IPL 2018 highlights, Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab: KXIP beat DD by 4 runs in thriller
Get highlights of IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs (KXIP) Kings XI Punjab, here. Delhi Daredevils lost to Kings XI Punjab by 4 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday.cricket Updated: Apr 23, 2018 23:49 IST
The Delhi Daredevils (DD) lost their fifth match in six outings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when they went down to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by four runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday night. The visiting team were restricted to 143/8 after being asked to bat by Gautam Gambhir. Karun Nair top-scored for KXIP with 34 while IPL debutant Liam Plunkett took three wickets. Trent Boult and Avesh Khan also took two wickets each. Later, Shreyas Iyer looked like he would take Delhi over the line with his 57-run knock but Kings XI Punjab slowed down the runs and took wickets regularly to win their fifth game in six outings to top the IPL standings. Get highlights of Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab (DD vs KXIP) T20, IPL 2018 here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)
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23:48 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab on the other hand have won five out of six games and are now topping the league standings
23:45 hrs IST: Delhi Daredevils have now lost five out of six games and are bottom of the table
23:40 hrs IST: Five runs needed off the last ball and OUT! Iyer tries his best with 57 runs but Delhi Daredevils fall short
23:37 hrs IST: Iyer has also brought up his eighth half-century in IPL
23:36 hrs IST: BANG! Six by Shreyas Iyer and DD need 11 off 4
23:34 hrs IST: IPL is churning out very exciting clashes almost daily. 17 runs needed in the last over
23:31 hrs IST: Sran has been expensive tonight but Plunkett’s wicket will count
23:29 hrs IST: Delhi lose their seventh wicket as Liam Plunkett is dismissed for a golden duck! They need 20 off 10
23:27 hrs IST: Andrew Tye’s figures read: 4-0-25-2 - a very good bowling performance indeed
23:25 hrs IST: Tewatia departs for 24 as the 47-run partnership comes to an end
23:23 hrs IST: This partnership of 43 runs between Tewatia and Iyer is the best of the match so far and could prove to be match-winning too
23:20 hrs IST: This is very gettable for Delhi Daredevils. This is a tactful performance by Shreyas Iyer, who did not panic and has slowly taken the Daredevils to this position so far
23:17 hrs IST: A four and a six from the willow of Rahul Tewatia. Very important runs for the home team
23:13 hrs IST: The main problem for Daredevils, which was also KXIP’s issue, is that nobody has really taken off for them. Shreyas Iyer has been building his innings, just like in a Test match
23:08 hrs IST: The Daredevils have crossed the 100-run mark and they now need 43 off 24 balls
23:04 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer is the key for the Delhi Daredevils here who need 48 off 30 balls
23:02 hrs IST: Meanwhile three wides by Sran in one over! That is way too much for any format
22:59 hrs IST: This is still possible for the Daredevils as the target is not that hight
22:53 hrs IST: Daniel Christian is run out for six! The hosts are half their side down. This is not going their way
22:50 hrs IST: Ashwin is mixing it all up, confusing the batsmen
22:47 hrs IST: This is quite a difficult pitch to bat on
22:45 hrs IST: Though Delhi are struggling, the required task is not that high
22:41 hrs IST: Rishabh Pant goes for 4 and Mujeeb ur Rahman picks up a wicket. Daredevils are four down now
22:39 hrs IST: Rajpoot has completed his quota of four overs and given 23 runs while taking two important wickets. Ashwin, the skipper, into the attack
22:37 hrs IST: DD 56/3 after 7 overs
22:35 hrs IST: Wow! Four dot balls by Ankit Rajpoot and the last two are put away for boundaries by Shreyas Iyer
22:33 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant at the crease for the Delhi Daredevils
22:30 hrs IST: After six overs, DD are 48/3. This is slipping away from the Delhi Daredevils. Will this be another loss for them?
22:28 hrs IST: Ankit Rajpoot has bowled well to take two wickets while Andrew Tye has picked one for the Kings XI
22:24 hrs IST: And it is Gambhir now! 4 off only 13 balls! Delhi in trouble!
22:19 hrs IST: OUT! Maxwell is gone for 12! Delhi lose their second wicket
22:14 hrs IST: After four overs, DD are 39/1 with Gambhir and Glenn Maxwell at the crease
22:08 hrs IST: OUT! Shaw had started well but now departs for 22
22:04 hrs IST: Shaw is on fire! Three boundaries of this Barinder Sran over already
21:59 hrs IST: Prithvi Shaw and Gautam Gambhir opening the batting for Delhi Daredevils
21:55 hrs IST: Liam Plunkett, beautiful bowling performance in his debut IPL game, finishing with figures of 4/17 off 4 overs. Trent Boult and Avesh Khan also picked up two wickets each
21:49 hrs IST: Karun Nair was the top-scorer for Kings XI with 34
21:44 hrs IST: That was a very good bowling performance by Delhi Daredevils to restrict a team like KXIP to only 143
21:39 hrs IST: OUT! That’s it. Kings XI Punjab have been restricted to 143/8. What a bowling performance from Delhi! We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
21:33 hrs IST: Plunkett finishes with impressive figures of 3/17. KXIP are 139/6 after 19 overs.
