IPL 2020, KXIP vs DC Live Score: KXIP lose 1st wicket, Mohit Sharma cleans up KL Rahul
IPL 2020, KXIP Vs DC Live Updates: Mohit Sharma got the first breakthrough for DC by cleaning up KXIP captain KL Rahul after he and Mayank Agarwal got off to a solid start in the run-chase in the second match of IPL 2020 in Dubai. Marcus Stoinis hit a flurry of boundaries towards the end, scoring 53 off 21 balls to power Delhi Capitals to 157 for 8 after being sent in to bat first by KXIP . Rishabh Pant and Iyer had put together a good stand after Mohammed Shami struck twice in one over but they too were dismissed in quick succession. It was Stoinis who then took matters in his own hands smashing everything out of the park to DC to a very good score, which once looked way out of their reach.
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OUT! What a start by R Ashwin. He has got a wicket from his first ball in IPL 2020. Karun Nair the man dismissed. He will be disappointed with that shot. Went for the big sweep but got a top edge and was out caught at short fine leg.
5 runs and the big wicket of KXIP captain KL Rahul from the Mohit Sharma over. Karun Nair has walked out to bat at No.3 for KXIP. They have reached 33 for 1.
BOWLED! Inside edge and onto the stumps. The ball came back in just enough and Rahul had a big gap between his bat pad. It’s a big wicket for DC and a much-needed one, Mohit Sharma provides the goods.
Two fours in the Anrich Nortje, both coming from KL Rahul’s bat. 9 runs coming from it and KXIP continue to lay foundation for the 158-run chase.
Good start from Kagiso Rabada, always on the money. 4 runs from the over. This is a solid start for KXIP. Just what was expected two mates KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
Kagiso Rabada has been introduced into the attack. A bit of a surprise here, thought Nortje deserved another over after his pacey first one but nevertheless we have Rabada in action now.
SIX! KL Rahul makes full use of the free hit. It was just the ideal ball to go for the bug shot. Mohit Sharma bowled a half volley on leg stump and Rahul flicked it deep into the empty stands.
The siren goes off, that means the third umpire has spotted a no ball. It will be a free hit for KL Rahul.
FOUR! Straying delivery from Nortje, that was easy for Rahul to get away with. Soft touch off the pads, the ball just goes way out of reach of Rishabh Pant and races away to the boundary. Punjab are on the way.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal begin KXIP’s 158-run chase. Anrich Nortje starts the attack for Delhi. HERE WE GO!
Marcus Stoinis: “I think the partnership that Shreyas had with Rishabh was important, we were in a tough spot there. We were sort of looking for 130-140 after the early wickets. [That last over for 30] Yeah it was handy, that can happen in cricket. A lot of bowlers are going wider to me these days, so I’ve got to work on that stuff. [Walking across the stumps] was part of the game plan.”
A lot of drama in the end. It was a no ball so DC had an extra ball and Nortje got 3 runs from it. DC finish with 157 for 8. 30 runs came from the final over of Chris Jordan.
Take a bow Marcus Stoinis - SIX, FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, FOUR, SIX and 1 in the last over before he got run out. He finishes with 53 off 21 balls.
SIX! What a start to the final over. Stoinis walks across his stumps, and flicks it over square-leg for a six. This is turning out to be a fantastic innings from Stoinis and could well turn out to be match-turning one.
OUT! Sheldon Cottrell makes a good comeback. He dismisses R Ashwin with a slower bouncer off the last ball of his spell and the salute is out. But the good thing for DC? Stoinis has got the strike for the last over, which will be bowled by Chris Jordan.
A hat-trick of fours from Marcus Stoinis’ bat. Just what the doctor ordered for DC. Sheldon Cottrell suddenly doesn’t know what to do. His 3 balls have yielded 13 runs (one was a wide). DC now have hopes of making it to 140.
13 runs from Chris Jordan’s over. Some momentum at last for the Delhi Capitals. They have to make sure they get end their innings in a similar manner. The final 2 overs of the DC innings coming up.
SIX! FOUR! Marcus Stoinis has decided to use the long handle. He doesn’t have many options to be honest here, only 3 overs are remaining in the innings and DC need all the runs they can.
