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IPL 2020 highlights, KXIP vs DC Match Today: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets

KXIP vs DC, IPL 2020 Live Cricket Score, Match 38: Kings XI Punjab beat table-toppers Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to stay alive in the Indian Premier League. Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 106 off 61 balls as Delhi Capitals posted 164\/5 against the...

By hindustantimes.com | Oct 20, 2020 23:27 IST
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IPL 2020 highlights, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals (DC):Nicholas Pooran slammed a 27-ball fifty and Glenn Maxwell and Chris Gayle played useful knocks as Kings XI Punjab completed a hat-trick of victories in the Indian Premier League by beating Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in Dubai. Chris Gayle hit Tushar Deshpande for 26 runs in an over but then he was dismissed by Ashwin and Mayank Agarwal was run out in the same over as Delhi Capitals came storming back. Axar Patel got the big wicket of KL Rahul as he tricked the KXIP captain with a slower one. Rahul went into his shot too early and gave an easy catch to Daniel Sams. Earlier, Dhawan slammed his century off 57 balls and became the first player in the history of IPL to hit back-to-back centuries in the tournament as Delhi Capitals posted 164 for 5 against Kings XI Punjab.

Follow KXIP vs DC, IPL 2020 highlights:

22:59 hrs IST

KXIP win

Jimmy Neesham finishes it off with a six. Neesham decided that enough of all the last over drama and just heaved it over mid wicket for a six to finish it off. A hat-trick of wins for Kings XI Punjab. They now have 8 points and are well and truly alive in the tournament

22:58 hrs IST

Stoinis drops it

Oh no! Just KXIP things. Hooda gave a skier when only 5 runs were needed but Stoinis could not hold on to it. It was difficult but it needed to be hold on to make it interesting.

22:54 hrs IST

Axar to Hooda: FOUR

What a time to get a boundary. Just a tad short from Axar Patel and Hooda uses his long reach to go back and put it over the short mid-wicket fielder for a four, that eases all the pressure and surely KXIP should look to finish it in the next over itself. They need 8 off 12 balls.

22:51 hrs IST

Ashwin gives DC a chance

Only 2 runs from it and a leg bye, a brilliant over from R Ashwin. The pressure is mounting on KXIP. Hooda and Neesham haven’t been among runs and Rabada still has an over up his sleeves. 14 runs off 18 balls with 5 wickets in hand still should be cakewalk.

22:46 hrs IST

Rabada to Maxwell: OUT

Would you believe it? Just when it was looking like Maxwell will sing the redemption song by getting KXIP home, he has just thrown it away. There was absolutely no need of playing that heave against Rabada after he had already got a boundary off him. let’s not take the credit away from a very good catch by Rishabh Pant. That was miles up in the air and Pant hold on to it after covering a lot of ground.

22:44 hrs IST

Rabada to Maxwell: FOUR

It sat up there and Maxwell smashes it in the vacant area for a four. Not the best ball, Rabada has bowled today.

22:41 hrs IST

Brilliant over from Axar Patel

Only 4 runs from it. KXIP have a habit of taking every match to the last ball, surely this shouldn’t be an addition to that list but you never know. KXIP need 24 off 30 balls now.

22:35 hrs IST

Sams to Maxwell: FOUR

Ruins the over. Just 3 runs had come from five balls and was going to be just the over DC needed but Maxwell had other ideas. He drives it past the mid off fielder to collect a boundary. KXIP need 28 runs off 36 balls.

22:27 hrs IST

Pooran falls after fifty

Nicholas Pooran got to his fifty off just 27 balls but Rabada got him in the very next ball. Pooran was cramped for room, Rabada bowled it close to his body. Pooran tried his best to take his hands away but ended up gloving it to the keeper.

22:25 hrs IST

Good over from Ashwin

No boundaries but still 8 runs from it. DC desperately need a wicket, otherwise KXIP will runaway with this match.

22:18 hrs IST

Axar to Pooran: SIX

It’s not easy to hit Axar Patel for six, he has only conceded two in IPL 2020 but make that three now. Nicholas Pooran just smoked it out of the middle of the bat, there’s no stopping him now.

