IPL: De Kock, Mishra give Delhi comfortable 8-wicket win over Kings XI

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2016 23:02 IST
Delhi Daredevils batsman Mayank Agarwal in action against Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL match at Eden Garden in Kolkata on April 10. (PTI)


With a four from De Kock and a six by Negi, Delhi complete a comfortable 8-wicket win over Kings XI.

Over 13: 6 conceded by Axar Patel. 102/2

12.5 Patel to Samson, OUT

He’s missed a straight one. Samson hared down the pitch and looked to slap one down the ground. But Axar bowled it quicker and flatter, it sneaks below his bat and knocks the stumps

Over 12: De Kock taking Johnson to the cleaners in that over with two fours and a six. 96/1

Over 11: Samson hits two boundaries in that over from Maxwell. 79/1

Over 10: 8 from Mohit. 68/1

Over 9: 10 from Sahu. 60/1

Over 8: De Kock hits Patel for three boundaries. 50/1

Over 7: 10 off Sahu. 38/1

Over 6: 8 runs off Mitch Johnson. 28/1

Over 5: 8 conceded by Axar Patel. 20/1

Over 4: 3 conceded by Mohit. 12/1

Over 3: Wicket maiden from Sandeep Sharma. 9/1

2.1 Sandeep Sharma to Iyer, OUT

Took ages and ages to bring his finger up, and it seems Shreyas Iyer has tickled one down the leg side. It was a good length ball, slanted quite a distance down leg. Just the kind that would normally end up on the fine leg boundary, but it ends up as a very fine edge that the keeper has no trouble getting behind

Over 2: 3 conceded by Johnson. 9/0

Over 1: 6 off Sandeep Sharma. 6/0

Over 20: 12 off it. KXIP end at 111/9

Over 19: 3 runs and the wicket of Johnson. 99/9

18.5 Morris to Johnson, OUT

Big old slog and the Morris slower ball beats him and topples off stump. Yorkers are good, but sometimes you also need that odd bit of variation

Over 18: 6 from Zaheer and the wicket of Mohit. 96/8

17.1 Khan to Sharma, OUT

That’s gone so high, but Morris looked perfectly comfortable getting under it. Mohit simply goes for a big hit. Just a big swing of the arms. The ball hits too high on the bat and is then in the hands of the man at mid-off

Over 17: 5 from Morris. 90/7

Over 16: A good over for KXIP, despite the wicket. 12 from it. 85/7

15.1 Yadav to Patel, OUT

Haven’t seen him make much impact with the ball, but Negi’s completed a superb catch at backward point. Axar goes back and is in two minds. Its a short ball, it had to be slashed away but the scoreboard pressure makes him wonder if he should go hard. In the end, he just slices the ball and Negi runs in, dives forward and takes it cleanly

Over 15: 5 from Brathwaite. 73/6

Over 14: 3 from Yadav. 68/6

Over 13: 2 from Brathwaite and the wicket of Saha. 65/6

12.6 Brathwaite to Saha, OUT

Legcutter, Saha spotted it, waited on it and dabs it towards point. But he was also looking for a single, when his partner wasn’t. Point hits direct and this is trouble. Saha does stretch, but has not dived and that will cost him.

Over 12: 4 from Yadav. 63/5

Over 11: 1 run and the wicket of Vohra from Mishra. 59/5

10.4 Mishra to Vohra, OUT

These googlies are slipping through Kings XI’s defences like Trojan horses. Mishy dresses them up as legspinners, pitching on and around off stump, Vohra thinks it will spin away and sets himself up for the cut. By the time he realises what is really happening, it is too late. Leg stump takes a pounding

Over 10: 4 from Yadav. 58/4

Over 9: 2 runs and two wickets from Mishra. 54/4

8.4 Mishra to Maxwell, OUT

Oh, he’s bagged a duck. Mishra tosses this one up and finally Maxwell decides to go on the front foot. But he doesn’t hold himself. back. Lofts it, but has very little power on it because he was a little too legside of the ball. Long-off runs in and takes a good, low catch

8.1 Mishra to Miller, OUT

Ooooh, that’s another big blow! The appeal was instant, and insistent. Miller seemed to have decided he would combat spin with sweeps and Mishra has cottoned onto that. This is a googly that pitches marginally on leg stump and strikes him flush on the front pad. Height, good. Adjacent, yes. But HawkEye did show half the ball pitched outside leg.

Over 8: 7 from Morris. 52/2

Over 7: 8 off Mishra and the wicket of Shaun Marsh. 45/2

6.1 Mishra to Marsh, OUT

How bout that for a first ball in his 100th IPL game? Tossed it up over the batsman’s eyeline, and Marsh is tempted. He rushes down the track, gets beaten by the dip, and de Kock does a good job behind the stumps. Staying low, rising with and towards the ball down leg and flipping the bails over

Over 6: Vohra hits Brathwaite for 3 boundaries. 37/1

Over 5: 6 from Zaheer. 23/1

Over 4: 5 conceded by Morris. 17/1

Over 3: Maiden from Zaheer. 12/1

Over 2: 10 from Negi and the wicket of Vijay. 12/1

1.3 Negi to Vohra, 2 runs, OUT

Dropped by a rickety-looking Zaheer running back from cover, but the recovery is good enough that he capitalises on a run-out chance. Vijay was looking for that extra cover loft again, but Negi foxes him by holding the ball back. The batsman seemed to be reaching for it, the ball skewed up off the outside edge. Zaheer couldn’t make the most of the opportunity, but a mix-up between the two batsman offers another one and this time Delhi do not miss. Karun Nair the man with a throw, and it zoomed in right at the base of the stumps for the wicketkeeper to do the rest

Over 1: Just two from Zaheer’s first over. KXIP 2/0

Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan won the toss and opted to field first against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL match at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Friday.

Zaheer explained his decision, saying with a young batting line-up, it was better to go in having a target to chase.

Zaheer’s Kings XI counterpart David Miller said he, too, would have liked to bowl first because of a tinge of green on the pitch.


Delhi Daredevils

Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Nair, Samson, Negi, Brathwaite, Duminy, Morris, Jayant, Mishra, Zaheer(c)

Kings XI Punjab

Vijay, Vohra, Miller (c), Maxwell, Marsh, WP Saha (wicketkeeper), Patel, Johnson, MM Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, P Sahu

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