IPL 2020, DC vs KXIP highlights: Delhi beats Punjab in Super Over thriller

Rabada, a Super Over specialist then removed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran off successive balls to keep an easy three run target off one over. Photo: PTI
In the Match 2 of IPL 2020, Marcus Stoinis' last over star turns with both bat and ball was beautifully complemented by Kagiso Rabada's brilliant Super Over that ensured a thrilling IPL victory for Delhi Capitals over Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

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Stoinis first blasted his way to a 21-ball-53 as his late assault ensured a decent 157 for 8 for Capitals with 57 coming off last three overs. Stoinis hit seven fours and three sixes.

In reply, Capitals were in control for 15 overs before Mayank Agarwal 89 off 60 balls nearly won it for KXIP before Stoinis came into the picture again with opposition needing one off three balls.

The first one was a dot followed by wickets of Agarwal and Chris Jordan as match ended in a tie and went into Super Over.

Rabada, a Super Over specialist then removed KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran off successive balls to keep an easy three run target off one over. Rishabh Pant got a couple and Mohammed Shami bowled a wide as Capitals got their hard earned two points.

IPL 2020, Match 2: DC vs KXIP video highlights

Earlier, DC was on 127/7 at the end of the penultimate over of the innings at the Dubai International Stadium after which Stoinis smashed 26 runs off Chris Jordan in the final over. Additionally, the over included a wide and a dramatic final ball in which Stoinis was run out after taking a run but Jordan had overstepped.

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Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada ran two runs off the free-hit to make 30 runs off the over.

For the rest of the innings however, it was KXIP on top with Shami making life difficult for the batsmen early on.

He accounted for the wickets of opener Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer and of DC captain Shreyas Iyer who acted as the anchor for much of his team's innings. Shreyas was on 39 off 32 balls and looking to get going when he fell to Shami in the latter's last over.

Shreyas put up a partnership of 73 with Rishabh Pant (31) to steady the ship for DC and it was 19-year-old who gave KXIP the breakthrough by dismissing the latter.

IPL 2020 Match 2: DC vs KXIP scorecard

IPL 2020, Match 2: DC vs KXIP Playing 11

DC playing 11: Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel

KXIP playing 11: KL Rahul (C&WK), Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bisnoi, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell.


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Here's what KL Rahul said after the match

It is bittersweet. If at the end of 10 overs, if you had said this match is going to a Superover, I would have taken it. It's still our first game, so lots of learning. He (Mayank) was unbelievable and to get a game that close was magical. He's been doing well in Tests and to get the game that close again brings a lot of confidence in the group. Like I said at the toss, we didn't know what to expect.

Ball 3; KXIP 2-2 as Rabada cleans up Pooran

Glenn Maxwell at non-striker end

Ball 2; KXIP 2-1

Rabada to Rahul, a short delivery, Rahul tries to play a forehand shot, gets a top edge, Axar takes the catch.

Ball 1; KXIP: 2-0

Rahul and Pooran coming out to bat

Rahul collects a couple of runs

Over 19.6; Match tied

Stoinis to Jordan and he hits the low full toss to square leg GONE. 

Over 19.5; Mayank Agarwal OUT

A low full toss and Mayank Agarwal holed up to sweeper cover.

Over 19.4

Stoinis to Mayank, A bumper and batsman leaves it to keeper

Over 19.3

Mayank Agarwal drives through extra cover for FOUR

Over 19.2

Mayank Agarwal digs out the yorker towards long-on for a couple of runs

Over 19.1

Stoinis comes into the attack and Agarwal smashes towards long-off for SIX

Over 19, DC vs KXIP live score: 145-6; Kings XI Punjab needs 13 runs in 6 balls

Over Summary: 0 4 2 4 2 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 145-6 ; Mayank Agarwal (77), Chris Jordan (5)

Kagiso Rabada [3.0-0-16-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Agarwal. 
 
Ball 5: Mayank Agarwal hits over extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Mayank Agarwal smashes towards cow corner and Iyer parried it to boundary line for FOUR. Ponting is furious in dug-out.
 
Ball 3: Mayank dabs towards long-on for a couple of runs. Short run given
 
Ball 2: Rabada missed his yorkish length by a foot and Mayank hits straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A yorkish length delivery and hits Mayank's pad to keeper, no run
 

Over 18, DC vs KXIP live score: 133-6; Kings XI Punjab needs 25 runs in 12 balls

Over Summary: 6 2 6 2 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 133-6 ; Mayank Agarwal (65), Chris Jordan (5)

Mohit Sharma [3.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A big swing and miss from Jordan, DOT.
 
