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IPL 2019, DC vs KXIP Highlights: Delhi Capitals win by five wickets

DC vs KXIP As It Happened: Follow highlights from the IPL 2019 encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab.

By HT Correspondent | Apr 21, 2019 08:52 IST

Highlights: Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in New Delhi on Saturday. Shreyas Iyer, who remained unbeaten of 58 runs from 49 balls, played a gem of an innings. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer’s partnership of 92 runs put Delhi on course for victory. The Kings XI Punjab posted 163/7 in 20 overs as Chris Gayle top scored with an innings of 69 runs from 37 balls. Sandeep Lamichhane was Delhi’s best bowler with figures of 3/40.

Follow DC vs KXIP highlights here -

23:53 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals win by five wickets

Shreyas Iyer smashes a delivery from Sam Curran to the deep mid-wicket boundary as Delhi Capitals win the match by five wickets with two balls to spare. The skipper played a brilliant innings of 58* runs from 49 balls.

23:48 hrs IST

Delhi need 4 runs from 4 balls

Rutherford slams the ball down the ground and takes a single. Shreyas Iyer declines the second run as they need 4 runs from 4 balls.

23:42 hrs IST

Ingram and Axar fall in quick succession

Is there a twist in the tale? Ingram is bowled out in the third ball of the 18th over and in the very next ball Axar collides into Shami while taking a second run and gets run out at the striker’s end. Delhi need six runs from the last over to win.

23:38 hrs IST

Shreyas Iyer scores fifty

Shreyas Iyer brings up his half-century off 45 balls as Delhi need just nine more runs to win.

23:25 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant plays a reckless shot

Rishabh Pant top-edges a delivery from Hardus Viljoen and gets out caught for six runs. The wicketkeeper-batsman has thrown his wicket away. Delhi need 28 runs from 24 balls to win.

23:18 hrs IST

Delhi in the driver’s seat

The Delhi Capitals are in complete control of their chase with Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant at the crease. They need 40 runs from 32 balls to win.

23:09 hrs IST

Ashwin takes a brilliant catch

Shikhar Dhawan skies a high catch as Ravichandran Ashwin takes a brilliant running catch. Dhawan goes for 56 as Delhi need 48 runs from 39 balls.

22:59 hrs IST

Dhawan scores fifty

Shikhar Dhawan brings up a half-century off 36 balls as Delhi move to 99/1 in 11.4 overs. They need 65 runs from 50 balls to win the match.

22:51 hrs IST

Dhawan nears fifty

Shikhar Dhawan has played a superlative innings so far. He has scored 46 runs off 30 balls. Delhi are well and truly on their way to victory at the moment.

22:40 hrs IST

Murugan Ashwin concedes just five runs

Murugan Ashwin mixed up the pace very well in his first over as he concedes just five runs in his first over. Iyer and Dhawan have to pounce on the losse deliveries as the wickets is slowing up.

22:31 hrs IST

Dhawan and Iyer power Delhi on

Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer have strung a partnership of 38 runs from 19 balls to keep Delhi in the chase. They need 102 runs from 82 balls to win.

22:19 hrs IST

Mandeep runs Shaw out

Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot towards Mandeep Singh and takes off for a run, but then realizes there is no run there and sends Prithvi Shaw back. But by the time Shaw could reach the crease at the non striker’s end, Mandeep effects a direct hit to dismiss him for 13 runs.

22:14 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan batting confidently

Shikhar Dhawan is moving his feet well and striking the ball brilliantly. He slams Mohammed Shami for a boundary as Delhi move to 24/0 in 3 overs.

22:07 hrs IST

Shami bowls an excellent over

Shami concedes just one run in the first over of Delhi’s innings. Dew will be a major factor later on in the innings and therefore it’s imperative for the fast bowlers to put pressure early on in the innings.

21:46 hrs IST

Kings XI Punjab post 163/7 in 20 overs

Harpreet Brar smashes a six off the last ball of the innings to take Kings XI Punjab to 163/7 in 20 overs. Rabada started the over well with the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin, but then Brar stole the show in the last ball. He remains unbeaten on 20 runs from 12 balls.

21:40 hrs IST

Ishant Sharma concedes 10 runs

Ishant Sharma bowls a relatively decent penultimate over for the Delhi Capitals. The fast bowler concedes 10 runs as KXIP move to 151/6 in 19 overs.

21:34 hrs IST

Ashwin slams Rabada

Ravichandran Ashwin is taking the responsibility to take KXIP to a decent score. The skipper slams Rabada for a boundary as his team reaches 141/6 in 18 overs.

