Thursday, 27 April, 2017

IPL-10: All-round Daredevils tame Kings XI by 51 runs

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Juana Turner | 16 April, 2017, 01:29

In today's Indian Premier League night match, Delhi Daredevils meets Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. Read about DD vs KXIP live streaming channels, live score updates, lineups, match result, final score and highlights below.

Delhi comes into this game after a majestic win against Pune and will want to show the mettle against Punjab too.

Eoin Morgan and David Miller held on together for 4.5 overs in which they added 34 runs for the fourth wicket but then Australian pacer Pat Cummins broke the stand.

Captain Zaheer Khan needs only three wickets to reach 100 wickets in IPL history. Hashim Amla was looking lethal and risky but that is just when Amla lost his wicket to a freak shot of a full toss.

The visitors never got going in their chase chiefly due to the superiority of Delhi Daredevils' bowling attack and their tight fielding in the first five overs. However, the budding partnership was broken by Pat Cummins as Morgan was sent back to the hut for 22.

Miller then survived a low catch by Zaheer off Corey Anderson but failed to capitalise and got out to the same bowler trapped in front off a full toss after facing 28 balls and hitting a four. Opting to bat, Delhi scored 188/6 thanks to Sam Billings' 40-ball 55 and an unbeaten 22-ball 39 from Corey Anderson.

The hosts, after a surprise decision to bat first, enjoyed their best start of the season through Billings and Sanju Samson (19) but intermittent wickets hurt them. In the first over itself, Samson hit couple of fours to set the tone of the innings for the hosts. "We're not executing well enough with the ball", Maxwell said.

Sanju Samson (19) - promoted to open after his superb hundred against Rising Pune Supergiant last time out - and Karun Nair (0) fell in successive overs, the latter to a superb catch down the leg side from Wriddhiman Saha off Aaron.

Playing his first match of the season, Shreyas Iyer (22) raised 41 runs with Billings for the third wicket.

Billings notched up his second IPL half-century but perished soon after off the bowling of Axar Patel.

Rishabh, who has been in an ominous form of late, could add only 9 to the total. There were vital contributions from the likes of Chris Morris and Patt Cummins in Delhi's big total.

Next over, captain Glenn Maxwell was also dismissed, with the hope of an "M&M" special ending in the process and with it any chance of a stunning KXIP comeback, even if Axar Patel had a bit of six-hitting fun (44, 29b, 1x4, 3x6).

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