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IPL 2019: KXIP vs DC: As it Happened: Dhawan, Shreyas guide Delhi to five-wicket win over Punjab
MYKHEL
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:31

IPL 2019: KXIP vs DC: As it Happened: Dhawan, Shreyas guide Delhi to five-wicket win over Punjab

MYKHEL
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:31

IPL 2019: KXIP vs DC: As it Happened: Dhawan, Shreyas guide Delhi to five-wicket win over Punjab
A thrilling match which ultimately went the hosts way.Its all over here. Delhi beat Punjab by five-wicket here at the Feroz Shah Kotla.FOUR and its over.2 needed off 3Shreyas on strike but he fails to find the boundary. Collects two runs.Four needed off four. Its a thriller here in Delhi5 needed off 5Sam Curran gets the ball for the final over. 6 needed off 6Shami gives away four runs and picks up two wickets. Last over. Six needed off six to winRutherford in. Can he take Delhi over the ling with the skipper.RUN OUT! Delhi crumbling towards the end. Axar Patel run out as he bumps into Shami and eventually run outWICKET!! Shami removes Ingram and he rips out the middle stump50!! Captain Shreyas Iyer leading from the front as he brings up his half century off 45.FOUR! Theres the much needed boundary. Ingram taking charge here with back-to-back boundaries.Delhi need 23 from 18 to win here at home.FOUR! Ingram keeps Delhis chase on track. One bounce in the midwicket fence and it runs away for four runsThree wickets down the hosts need 33 off 25 to win.Delhi lose two quick wickets hereWICKET!! Not long enough as Sam Curran takes a safe catch at deep square leg to send Pant back to the dugout. Pant goes for 6 off 7.FOUR!! Pant hits his first boundary as it deflects of Gayle and runs away for a boundary.Sam Curan back into the attack. Dot ball and wide to begin the over.Rishabh Pant into the attackWICKET!! Big wicket for Punjab as Ashwin avoids collision with Gayle to take a tumbling catch and dismiss the dangerous Dhawan.FOUR! Iyer pulls it off to deep square legDelhi cruising towards a win here as they need 52 off 41. Punjab need a couple of wickets to pull the hosts backMAXIMUM!! Iyer smashes Ashwin and hits it straight back for SIXDhawans classic inningsDhawan brings up his 35th IPL 50 here at home!Curran gives away just five off the over.Curran back for his second overFOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan gets it past backward point to hit M Ashwin for a boundaryBack from the timeout. Murugan Ashwin into the attack.50 comes off the partnership off the just 30 deliveries.Dhawan on fire here at the Feroz Shah KotlaThe powerplay is done and dusted.Gabbar!FOUR! Dhawan ends the over with a boundary as he hit debutante Harpreet for two boundaries and a maximum to pick up 17 runs off the overSIXX!! Dhawan on fire here at Feroz Shah Kotla as he clears long on to hit Harpreet for a maximum.A perfect hitFOUR!! Dhawan follows up Shaws dismissal with back-to-back boundaries off ViljoenWICKET! Shaws innings cut short as Mandeep Singh hits the stump at the non strikers end.MAXIMUM!! Shaw hits Shami for an enormous shot to send him for a six off the first delivery11 off the second over.FOUR! Prithvi Shaw hits the first boundary of Delhis innings as he sends it straight over Currans headJust one off the opening over.Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan open the innings for DelhiGayle earlier anchored Punjabs inningsMohammad Shami with the new ballTime for the second innings. The Punjab team in a huddle. Can they defend this?Innings break:Lamichhane picked up three wickets as Punjab put up competitive total of 163. It is a competitive total but the dew might come into play and it might be tough for them to defend.SIX to finish the innings. Harpreet hits Rabada for a maximum to take Punjabs total to 163/7WICKET! The skipper takes a catch to dismiss the Punjab skipper! Ashwin goes for 16 off 14. Rabada starts with a wicket in the final overRabada to finish off the inningsFOUR!! Harpeet slays it over coverSharma gives away two wides as the pressure builds. Just two wides off the 19th over so farIshant Sharma in for his