Ball 5: Mayank hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Mayank tucks with short hands towards mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: A slow delivery and Mayank times with great power just over long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Mayank dabs towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Mayank Agarwal slices towards deep backward point for SIX and completes his FIFTY.
 

Over 17, DC vs KXIP live score: 116-6; Kings XI Punjab needs 42 runs in 18 balls

Over Summary: 4 0 4 1 1 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 116-6 ; Mayank Agarwal (48), Chris Jordan (5)

Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mayank Agarwal digs out the yorker towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 5: Chris Jordan collects a single towards long on
 
Ball 4: A single for Agarwal towards cover.
 
Ball 3: A slow delivery and Mayank Agarwal hits towards deep extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Mayank Agarwal fails to put bat on ball.
 
Ball 1: Mayak Agarwal chips over mid-off for FOUR, good start of over for KXIP.
 

Over 16, DC vs KXIP live score: 105-6; Kings XI Punjab needs 53 runs in 24 balls

Over Summary: 2 1 W 2 0 2 ; Kings XI Punjab: 105-6 ; Mayank Agarwal (38), Chris Jordan (4)

Kagiso Rabada [2.0-0-9-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Jordan hits to wide of third man fielder for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery and Jordan leaves it to keeper.
 
Ball 4: Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Gowtham makes some room and tries to steer down to third man, manages ony an edge, GONE. Gowtham c Pant b Rabada 20(14) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: Agarwal runs down to third-man for a single.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery hurried onto Agarwal, who goes for pull shot, gets a top edge. Shaw runs back and make an diving effort but fails to complete the catch. 
 

Over 15, DC vs KXIP live score: 98-5; Kings XI Punjab needs 60 runs in 30 balls

Over Summary: 6 4 1 1 1 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 98-5 ; Krishnappa Gowtham (20), Mayank Agarwal (35)

Mohit Sharma [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mayank Agarwal pushes down the ground for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Gowtham gets a leading edge to a tad wide of extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Mayank Agarwal gets an thick inside edge towards wide of short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Gowtham taps towards silly point region and takes quick single.
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Gowtham smashes over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Gowtham picks the knuckle ball and deposited it into the long-on stand.
 

Over 14, DC vs KXIP live score: 84-5; Kings XI Punjab needs 74 runs in 36 balls

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 1 0 ; Kings XI Punjab: 84-5 ; Krishnappa Gowtham (8), Mayank Agarwal (33)

Axar continues...
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Gowtham
 
Ball 4: A single for Agarwal
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: A single for Gowtham
 
Ball 1: A single for Agarwal
 

Over 13, DC vs KXIP live score: 80-5

Over Summary: 3 0 4 0 4 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 80-5 ; Krishnappa Gowtham (6), Mayank Agarwal (31)

Anrich Nortje [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Mayank Agarwal to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: Mayank Agarwal slices through left of backward point fielder for FOUR
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Mayank Agarwal cuts towards deep point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Mayank Agarwal gets an inside edge onto the pads, no run.
 
Ball 1:Gowtham pushes towards cover and goes for risky single, an overthrows allows him to take three.
 

Over 12, DC vs KXIP live score: 68-5; Kings XI Punjab needs 90 runs in 48 balls

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 2 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 68-5 ; Krishnappa Gowtham (3), Mayank Agarwal (22)

Axar Patel continues...
 
Ball 6: A single for Gowtham towards long-off
 
Ball 5:Gowtham smashes a tad wide of long-off for a couple of runs
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Gowtham hits back to bowler.
 
Ball 2: Gowtham drives to extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Mayank hits dow the ground for a single.
 

Over 11, DC vs KXIP live score: 64-5; Kings XI Punjab needs 94 runs in 54 balls

Over Summary: 0 0 1 L1 6 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 64-5 ; Krishnappa Gowtham (0), Mayank Agarwal (21)

Stoinis continues...
 
Ball 6: Mayank dabs towards mid-region for a single. 
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Mayank Agarwal pulls towards deep square leg for GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 4: One leg byes for KXIP.
 
Ball 3: Mayank tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Krishnappa Gowtham, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 10, DC vs KXIP live score: 55-5; Axar scalps Sarfaraz

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 0 W ; Kings XI Punjab: 55-5 ; Sarfaraz Khan (12), Mayank Agarwal (13)

Axar continues...
 