22:14 hrs IST

Stoinis to Pooran: FOUR, SIX

Nicholas Pooran is in the mood. That second mix-up with Maxwell has sparked something in him and since then he has just decided to take matters in his own hands. A four through off side and then a bludgeoning slap over long on for a six and both occasions the ball was hit incredibly hard.

22:06 hrs IST

Deshpande to Pooran: SIX

That was pure anger from Pooran and Deshpande bears the brunt of it. It was once again a nothing kind of short ball from him and Pooran transferred hie weight and pulled it away deep into stands.

22:03 hrs IST

Another horrible mix-up but Pant misses

Nicholas Pooran what are you doing? He is hitting it straight to Ashwin and running without even looking at his partner but to be fair to him this time Maxwell did take a few steps and then sent him back. It should have bee n an easy run out. But Dhawan’s throw was a bit away from the stumps, Pant did well grabbed it with one hand but couldn’t dislodge the bails.

22:01 hrs IST

Axar to Pooran: FOUR

Cut away! Brilliant use of the crease from Nicholas Pooran. Axar Patel just dragged it short and it was enough for Pooran to rock back quickly and cut it past point for a four.

21:54 hrs IST

Mayank Agarwal is run out

Mayank Agarwal has to walk back rather hobble back after a mix-up with Pooran. There was no run there but Pooran just took off after defending the ball. Agarwal at first stood his ground for then decided to answer his partner’s call but by then it was too late. What’s worse, it looks like Mayank has hurt his leg too. KXIP 57/3

21:51 hrs IST

Ashwin to Gayle: OUT

BOWLED! That’s the fifth time Ashwin has got rid of Chris Gayle and what a time to get it. Gayle was batting on 29 off 12 balls when he went for a heave too many and Ashwin hits bulls eye. Huge wicket for DC. KXIP 52/2

21:48 hrs IST

26 runs off Tushar Deshpande’s over

Proper Chris Gayle onslaught. Poor Deshpande didn’t know what hit him. He somehow had the idea that he can bounce Gayle out but as it turned out Gayle smashed him for two sixes and three fours in the over.

21:46 hrs IST

GAYLE-STORM BEGINS IN DUBAI!

SIX! A short one from Tushar Deshpande, no pace on it and Chris Gayle has absolutely smashed it over midwicket for a biggie!

21:45 hrs IST

Tushar Deshpande to Chris Gayle - FOUR! FOUR!

FOUR! Just a tad bit outside off stump, and Chris Gayle has absoutely hammered this one past midwicket for a boundary.

FOUR! Gayle follows it up with a push towards backward square leg on the next delivery. Pressure on Deshpande.

21:44 hrs IST

Good over from Daniel Sams

Daniel Sams has given away just 4 runs in his over. A pull shot towards midwicket on the final ball from Mayank Agarwal’s bat. He is off to a slow start.

21:41 hrs IST

KXIP vs DC: Stats attack

Gayle vs Axar in IPL:

26 balls

60 runs

Two dismissals

SR 230.77

21:38 hrs IST

Daniel Sams is back

Daniel Sams is back into the attack with Chris Gayle in the middle.This would be an interesting battle to watch.

21:35 hrs IST

Axar Patel to KL Rahul - GONE!

OUT! KL Rahul plays an early shot on a slower one from Axar Patel and he has hit it straight to Daniel Sams inside the circle. Axar held the delivery a tad bit, outwitted Rahul, and he mistimed his shot.KXIP 17/1

21:34 hrs IST

Axar Patel to KL Rahul - FOUR!

FOUR! Axar Patel has been smacked for a boundary. Just a tad bit outside off stump, a late cut from Rahul and this one goes to the ropes.

21:32 hrs IST

DC vs KXIP Live Score, IPL 2020: 2 overs gone

Fantastic over from Kagiso Radada, keeping it tight, not allowing Rahul or Mayank to settle down. 2 overs gone, KXIP 13/0

21:29 hrs IST

Good start for KXIP

First over saw KL Rahul hiting a six off NO ball. Not the best of starts for Daniel Sams. Kagiso Rabada on to the attack.

