Highlights, IPL 2019, KXIP vs DC Match 13: Sam Curran bowled a dream second spell to snare four wickets as Kings XI Punjab recorded a 14-run victory over Delhi Capitals in the match no. 13 of IPL. Curran (4/11 in 2.2 overs), who replaced injured Chris Gayle, bowled the 18th over to take the wickets of Colin Ingram (38; 29b; 4×4; 1×6) and Harshal Patel (0), and then came back in the last over to finish the game by removing Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in successive deliveries to complete a hattrick as seven wickets fell for just eight runs in 17 balls.
Skipper R. Ashwin (2/31) and Mohammed Shami 2/27) also played crucial roles as Punjab scripted their third win in four games to move second in the points table. Chasing a modest 167 for victory, Delhi were in the hunt for most parts of the match. But Ashwin first removed Shikhar Dhawan (30) just before the halfway stage, with Shami breaking a potential match-winning partnership between Rishabh Pant (39) and Colin Ingram (38) to keep the home team in the hunt. Chris Morris was run out in the very next ball with Curran then removing Ingram to start Delhi’s slide. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, KXIP vs DC MATCH 13 in MOHALI
00.00 IST: Whoosh! What happened there? Am I in a dream? Should I pinch myself? 144/3, needing 24 from 21 balls. End up losing by 14 runs. 7 wickets, 8 runs in 17 balls. The mother of all collapses. Oh Delhi… a heart-pounding effort throughout the game, only to end in a heartbreak. The crowd in Mohali has gone berserk. No one can believe what was just happened. Don’t think even Punjab would have dreamt about this. Pant and Ingram at the crease. Morris, Vihari and Rabada to come – yet the bowling team wins. Some exceptional bowling performance this by the home side, registering its 6th successive home win and Sam Curran strutting his stuff in the death.
There could be two opinions in where the game turned – Pant’s dismissal by Shami? A ball before, he tonked one out of the park. The next, the stumps were sent flying. Next ball, Morris was run out for a golden duck. Then Sam Curran struck twice in the space of 3 balls next over and the game was snatched from the jaws of defeat. Curran took a hat-trick as well, picking up 4 wickets in his last 5 balls! Nothing much to write about the other bowlers though Ravichandran Ashwin did take a couple of wickets. Punjab’s game to miss for the first 16 overs – then theirs to lose in the next 17 balls. Unbelievable.
23.48 IST: What a turnaround in this match! Curran is screaming in joy. The Punjab players are running celebration. Great scenes here in Mohali. Terrific to watch. Sam delivers a perfect delivery. It’s very full and around off, Lamichhane tries making space and drive it through the line but misses and the off stump goes cartwheeling. Kings XI Punjab (166/9) beat Delhi Capitals (152-all out) by 14 runs in Mohali. Pant 39, Ingram 38, Curran 4/11, Shami 2/27
23.47 IST: OUT! 6 wickets for just 8 runs in a space of 16 balls – MEGA COLLAPSE! Curran steams in and spears a very full ball on middle and leg at 136.5 kph, Rabada tries to power it on the leg side but it goes under his bat and uproots the leg stump. The English young boy is absolutely delighted.
23.42 IST: OUT! Stumps shattered! You miss, I hit! Shami just keeps it in the line of the stumps at 144.8 kph, Vihari tries to heave it over the leg side but swings his blade early. It goes right through his defense and clatters the stumps. Delhi require 19 off 9 balls vs Punjab!
23.38 IST: OUT! Two wickets in the last over, two wickets in this one and Punjab have made a roaring comeback in this match. A back of a length ball on middle and off, Patel winds up for a big shot across the line over the leg side but gets a thick outside edge behind. KL Rahul makes no mistake and Delhi are reeling. What a fall for them! Choked in the last game against Kolkata and escaped through Super Over. Repeat telecast today? Delhi 148/7 in 18 overs, need 19 runs to win vs Punjab (166/9)
23.35 IST: OUT! Sam Curran removes Colin Ingram for 38. Ingram holes out! This game has turned on its head! Curran delivers a full ball outside off, Colin tries to power it over long off but ends up skying it high in the air towards wide long off. Karun Nair (sub) moves across to his right, stretches his hands and completes the catch. Curran is pumped up. Punjab are ecstatic. 20 needed off 14 balls with two new batsmen in the middle. DC 147/6 in 17.4 overs, need 20 runs to win vs KXIP (166/9)
23.29 IST: OUT! Morris is run out, not even in the frame! Punjab can still believe. A pitched up ball outside off has been sweetly driven to wide mid off. Morris attempts for a run but before he can reach the other end Ravichandran Ashwin has scored a direct hit at the bowler’s end. The umpire takes no chance and goes upstairs. Morris has to go, no other option.