21:26 hrs IST

Axar dismisses Mandeep

Mandeep dances down the track and misses the ball completely. Pant takes off the bails in a flash as Axar picks up his second wicket. KXIP: 129/6 in 16.3 overs.

21:16 hrs IST

Rabada drops Mandeep

Mandeep goes for a big shot and Rabada misjudges the catch in the deep. The fast bowler puts his hand up in apology straight away as KXIP move to 118/5 in 15 overs.

21:08 hrs IST

Gayle and Curran depart in quick succession

Colin Ingram takes a catch, but realizes that he’s too close to the boundary rope, so before he went past the rope, he threw the ball to Axar so that he could complete the catch to dismiss Chris Gayle for 69 runs. Three deliveries later, Sam Curran was dismissed by Sandeep Lamichhane for a duck. KXIP: 106/5 in 13 overs.

20:55 hrs IST

Chris Gayle looking good

Chris Gayle is smashing the ball around the park and has raced his way to 61 runs off 32 balls. The Kings XI Punjab have moved to 97/3 in 11 overs.

20:41 hrs IST

David Miller departs for seven runs

David Miller presents a catch to Prithvi Shaw and gets out for seven runs. Miller’s poor run in this season continues as KXIP lose their third wicket.

20:32 hrs IST

Stat Attack: Mayank Agarwal

Back-to-back single digit score for Mayank Agarwal this season against DC:

He scored 6 off 9 deliveries in their last match (Match #13)

20:26 hrs IST

Rabada strikes

Mayank Agarwal was not looking in control and the extra pace of Kagiso Rabada proved to be his downfall. He mistimed the shot completely and Rutherford completed a good catch. KXIP 46/2

20:18 hrs IST

Stand and deliver

Ishant Sharma started the over well but Chris Gayle had some other plans. A boundary through third man followed by a massive six through long-on! The Universe Boss is going strong! KXIP 26/1

20:13 hrs IST

Stat Attack: KL Rahul

KL Rahul, since the fastest fifty in IPL, which he scored against DC last season, has scored 50 runs in his last 3 innings against them. Today, he started well but was dismissed cheaply.

20:10 hrs IST

KL Rahul out

A brilliant work behind the wicket for Rishabh Pant and Sandeep Lamichhane has got the wicket of KL Rahul. He got 10 runs off the first three balls but a quick work by the wicket-keeper and KXIP have lost their first wicket. KXIP 13/1

20:05 hrs IST

Start of play

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul started proceedings for Kings XI Punjab while Ishant Sharma bowled the first over for Delhi Capitals. A cautious start by both the batsmen but if they get going, KXIP can expect a huge total.

19:49 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals XI

19:43 hrs IST

KXIP Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab XI: KL Rahul, C Gayle, M Agarwal, D Miller, M Singh, S Curran, R Ashwin, H Brar, H Viljoen, M Ashwin, M Shami

19:40 hrs IST

DC opt to field

Delhi Capitals won the toss and decided to field against Kings XI Punjab. Changes on both sides!

19:25 hrs IST

Focus on Pant

Rishabh Pant will again be in focus after his fiercely-debated World Cup exclusion, having failed in Thursday’s defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians.

Disappointed at being ignored for the showpiece, the highly-rated young wicketkeeper-batsman will certainly look to prove a point.

19:18 hrs IST

In Other News

BCCI Ombudsman Justice DK Jain on Saturday slapped a fine of Rs 20 lakh each on cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for their certain acts of misconduct on a television show.

Both Rahul and Hardik have to “pay a sum of Rs 1 lakh to each of the most deserving widows of ten constables in para-military forces who lost their lives while on duty, through the medium of Bharat Ke Veer App”. Moreover, they have to “deposit a sum of Rs 10 lakh in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind for the promotion of the game of cricket for the blind.”

19:14 hrs IST

Concerned Badree

Delhi Capitals spin bowling coach Samuel Badree feels that the spinners have a huge role to play on a slow pitch here and the team selection is going to be crucial ahead of their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.

“I think the spinners will be very important, especially here at Kotla we have seen that the pitch is a little bit slow. There has been variable bounce and we saw that against Mumbai Indians as well. Their spinners were very crucial through the power-play and the middle overs,” said Badree.

19:10 hrs IST

‘Superman’ Gayle

Chris Gayle is turning 40 this year but is still performing at a rate which leaves him invaluable

to the Kings XI Punjab franchise (and vindicating the management’s decision to first pick him

up in 2018).