21:26 hrs IST

KL Rahul hits first six

KL Rahul makes full use of the free hit. He clears his front leg and hits it over long off for a six. He didn’t get it out of the middle of the bat mind you. But it still carries over.

21:23 hrs IST

Daniel Sams to start for DC

Australia’s Daniel Sams will the start the proceedings for DC. The Australian left-armer is making his debut in the IPL. He has replaced Anrich Nortje. Let’s see how he goes. He generally bowls around mid 130s and has a god slower one.

21:21 hrs IST

KXIP chase

The power-pakced opening combo of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are out there. They know if they get KXIP off to a good start then this total is not a big one.

21:13 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan the hero but what about the rest?

It was a special day for Dhawan. He became the third quickest and the fifth player to score 5000 IPL runs and then created history by becoming the first player to slam successive hundreds in the Indian Premier League. He carried his bat through with an unbeaten 106 off 61 balls. But wait, DC still ended up with just 164/5, meaning all the others scored just 58 runs in 59 balls now that is less than a run-a-ball so the KXIP bowlers will know that they have done a good job.

21:08 hrs IST

Brilliant last over from Shami

BOWLED! A wicket to finish the innings, a very good last over Mohammed Shami, only 7 runs from it and the Delhi Capitals end up with 164 for 5 after being sent in to bat first.

21:01 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan creates history

Shikhar Dhawan creates history becomes the first player in IPL to slam back-to-back centuries in the tournament. What a moment for the left-hander. He gets to the milestone off 57 balls.

20:56 hrs IST

Shami to Stoinis: OUT!

Marcus Stoinis will be disappointed with that one. It was a low full toss and was there to be hit but Stoinis ends up skying it and the fielder makes no mistake. An important wicket for KXIP, Stoinis can hurt you towards the end.

20:48 hrs IST

Ashwin to Dhawan: SIX

How many boundaries has Dhawan hit with the slog sweep today? Well, add another to it and it’s a big one, a maximum. It just looks so good when it comes off. He cleared his front leg and just gives it a whack.

20:45 hrs IST

Good over from Bishnoi

A boundary off the first ball off Ravi Bishnoi but the could’ve got the wickets of both Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis in this over. He has been very good is this young Ravi Bishnoi.

20:42 hrs IST

IPL live score, KXIP vs DC

9 runs from M Ashwin’s 3rd over and DC have reached 117 for 3. With 5 overs to play how much can they get? Stoinis and Dhawan are in the middle and Hetmyer and Axar Patel to follow so they shouldn’t be aiming anything lower than 180.

20:36 hrs IST

Maxwell to Pant: OUT

That was coming wasn’t it? The temptation was too much to control and also Pant was kind of bogged down in the middle. He tried to break the shackles by charging down to Maxwell but didn’t get the elevation or the room, the bat also turned in his hands a bit and he provides a simple catch to long on. DC 106/3 after 13.4 overs.

20:30 hrs IST

5000 runs for Shikhar Dhawan

SIX! What a wonderful slog sweep from Dhawan and a very important one too. That six brings up 5000 runs in the IPL for Shikhar Dhawan. He is the 3rd quickest to the milestone after David Warner and Virat Kohli. The six also brings up the 100 for Delhi Capitals in the 13th over.

20:27 hrs IST

Two decent over for KXIP

The spinners have just started to give some control back on KL Rahul’s hands. After a 7-run over from Bishnoi, Maxwel bowls a 4-run over. But you just get the feeling that this is just the lull before the storm. Dhawan and Pant are just waiting for the right opportunity to unleash.

20:22 hrs IST

Pant hits first four

Smashed! Just power from Rishabh Pant. he picked the length up early too and got back to just power it past the short cover fielder and once he beat him, the cover point deep fielder was never going to stop it.

20:19 hrs IST

Maxwell to Dhawan: FOUR

Maxwell tried a flatter and fast delivery but got his line wrong and Dhawan who is in such good form just guides it towards the leg side to collect yet another boundary.

