New Delhi: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Indian Premier League Match 36 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils.
CATCH OF THE MATCH- Sandeep Sharma
MAXIMUM SIXES- Martin Guptill
STYLISH PLAYER- Martin Guptill
MAN OF THE MATCH- Sandeep Sharma
KXIP win by 10 wickets with 73 balls remaining
KINGS XI PUNJAB; Target 68
Over 7.5 | Score 68/0 | Guptill 50 (27) ; Amla 16 (20)
Just 9 needed now. Could be the last over for the day. Nadeem into the attack now. Marks a return after a long time. Two singles by the either batsmen off the first two deliveries and then a maximum by Guptill. Fuller, middle and ghe slogs it over midwicket. One to win now. And that is it. Game over as Guptill scores his first IPL fifty this season.
Over 7 | Score 59/0 | Guptill 42 (23) ; Amla 15 (19)
And here is the first sign of spin as Amit Mishra charges in only to be smacked away for a six by Guptill. Flat, spinning in as Guptill drags it high over midwicket for a maximum off his backfoot.
Over 6 | Score 50/0 | Guptill 34 (18) ; Amla 14 (18)
Last over of power-play as Shami walks in for his second over. Fourth ball, flatter one angling in as Guptill off the lower end of the middle of the bat, races it down midwicket for a boundary. And then another boundary. Length ball, leg side as he glances it down fine leg for a four.
Over 5 | Score 39/0 | Guptill 24 (15) ; Amla 13 (15)
Chris Morris in for his second over now. Second ball, short, angles in and Amla pulls it high, high over midwicket and no fielder as Amla gets a comfortable three. And then a six, down the wicket again from Guptill. 11 off the over.
Over 4 | Score 28/0 | Guptill 18 (11) ; Amla 9 (12)
Rabada returns for his second over now. So far, just three runs off the first two deliveries of the over. And then a boundary. Third ball, quicker bouncer to the off as Guptill slices it surgically down third man for a four. Last ball, low full toss as Guptill hovers it over the bowler to strike it down town for another boundary.
Over 3 | Score 17/0 | Guptill 10 (8) ; Amla 6 (10)
And it is Chris Morris into the attack now for his first over. Just a single to Guptill off the five deliveries so far and the last delivery goes for a single down point from Amla.
Over 2 | Score 15/0 | Guptill 9 (7) ; Amla 5 (5)
And it is Kagiso Rabada up with the second over against his own countrymen, Hashim Amla. And after three dot balls, Amla strikes a single down cover to break the ice. Last ball, yorker to the off as Amla crunches it down cover to finish the over with a boundary.
Over 1 | Score 8/0 | Guptill 8 (6) ; Amla 0 (0)
Mohammed Shami will starting with the new ball for Delhi Daredevils. Martin Guptill and Hashim Amla are there at the crease already. Big challenge for the bowlers now as they head in to defend a mere total of just 67.
And after a few anxious dot balls, here comes a four. Third delivery, short, straight and Guptill bullets it over cover for a boundary. Ohh...what a start! And then again off the last ball. Similar delivery as Guptill gives himself room to smack it down point for another boundary.
KXIP need 68 runs off 120 deliveries to win
Over 17.1 | Score 67/10 | Mishra 4 (9) ; 0 (0)
Mohit Sharma in now. First ball, slow, good length, leading edge of the bat and Mohit takes it safely as Delhi wraps up to their lowest total ever.
S Nadeem c & b Sharma 0 (1b)
Over 17 | Score 67/9 | Mishra 4 (9) ; 0 (0)
And it is Varun Aaron in for his second over now. Last ball, short, off and Shami looking for the pull, skids off the lower middle and floats over cover as Sandeep takes it effortlessly.
Mohammed Shami c Sandeep Sharma b Aaron 2 (4b)
Over 16 | Score 65/8 | Mishra 3 (5) ; Shami 1 (2)
And it is Sandeep Sharma in for his final over now. And he does it, once again. Rabada walks off for 11. Third ball, angles in as Rabada volleys it off his front foot high into the air, downtown as Shaun Marsh there in the deep to take it safely this time.
K Rabada c Marsh b Sandeep Sharma 11 (20b)
Sandeep will now be looking for his fi-fer now.
Over 15 | Score 60/7 | Mishra 1 (3) ; Rabada 11 (18)
And after all that time-out, Delhi devastation continues at Mohali with Daredevils goings seven down now. First ball, Varun Aaron into the attack and off goes Corey Anderson. Yorker, to the off and inside edge to rip apart the leg stump.
CJ Anderson b Aaron 18 (25b)
Amit Mishra walks towards the pitch now.
Over 14 | Score 59/6 | Anderson 18 (24) ; Rabada 11 (16)
Maxwell in once again now. Four dot balls and a single to Corey Anderson. Has been bowling really quickly, not giving the batsman to think at all.
Over 13 | Score 58/6 | Anderson 17 (19) ; Rabada 11 (15)
Axar in to finsih his quota now. Off the last delivery, Rabada smacks the spinning ball downtown for a boundary.
Over 12 | Score 51/6 | Anderson 16 (18) ; Rabada 6 (10)
Maxwell now in for his fourth and final over. Five off the over
Over 11 | Score 46/6 | Anderson 14 (16) ; Rabada 3 (6)
The situation is currently looking similar to what had happened to RCB against KKR. Six! Last delivery of Axar's third over as Anderson shimmies down to smoke it over mid-on for a maximum.