final overThe skipper is keeping Punjabs innings aliveFOUR! Ashwin clubs a pull shot and goes wide of mid-wicket for a boundary.Sandeep Lamichhane has been instrumental in keeping Punjab in checkThree overs left and Rabada back into the attackWICKET! M Singh goes for 30: st Rishabh Pant b Axar Patel, KXIP 129/6A superb relay catch and effort from ColinFOUR! Mandeep Singh sends it over extra cover to hit Mishra for a boundary off the first ball.Lamichhane to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, dropped by Rabada diving forward at deep squareFOUR! Ashwin drags it down short for a boundaryCaptain R Ashwin in. After quick wickets can Ashwin pick up the pace for the visitors.WICKET!! Sam Curran goes for a duck as Lamichhane picks up his second wicket for the over.WICKET! Colin Ingram takes a neat catch at the boundary and sends it in Patel takes it safely to dismiss Gayle. Lamichhane gets the big wicket for Delhi.Relay catch on the boundary. Is Gayle going to walk back? Gone upstairsLamichhane back into the attack! Hit for a MAXIMUM on the first ball. Gayle powers it into the stands.Halfway through the innings the Kings XI Punjab are going steady at 93-3Rutherford into the attackThe Universe boss is in fine form:MAXIMUM! Mandeep joins the party as he hits Patel for a six off the first delivery off the over.MAXIMUM!! Gayle is getting into the groove as he effortlessly hits Mishra for the second six off the over.FIFTY FOR CHRIS GAYLE! The universe boss brings up his half century off just 25 balls here in Delhi.MAXIMUM! Mishra gets punished by Gayle for a bad delivery as he sends it into the crowd to start the over with a maximumMandeep Singh in.WICKET! Axar Patel picks up David Millers wicket as DC pick up the regular wickets. But the danger man is still at the centre.After five singles, Gayle hits a massive shot to end the over with a MAXIMUMAmit Mishra into the attack for the hostsRahul was just getting started before Lamichhane cut him short.Fifty comes off the powerplay for the Kings XI Punjab. The visitors lost two early wickets but Gayle looks settles as hes cruising at 32 off 17.Fifty comes up for the visitors with two balls left in the powerplayDavid Miller comes in. Four to begin his innings and end Rabadas first over.WICKET!!! Mayank goes for only 2 off 9 as Rutherford takes a patient catch. Rabada enjoying a good over here as he gives four dot balls and picks up a wicket on the fifth delivery.Four dot balls to begin Rabadas overDelhi bring Kagiso Rabada into the attackFOUR fours from the over.FOUR! Third four off the over!FOUR more!!! Delhi being hammered here.FOUR! A boundary to begin the over.SIX!!! The Universe boss is getting into the groove here at Feroz Shah Kotla.FOUR!! Gayle glides past short third man to hit Ishant Sharma for his first boundary of the matchMayank Agarwal the new batsman inOUT!!! KL Rahulss innings cut short as Pants super glove work cut his innings short. Rahul walks after scoring just 12 off 9.BIG APPEAL! Third umpireFOUR! Rahul smashing LamichhaneMAXIMUM!! First six off the match to KL Rahul!Sandeep Lamichhane in for the second overJust three runs off the opening over to begin Punjabs innings.Single to begin the innings.The players are in. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle open. Ishant Sharma in with the new ballChanges: Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane and Sherfane Rutherford are inDelhi Capitals Playing XI: P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Iyer, R Pant, C Ingram, S Rutherford, Axar P, A Mishra, K Rabada, Ishant S, S LamichhaneKings XI Punjab Playing XI: KL Rahul, C Gayle, M Agarwal, D Miller, M Singh, S Curran, R Ashwin, H Brar, H Viljoen, M Ashwin, M ShamiTossTOSS: Delhi Capitals win the toss and choose to bowlDelhi will look to get back to winning waysBoth Delhi and Punjab have won five matches out of nine outings.The action is set to begin at the Feroz Shah KotlaThe toss is just half an hour away.The Kings XI Punjab will take on Delhi Capitals in match number 37 of the Indian Premier League at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the second match of the weekend double-header.