20:15 hrs IST

M Ashwin to Iyer: OUT

A strangle down the leg side and M Ashwin has got rid of the DC captain Shreyas Iyer against the run of play. It would have been a wide but Iyer just got a tickle to it and Rahul took a good sharp catch down the leg side.

20:14 hrs IST

FIFTY for Shikhar Dhawan

A boundary followed by a single to long-off to follow up his hundred with a fifty off 28 balls, a brilliant innings from the left hander and looks like he has just started.

20:11 hrs IST

Neesham to Dhawan: FOUR

Just that kind of mood Dhawan is in. It was a slower delivery on the pads and Dhawan just waits for it and taps it fine from the fielder at long leg to collect another boundary. Dhawan is in great touch, 10 runs from the Neesham over and DC are 68/1 after 8 overs.

20:07 hrs IST

Good start by M Ashwin

A real good start by leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin. Tight lines, and good lengths - all that you ask from your spinner when he starts a spell, only 5 runs from the over.

20:00 hrs IST

9 runs to end the powerplay

One boundary and five singles, just the perfect over to end the powerplay for Delhi Capitals. They have gone off to a very good start courtesy some superb strokeplay bu Shikhar Dhawan who is batting on 35 off 20 balls and DC are at 53/1 after 6 overs.

19:54 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan in dream form

Three fours in four balls off Mohammed Shami, Shikhar Dhawan is in top form. He just knows where the bowler is going to bowl. He is setting himself up early and just toying with the field. Shame bowled it full, bowled it short and the result was the same on both occasions.

19:50 hrs IST

Shreyas Iyer starts with a six

Shreyas Iyer you beauty! So effortless, so easy to the eye and yet the result is six runs. It was fuller length delivery outside off from Neesham, Iyer gets a stride in and just hits it over covers for a six, yes as simple as that. DC: 32/1 after 4 overs.

19:47 hrs IST

Neesham to Shaw: OUT

Prithvi Shaw’s horror run continues. He tried to hit his way out and in the end got out. Neesham might just have rolled his fingers over that one. It was premeditated from Shaw, doesn’t get it anywhere near the middle of the bat and provides a simple catch at covers to Maxwell.

19:44 hrs IST

Arshdeep to Dhawan: FOUR

Signature Dhawan there. Just a shimmy down the track and he lets his hands do the rest of the work. When Dhawan does this to the seamers you know that he is in top form and feeling really good about his batting. DC: 25/0 after 3 overs.

19:42 hrs IST

Prithvi Shaw hits first four

Not in control at all but Murali Kartik rightly says ‘he doesn’t need to be’. A good bouncer from Arshdeep Singh, Shaw goes for the pull shot, gets a glove on it and it flies over the wicket-keeper and into the fence.

19:39 hrs IST

Shami starts well

Two streaky shots from Prithvi Shaw in the over. Mohammed Shami starts well, he has been superb this year and this over shows why. Just that extra zip of that track and this track has a lot if grass mind you.

19:33 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan hist first six

BANG! Right out of the middle of the bat. No luck, no help from the fielder needed this time around. This was a superb slog sweep from Dhawan, boy he’s in some form. Maxwell’s first over leaks 13 runs.

19:32 hrs IST

Maxwell to Dhawan: FOUR

Oh that’s terrible terrible misfield from Nicholas Pooran. it was regulation stuff at point and he just missed it, the ball then reaches the fence, a welcome boundary for Dhawan and the Capitals.

19:28 hrs IST

Players out in the middle

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have walked out into the centre. This is very good opening pair but together they haven’t yet fired. Shaw scored in the first half of the tournament and when he has fazed out, Dhawan has taken centrestage. Glenn Maxwell has the new ball for KXIP, now you know why he is playing.

19:23 hrs IST

IPL live score, KXIP vs DC: Shami or Dhawan?

It will be a mouth-watering contest. Two of India’s premier cricket Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami will be up against each other. Both of them have been in fantastic form of late but just to throw in some numbers, Dhawan has a pretty decent strike rate of over 140 against Shami and he has never got out against KXIP new ball bowler.