Over 10 | Score 37/6 | Anderson 7 (13) ; Rabada 1 (3)
Skipper charges in for his second over to give away just four runs.
Over 9 | Score 33/6 | Anderson 4 (8) ; Rabada 0 (2)
Axar Patel continues to charge in, in for his second over now. Slip has come in position now. And the spinner gets his second victim of the day. Morris the man to depart with absolutely no part to play today. Fourth delivery, good length, spins in and Morris flicks it straight to Axar. Caught and bowled! Dismal!
CH Morris c & b Patel 2 (5b)
Over 8 | Score 31/5 | Anderson 3 (7) ; Morris 1 (2)
And it is time for the skipper to join in into the attack. Had picked up a couple in the last match against Hyderabad. Probably will be looking to bag in a wicket or two after Delhi loitering down to four men. And he does! Pant is the man. LBW. Full, angles in and slides to the off past the bat to strike the pads along middle stump.
RR Pant lbw b Maxwell 3 (6b)
Over 6 | Score 25/3 | Nair 11 (9) ; Pant 2 (4)
And it is Rishabh Pant in at the crease now. Delhi in dire starits already after losing three early wickets with almost minila on the board off the five overs. Three off Mohit Sharma's over.
Over 5 | Score 22/3 | Nair 10 (7) ; 0 (0)
Sandeep in for his third over now. Has been the wicket taker today. Fourth ball, too short and Karun picks up the length right to pull it hard over midwicket for the first six of the game. And then comes the third wicket. Ohh...what is up with Delhi! Last ball, flatter one, good length and off the bat floats lowly in the air to Sandeep to takes a phenomenal dive take the catch.
SS Iyer c & b Sandeep Sharma 6 (7b)
Over 4 | Score 13/2 | Nair 2 (4) ; Iyer 5 (4)
Natarajan returns back for his second over now. Third ball, over-pitched and off as Iyer spanks it down cover for a boundary. Just six off the over.
Over 3 | Score 7/2 | Nair 1 (3) ; Iyer 0 (0)
Lot of responsibility on the stand-in skipper Karun Nair as he comes in early in the innings after the loss of Sam off the very first over. Sandeep Sharma in for his second over now. Third ball, short and flat to the off as Samson fires it timely down cover for the first boundary of the game. And finally another wicket. Woah! Punjab are on a charge. It is Samson this time. Fifth delivery, straight along middle line, Samson looking to hover it over midwicket. But off the toe of the bat, flies to mid-off and a catch
SV Samson c Sharma b Sandeep Sharma 5 (14b)
Over 2 | Score 2/1 | Nair 0 (0) ; Samson 1 (10)
Young left-arm seamer T Natarajan comes into the attack to share the new ball.Excellent over from the youngster. Just a run off a wide ball and that is it.
Over 1 | Score 1/1 | 0 (0) ; Samson 1 (4)
Heading into a crucial encounter for either sides, Delhi today starts off under standy-by skipper Karun Nair. Well, Zaheer Khan, pulled out after a hamstring injury in the last match.
So it is Billings once again marking a return, opening up Delhi's innings with Sanju Samson as Sandeep Sharma charges in with the new ball.
So far, just a single off the five deliveries. Last ball, shorter to the off, nick off the outside edge and early loss for Delhi with danger-man Sam Billings departing off the first over.
SW Billings c Saha b Sandeep Sharma 0 (2b)
15:44 IST: DD XI: S Samson, S Billings, K Nair, S Iyer, R Pant, C Morris, C Anderson, K Rabada, A Mishra, M Shami, S Nadeem
KXIP XI: H Amla, M Vohra, S Marsh, G Maxwell, M Guptill, W Saha, A Patel, M Sharma, V Aaron, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
15:38 IST: Big changes in the squad. Details shortly!
15: 33 IST: Glenn Maxwell wins the toss and opts to bowl first. Karun Nair is DD's stand in captain in Zaheer Khan's absence.
15:31 IST: We will shortly have the the toss result. Stay tuned!
15:18 IST: Not long left before we have the two captains out for North Indian battle.
Indian Premier League 2017 season's struggling sides, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils go head to head in desperate search of a victory in today's showdown at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
With just two wins from seven games, Delhi are languishing at the bottom of the league table while Punjab have three wins from eight outings to be placed at sixth. (IPL 2017 - Schedule | Points Table)
Both Punjab and Delhi come into this match having been comprehensively beaten in their previous games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders respectively.
KXIP have lost five of their eight games so far but top-order batsman Shaun Marsh revealed that he feels the team can still pull itself back into the title race of the ongoing Indian Premier League.
The 33-year-old Australian's solid knock of 84 against Sunrisers Hyderabad here yesterday went in vain as KXIP lost by 26 runs while chasing a target of 208.
The inconsistent Punjab, who are yet to win the IPL trophy, were let down by their bowling and batting units and only Marsh's performance stood out.
The Zaheer Khan-led side, which boasts of a world class pace battery comprising the likes of the skipper himself, along with Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Corey Anderson will be hoping to produce a better show after failing to contain the onslaught from the KKR duo of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa on Friday.
Here's everything you need to know about the Indian Premier Leauge match 36:-
Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell (captain), Matt Henry, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, KC Cariappa, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Chris Morris, Corey Anderson, Ankit Bawne, Kagiso Rabada, Pat Cummins, Zaheer Khan (captain), Amit Mishra
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: April 30 (Sunday) at 16:00 IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Live Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar
As far as head-to-head record is concerned, in 19 games between these two teams, Kings XI hold edge having won 10 games.