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OUR FULL COVERAGE ON IPL 7» ALSO SEE: IPL 7 POINTS TABLE» | IPL 7 RESULTS» ============================================================== Kings XI Punjab InningsOver 13.5 || Score 1195 runs needed off 42 balls.
Tahir to bowl his final over. Vohra out!
The leggie bowled a googly, Vohra went for a cut shot but missed the line completely and it crashed into his stumps. Off the fifth ball, Miller launched the bowler for a six over mid-wicket to finish the match in style. KXIP beat listless DD by 7 wickets. M Vohra b Imran Tahir 47 (38b) ===================================================Over 13 || Score 111/215 runs needed off 48 balls.
Vohra placed the third ball towards extra covers to run three runs. In the fifth delivery, Miller got a boundary towards cover. 10 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 12 || Score 101/2
Tahir to continue. Both the batsmen in the middle – Vohra and Miller – are playing sensible cricket. They are taking singles and doubles and whenever getting loose deliveries they are dispatching it for a boundary or two. Nine runs came from the over as Miller collected a boundary towards point region in the last ball. ==============================================================Over 11 || Score 92/2
Shabaz Nadeem has been introduced into the attack. Off the second ball, Vohra launched the bowler for a six over long on. Vohra is once again playing an impressive knock for his team. DD have now lost all the hopes to win their last match of the season. 14 runs conceded in the over. ==============================================================Over 10 || Score 78/2
Tahir to continue. It's an expensive over by the leggie as he conceded nine runs in the over. KXIP are now cruising towards victory. ==============================================================Over 9 || Score 69/2
JP Duminy to continue. And the offie bowled a tight over as he conceded mere three runs in the over. ==============================================================Over 8 || Score 66/2
Leg spinner, Imran Tahir has been given the ball for the first time in the innings. Off the fifth ball, Miller cut the ball towards point region for a boundary. Six runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 7 || Score 60/2
JP Duminy has been introduced into the attack. Off the third ball, Vohara came down the track to place the ball over extra covers for a boundary. In the next ball, Duminy dropped a caught and bowled chance. 12 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 6 || Score 48/2
Jimmy Neesham has the ball in hand. Off the second ball, Vohra collected a boundary towards mid-wicket. After the gap of a ball, Vohra sliced the bowler for another boundary towards point region. The second boundary was followed by four, leg byes. Then off the last, Vohra, punched the bowler for six over long-off. 18 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 5 || Score 30/2
Shami to continue. Off the fourth ball, Miller slapped the bowler for six over long off. In the last ball, Miller collected a boundary. 13 runs came from the over. ==============================================================Over 4 || Score 17/2
In the next three overs, KXIP lost their two big wickets in the form of opener Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell. Both the batsmen played irresponsible shots to throw away their wickets. Shami took the wicket of Sehwag, whereas, Unadkat got the better of Maxwell. GJ Maxwell c Pietersen b Unadkat 0 (3b) V Sehwag c Karthik b Mohammed Shami 9 (7b ) ==============================================================Over 1 || Score 10/0
Mohammed Shami has the new ball in hand, whereas, Manan Vohra and Virender Sehwag are opening the innings for KXIP. Ten runs came from the over as Shewag collected two boundaries in the last two balls. ==============================================================Delhi Daredevils InningsOver 19 || Score 115/10
Johnson is set to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. First ball, DD all out!
Unadkat tried to slap the bowler towards point region but found a fielder. So DD only manage to put up a small total of 115 runs in front of KXIP after being invited to bat. JD Unadkat c Maxwell b Johnson 0 (1b) ===================================================Over 18 || Score 115/9
Patel to bowl his last over. Shami Out!
Off the second ball Shami missed the line completely and his bails went for a toss. Double Blow
After Shami's wicket, Imran Tahir gave a simple catch to long on fielder. Imran Tahir c Dhawan b Patel 4 (4b) Mohammed Shami b Patel 0 (1b) ===================================================Over 17 || Score 110/7
Karanveer is back to bowl his last over. The southpaw tried to cut the short and wide ball towards point region but couldn't manage to put it down and Bailey took a superb catch. Three runs came from the over.
JDS Neesham c Bailey b Karanveer Singh 12 (20b)
Over 16 || Score 107/6
Patel is back. Tight over by the left arm spinner as he conceded mere four runs in the over.
Over 15 || Score 103/6
Johnson is back into the attack. Jimmy Neesham and Shahbaz Nadeem are in the middle for DD. Off the second ball, Neesham got a boundary towards mid-wicket. Meanwhile, DD crossed the mark of hundred runs. Five runs conceded in the over.
Over 14 || Score 98/6
Dhawan to bowl his final over. KP trapped in front of the wicket. Off the fourth ball, KP tried to place the ball towards mid -wicket but missed the line completely and umpire raised his finger. Fifth ball was wide down the leg side and wicket-keeper also missed it and DD got five extras. Six runs came from the over.