19:19 hrs IST

Maxwell hods on to his place

A bit of a surprise? Twitteratis certainly think so. But Brian Lara pointed out that Maxwell’s bowling has added value to KXIP so it isn’t actually that bad an idea to give him another go and who knows today might just the be day when Maxwell finds his touch.

19:15 hrs IST

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer speak at the toss

KL Rahul: I would have wanted to bowl first. Mostly because we’ve done that in the last two games. The effort and character that the boys have shown in the nine games has been really great. We just did more of that in the last game and getting those two points was important.

Shreyas Iyer: We have had a lot of success doing that. Need to maximise our powerplay and get to a good total. We had a dramatic game in our last encounter against them (KXIP), and they are also coming off a game with two Super Overs. We need to stick to our routines and come out all guns blazing. Players are returning from injuries.

19:10 hrs IST

KXIP Playing against DC

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

19:05 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals Playing XI vs KXIP

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada

19:02 hrs IST

Three changes for Delhi Capitals

Rishabh Pant, Daniel Sams and Shimron Hetmyer are in for the Delhi Capitals.

19:00 hrs IST

IPL live score, KXIP vs DC: Toss

Delhi Capitals win the toss and opt to bat first against Kings XI Punjab.

18:55 hrs IST

Key players to watch out for

KXIP: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi

DC: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Marcus Stoinis, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada.

18:50 hrs IST

KXIP vs DC, IPL 2020 live - Pitch Report

Tonight’s surface is green, a lot of grass on it, there will be good carry on the wicket. The captains might be tempted to change their minds, looks to be a bowl first track and 170 might be a good score: Simon Doull and Anjum Chopra with the pitch report.

18:45 hrs IST

Universe Boss Chris Gayle the danger man

Chris Gayle has added the much-needed balance to the KXIP batting line-up. Rahul also said the other day that Gayle’s presence allows him to play freely and attack a bit more in the powerplay. And we all know what Gayle can do when he gets going. In the two matches that he has played so far, he has shown enough glimpses that a big knock may be just around the corner.

18:39 hrs IST

KXIP Predicted XI against DC

KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

18:35 hrs IST

IPL live score: Gavaskar on KL Rahul

It’s the Bangalore secret and water. You look at the Bangalore greats in any other sport whether it is cricket or badminton, there is something there that it produces great role models like Prakash Padukone, GR Viswanath, Eraplli Prasanna, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid and now KL Rahul: Sunil Gavaskar on Star Sports.

18:30 hrs IST

KXIP vs DC live score: 30 mins to go for the toss

We are exactly 30 minutes away from the toss in Dubai. What should the captain winning the toss do? Well we haven’t had a look at the pitch yet but if recent matches are anything to go by then he should bat first siply because it gets slower and slower as the match progresses.

18:23 hrs IST

Delhi Capitals Predicted XI against Kings XI Punjab

1 Prithvi Shaw, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 Shreyas Iyer (c), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Alex Carey/Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravichandran Ashwin, 9 Tushar Deshpande, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Anrich Nortje

18:15 hrs IST

Who will stop KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal

Rahul has been superb against fast bowlers in IPL 2020, averaging 82.8. Rahul has scored the most runs against fast bowlers in IPL 2020 at a strike rate of 152.5. Mayank Agarwal has also been superb opening alongside Rahul playing the role of the aggressor, Mayank has scored 393 runs at a strike rate of 159.10. Mayank’s strike rate is the best by an opener in IPL 2020. Mayank has a strike rate of 136.43 in the Powerplay.

However, they will face tough task against DC who have the best bowling in IPL 2020. DC have taken 61 wickets, most by a team in IPL 2020. DC have taken 14 wickets in PP and have an economy of 6.83, best by a team in Powerplay. And KL Rahul has the lowest average in IPL against Delhi, is that is enough to motivate DC before the match.

18:05 hrs IST

Do the Delhi Capitals need to rest Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje?

It might not be a bad idea to rotate Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje before the play-offs at least once. The heat in the UAE and the pressure of leading an IPL attack can take a toll on out and out fast bowlers like Rabada and Nortje. And DC have players like Harshal Patel and Tushar Deshpande who can actually do a decent job with the ball.  

