Highlights IPL 2017, DD vs KXIP, cricket scores and updates: Delhi hammer Punjab by 51 runs

Apr, 15 2017 IST

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    That brings us to the close of our coverage of Match 15 of IPL 2017. Delhi Daredevils were far superior on the day against Kings XI Punjab, winning by 51 runs. It was a team effort from Zaheer Khan's team and they are looking really good now. Do join us as we bring all the live scores and updates from the double header tomorrow. We have Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Lions at the Wankhede and  RCB vs Rising Pune Supergiant in Bangalore. So there is a lot to look forward to. 

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    IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils register 2nd straight win with all-round show against Kings XI Punjab

    Dependable home bowlers delivered after Sam Billings and Corey Anderson did the job with the bat as Delhi Daredevils outclassed Kings XI Punjab by 51 runs on Saturday.

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  • So two bad losses in a row for Kings XI Punjab, both on the road against strong teams. These losses have exposes some weaknesses for KXIP which appeared to be there pre-tournament. With their drafting in of a plethora of overseas batsmen Kings XI were always going to be reliant on their Indian bowlers, and while they started the IPL well they have been exposed in the last two matches, especially at the death. Whilst spinners Axar Patel and KC Cariappa have been impressive, the seamers are an area of concern - particularly Mohit Sharma and Varun Aaron. 


    ​KXIP didn't fare much better with the bat and need to find a way to score more freely. Bringing in Martin Guptill could be an option to give them better starts and make use of the powerplay. 

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    Corey Anderson chosen as the Man of the Match for scoring an unbeaten 39 off 22 balls and taking a wicket for 23 runs in three overs.

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    After 20 overs,Kings XI Punjab 137/9 ( Sandeep Sharma 2 , )

    Chris Morris bowls the last over and it is his turn now to come up with a perfect yorker. Cariappa is cleaned up. That brings Sandeep Sharma to the crease. The last ball also produces a wicket. A good length delivery. Axar takes a wild swing and misses it completely. The bails are dislodged. That is it then. A 51-run win for Delhi. Massive in T20 terms. Morris ends with magnificent figures of 3/23.

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  • Largest wins for DD in IPL: (By runs)


    97 v RPS at Pune in 2017
    67 v RR at Delhi in 2010
    51 v KXIP at Delhi in 2017*
    40 v KKR at Delhi in 2010

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    OUT! Axar bowled for 44 by Morris off the last ball of the match.


    Axar b Chris Morris 44(29) 

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    OUT! Cariappa bowled now. Another perfect yorker, this time from Morris.


    Cariappa b Chris Morris 1(2)

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    After 19 overs,Kings XI Punjab 134/7 ( Axar Patel 43 , KC Cariappa 1)

    Cummins in for the penultimate over. Mohit could have been run out on the first ball itself. A direct throw would have had him. Cummins bowls a good wide yorker then. No run. A yoreker right on the money at 145kmph. Mohit has no chance. KC Cariappa is the new man in. It could not have been more perfect from Cummins. Cummins ends his quota of overs conceding only 23 runs while taking 2 wickets.

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    OUT! Mohit bowled by a top class yorker from Cummins.


    Mohit Sharma b Pat Cummins 13(14) 

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    After 18 overs,Kings XI Punjab 130/6 ( Axar Patel 41 , Mohit Sharma 12)

    Morris bowls the 18th over. Mohit Sharma is not getting his timing right at all. Last rites of the KXIP being performed now really. The writing is on the wall. Only a miracle can win it for them now.

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  • Kings XI have been very poor tonight and credit to Delhi they've been very good. It'll be back to the drawing board for Maxwell and Sehwag to turn around the team's form. They might want to look at bringing in Kiwi duo Martin Guptill and Matt Henry, but that will mean dropping two out of Amla, Miller and Morgan. Unfortunately Kings XI seem to lack depth in their local talent, particularly batsmen with Murali Vijay being injured. Plenty to think about for the King's XI brains trust after two very poor performances in a row. 