Ball 6: Sarfaraz tries to smash last ball of the over out of park, holed up to Prithvi Shaw at long-off.  Sarfaraz Khan c Prithvi Shaw b Axar 12(12) [4s-2]
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Mayank Agarwal.
 
Ball 3: Sarfaraz pushes down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 2: Agarwal collects a single towards deep cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 9, DC vs KXIP live score: 52-4

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 4 ; Kings XI Punjab: 52-4 ; Sarfaraz Khan (11), Mayank Agarwal (11)

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Sarfaraz drives straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: A single for Sarfaraz.
 
Ball 4: A couple of runs for Sarfaraz.
 
Ball 3: Mayank Agarwal collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Sarfaraz steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Agarwal collects a single.
 

Over 8, DC vs KXIP live score: 43-4

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 43-4 ; Sarfaraz Khan (5), Mayank Agarwal (8)

Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Agarwal tucks towards deep square for a single.
 
Ball 5: Sarfaraz collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Agarwal collects a single towards cover.
 

Over 7, DC vs KXIP live score: 40-4; Rabada scalps Maxwell

Over Summary:  0 0 W 1 4 0 ; Kings XI Punjab: 40-4 ; Sarfaraz Khan (4), Mayank Agarwal (6)

Kagiso Rabada [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Sarfaraz edges between flying slip and keeper, FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Mayank collects a single.

Sarfaraz Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Maxwell plays a nothing shot as he chips straight to mid-off, GONE. Maxwell c Shreyas Iyer b Rabada 1(4)
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 6, DC vs KXIP live score: 35-3; Ashwin scalps two, but dislocated his shoulder

Over Summary:  W 1 0 0 W 1 ; Kings XI Punjab: 35-3 ; Karun Nair (1), Mayank Agarwal (4)

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease and pushes down the ground for a single, Ashwin tries to field the ball and his shoulder gets dis-located. A BIG INJURY FOR DELHI
 
Ball 5: Ashwin cleans up Pooran with a straight delivery.  Pooran b Ashwin 0(3)
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3:  A yorkish length delivery and Pooran digs out to Ashwin.
 
Ball 2: Mayank collects a single towards long-on

Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Nair tries to dominate Ashwin from the first ball, but gets a top edge while trying to play a big shot, Shaw takes the catch at short fine leg. Nair c Prithvi Shaw b Ashwin 1(3)
 

Over 5, DC vs KXIP live score: 33-1; Mohit scalps Rahul

Over Summary:  1 1 W 0 1 2 ; Kings XI Punjab: 33-1 ; Karun Nair (1), Mayank Agarwal (4)

Mohit Sharma [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mayank slices towards a tad wide of third man fielder for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Nair remains on backfoot and punches towards cover for a single, thanks to a miss-field from Shaw.
 
Ball 4: Karun Nair, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends.
 
Ball 3: Mohit Sharma cleans up Rahul with a inswinger as the batsman gets an inside edge, which crashes on the leg stump. Rahul b Mohit Sharma 21(19) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: Mayank steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Rahul guides towards third man for an easy single.
 

Over 4, DC vs KXIP live score: 28-0; CRR: 7 REQ: 8.12

Over Summary:  0 4 0 4 1 0 ; Kings XI Punjab: 28-0 ; KL Rahul (20), Mayank Agarwal (1)

Anrich Nortje [1.0-0-1-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mayank pushes towards mid-on for no run.
 
Ball 5: Rahul tucks, with soft hands, towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 4: Rahul tries to drive outside off, gets an thick outside edge through flrst slip for FOUR as Rabada makes a poor effort. 
 
Ball 3: Nortje beats Rahul with a peach of delivery.
 
Ball 2: Rahul slices through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A short of length delivery, Rahul tries to guide it over keeper, beaten by pace.
 

Over 3, DC vs KXIP live score: 19-0

Over Summary:  Wd L1 1 0 1 1 0 ; Kings XI Punjab:  19-0 ; KL Rahul (11), Mayank Agarwal (1)

Kagiso Rabada, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Mayank pulls the short of length delivery, along the ground, to square leg fielder for no run.
 
Ball 5: Rahul taps towards covers with soft hands and collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Mayank guides, uppishly towards third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Rahul steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: One leg byes for Kings XI Punjab.

Over 2, DC vs KXIP live score: 14-0

Over Summary:  0 2 N 6 0 0 0 ; Kings XI Punjab:  14-0 ; KL Rahul (9), Mayank Agarwal (0)

Mohit Sharma, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rahul dabs towards cover for no run. 
 