17:57 hrs IST

KXIP vs DC - Who is the favourite?

Both teams are in good form, both teams are filled with match-winners and both teams have their own reasons to be ruthless in this match. But if I have to put my money on one then it will be KXIP. Yes, the table suggests something else but just get a feeling the Lions from Punjab are in a winning-spree now. They beat MI and RCB so why not DC today.

17:48 hrs IST

IPL live score: Shami leading KXIP’s pace attack

KXIP’s pace bowling has struggled in IPL 2020 but Shami has been the lone bright spark for them. Shami has picked up 14 wickets, the most by a KXIP bowler and is also the 3rd highest wicket taker of IPL 2020. Shami’s average of 21.29 and his strike rate 14.86 is his best in any IPL season. Shami has gone wicketless just once in IPL 2020. KXIP’s reliance on Shami can be highlighted by the fact that Shami has taken 14 wickets all the other fast bowlers have taken 15 wickets having bowled 152 more balls.

17:38 hrs IST

What Rishabh Pant’s comeback means

If Rishabh Pant is fit enough to play today against KXIP (which we think he is) then it changes a lot of things for the Delhi Capitals. He returns to take the gloves from Alex Carey, who hasn’t quite lived up to his reputation. That opens up an overseas slot and Shimron Hetmyer, who was rather unfortunate to miss he last couple of games for n fault of his own, gets his spot back in the Playing XI.

17:30 hrs IST

KL Rahul in a league of his own

One glance at the IPL 2020 highest run-scoers list and then another one at the points table might confuse peole. KL Rahul sits at the top with 525 runs in 9 matches followed by Mayank Agarwal who is closing in on 400 runs this year but their team has to win almost every game from here on to have a shot at the play-offs. Strange things happen and tells you the importance of performing as a team. But that doesn’t take anything away from Rahul. He is at another level now. He is the only Indian to score more than 500 runs in three successive seasons of IPL. He is scoring at an average of 75 coupled with a strike rate of 136 and already has five fifties in 9 innings this year.

17:23 hrs IST

Shikhar Dhawan on top form

Shikhar Dhawan has scored 1 century and 2 half-centuries in his last 3 innings. His century in the previous match was also his first T20 century. Dhawan has not only scored more runs in the last 3 innings he has done it at a higher strike rate. His dot ball percentage too has dropped from 34.26% in the first 6 to 20.28% in the last 3 signifying that he has more active when on the pitch.

Dhawan has increased his scoring rate in the first 20 balls that he has faced in the last 3 innings as opposed the first 6 and has let Delhi take the upper hand in the contest. He has also managed to stay at the crease for a more than 30 balls in all the last 3 innings signifying there is always a settled batsman at the crease for DC. Moreover, his drop in dot balls percentage in the 21-30 ball period in the last 3 innings suggests that he has kept the scoreboard ticking.

17:15 hrs IST

KXIP vs DC head-to-head in IPL

Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals have met 25 times in the IPL and guess what? The men from Punjab have an upper hand. They have won 14 of those encounters while DC have only 10 times with one ending a tie.

17:09 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant might feature today against KXIP

After a missing a couple of games due to a hamstring injury, Rishabh Pant has regained his fitness and might feature in Delhi Capitals Playing XI against KXIP today in Dubai. It was impossible to keep Pant out of action though he had made news by sprinting and kicking a football in training session with a tapped up hamstring and then entertained one and all by mimicking DC head coach Ricky Ponting during their last encounter. But like Ponting had said he would rather want him back in the middle as quickly as possible.

17:00 hrs IST

Interesting battle on the cards

IPL is the best T20 tournament of the world for no reason. Just when it looked like KXIP were down and out and have no chance of making it to the play-offs they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians - the two top-half teams - to keep their chances well and truly alive. But today they face the tabble-toppers Delhi Capitals, who have perhaps looked the best side on paper and somehow tent to win matches from nowhere.

16:50 hrs IST

IPL 2020 live score, KXIP vs DC

Hello everyone and welcome to the live coverage of Indian Premier League match No.38 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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