KP Pietersen lbw b Dhawan 58 (41b)
Over 13 || Score 92/5
Karanveer Singh to continue. In the second ball Duminy collected a boundary towards mid-wicket. Off the third ball, Duminy got out! Duminy played a poor shot and gave a simple catch to cover fielder. Six runs came from the over.
JP Duminy c Patel b Karanveer Singh 8 (8b)
Over 12 || Score 86/4
Dhawan to continue his third over. Three singles came from the first four balls. Single came from the last two balls. Four runs came from the over.
Over 11 || Score 82/3
Akshar Patel is back. Off the second ball, KP placed the ball fine towards leg side to get a boundary. In the next ball, KP cut the short and wide ball towards point region for another boundary. With that KP completed his first fifty of this edition in style. In the next ball, again KP got a boundary towards on side. 13 runs came from the over.
Over 10 || Score 69/4
Dhawan to continue. Second ball was wide down the leg side. Manoj Tiwary run out! Tiwary placed the ball towards off side, wanted a single, but then decided to go back and a miss-communication between the two, cost them a wicket. Strong wind is running at PCA. JP Duminy is the new man in. Four runs came from the over.
MK Tiwary run out 8 (11b)
Over 9 || Score 64/3
Karanveer Singh is ready to bowl his second over. Three runs came from the first three balls of the leg spinner. Then came three runs in the next two balls. Last ball, again a single. Seven runs from the over.
Over 8 || Score 58/3
Rishi Dhawan has been introduced into the attack for the first time in the innings. Off the second ball, KP got a thick inside edge of his bat and the ball went past the wicket-keeper for a boundary. Eight runs came from the first over by the medium pacer.
Over 7 || Score 50/3
Karanveer Singh has been given the ball. Manoj Tiwary is the new man in for DD. Tight first over by Singh as he conceded mere six runs in the over. Meanwhile, DD touched the mark of fifty runs.
Over 6 || Score 44/3
Awana set to bowl his third over. Karthik out! In the second ball, Karthik tried to place the ball towards on side but got the leading edge of his bat and point fielder took a simple catch in the end. Kedar Jadhav is the new man in for DD, after the fall of their second wicket. Double blow for DD. Jadav tried to clear the inside field towards mid-off but end up giving a catch to Vohra.
KM Jadhav c Vohra b Awana 0 (4b)
KD Karthik c Patel b Awana 13 (7b)
Over 5 || Score 43/1
Johnson to continue. Off the first ball, KP placed the ball towards cover region to get his fourth boundary. In the third ball, KP got lucky as his leading edge clear the inside field to give him three runs. Boundaries are raining at the moment. Off the fifth delivery, KP once again played an expensive cover drive to get a boundary. 13 runs came from the over.
Over 4 || Score 30/1
Awana is back to bowl his second over of the innings. Off the fourth ball, KP collected a boundary by hitting the ball over the bowlers head. From the next came a single. Off the last ball, DK played an impressive cover drive to get another boundary of the match. Nine runs came from the over.
Over 3 || Score 21/1
Mitchell Johson has been given the ball. Agarwal out! Off the second ball, the right hander got the thick outside edge of his bat and at slips Sehwag took a sharp catch. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. And Karthik collected two boundaries from the over. Nine runs came from it.
MA Agarwal c Sehwag b Johnson 2 (5b)
Over 2 || Score 12/0
Impressive left arm spinner Akshar Patel is sharing the new ball with Awana. Six runs conceded in the over as once again KP collected his second boundary of the innings.
Over 1 || Score 6/0
KP and Mayank Agrawal are in the middle to open the innings for DD, whereas, Parvinder Awana are bowling the opening over for KXIP. Six runs came from the first over as KP collected a boundary off the last ball.
KXIP XI: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, George Bailey (capt.), Akshar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana
DD XI: Mayank Agarwal, Kevin Pietersen (capt.), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Manoj Tiwary, Jimmy Neesham, Kedar Jadhav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Jaidev Unadkat, Imran Tahir
TOSS: Kings XI Punjab skipper, George Bailey has won the toss and opted to bowl first in Mohali.
Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell and Parvinder Awana are in the playing XI instead of Shaun Marsh, Beuran Hendricks and L Balaji for Punjab. For Delhi, Jimmy Neesham, Mayank Agarwal and Mohammed Shami will replace Murali Vijay, Siddarth Kaul and Wayne Parnell.
After beating Rajasthan Royals comfortably in the previous game, table toppers Kings XI Punjab face a low key affair when they take on bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh in an IPL match within few minutes from now, in the first encounter of the day.
The Kings XI Punjab have had a rampaging campaign in this edition of the IPL and will look to end on 22 points from 14 matches. Punjab will play in-form KKR in the play-offs and this match will serve as a perfect platform.
DD meanwhile have been the weakest and most non-performing team of the season. Their four points from 13 matches tell the story. The whole unit have performed badly but DD will like to do the impossible against KXIP and sign off with a victory.
Punjab`s star-studded batsmen have been in scintillating form and the team`s old warhorse Virender Sehwag has also, of late, been reminding about his batting prowess.
First Published: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 19:54