Ball 5: Rahul defends from the crease for no run.
 
Ball 4: Rahul gets an leading edge to backward to backward point.

Ball 3: FREE HIT, Mohit misses the yorkish length and it is in Rahul's slot, who smashes towards deep mid-wicket for a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 3: Mohit Sharma beats Rahul outside off, NO BALL CALLED by third umpire
 
Ball 2: Rahul punches towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

Over 1, DC vs KXIP live score: 5-0

Over Summary:  0 0 1 L4 0 0 ; Kings XI Punjab:  5-0 ; KL Rahul (1), Mayank Agarwal (0)

Rahul and Agarwal are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Nortje will open the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: FOUR LEG BYES
 
Ball 3: Rahul collectsa single
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Rahul tries to slash over backward point, misses. 
 

Over 20, DC vs KXIP live score: 157-7

Over Summary:  6 Wd 4 4 4 6 WN1 3 ; Delhi Capitals:  157-8 ; Anrich Nortje (3), kagiso Rabada (0)

Chris Jordan continues...

Ball 6: FREE HIT, Nortje chips over extra cover for three runs.

Anrich Nortje, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Ball 6: Stoinis miss-times towards deep point, gets runout while taking the double. And it is a NO BALL.  Stoinis run out (Rahul/Pooran) 53(21) [4s-7 6s-3]
 
Ball 5: A low full toss and Stoinis wallopes towards deep square leg for SIX. Stoinis completes his FIFTY in 20 balls. 
 
Ball 4: A wide delivery outside off and Stoinis smashes towards deep extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis moves acorss again and  Jordan misses the yorker, Stoinis flicks through short fine leg for FOUR.

Ball 2: Stoinis gets an outside edge through vacant slip cordon for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Stoinis moves across again, Jordan bowls down the leg, WIDE CALLED.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis moves towards off stump and plays a cracking shot towards deep square leg for a GIGANTIC SIX.

 
 

Over 19, DC vs KXIP live score: 127-7; Ashwin departs

Over Summary: 4 4 Wd 4 0 1 W; Delhi Capitals:  127-7 ; Marcus Stoinis (28), R Ashwin (4)

Cottrell continues

Ball 6: A bumper and Ashwin tries to hit over keeper, but gets a top edge to third man, GONE. Ashwin c Shami b Cottrell 4(6)
 
Ball 5: Stoinis hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Cottrell beats Stoinis by a slow delivery.

Ball 3: A yorkish length delivery and Stoinis steers down between short third man, backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: Stoinis swivels at the crease and hits over short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Stoinis smashes the slow delivery between mid-off and extra cover for FOUR/
 

Over 18, DC vs KXIP live score: 113-6

Over Summary: 6 4 1 0 0 2; Delhi Capitals:  113-6 ; Marcus Stoinis (15), R Ashwin (4)

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A slow delivery and  Ashwin chips over mid-off for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A wide yorker, Ashwin fails to put bat on ball,DOT.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis hits down the ground for a single as Ashwin declines another.
 
Ball 2: A yorker length delivery, Stoinis manages an inside edge through short fine leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: A slow delivery on the pads and Stoinis muscled it towards cow-corner for a 92-metre SIX.
 

Over 17, DC vs KXIP live score: 100-6; Cottrell scalps Axar

Over Summary: W 1 1 1 0 1; Delhi Capitals:  100-6 ; Marcus Stoinis (4), R Ashwin (2)

Sheldon Cottrell [2.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Stoinis hits the full delivery towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery outside off, Stoinis looks to use the long-handle, misses.
 
Ball 4: Ashwin steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Stoinis pushes towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Cottrell starts his spell with a ball down the leg side, brushes Axar gloves and Rahul takes the catch, GONE. 
 

Over 16, DC vs KXIP live score: 96-5

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 1 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  96-5 ; Marcus Stoinis (2), Axar Patel (6)

Ravi Bishnoi continues...

Ball 6: Stoinis hits back to bowler. 
 
Ball 5: Axar collects a single.
  
Ball 4: A single for Stoinis.
 
Ball 3: A flighted googly outside off, Stoinis has no idea as he goes for a drive, gets an inside edge to fine leg for no run.
 
Ball 2: Axar gets an thick outside edge towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Bishnoi beats Axar outside off by a googly.
 