23.27 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami removes Rishabh Pant for 39. The middle stump goes for a walk! Shami bounces back with a length delivery on middle at 144.4 kph. Pant swings his bat across the line but is beaten for pace here. Delhi Capitals 144/4 in 16.5 overs, need 23 runs to win vs Kings XI Punjab (166/9)
23.25 IST: SIX! Effortless! Shami does the mistake of pitching it up, Pant picks the slower one early and dispatches it over cow corner for a maximum. Delhi 144/3 in 16.3 overs, need 23 runs to win vs Punjab (166/9)
23.19 IST: SIX! Pant is taking on the Punjab captain here, great swing of the blade from the youngster. He skips down the track to a delivery in the line of the stumps and heaves it with immense power over mid-wicket. Delhi Capitals 135/3 in 15.4 overs, need 32 runs to win vs Kings XI Punjab (166/9)
23.16 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Flighted this time, full and on middle, Ingram shimmies down the track and powers it over the bowler’s head for a biggie, first of the innings.
23.14 IST: FOUR! That was a scorching drive! A flighted ball outside off, driven by Ingram through the left of cover. There is no stopping that ball. Long off is a mere spectator. DC 116/3 in 13.5 overs, need 51 runs to win vs KXIP (166/9)
23.04 IST: FOUR! It goes just over Mandeep at cover. A short one outside off, Pant goes back in the crease and slaps it over cover. Mandeep there dives and tries to reach that but his effort goes in vain. The ball goes to the deep cover boundary. Delhi 106/3 in 12.4 overs, need 61 runs to win vs Punjab (166/9)
22.56 IST: FOUR! That is a good smart shot! A flatter one on the pads, Ingram gets on his knees and sweeps it over fine leg for a boundary. Delhi Capitals 89/3 in 10.5 overs, need 78 runs to win vs Kings XI Punjab (166/9)
22.52 IST: OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin removes Shikhar Dhawan for 30. Ashwin has got the big fish. A flatter one on middle and sliding down with the angle. Shikhar does not get out of the way as he looks to make room and cut. Gets caught as the ball raps his pad. The appeal is made and the umpire’s finger goes up almost immediately. Dhawan does consider the review but his partner does not think he should take it and that is a smart decision. The replays later show us that there were three reds on that one. DC 83/3 in 10 overs vs KXIP (166/9)
22.45 IST: Top of the tree!
22.42 IST: FOUR! Pant announces himself. A flighted delivery and Pant plays a sloggish sweep to square leg and the ball hits the ropes. Rishabh Pant trademark. Delhi 72/2 in 8.2 overs, need 95 runs to win vs Punjab (166/9)
22.37 IST: OUT! Hardus Viljoen removes Shreyas Iyer for 28. Hardus is pumped! What a comeback after being hit for a boundary on the previous ball. A length ball outside off, well wide and Shreyas lazily pushes at it from the crease. He gets an inside edge and the ball knocks his middle and off stump. Viljoen has the last laugh and has a few words to say as well. That does not matter though. He has got the big wicket and brings the 61-run stand to an end. Delhi Capitals 61/1 in 7.2 overs, need 106 runs to win vs Kings XI Punjab (166/9)
22.35 IST: FOUR! That is crisp. A juicy half volley on off, Shreyas Iyer just leans forwards and beautifully strikes it through the covers region for a boundary. DC 61/1 in 7.1 overs vs KXIP (166/9)
22.29 IST: FOUR! Crunched away over point! A short length ball on middle, Shreyas is too talented to be troubled by that ball. He backs away and rocks his cut over the head of point. The second boundary of the over!
22.27 IST: FOUR! Dhawan looks in the zone here tonight. A fuller length ball outside off, Shikhar is off the blocks and runs down the track before lifting the ball over mid off’s head. The ball goes to the fence on a couple of bounces. Delhi Capitals 43/1 in 5.2 overs, need 124 runs to win vs Kings XI Punjab (166/9)
22.23 IST: FOUR! Two in a row! A short length ball on middle, Iyer swivels and pulls it away fine on the leg side. The ball goes to the fence on a couple of bounces. Delhi going well after the early setback. DC 39/1 in 4.3 overs vs KXIP (166/9)
22.22 IST: FOUR! This guy is talented or what! A length ball outside off, maybe a tad short. Shreyas just pushes it off the back foot and finds the gap behind point. The outfield does the rest. That is just class batting.
