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

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New Delhi, April 20: The wicket at the Feroz Shah Kotla once again came back to haunt Delhi Capitals and stop their three-match winning momentum on Thursday. And Kings XI Punjab will look to feed off that very advantage when they come to the Kotla on Saturday (April 20) with some quality spinners in a side led by none other than R Ashwin.

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For Delhi, it will be about replicating their away form on home conditions as the free flowing stroke-makers in Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, skipper Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant have found it very difficult to adapt to the slow nature of the Kotla wicket. In fact, the team selection has also left a lot to be desired as they played Keemo Paul over Sandeep Lamichhane on a turning wicket. Interestingly, even Mumbai Indians decided to play three spinners in Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav and Krunal Pandya while Delhi went in with just two in Amit Mishra and Axar Patel. The Delhi batsmen must find a way to compete on their home turf if DC are to win matches and make it to the play-offs

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With the likes of Mujeeb Rahman and Murugan Ashwin in the side to back skipper R Ashwin, KXIP will be relishing the opportunity of playing on a low and slow Kotla wicket. Not to forget the experience of Mohammed Shami in the pace bowling department and the exuberance of Arshdeep Singh. Considering the trouble of the DC batsmen to adapt to the wicket at the Kotla, it will again be a case of KXIP starting favourites. In KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal, the Punjab outfit has a batting line-up that can counter any conditions.

Here’s MyKhel’s Live Updates of the Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals match:

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12:00 am

A thrilling match which ultimately went the hosts way.

11:52 pm

It's all over here. Delhi beat Punjab by five-wicket here at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

11:51 pm

FOUR and its over.

11:50 pm

2 needed off 3

11:50 pm

Shreyas on strike but he fails to find the boundary. Collects two runs.

11:49 pm

Four needed off four. Its a thriller here in Delhi

11:48 pm

5 needed off 5

11:47 pm

Sam Curran gets the ball for the final over. 6 needed off 6

11:46 pm

Shami gives away four runs and picks up two wickets. Last over. Six needed off six to win

11:44 pm

Rutherford in. Can he take Delhi over the ling with the skipper.

11:44 pm

RUN OUT! Delhi crumbling towards the end. Axar Patel run out as he bumps into Shami and eventually run out

11:42 pm

WICKET!! Shami removes Ingram and he rips out the middle stump

11:40 pm

50!! Captain Shreyas Iyer leading from the front as he brings up his half century off 45.

11:39 pm

FOUR! There's the much needed boundary. Ingram taking charge here with back-to-back boundaries.

11:33 pm

Delhi need 23 from 18 to win here at home.

11:30 pm

FOUR! Ingram keeps Delhi's chase on track. One bounce in the midwicket fence and it runs away for four runs

11:26 pm

Three wickets down the hosts need 33 off 25 to win.

11:25 pm

Delhi lose two quick wickets here

11:24 pm

WICKET!! 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.

11:19 pm

FOUR!! Pant hits his first boundary as it deflects of Gayle and runs away for a boundary.

11:18 pm

Sam Curan back into the attack. Dot ball and wide to begin the over.

11:17 pm

Rishabh Pant into the attack

11:14 pm

WICKET!! Big wicket for Punjab as Ashwin avoids collision with Gayle to take a tumbling catch and dismiss the dangerous Dhawan.

11:10 pm

FOUR! Iyer pulls it off to deep square leg

11:09 pm

Delhi cruising towards a win here as they need 52 off 41. Punjab need a couple of wickets to pull the hosts back

11:06 pm

MAXIMUM!! Iyer smashes Ashwin and hits it straight back for SIX

11:03 pm

Dhawan's classic innings

11:01 pm

Dhawan brings up his 35th IPL 50 here at home!

10:59 pm

Curran gives away just five off the over.

10:56 pm

Curran back for his second over

10:54 pm

FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan gets it past backward point to hit M Ashwin for a boundary

10:48 pm

Back from the timeout. Murugan Ashwin into the attack.

10:43 pm

50 comes off the partnership off the just 30 deliveries.

10:40 pm

Dhawan on fire here at the Feroz Shah Kotla

10:34 pm

The powerplay is done and dusted.

10:32 pm

Gabbar!

10:28 pm

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 over

10:26 pm

SIXX!! Dhawan on fire here at Feroz Shah Kotla as he clears long on to hit Harpreet for a maximum.

10:22 pm

A perfect hit

10:21 pm

FOUR!! Dhawan follows up Shaw's dismissal with back-to-back boundaries off Viljoen

10:18 pm

WICKET! Shaw's innings cut short as Mandeep Singh hits the stump at the non strikers end.

10:13 pm

MAXIMUM!! Shaw hits Shami for an enormous shot to send him for a six off the first delivery

10:11 pm

11 off the second over.

10:10 pm

FOUR! Prithvi Shaw hits the first boundary of Delhi's innings as he sends it straight over Curran's head

10:08 pm

Just one off the opening over.

10:04 pm

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan open the innings for Delhi

10:03 pm

Gayle earlier anchored Punjab's innings

10:01 pm

Mohammad Shami with the new ball

10:01 pm

Time for the second innings. The Punjab team in a huddle. Can they defend this?

09:55 pm

Innings break:

09:50 pm

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.