Over 15, DC vs KXIP live score: 93-5; Shami scalps Iyer

Over Summary: Wd W 0 N 2 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  93-5 ; Marcus Stoinis (1), Axar Patel (1)

Mohammed Shami [3.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Axar works towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stoinis pushes towards cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Axar collects a single.

Ball 3: FREE HIT, Axar manages to collect only a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Second bumper, NO BALL CALLED

Ball 2: Axar Patel, left handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks it.
 
Ball 1: A knuckle ball, Iyer tries to hit out of the park, manages only a top edge, GONE.  Shreyas Iyer c Jordan b Shami 39(32) [6s-3]
 
Ball 1: WIDE

Marcus Stoinis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 14, DC vs KXIP live score: 86-4; Bishnoi breaks 73-run stand, gets Pant

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 4 W ; Delhi Capitals:  86-4 ; Shreyas Iyer (39), Rishabh Pant (31)

Ravi Bishnoi continues....

Ball 6: Pant tries to go for a fancy slog sweep, gets an inside edge onto the stumps, GONE. Pant b Ravi Bishnoi 31(29) [4s-4]
 
Ball 5: Pant wallopes down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Iyer hits straight down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 2: Pant hits towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: Iyer collects a single towards mid-wicket regiom.
 

Over 13, DC vs KXIP live score: 79-3

Over Summary: 1 0 1 6 6 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  79-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (37), Rishabh Pant (26)

Gowtham continues

Ball 6: Gowtham goes around the wicket, Iyer dabs towards point for a single.
 
Ball 5: A flighted delivery this time, Iyer waiting for it and wallopes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 4: A length delivery and from no where, Iyer crunched straight down the ground for a GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 3: Pant nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Iyer flicks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 

Over 12, DC vs KXIP live score: 64-3; Iyer, Pant put up 50-run stand

Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  64-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (23), Rishabh Pant (25)

Ravi Bishnoi continues...

Ball 6: Iyer picks a single.
 
Ball 5: Pant hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer taps towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 3: Pant collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Pant tries to play an reverse sweep, misses.
 
Ball 1: Pant goes for big slog, gets only an outside edge, goes past short third man for FOUR.
 

Over 11, DC vs KXIP live score: 56-3

Over Summary: 1 2 2 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  56-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (21), Rishabh Pant (19)

Gowtham continues...

Ball 6: Pant smashes towards a tad wide of sweeper cover for only a single.
 
Ball 5: Iyer hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Gowtham beats Iyer by a flighted delivery.
 
Ball 3: A half-tracker outside off, Iyer cuts towards deep point for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer clips towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Pant hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 

Over 10, DC vs KXIP live score: 49-3

Over Summary: Wd 0 0 1 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  49-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (16), Rishabh Pant (17)

Ravi Bishnoi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Pant hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Iyer taps the next towards cover for a quick single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer blocks for no run.
 
Ball 3: Pant hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT

Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE
 

Over 9, DC vs KXIP live score: 45-3

Over Summary: 4 1 0 6 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  45-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (15), Rishabh Pant (15)

Gowtham continues...

Ball 6: Pant hits towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer plays late through slip cordon for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shreyas Iyer whack towards long-on boundary for GIGANTIC SIX.
 
Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer taps towards point region for no run.
 
Ball 2: Pant nudges towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 1: Pant sweeps towards deep backward point for FOUR
 

Over 8, DC vs KXIP live score: 32-3

Over Summary: 1 Wd 0 1 0 1 1 ; Delhi Capitals:  32-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (8), Rishabh Pant (9)

Chris Jordan [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Pant dabs towards wide of mid-on fielder for a single.
 
Ball 5: Iyer pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Iyer gets top on the short of length delivery and dabs towards backward point, brilliant effort denies any run.
 
Ball 3: Pant nudges towards mid-wicket region for an easy single.

Ball 2: A slow delivery, Pant tries to cut it, misses.
 
Ball 2: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 1: Iyer flicks towards mid-wicket for a single, another miss field.
 

Over 7, DC vs KXIP live score: 27-3

Over Summary:1 0 0 1 1 1; Delhi Capitals:  27-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (6), Rishabh Pant (7)

Krishnappa Gowtham, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A miss field from Maxwell at extra cover, gifts Iyer an easy single.
 
Ball 5: Pant drags towards deep square leg for a single,
 
Ball 4: Iyer drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Iyer cuts without any power towards point for no run.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Pant pushes towards long-on for a single
 

Over 6, DC vs KXIP live score: 23-3

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 0; Delhi Capitals:  23-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (4), Rishabh Pant (5)

Shami continues...