22.17 IST: FOUR! That is a top-class drive! Really full outside off, Dhawan just has to find the gap there and he does so easily. The rest is taken care of by the timing and the turf. Delhi 25/1 in 3 overs, need 142 runs to win vs Punjab (166/9)
22.12 IST: FOUR! Bowls this on a slower pace outside off, Iyer opens the face of the bat and finds the gap between short third man and point. The ball races off the turf and runs to the fence. A leg bye is stolen. DC 15/1 in 1.5 overs, need 152 runs to win vs KXIP (166/9)
22.07 IST: FOUR! On a shorter length this time outside off, Dhawan dabs it fine. He beats the short third man fielder and that means the ball will race to the fence. Delhi 7/1 in 1 over vs Punjab (166/9)
22.04 IST: OUT! Ashwin removes Prithvi Shaw for nought. Gone first ball! Ashwin has removed last match’s hero for a zero here! After a lot of confusion though! A flatter arm ball outside off, actually more like a seam up delivery going straight on after landing outside off. Shaw pushes at it lazily and gets a very thin nick on it. Rahul behind the wickets takes the catch, whips the bails off as well and appeals to both umpires. Ashwin is already celebrating as he knew that was a catch! The umpire is waiting and so is the batsman. Lo and behold, the finger then comes up! Prithvi goes and asks his partner for what he was given out so late. He then turns and walks back as he knows he has nicked that one. An early strike for Punjab and a much-needed one. Delhi Capitals 0/1 in 0.1 overs, need 167 runs to win vs Kings XI Punjab (166/9)
22.03 IST: The players are back out in the middle. It will be spin to start off proceedings – Punjab skipper R Ashwin has the ball in hand. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are the openers for Delhi. Prithvi to face. Here we go…
21.48 IST: SIX! 10 from the final 2 balls! Mandeep ensures Punjab finish on a high. A length ball, outside off, Singh charges down slightly and lofts it over long off! Kings XI Punjab 166/9 in 20 overs vs Delhi Capitals in Mohali. Miller 43, Sarfaraz 39, Morris 3/30, Lamichhane 2/27
21.45 IST: OUT! A collision but a gentle one only, no one is hurt. Rabada flashes a smile. Back of a length ball on middle and leg, at 140.3 kph, Murugan top edges his attempted pull shot towards short third man. Pant moves swiftly to his right from his position, Avesh Khan runs forward from backward point, no calling whatsoever and they both go for the catch. It pops out once from Avesh’s hands but then he recovers to catch it back. Ideally, the keeper should always call for it but it seems nothing like that happened there. KXIP 156/9 in 19.4 overs vs DC
21.40 IST: OUT! Chris Morris bowled Punjab skipper R Ashwin for 3. Timber! A 141.4 kph low full toss on off, Ashwin clears his front leg to hit it through the line but fails to make any connection. The off stump is tickled. There is an argument over here that whether there was some bat or not. We have not seen the replays but that doesn’t matter much. Ashwin will have to depart. Punjab 152/7 in 18.5 overs vs Delhi
21.35 IST: OUT! One more returns to the pavilion. A back of a length ball on off, Viljoen stays back to play a lofted shot but mistimes it towards extra cover. Morris moves across to his right and grabs the catch with ease. Yet another South African batsman is hunted down by a South African bowler.
21.33 IST: FOUR! Misfield in the deep from Ayappa (sub)! Shortish delivery has been pulled powerfully over mid-wicket. It lands just inside the bounce and the substitute fielder fails to deal with the bounce. Goes through his hands and touches the rope. KXIP 146/6 in 17.2 overs vs DC
21.28 IST: OUT! Chris Morris removes David Miller for 43. Now, this is a body blow to Punjab considering the timing of this wicket. Morris has removed his countryman with a well-disguised off cutter. He bowls it wide outside off and Miller tries to slog it across the line without accounting for the chance in pace. He ends up top edging it behind to the keeper and Rishabh Pant takes the skier safely. A good knock from David but his team needed his killer batting to kill the death overs. Kings XI Punjab 137/5 in 16.2 overs vs Delhi Capitals
21.25 IST: FOUR! Feeding full tosses to David Miller is never a good idea. This is the second time in a row the South African has received such ball and he shows no qualms in sending it to the wide long off fence. Punjab 136/4 in 16 overs vs Delhi
21.20 IST: FOUR! Yet another boundary on the last ball of an over, this has happened for the third time in the last five overs. A low full toss on off at 139 kph, Miller needs no second invitation there as he lifts it over extra cover and easily finds the fence.