• Let’s take a look at his record this season and how it stacks up to his overall IPL record: -

Chris Gayle: In IPL 2019 vs his Career

IPL Career In IPL 2019

119 Innings 8

4346 Runs 352

41.78 Average 50.28

151.06 Strike Rate 155.06

4.29 Balls/boundary 4.05

3.61 Innings/50+ 2.67

76.39% Boundary % 78.41%

• Insights: -

o His average is 20% higher than his career mean.

o He’s scoring a 50+ score 26% quicker in 2019 relative to his career.

o He’s hitting boundaries 5% quicker in 2019 relative to his career.

• Gayle’s famously high reliance on boundaries has increased this year: A look at the most

reliant batsmen on boundaries in IPL2019 (min. 100 runs):

19:05 hrs IST

KXIP in good form

Ravichandran Ashwin’s outfit will not be short on confidence, having easily beaten Rajasthan Royals three days ago. The likes of Chris Gayle, K L Rahul, David Miller and Mohammed Shami will look to capitalise on Delhi’s miserable record at home, and with Ashwin leading from the front, it may not be an improbable task for the confident visiting team.

19:00 hrs IST

Delhi Pitch

In four outings, Delhi Capitals have lost three matches at Kotla, the last coming against Mumbai Indians on Thursday night. The home batsmen have found the tracks far from friendly and after one of the matches, coach Ricky Ponting called it the worst.

18:55 hrs IST

Home troubles

Delhi Capitals are on a 2-match losing streak at home: -

o They lost to the Sunrisers by 5 wickets and lost to the Mumbai Indians by 40 runs.

• The last time they lost more than 2 successive home matches at Delhi was all the way back in 2013-15 when they lost 9 home matches at Delhi on the trot.

18:51 hrs IST

Pre-Match Stats

161: Average 1st innings score at Delhi extrapolated over last 5 completed first innings in matches of IPL.

• 123: With 123 T20s at this venue, Feroz Shah Kotla has hosted the most T20s at a single Indian venue.

• 4/4: Kings XI Punjab have won their last 4 matches against Delhi in IPL.

• 1/9: KXIP have won just 1 of their last 9 away matches in the IPL.

• 5/7: 5 of the last 7 matches between the two teams have been won by the chasing team.

• 6/10: Since IPL 2018 6 out of the 10 matches at the Kotla have been won by the team batting first.

• 14: Delhi’s 14 defeats to Kings XI Punjab are their most against a singly opponent in the IPL.

• 7/14: 7 of Delhi’s 14 4+ wicket hauls in the IPL have come at Delhi.

• 4/11: Amit Mishra has the best figures by a Delhi bowler against Kings XI Punjab: 4/11 at Delhi in 2016.

• 18.60: Kagiso Rabada has the best bowling average in IPL (Min: 250 balls).

• 13.5: Kagiso Rabada has the best bowling strike rate in the IPL (min. 240 balls)- 13.5 balls/dismissal.

• 3: Amit Mishra needs 3 more wickets to overtake Rubel Hossain as the 4th -most prolific T20 wicket-taker at a single venue.

o Mishra has 71 at the Kotla, Rubel Hossain has 73 at Mirpur.

• 19: More runs for Rishabh Pant to reach 1,000 T20 runs at the Kotla.

o He’ll be the second batsman to this landmark after Virender Sehwag (1199 runs).

• #1 & #2: KL Rahul & Chris Gayle have the best batting averages for KXIP in IPL (Min: 10 innings).

o KL Rahul averages 58.11, while Gayle averages 45.00

• 150.31: Gayle also has the second-highest strike rate by a KXIP batsman in the IPL (min. 125 balls).

o Glenn Maxwell has a higher strike rate – 167.27.

• 64.14%: 64% of the combined runs of KL Rahul & Chris Gayle this season (474/739) have come via 4s and 6s.

• 29: More runs for Shikhar Dhawan to become the 7th player to hit 600 runs against KXIP in the IPL.

o Currently Gayle (797), Raina (761), Warner (738), Gambhir (730), Uthappa (695) & Kohli (619) have managed this.

• 79: The highest score by a Delhi batsman vs Kings XI Punjab in the IPL: David Warner managed this at Dharmsala, 2012.

18:38 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

Welcome to the live coverage of the IPL 2019 encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab. The likes of Chris Gayle, K L Rahul, David Miller and Mohammed Shami will look to capitalise on Delhi’s miserable record at home while Capitals will be desperate to find a winning run at the Feroz Shah Kotla.