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    After 17 overs,Kings XI Punjab 124/6 ( Axar Patel 38 , Mohit Sharma 9)

    Zaheer to Axar and hits that full length. A fine yorker and Axar squeezes it out. Who said yorkers were out of fashion in the IPL. Mohit hits one in the air, but the ball falls just short. Axar slams a six off the last ball. Zaheer got the length wrong there.       

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    After 16 overs,Kings XI Punjab 112/6 ( Axar Patel 28 , Mohit Sharma 7)

    Anderson to Axar. Six. An atempted yorker gone wrong and hammered down the ground. Anderson induces a leading edge off Mohit Sharma's bat, but the ball falls just short of the diving fieldsman at extra cover. Good comeback by Anderson after conceding a six off the first ball. A strategic timeout taken at the end of that over. KXIP need 77 runs from the last four overs.

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  • That's an awful shot by skipper Maxwell earlier in the innings, this match currently is all over. Really, really poor from Maxwell and that's been the story of the night for Kings XI. They've been outplayed and struggled to deal with some good bowling from Delhi. Batsmen have struggled to rotate the strike and get themselves in which has created pressure and then a bad shot to get out. 

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    After 15 overs,Kings XI Punjab 103/6 ( Axar Patel 20 , Mohit Sharma 6)

    Zaheer back into the attack. Bowls to Axar, who gets a couple off the first ball and a four off the next ball. Sort and wide and Axar slashes it to the third man fence. Another boundary off the last ball. Mohit Sharma gets his first four.

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Amit Mishra becomes the second Indian bowler to take 50 wickets on a single ground in T20s. He has achieved the feat at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Harbhajan Singh was the other bowler to achieve the milestone and he achieved at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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  • Glenn Maxwell v Amit Mishra in IPL: (Including today)


    Runs - 55
    Balls - 29
    Dismissals - 4
    Average - 13.75
    SR - 189.65

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    After 14 overs,Kings XI Punjab 90/6 ( Axar Patel 12 , Mohit Sharma 1)

    Anderson to Miller. The third delivery is full and raps Miller on the pads. Adjudged out by the umpire. An uncharacteristically patchy innings from Miller comes to an end. Mohit Sharma comes in at the fall off that wicket. 

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    OUT! Miller is caught in front of the stumps by Anderson..


    Miller lbw b Corey Anderson 24(28) 

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    After 13 overs,Kings XI Punjab 85/5 ( David Miller 23 , Axar Patel 9)

    Mishra in for his third over. A couple of googlies  by Mishra keeps the batsmen in check. Only four runs from that over. KXIP have a mountain to climb now.

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    After 12 overs,Kings XI Punjab 81/5 ( David Miller 20 , Axar Patel 8)

    Corey Anderson into the attack now. Four runs off the first four balls, and Miller gets an inside edge, which runs away to the fence. A last ball is driven hard and Zaheer dives, gets two hands to it, but spurns that opportunity. A genuine chance, but it was hit with some power. A big respitre for KXIP. Miller going now would have effectively been curtains for them. Miller can still play a blinder, but DD has a foot in the door.     

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    After 11 overs,Kings XI Punjab 72/5 ( David Miller 13 , Axar Patel 6)

    Amit Mishra continues and gets the better of Maxwell with the third ball of the over. An away-spinning delivery. Maxwell hits against the spin, doesn't get the timing at all and ends up offering a catch at mid wicket. Maxwell departs for a duck. Punjab losing control of this now. Axar Patel joins Miller in the middle. Axar sends one into the stands with a slog sweep off the last ball of the over.

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    OUT! Maxwell holes out in the deep. The game is slipping from KXIP's hands now.


    Maxwell c Billings b Mishra 0(2)

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    After 10 overs,Kings XI Punjab 64/4 ( David Miller 11 , )\

    Cummins to Morgan. That ball moving away with the angle. A fine cover drive. Four. Cummins to Morgan omn the fifth ball of the over. A fierce square cut sends the ball racing to the fence. A valiant attemt at the fence by the fielder but the ball wins. Morgan however fails to keep the ball down off a cut on the next ball. The ball goes straight to Karun Nair at backward point, who takes the catch with glee. At the halfway stage, KXIP is all sorts of trouble.