21.15 IST: Strategic break. Six overs left in this innings and the onus is now on David Miller to do the bulk of scoring. Delhi will be delighted to see Sarfaraz’ back but still, they need to keep the same intensity going in the field. They have already given one life to Miller and will be hoping that it doesn’t come back to haunt them. Avesh Khan to bowl after the mini-break.
21.12 IST: OUT! Sandeep Lamichhane removes Sarfaraz Khan for 39. The 62-run partnership has been broken and Lamichhane has struck gold in his final over. The spinner from Nepal generously tosses up his delivery in the air and lands it slightly short outside off. It lands, grips and turns away after hitting the deck. Sarfaraz stays rooted to the crease as he probably tries to play a lofted shot over covers. But the away spin means that a thick outside edge is generated and Pant does just enough to hang on to the catch. To lose Sarfaraz at this stage is a big setback for the Punjab unit. Kings XI Punjab 121/4 in 14 overs vs Delhi Capitals
21.07 IST: FOUR! Off the outside edge. Consecutive boundaries for Miller. Outside off, David looks to push but the ball skids through, goes away, beats him for pace, yes that is true. A 129.7 kph ball beats Miller for pace and the ball goes off the outside edge to the third man fence. Punjab 116/3 in 12.5 overs vs Delhi
21.02 IST: 100 comes up for Punjab in 12 overs! Lamichhane goes flat and quick at 90.4 kph, Miller advances down the track and hoists it over wide long on for a maximum. Once again the last ball spoils the entire over for Delhi.
20.57 IST: FOUR! Brilliantly played by the young batsman. Too full in length outside off, Sarfraz brings down an angled bat and squeezes it out through point for a glorious boundary. Spoils a fine over from Hanuma. Kings XI Punjab 95/3 in 11 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.52 IST: SIX! This one has disappeared! Harshal pushes his luck a little too much by bowling a slower full ball wide outside off. Miller picks it very early and launches it over covers for a biggie. KXIP 84/3 in 9.5 overs vs DC
20.49 IST: Strategic break. In spite of losing wickets, Punjab are going at a decent rate. They though cannot afford to lose any more wickets and the current pair will have to bat out maximum overs, if they want to reach anywhere close to 175. Delhi will want to keep chipping away at the wickets and also bowl some quiet overs to build pressure. The all-important middle phase is about to start…
20.45 IST: FOUR! That’s a lovely shot! Avesh delivers it wide outside off, on a shortish length, Sarfaraz camps back and steers it through backward point for a boundary. Punjab 70/3 in 8.4 overs vs Delhi
20.37 IST: RUN-OUT! Shikhar Dhawan hits bullseye as Mayank Agarwal departs for 6. A run out at the non-striker’s end, no a Punjab batsman has not been Mankaded, it’s courtesy a direct hit from Shikhar ‘Gabbar’ Dhawan at the bowler’s end in a flash. Harshal starts his spell with a slower length ball outside off, Sarfaraz forces it off his back foot to covers where Dhawan collects the ball and immediately has a shy at the non-striker’s end. He hits the bull’s eye and Mayank is outside the crease. This is a big setback for Punjab as the in-form batsman, Mayank Agarwal returns. Kings XI Punjab 58/3 in 7.1 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.29 IST: FOUR! 50 up for Punjab! Morris over-corrects his line and ends up bowling it too straight at 142.4 kph. Sarfaraz leans forward and across before flicking it through mid-wicket for a boundary. KXIP 52/2 in 5.3 overs vs DC
20.23 IST: FOUR! Rabada returns and is welcomed with a boundary. Wrong line from the South African speedster. He is on the pads and Khan flicks it behind square leg for a boundary.
20.20 IST: OUT! Sandeep Lamichhane removes Sam Curran for 20. Lamichhane roars back to dismiss Curran. He delivers a leg spinner in the flatter trajectory and lands it around middle and leg. Sam should have been forward to this but decides to play it across the line from the back foot. But the ball spins back in slightly to catch him on the pads. They appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Only landing of the ball would have been an issue but the replays showed that it’s fine. Curran falls after a quickfire knock. Kings XI Punjab 36/2 in 3.5 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.19 IST: SIX! High and handsome! Sam Curran is doing his job efficiently. This time he runs down the track to a googly and hammers it over the bowler’s head for a maximum.
20.15 IST: FOUR! The change in angle won’t work if you keep providing width outside off. Curran drives again, nicely through the line and threads the gap between mid-off and extra cover. Khan under immense pressure. KXIP 27/0 in 2.5 overs vs DC
20.13 IST: FOUR! Two in two. This is why Sam Curran is sent up the order. Khan offers width yet again. It’s outside off and this time Curran goes aerially over covers for a boundary.
