Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs

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.

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Delhi Daredevils registered their second successive win in the 2017 Indian Premier League after they beat Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

Delhi Daredevils registered their second successive win in the 2017 Indian Premier League after they beat Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

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Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan (left) won the toss and elected to bat. Here, Khan and Kings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell pose ahead of the match. (BCCI)

Delhi Daredevils captain Zaheer Khan (left) won the toss and elected to bat. Here, Khan and Kings XI Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell pose ahead of the match. (BCCI)

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Sam Billings and Sanju Samson raised a 53-run opening stand against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

Sam Billings and Sanju Samson raised a 53-run opening stand against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

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Sam Billings went on to score a 40-ball 55, giving Delhi Daredevils a solid platform against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

Sam Billings went on to score a 40-ball 55, giving Delhi Daredevils a solid platform against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

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Kings XI Punjab however struck back with quick wickets, reducing Delhi Daredevils to 120/5 at one time. Here, Varun Aaron celebrates the wicket of Karun Nair. (BCCI)

Kings XI Punjab however struck back with quick wickets, reducing Delhi Daredevils to 120/5 at one time. Here, Varun Aaron celebrates the wicket of Karun Nair. (BCCI)

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Corey Anderson’s late charge in the form of a 22-ball 39 ensured Delhi Daredevils finished on 188/6. (BCCI)

Corey Anderson’s late charge in the form of a 22-ball 39 ensured Delhi Daredevils finished on 188/6. (BCCI)

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Cheerleaders during the 2017 Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

Cheerleaders during the 2017 Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Saturday. (BCCI)

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Kings XI Punjab Cheerleaders had very little to cheer about in the match. This however was not one of those moments. (BCCI)

Kings XI Punjab Cheerleaders had very little to cheer about in the match. This however was not one of those moments. (BCCI)

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Delhi Daredevils started well when left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem dismissed Kings XI Punjab opener Manan Vohra quickly. (BCCI)

Delhi Daredevils started well when left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem dismissed Kings XI Punjab opener Manan Vohra quickly. (BCCI)

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Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets in two overs, second being that of Wriddhiman Saha, to further peg back Kings XI Punjab. (BCCI)

Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets in two overs, second being that of Wriddhiman Saha, to further peg back Kings XI Punjab. (BCCI)

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Delhi Daredevils then continued to chip at the Kings XI Punjab batting, thanks to a disciplined bowling from Chris Morris (in pic) and Pat Cummins. (BCCI)

Delhi Daredevils then continued to chip at the Kings XI Punjab batting, thanks to a disciplined bowling from Chris Morris (in pic) and Pat Cummins. (BCCI)

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Axar Patel waged a lone battle, scoring a 29-ball 44, but Kings XI Punjab needed more such contributions from other batsmen. (BCCI)

Axar Patel waged a lone battle, scoring a 29-ball 44, but Kings XI Punjab needed more such contributions from other batsmen. (BCCI)

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