dropped. KC Cariappa makes the KXIP playing XI.

7:40 pm IST: Fit-again Shreyas Iyer has made the DD playing XI. He replaces Aditya Tare. Remember Iyer had scored a double century for India A against Australia. He was even picked for the Dharamsala Test as Virat Kohli’s replacement. But didn’t play.

7:34 pm IST: Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and decided to bat first. Good decision by Zaheer Khan considering that he has a good bowling attack

7: 32 pm IST: Meanwhile at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs. You can catch all the highlights of the match and the full scorecard.

7:30 pm IST: Welcome to our live coverage. It’s approaching toss time at Kotla. We just saw Yami Gautam in action in the opening ceremony.

Delhi Daredevils will bank on their experienced bowling attack against Kings XI Punjab. KXIP’s batting has revolved around skipper Manan Vorha, Glen Maxwell and Hashim Amla.

Delhi Daredevils seem to be spoilt for choice when it comes to fast bowling options. In the first two matches of the 2017 Indian Premier League, they have gone with captain Zaheer Khan, Chris Morris and Pat Cummins.

However, there are two big names still waiting to play their first match this season - South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada and one of India’s premier fast bowlers — Mohammed Shami.

Kings XI Punjab have won 10 and lost eight in 18 previous matches played against Delhi Daredevils. They won home match against Delhi Daredevils last year while lost the away match against them.

Glenn Maxwell needs 12 runs to complete 1,000 runs for Kings XI Punjab in IPL. The right-handed batsman scored 988 runs at 26.70 with six fifites in 41 innings of as many matches for Kings XI Punjab since 2014.

(With inputs from S. Pervez Qaiser)