20.08 IST: OUT! Chris Morris removes KL Rahul for 15. A very unfortunate dismissal for KL Rahul as it’s a 50-50 decision from the umpire. Morris gets a full ball to angle down from the middle stump line. Rahul tries flicking but misses and wears the ball on his pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. Rahul quickly takes the DRS thinking it’s missing the stumps but to his dismay, the replays show that the umpire’s call will stand. A big breakthrough for Delhi as KL was looking in a dangerous mood. Kings XI Punjab 15/1 in 1.5 overs vs Delhi Capitals
20.07 IST: SIX! Rahul getting into the act here! Morris digs in a short ball around leg, KL immediately gets back to ride the bounce and pulls it massively over fine leg. Last time it was a quiet beginning from Rahul but this time he has started in a brisk manner. Punjab 15/0 in 1.4 overs vs Delhi
20.01 IST: FOUR! Rahul is away with a fine shot! The line is very straight from Rabada, Rahul just uses the pace and gently directs his flick shot through mid-wicket. Harshal Patel gives the race but the outfield is very quick and the ball crosses the rope. Kings XI Punjab 4/0 in 0.2 overs vs Delhi Capitals
19.56 IST: Players from both the teams take the field. Punjab bring up an instant surprise as KL Rahul and Sam Curran walk down the crease. Rahul will the strike. Kagiso Rabada will open the attack for Delhi.
19.53 IST: Interesting decision from Shreyas. Since 2014, only 4 out of 14 at evening games have been won by sides chasing.
19.45 IST: Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI) – Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI) – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
19.38 IST: Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals captain says, “The game (super over) went too far that night, but the guys are very excited after winning that game. We are going to bowl first. Looking at the wicket, it looks invariably constant. We had a net here yesterday. It was a good wicket to bat on, and the boys are energetic. Avesh Khan comes in for Amit Mishra. Rabada being the leader of the attack, and bowling that super over was fantastic. Sandeep Lamichhanne was amazing last time, bowling two powerplay overs for us as well”!!
19.32 IST: TOSS – Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer wins toss and opts to field against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali
19.25 IST: PITCH REPORT — “The pitch has been a good one. Sprinkling of live grass, which will assist some pace. There is a disparity in the boundary sizes – and that’ll work in the favour of Chris Gayle. They’ve got to bowl short at him. The Capitals have Rabada, one of the quickest – they have to make Gayle hit Rabada into the bigger side and into the wind. Mix of the short one and the yorker. Don’t let Gayle stay there for 15-16 overs.” – Ian Bishop keeps his focus on a few key players
19.20 IST: Another sporting deck. It’ll be a hard, grassy surface again but you cannot keep the tiring Mohali square from popping its neck out. It gripped and spun in the last game but wasn’t a detriment to run-making.
19.10 IST: Both Punjab and Delhi are coming off wins too, albeit different kinds of wins. the hosts could have botched up, the visitors nearly did.
19.00 IST: Hello and a very warm welcome to our live cricket blog of match 13 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals from Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
Brief Preview: With Kagiso Rabada’s yorker being the talk of the town, it will be interesting to see how the Delhi Capitals pacer counters the hard-hitting Kings XI Punjab batsmen when the two teams clash in an IPL match on Monday. Rabada helped the Capitals defend the lowest total (10) in a Super Over in IPL history after the scores were tied at 185 in the allotted 20 overs each. Focus will now be on how the South African paceman would fare against the likes of Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and David Miller.
Both sides are riding high on confidence having won their respective matches on Saturday. In fact, both the teams’ opening batsmen were the architect of their victory. While Delhi’s Prithvi Shaw (55-ball 99) almost took the team home against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rahul (57-ball 71) finished the job for Punjab against Mumbai Indians. Playing on home turf, Rahul, who had failed in his first two matches, played a controlled innings while Gayle (40) and Mayank Agarwal (43) also chipped in with crucial runs to help Punjab comfortably chase down the 177-run target, set by Mumbai. Gayle was his usual self and batted in the manner only he can as 36 of his 40-run knock came in boundaries and sixes. (READ FULL PREVIEW – MATCH 13)
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agrawal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and David Miller, Sam Curran, Varun Chakaravarthy, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mandeep Singh, Simran Singh.
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (C), Colin Munro, Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Colin Ingram, Manjot Kalra, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Rishabh Pant, Ankush Bains, Sandeep Lamichhane, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Trent Boult, Amit Mishra, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Nathu Singh and Bandaru Ayyappa.