What an over under pressure by young Bishnoi. Only 3 runs from the 16th over and Ravi Bishnoi has finished his spell with figures of 4 overs 1 for 22.
7 runs and a wicket. Mohammed Shami finishes with his best figures in the IPL. 4 overs 3 wickets and only 15 runs, brilliant stuff from the KXIP spearhead. DC are at 93 for 5 with only 5 overs remaining. How many can they get? I’d say around 130 will be a good one.
OUT! This is a big big wicket. Shreyas Iyer, the DC captain has been dismissed and guess who the bowler is? It’s Mohammed Shami. He can do no wrong today. It was a knuckle ball from the right-armer and Iyer mistimes it. He departs after a well-made 39.
BOWLED! First wicket of IPL for Ravi Bishnoi. He was hit for a four in the previous ball, now comes back to dismiss Pant. He pushed it wider, Pant went for the wild swing, got an inside edge and onto the stumps.
That moment when you pick up your maiden IPL wicket.
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FOUR! All power there from Pant. This was just a bit straight from Bishnoi and Pant hits it straight over his head for a boundary.
SIX! SIX! Out of the ground. Boy Shreyas Iyer can hit them big. What clean hitting. Minimal use of the feet and total power and timing. One straight over Gowtham’s head and the next one over long on. This is exactly what DC need now.
Rishabh Pant takes a single and that brings up the fifty-run stand between him and DC captain Shreyas Iyer. It has come at a run-a-ball. They have done a good job so far but now need to accelerate in the last 8 overs to take DC over 130.
A very good start by Ravi Bishnoi. He bowled a wide in his first ball but then finished the over on a high, giving just 3 more runs. We’re halfway through and DC are at 49 for 3.
India U19 leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been thrown the ball. This will be his first over in the IPL. A big moment for the young leggie.
9 overs bowled. It’s time for the first strategic time out. This was the best over of DC’s innings. Pant started with a four and then Iyer hit a massive six. 13 runs came from it. But apart form this one, KXIP have been brilliant. If Pant and Iyer bat well from here and then we predict a score of around 135-140 for DC from here on.
SIX! That went out of the world, 99 metres. Shreyas Iyer shows exactly what he can do when he gets his eyes in. A nice stride forward, holds his position and smacks it right from the middle of the bat. It lands deep into the stands.
Chris Jordan uses all his experience and bowls a very tidy over conceding only 5 runs in the over. We have to wait and see when Pant and Iyer decide to attack.
Pretty good start from Gowtham. Only 4 runs from his first over. It’s only rebuilding now for DC. They need to first make sure there’s no further wickets and only then can Pant and Iyer go for their shots.
Off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham has been introduced into the attack. This will be the firs sign of spin today, let’s see how he goes.
Another fantastic over from Mohammed Shami, only two runs from it and he once again tested the batsmen with his pace and bounce. At the end of the powerplay DC are 23 for 3 with Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer in the middle. The powerplay has been KXIP’s, there is no doubt about that.
FOUR! A cracking square cut from Rishabh Pant and that off the front foot. That’s what he brings to the table. He has to stitch a partnership with captain Shreyas Iyer. DC can still make a comeback in this match if Pant and Iyer fire. They have the all-rounders Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel and Ashwin to follow.
OUT! Mohammed Shami is on fire at the moment. What a snorter of a delivery. Hetmyer closed his bat a bit too early, got a leading edge and Maynak Agarwal took a simple catch in the covers. It’s a dream start for KXIP. They have reduced DC to 14 for 3 in 4 overs.
OUT! A dreadful shot from Prithvi Shaw. He had played a few today but this time he gets a t]op edge, gets no timing at all and Chris Jordan makes no mistake at mid-on.
Brilliant over by Sheldon Cottrell. Just 1 run from it. The KXIP new-ball bowlers are all over the DC batsmen so far. They are 8 for 1 at the end of 3 overs after being sent in to bat.
So near yet so far. It was a difficult chance but it just went away from the outstretched hands of Krishnappa Gowtham. Shimron Hetmyer survives. But what about Shami’s bowling? He looked like getting a wicket every ball
OUT! A disastrous start for the Delhi Capitals. Shikhar Dhawan has been dismissed for a duck because of a duck. It was vicious bouncer from Mohammed Shami, Dahwan went for the pull, Rahul behind the stumps failed to gather it cleanly. But Dhawan went off for a single without even seeing where the ball is. Rahul then was smart enough to throw the ball back in time.