21:28 hrs IST: Two boundaries in the over. Can KXIP reach 150? They are 133/6 after 18 overs.
21:23 hrs IST: Good over from Plunkett, five runs and a wicket. KXIP 121/5 in 17 overs.
21:19 hrs IST: 16 off the 16th over. KXIP 116/4 in 16 overs
21:17 hrs IST: SIX! Miller is punishing DD now for the two errors
21:15 hrs IST: Now Pritvi Shaw drops Miller! Two lives already for the South African
21:13 hrs IST: After 15 overs, KXIP are 100/4. How many can KXIP score in 30 deliveries now
21:10 hrs IST: Oh dropped! Miller has ben dropped by Maxwell at cover. He was batting at 1 not out. How many will he score now?
21:06 hrs IST: After 13 overs, Kings XI are 86/4
21:04 hrs IST: And Yuvraj Singh is out for 14! Avesh Khan picks up his second wicket
20:59 hrs IST: Two boundaries as Avesh Khan returns to roll over his arm
20:55 hrs IST: The Delhi Daredevils have slowed KXIP down. Yuvraj is not being able to accelerate
20:50 hrs IST: Veteran spinner Amit Mishra comes into the attack
20:45 hrs IST: Nine overs are up and KXIP are 63/3
20:41 hrs IST: Veteran Yuvraj Singh is the new man in
20:38 hrs IST: Gone! Liam Plunkett gets his second wicket as he clean bowls Mayank Agarwal for 21
20:33 hrs IST: After six overs, KXIP are 51/2! Powerplay overs are up
20:30 hrs IST: Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal at the crease for Kings XI Punjab
20:25 hrs IST: KL Rahul departs for 23 as Liam Plunkett picks up his maiden IPL wicket
20:23 hrs IST: OUT! KL Rahul is gone. DD have picked up both KXIP openers now
20:19 hrs IST: Bang, bang! KL Rahul is turning it on here with his big hits
20:16 hrs IST: Three boundaries from that Boult over, 14 off the third and Kings XI are 25/1 after three
20:13 hrs IST: KL Rahul finishes the second over with their first boundary of the game. Kings XI 11/1 after 2 overs
20:11 hrs IST: That was a ripper! Avesh Khan is bowling some serious pace out there
20:09 hrs IST: And Kings XI Punjab loses Aaron Finch in the second over. Big strike for the home team!
20:07 hrs IST: First over is up and KXIP are 5/0
20:04 hrs IST: The Delhi Daredevils look quite pumped up. Well why won’t they be. This is their first home game this season of IPL
20:00 hrs IST: Aaron Finch and KL Rahul to face Trent Boult first up at the Kotla
19:59 hrs IST: Liam Plunkett also makes his IPL debut, both for Delhi Daredevils
19:57 hrs IST: India’s U-19 World Cup winning captain Prthvi Shaw will be making his debut today
19:53 hrs IST: And here is the Kings XI Punjab playing XI: KL Rahul, Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot
19:50 hrs IST: Here is the Delhi Daredevils playing XI: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Glenn Maxwell, Prithvi Shaw, Dan Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult
19:45 hrs IST: The big news from the centre is that Chris Gayle is unwell and is out of tonight’s game
19:40 hrs IST: In the previous contest between these two teams, which was the second game of the tournament, Kings XI Punjab defeated Delhi Daredevils by six wickets and seven balls to spare at their home ground in Mohali
19:35 hrs IST: This is in fact the second match between these two teams
19:30 hrs IST: News from the Kotla is that Delhi Daredevils have won the toss and opted to bowl
19:25 hrs IST: This is the first game to be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi this season. Delhi are playing their first home game after five outings already!
19:20 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab, on the other hand, started with a win and then lost a game. However, they have come back strongly to win the next three games and will be full of confidence ahead of the clash at the Ferozeshah Kotla tonight
19:15 hrs IST: The Delhi Daredevils under Gautam Gambhir started poorly with two losses. They earned a win, hoping to change their momentum. However, they again their next two games to have a win-loss ratio of 1:4
19:10 hrs IST: While Kings XI Punjab are second in the standings with four wins out of five matches, Delhi Daredevils are eighth and last with only one victory in five meetings
19:05 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the IPL match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab
Delhi Daredevils are struggling with four losses in five outings to occupy the last place. They were done in by the versatile AB de Villiers’ smashing knock on Saturday and now up against the destructive Chris Gayle, who has made a statement with two fifties and century.
Thanks to Gayle’s belligerence, Kings XI Punjab are firmly placed at the second spot with four victories and a solitary defeat.
Given the form they have shown in the previous encounters, Kings XI Punjab will fancy their chances to continue the momentum against an embattled Delhi Daredevils outfit.
Delhi Daredevils’ only victory has come against Mumbai Indians when English opener Jason Roy and the dynamic Rishabh Pant fired. In fact, wicketkeeper Pant has been their best batsman this season with 223 runs from five games.
Returning to his home city franchise, skipper Gautam Gambhir would look to get his scoring touch back, after a hugely successful stint at Kolkata Knight Riders.