09:47 pm

SIX to finish the innings. Harpreet hits Rabada for a maximum to take Punjab's total to 163/7

09:43 pm

WICKET! The skipper takes a catch to dismiss the Punjab skipper! Ashwin goes for 16 off 14. Rabada starts with a wicket in the final over

09:41 pm

Rabada to finish off the innings

09:41 pm

FOUR!! Harpeet slays it over cover

09:37 pm

Sharma gives away two wides as the pressure builds. Just two wides off the 19th over so far

09:36 pm

Ishant Sharma in for his final over

09:36 pm

The skipper is keeping Punjab's innings alive

09:35 pm

FOUR! Ashwin clubs a pull shot and goes wide of mid-wicket for a boundary.

09:33 pm

Sandeep Lamichhane has been instrumental in keeping Punjab in check

09:30 pm

Three overs left and Rabada back into the attack

09:28 pm

WICKET! M Singh goes for 30: st Rishabh Pant b Axar Patel, KXIP 129/6

09:19 pm

A superb relay catch and effort from Colin

09:19 pm

FOUR! Mandeep Singh sends it over extra cover to hit Mishra for a boundary off the first ball.

09:18 pm

Lamichhane to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, dropped by Rabada diving forward at deep square

09:16 pm

FOUR! Ashwin drags it down short for a boundary

09:12 pm

Captain R Ashwin in. After quick wickets can Ashwin pick up the pace for the visitors.

09:07 pm

WICKET!! Sam Curran goes for a duck as Lamichhane picks up his second wicket for the over.

09:04 pm

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.

09:03 pm

Relay catch on the boundary. Is Gayle going to walk back? Gone upstairs

09:02 pm

Lamichhane back into the attack! Hit for a MAXIMUM on the first ball. Gayle powers it into the stands.

08:53 pm

Halfway through the innings the Kings XI Punjab are going steady at 93-3

08:52 pm

Rutherford into the attack

08:50 pm

The Universe boss is in fine form:

08:50 pm

MAXIMUM! Mandeep joins the party as he hits Patel for a six off the first delivery off the over.

08:46 pm

MAXIMUM!! Gayle is getting into the groove as he effortlessly hits Mishra for the second six off the over.

08:45 pm

FIFTY FOR CHRIS GAYLE! The universe boss brings up his half century off just 25 balls here in Delhi.

08:44 pm

MAXIMUM! Mishra gets punished by Gayle for a bad delivery as he sends it into the crowd to start the over with a maximum

08:44 pm

Mandeep Singh in.

08:41 pm

WICKET! Axar Patel picks up David Miller's wicket as DC pick up the regular wickets. But the danger man is still at the centre.

08:38 pm

After five singles, Gayle hits a massive shot to end the over with a MAXIMUM

08:35 pm

Amit Mishra into the attack for the hosts

08:35 pm

Rahul was just getting started before Lamichhane cut him short.

08:33 pm

Fifty comes off the powerplay for the Kings XI Punjab. The visitors lost two early wickets but Gayle looks settles as he's cruising at 32 off 17.

08:30 pm

Fifty comes up for the visitors with two balls left in the powerplay

08:26 pm

David Miller comes in. Four to begin his innings and end Rabada's first over.

08:25 pm

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.

08:24 pm

Four dot balls to begin Rabada's over

08:23 pm

Delhi bring Kagiso Rabada into the attack

08:23 pm

FOUR fours from the over.

08:20 pm

FOUR! Third four off the over!

08:19 pm

FOUR more!!! Delhi being hammered here.

08:18 pm

FOUR! A boundary to begin the over.

08:16 pm

SIX!!! The Universe boss is getting into the groove here at Feroz Shah Kotla.

08:15 pm

FOUR!! Gayle glides past short third man to hit Ishant Sharma for his first boundary of the match

08:12 pm

Mayank Agarwal the new batsman in

08:10 pm

OUT!!! KL Rahuls's innings cut short as Pant's super glove work cut his innings short. Rahul walks after scoring just 12 off 9.

08:08 pm

BIG APPEAL! Third umpire

08:08 pm

FOUR! Rahul smashing Lamichhane

08:07 pm

MAXIMUM!! First six off the match to KL Rahul!

08:06 pm

Sandeep Lamichhane in for the second over

08:05 pm

Just three runs off the opening over to begin Punjab's innings.

08:02 pm

Single to begin the innings.

08:01 pm

The players are in. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle open. Ishant Sharma in with the new ball

07:56 pm

Changes: Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane and Sherfane Rutherford are in

07:49 pm

Delhi Capitals Playing XI: P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Iyer, R Pant, C Ingram, S Rutherford, Axar P, A Mishra, K Rabada, Ishant S, S Lamichhane

07:47 pm

Kings 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 Shami

07:46 pm

Toss

07:41 pm

TOSS: Delhi Capitals win the toss and choose to bowl

07:30 pm

Delhi will look to get back to winning ways

07:13 pm

Both Delhi and Punjab have won five matches out of nine outings.

07:04 pm

The action is set to begin at the Feroz Shah Kotla

07:03 pm

The toss is just half an hour away.

07:02 pm

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.

 
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Story first published: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 19:02 [IST]
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