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    OUT! Morgan departs caught at backward point as he fails to keep a square cut on the ground. Another big blow for KXIP


    Eoin Morgan c Nair b Pat Cummins 22(20) 

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    After 9 overs,Kings XI Punjab 53/3 ( Eoin Morgan 13 , David Miller 9)

    Amit Mishra inrt the attack for the first time. The third delivery of the over is a beautiful googly. Miller totally bamboozled. Only four runs from that over. The equation is getting more difficult for Punjab with ecery passing over and we are approaching that stage where the batsmen have to throw their bats at almost everything.

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    After 8 overs,Delhi Daredevils 64/2 ( Sam Billings 39 , Shreyas Iyer 1)

    Cummins continues. Drummed up some good pace in that over. Only two runs from that over. Delhi keeps Punjab under a tight leash.

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    After 7 overs,Kings XI Punjab 47/3 ( Eoin Morgan 11 , David Miller 6)

    Morris continues. Morgan hammers the first ball to long off. Good diving stop by Nadeem on the boundary saves a certain boundary. Good changes of pace from Morris in that over. Seven runs from that over agai. KXIP need 142 runs from 78 balls. A long way still to go. Miller and Morgan and Maxwell after them would have to anchor KXIP's chase now. There is still some fuel in the KXIP tank, make no mistake.

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    After 6 overs,Kings XI Punjab 40/3 ( Eoin Morgan 9 , David Miller 2)

    Cummins into the attack now. Concedes a boundary off the first ball as Morgan pulls from outside off and sends the ball through the gap bertween mid wicket and mid on. Seven runs off that over. After the first six overs KXIP in a bit of trouble.  

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    After 5 overs,Kings XI Punjab 33/3 ( Eoin Morgan 3 , David Miller 1)

    Chris Morris into the attack. Amla just moves a touch away from the stumps on the off side and flicks the ball to the fine leg boundary. Brilliant that! Amla as Sachin  Tendulkar said, is an underartyed player. He can make this his match. But no, he can't. Perishes off a full toss, caught at long leg. Could have gone left or bright off that fielder, but desperately unlucky to have picked him up. David Miller is the new man in. Morgan almost gets himself run out in the next ball. A good over for Delhi.

  • Terrible start for Kings XI. Once again Vohra's shot selection leaves a lot to be desired. The required rate is above ten now which means there is no time for the new batsman to settle. With Vohra, Amla, and Saha back in the sheds all the pressure is on Morgan, Maxwell and Miller to go big from ball one and chase down this big total. Not looking good for Kings XI. 

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    OUT! Amla goes now, caught at deep square leg. Big blow for KXIP


    Amla c Billings b Chris Morris 19(12)

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    After 4 overs,Kings XI Punjab 26/2 ( Hashim Amla 15 , Eoin Morgan 1)

    Nadeem to Saha. The KXIP wicketkeeper-batsman backs away and sends the ball over backward point and into the boundary. There is a soft dismisal after that though. Saha plays on the up and Zaheer takes a good low catch at extra cover. He is claiming the catch, but there is some lack of clarity on whether the catch was clean. Replays show it was. Punjab lose their second wicket for 21, a big one at that. That brings Eoin Morgan to the crease. One would remember his exploits for England during the limited overs series against India. He had been in good form in Big Bash and PSL too. Another huge batsman foir KXIP. Amla gets a four at wide mid off to get a boundary off the last ball.

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    OUT! Saha is caught by Zaheer at extra cover. Punjab lose their second wicket with 21 on the board.