It was an interesting first over from Sheldon Cottrell. It had a full toss, an outside edge for four and a few god length balls. DC scored five runs from it.
FOUR! No slips and the ball flies to the third man boundary. Prithvi Shaw hits the first four of the DC vs KXIP match. It was fuller length delivery from Cottrell, Shaw went hard at it, got a thick outside edge and it flew to the fence.
Oh that was an interesting start to the DC vs KXIP match. Cottrell almost bowled a beamer to Prithvi Shaw. It was very close to being called a no ball.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan have walked out in the middle. It will Prithvi Shaw who will face the first ball against Sheldon Cottrell.
Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin and Kaguso Rabada will be the ones to watch to for in the Delhi Capitals playing XI.
KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell and Ravi Bishnoi will hold the key for KXIP in today’s match.
Lokesh Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma
“Fresh wicket, don’t really know what to expect. I’m confident and so is the entire team, great opportunity to go out and play some cricket,” said KXIP captain KL Rahul.
“We would have bowled first as well. I have learnt to take some responsibility, with the likes of Ponting and Ganguly, it makes my task a bit easier. Looking forward to a great season,” said DC captain Shreyas Iyer
The four overseas players in the Delhi Capitals Playing XI for today’s match are Shimron Hetmyer, Kasgiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis and Anrich Nortje
BREAKING NEWS here: Chris Gayle has not been picked in the Kings XI Punjab Playing XI for their first match against Delhi Capitals.
Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell are the four foreigners for KXIP.
Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl first against Delhi Capitals in the second match of IPL 2020 in Dubai.
Sheldon Cottrell has been handed the KXIP the cap by Chris Gayle. So the West Indian fast bowler will make his KXIP debut today. Will we see the salute?
“Hasn’t come across in my mind at all (playing against his former side KXIP). I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. The preparations have been great. Most of our boys I’ve played with in the Indian team, I’ve been treated as a senior player,” DC off-spinner tells the official broadcasters.
A magical cricket ground, the best ever. Good covering of grass. It does look a bit different. Long tournament, so expect the wicket to play good just like last night. The dimensions of the ground will be key: Kevin Pietersen and Michale Slater in the pitch report.
“Being an opening batsman is an advantage as far as KL Rahul is concerned. All in all, this season will see KL Rahul emerge as an all-rounder,” says Sunil Gavaskar in the pre-match show.
• In the last 5 matches between the two sides, KXIP have won 4 matches losing just once against Delhi.
• Among the currently active sides, Punjab have won most matches against Delhi and possess the best win rate (58.33).
• Delhi have lost 14 matches to Kings XI in the IPL. Only Chennai Super Kings (15 wins) have more wins over Delhi than KXIP
• Delhi and Punjab had totally different ending to their respective seasons in the group stages last year.
• Punjab won just one of their last 5 matches of the group stages whereas Delhi, ended on a strong note, winning 4 out of the last 5 group stage matches.
Rishabh Pant is a powerhouse in IPL and one of the main weapons of Delhi Capitals. If he gets in, he has the ability to take the game away from the opposition. What does KXIP do? in Mujeeb, they have option who can tackle Pant and even dismiss him early in the innings. (Click here to read the complete story)
Highest Team Total: 184/1 By Sunrisers Hyderabad Against Delhi Capitals
Lowest Team Total: 133/10 By Rajasthan Royals Against Chennai Super Kings.
Highest Individual Score: 88 By Aaron Finch (Sunrisers Hyderabad) Against Delhi Capitals
Best Bowling Figures: 4/14 By Mohit Sharma (Chennai Super Kings) Against Mumbai Indians
Highest Partnership: 128 By David Warner And Aaron Finch (Sunrisers Hyderabad) For 2nd Wicket Against Delhi Capitals.
Win Rate Batting First: 42.86% (3 Won; 4 Lost)
Delhi Capitals will be honouring the Covid-warriors in their opening match of IPL 2020 against Kings XI Punjab.