Ball 6: Shreyas Iyer blocks the last ball of power play.
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Iyer dabs towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 4: Pant taps towards wide of mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Pant blocks a full delivery back to bowler.
 
Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer gets an thick outside edge to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: Shreyas Iyer defends towards off-side for no run.
 

Over 5, DC vs KXIP live score: 21-3

Over Summary: 0 0 3 Wd 4 0 0 ; Delhi Capitals:  21-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (3), Rishabh Pant (4)

Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Pant defends the last ball to bowler, DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 4: A short and wide delivery, Pant cuts with great power towards deep point for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 3: Iye Punches towards deep point for three runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 4, DC vs KXIP live score: 13-3; Shami scalps Shaw, Hetmyer

Over Summary: 0 1 W 4 0 W ; Delhi Capitals:  13-3 ; Shreyas Iyer (0), Shimron Hetmyer (7)

Shami continues...

Ball 6: An extra bounce from Shami and Hetmyer gets an leading edge to short extra cover as he tries to works towards leg side, GONE.  Hetmyer c Agarwal b Shami 7(13) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: Shami beats Hetmyer outside off as batsman tries to guide it to third man.
 
Ball 4: Another shot delivery from Shami, this time on the slot and Hetmyer pulls towards deep square leg for FOUR.

Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Shaw plays an ordinary shot, tries to smack it out of stadium, but manages to hit only from the bottom of bat, Jordan takes an easy catch at mid-on, GONE. Prithvi Shaw c Jordan b Shami 5(9) [4s-1]
 
Ball 2: Hetmyer gets an outside edge to third man for a single.
 
Ball 1: A wide delivery outside off, Hetmyer goes for a fancy slash, misses.
 

Over 3, DC vs KXIP live score: 8-1

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 0 1  ; Delhi Capitals:  8-1 ; Prithvi Shaw (5), Shimron Hetmyer (2)

Cottrell continues...

Ball 6: Hetmyer pushes towards mid-off for a quick single. 
 
Ball 5: Hetmyer taps the going away delivery towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 4: Cottrell beats Hetmyer outside off, no run.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A full toss on the pads, Hetmyer knocks it to mid-on, no run.
 

Over 2, DC vs KXIP live score: 7-1; Dhawan runout

Over Summary:  0 0 B1 W 0 1  ; Delhi Capitals:  7-1 ; Prithvi Shaw (5), Shimron Hetmyer (1)

Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A bumper, Hetmyer goes for pull shot, gets a top edge, DROPPED at square leg, a single taken.
 
Ball 5:Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease and gets beaten by going away delivery, follows by a loud appeal, umpire remains unmoved.
 
Ball 4: A short delivery, Dhawan tries to pull it, misses, Rahul fails to collect the ball. Dhawan scamphers for a single, Shaw doesn't respond. Dhawan runout. Dhawan run out (Rahul/Gowtham ) 0(2)
 
Ball 3: A big swing from Shaw, fails to put bat on ball, runs a BYE.
 
Ball 2: Shami bowls jaffa as Shaw gets squared up and it misses the bat, stumps, no run.
 
Ball 1: Shaw dabs moving away delivery towards backward point for no run.
 

Over 1, DC vs KXIP live score: 5-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 4 1 0  ; Delhi Capitals:  5-0 ; Prithvi Shaw (5), Shikhar Dhawan (0)

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw is on strike. Cottrell opens the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shaw collects a single towards mid-off region.
 
Ball 4: Angling across and Shaw slashes hard, gets a thick outside edge to third man for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Shaw drives back to bowler, no run
 
Ball 2: Shaw drives towards mid-off for no run.
 
Ball 1: Cottrell begins with a high full toss, Shaw blocks back to bowler.
 

DC playing 11

DC playing 11: Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Axar Patel

KXIP playing 11:

KXIP playing 11: KL Rahul (C&WK), Nicholas Pooran, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bisnoi, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell.

WATCH DC vs KXIP toss

Here's what DC captain said

Iyer would have bowled first as well. he is looking forward to a great season  and said that he had  problem of plenty while selecting the playing 11. Hetmyer, Rabada, Stoinis and Nortje make our four overseas players.

DC playing 11 upates: overseas players

Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer and Kagiso Rabada

KXIP playing 11 updates: 4 overseas players

Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Jordan, Glenn Maxwell

Toss is just moments away, stay tuned

Toss will take place at 6 minutes, stay tuned

DC vs KXIP Playing 11 prediction

DC tentative playing 11: Shreyas Iyer (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (WK), Marcus Stoinis/Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Axar Patel.
 