    Saha c Zaheer b Nadeem 7(5)

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    After 3 overs,Kings XI Punjab 17/1 ( Hashim Amla 11 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 3)

    Zaheer to Saha. A single. The next ball is pulled over midwicjet by Amla for the first boundary of the KXIP innings. A knuckle ball from Zaheer, but Amla picked it up well. Amla gets another boundary off the last ball to end the over on a high.

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    After 2 overs,Kings XI Punjab 6/1 ( Hashim Amla 2 , Wriddhiman Saha (W) 1)

    Shahbaz Nadeem bowls the second over. The fourth ball catches Vohra on the thigh pad. Nadeem goes up in a spectacular appeal. Out given. Punjab lose their first wicket. Looked pretty adjacent in the end. That pitched in line and was hitting the batsman in line. Would have crashed onto the stumps. Wridhhiman Saha comes out to bat. He is one of KXIP's main batsmen and need to fire if KXIP are to chase down this big total.

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    OUT! Vohra goes. Punjab lose their first wicket. KXIP 5/1 


    Vohra lbw b Nadeem 3(6)

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New Delhi: Their confidence restored after a bumpy start, a transformed Delhi Daredevils will look to stretch Kings XI Punjab to the limit when they face off in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.

Daredevils' huge win over Rising Pune Supergiant acted as a warning to the rival teams, including their immediate opponents, whose unbeaten run in IPL-10 has just come to a screeching halt.

Daredevils are entering the match after hammering Rising Pune Supergiant by 97 runs, thanks to young batsman Sanju Samson's maiden IPL ton and Chris Morris' incredible power- hitting down the order. The South African's nine-ball 38 is still being talked about.

File photo of Glenn Maxwell and Zaheer Khan. Sportzpics

File photo of Glenn Maxwell and Zaheer Khan. Sportzpics

Punjab, who beat RPS and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first two games, squandered an advantageous position to lose to Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets yesterday night.

Daredevils boast a strong batting line-up, which is full of all-rounders and will fancy their chances against Punjab bowlers, who did a decent job before being hammered around by the KKR batsmen.

The batsmen have largely delivered for the hosts except for the openers – Aditya Tare and Sam Billings. One or the other batsmen has clicked when the situation demanded - be it Rishabh Pant or Samson or Morris.

But the openers have struggled to provide a solid start and it will be interesting to see if they persist with Tare or change the combination at the top. It seems Billings will continue in the opener's role.

Despite not having many specialist batsmen, Daredevils' strength is their young batting line-up even as skipper Zaheer Khan and spinner Amit Mishra have done reasonably well early into the tournament, and they would expect others to chip in.

Punjab bowlers have a job at hand, specially after KKR exposed their weaknesses at the Eden Gardens.

The Punjab bowlers managed to restrict RPS and RCB under 165, but KKR skipper Gambhir and surprise opener Sunil Narine took them to the cleaners with remarkable ease.

Punjab have admitted that Narine opening the batting did disturb their plans and the surprise move hurt them badly.

Except Mohit Sharma, the visitors do not boast of a reliable name. Ishant Sharma did get a game at the expense of T Natrajan against KKR, but bowled only two overs.

Since Feroze Shah Kotla is Ishant's home ground, he might get his second game, considering his familiarity with the conditions.

The wicket at Kotla remains a talking point but high- scoring IPL games have been witnessed here. Both Daredevils and Punjab have some big-hitting batsmen, especially the visitors, who have David Miller and Glenn Maxwell. So, the fans can expect lot of big hits as entertainment.

It's still early days in the league and the two teams can still experiment with their combinations. However, not winning many games can affect their play-offs chances later on.

Twenty20 is a fickle format and the game can change in a matter of minutes. The super fast format does not give many chances to settle, hence remaining focused on the job is crucial for all teams.

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (capt), Mohammad Shami, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, CV Milind, Khaleel Ahmed, Pratyush Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Aditya Tare, Shashank Singh, Ankit Bawane, Navdeep Saini, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Carlos Brathwaite and Sam Billings.

Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (C), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma.

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Apr 15, 2017 11:32 pm | Updated Date: Apr 16, 2017 11:29 am

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