KXIP tentative playing 11: KL Rahul (C&WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb ur Rehman and Sheldon Cottrell.

PITCH REPORT

" It's a good looking wicket. Good covering of grass, the wicket should play like it did last night (in Abu Dhabi). The square boundaries are pretty big, so the batsmen need to be tactical. The average first innings total is 167 and the captain winning the toss would like to chase first," reckons Kevin Pieterson and Michael Slated

NEWS ALERT: Delhi Capitals pacer Ishant sustains back injury

Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishant Sharma has reportedly sustained a back injury during a practice session in Dubai and looks doubtful for Sunday's IPL game against Kings XI Punjab.
 
Ishant has had a spate of injuries in the recent past and that prevented him from taking full part during India's Test series in New Zealand earlier in the year.
 
According to Cricbuzz, the 32-year-old pacer sustained the injury during one of the training sessions. The severity of the injury and to what extent it affects his participation in the IPL this season is yet to be known.
 
In January, Ishant had sustained an ankle injury while playing for Delhi in a Ranji Trophy match. He was then picked for the Indian team that played New Zealand in the first of their three-match Test series. But the same injury recurred again and he was ruled out for the rest of the series.
 
DC's first match against KXIP will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. This is the second game of the 2020 edition of the IPL which is being played across three bio-secure venues in the United Arab Emirates.
Ryan Harris with Ishant Sharma in UAE. Photo: @Delhi Capitals

Dubai weather report

There is no forecast of rain for the city. The temperature is predicted to hover around 33 degrees Celsius. The humidity levels could be around 63 per cent, meaning it will be a hot and humid Sunday evening in Dubai. Humidity levels might rise as the game progresses, bringing dew into the picture.'
Head Coach Ricky Ponting and Captain Shreyas Iyer of Delhi Capitals during a practice session for IPL 2020, in Dubai. Photo: PTI

DC vs KXIP match prediction

Delhi Capitals has a good mix of talent, with young Shreyas Iyer leading the side. The addition of R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane to the mix brings some experience to the side. These veterans have the ability pull any match on their own shoulders. Besides, there are Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant, who can set and upset the pace of any match.

On the other hand, it will be a fresh start for Kings XI Punjab with KL Rahul in the skipper’s role. The side has a strong top order, and it might create some trouble for Delhi Capitals if the pitch favours batsmen.''

 

Head-to-head

DC vs KXIP head-to-head:
 
Delhi Capitals: 10

Kings XI Punjab:14


KXIP squad for IPL 2020

Here is KXIP’s full squad for IPL 2020:

Player Team Retained/bought/traded in Price (Rs cr)
K L Rahul KXIP Retained 11.00
Glenn Maxwell KXIP Bought 10.75
Sheldon Cottrell KXIP Bought 8.50
Krishnappa Gowtham KXIP Traded in 6.20
Karun Nair KXIP Retained 5.60
Mohammed Shami KXIP Retained 4.80
Nicholas Pooran KXIP Retained 4.20
Mujeeb Ur Rahman KXIP Retained 4.00
Chris Jordan KXIP Bought 3.00
Chris Gayle KXIP Retained 2.00
Ravi Bishnoi (uncapped) KXIP Bought 2.00
Mandeep Singh KXIP Retained 1.40
Mayank Agarwal KXIP Retained 1.00
Hardus Viljoen KXIP Retained 0.75
Prabhsimran Singh (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.55
Deepak Hooda (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.50
James Neesham KXIP Bought 0.50
Darshan Nalkande KXIP Retained 0.30
Sarfaraz Khan KXIP Retained 0.25
Arshdeep Singh KXIP Retained 0.20
Harpreet Brar KXIP Retained 0.20
Ishan Porel (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20
Jagadeesha Suchith KXIP Traded in 0.20
Murugan Ashwin KXIP Retained 0.20
Tajinder Dhillon (uncapped) KXIP Bought 0.20
 

Delhi capitals squad for IPL 2020

Full list of Delhi Capitals’ IPL 2020 players, along with their salaries:

Player Team Retained/bought/traded Price (Rs cr)
Ajinkya Rahane DC Traded in 5.25
Alex Carey DC Bought 2.40
Amit Mishra DC Retained 4.00
Avesh Khan DC Retained 0.70
Axar Patel DC Retained 5.00
Chris Woakes DC Bought 1.50
Harshal Patel DC Retained 0.20
Ishant Sharma DC Retained 1.10
Jason Roy DC Bought 1.50
Kagiso Rabada DC Retained 4.20
Keemo Paul DC Retained 0.50
Lalit Yadav (uncapped) DC Bought 0.20
Marcus Stoinis DC Bought 4.80
Mohit Sharma DC Bought 0.50
Prithvi Shaw DC Retained 1.20
R Ashwin DC Traded in 7.60
Rishabh Pant DC Retained 15.00
Sandeep Lamichhane DC Retained 0.20
Shikhar Dhawan DC Retained 5.20
Shimron Hetmyer DC Bought 7.75
Shreyas Iyer DC Retained 7.00
Tushar Deshpande (uncapped) DC Bought 0.20


IPL 2020: As humans, following Covid-19 protocol won't be easy, says Iyer

It was not going to easy as human beings to follow the rules and regulations in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said in a media conference on Saturday. The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is being played from today in a bio-secure bubble across three venues in the UAE — Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.
 
‘It is an unusual time and sometimes it is hard as a human being to follow the rules and regulations in place due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, it is in our best interest to follow the protocol laid down for players' benefit," Iyer said during a virtual pre-match press conference. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Head Coach Ricky Ponting and Captain Shreyas Iyer of Delhi Capitals during a practice session for IPL 2020, in Dubai. Photo: PTI

Kings XI Punjab team news

Punjab is one of the few teams that always look good on paper before a season starts. But the players fail to deliver the goods when it matters. The Chandigarh based franchise has always had some quality players in its ranks, but the team somehow loses the plot as the tournament progresses. KXIP managed a place in the semi-finals of the inaugural edition and finished as runners-up in 2014 after losing to KKR in the summit clash.
 
KXIP is one of the three teams -- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and DC being the others --who are yet to lay their hands on the IPL trophy.
 
Charismatic India opener KL Rahul will lead KXIP after the franchise released Ashwin. The team showed faith in Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, James Neesham, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan and youngster Ishan Porel during the IPL 2020 auctions. While Maxwell will surely strengthen the middle order, Cottrell and Neesham will take charge of Punjab's pace attack. 

Photo: IPL twitter

Delhi Capitals team news

After an impressive outing last year, Delhi retained most of its core players, namely Shreyas Iyer, wicket keeper Rishabh Pant, and pacer Kagiso Rabada. The franchise, however, released some under-performers like Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, and Chris Morris. 
 
In the IPL 2020 auctions, DC then bagged Alex Carey and Jason Roy to strengthen its batting while Chris Woakes, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, and Tushar Deshpande were added to the bowling unit. The franchise also showed a lot of faith in Shimron Hetmyer and Marcus Stoinis after bagging them at a high price.
 
Besides, DC also signed experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane and ace spinner R Ashwin.

Head Coach Ricky Ponting and Captain Shreyas Iyer of Delhi Capitals during a practice session for IPL 2020, in Dubai. Photo: PTI

DC vs KXIP Preview

Two greats will pit their wits against each other in the background as their captains, with an ability to achieve greatness, lead their power-hitters out for an IPL match between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at Dubai International Stadium today.
 
Ricky Ponting and Anil Kumble are arguably two of the biggest names in cricket and the dazzling array of talent in both the teams would seek to draw inspiration from their respective heavyweight coaches in their tournament opener.
 
Man-to-man, Delhi Capitals seem to have a slight edge, more so in the spin department, with the trio of R Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Axar Patel streets ahead of their counterparts from the Mohali-based side.
 
Spin is expected to play a big role on the UAE pitches.
 
The match, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, will also be a face-off between skippers KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, both seen as future India captaincy material. 

On the batting front, the Capitals have one of the best assortments of India internationals, comprising Prithvi Shaw, Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan, besides West Indian Shimron Hetmyer.
 
In this scenario, India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (strike-rate below 120), who was bought from Rajathan Royals, may be left out.
 
The KXIP also boast of some of the finest clean hitters in the form of Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell and Rahul himself.
 
Maxwell's confidence must be sky high after his ODI series-winning century (108) against England in Manchester. He also had a memorable run the last time the IPL was held in UAE, albeit partially, in 2014 when he hammered 552 runs in 16 games.
 
The KXIP have a dangerous opening pairing in Gayle and Rahul with Mayank Agarwal to follow. But it remains to be seen whether the 40-year-old Gayle will continue to be a regular feature at the top of the order this time around. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE



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