Match-Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils
Date-Sunday, April 08, 2018
Toss-Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opt to bowl
Venue-Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Kings XI Punjab Squad-L Rahul (wk), M Agarwal, K Nair, Y Singh, D Miller, MP Stoinis, A Patel, R Ashwin*, A Tye, M Sharma, M Ur Rahman.
Delhi Daredevils Squad-G Gambhir*, C Munro, R Pant (wk), S Iyer, C Morris, V Shankar, D Christian, R Tewatia, A Mishra, T Boult, M Shami.
Analysis of First Inning
Delhi Daredevils Batting-C Munro opens the inning for DD and faced the first ball of the match from Kings captain R Ashwin.Start of the DD was slow they are trying to build their innings but C Munro got out by Mujeeb scoring only 4 runs. Captain kept his nerve started playing a responsible inning and Gautam Gambhir scored crucial 55 runs in just 42 balls by hitting 5 fours and 1 six.Rishab Pant scored 28 quick runs in 13 balls his strike rate was 215.38.DD lack big partnership which stops them from scoring high in the match.At the end of the inning, DD was able to put only 166 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.
- Powerplay: 45 runs, 1 wicket
- Delhi Daredevils: 50 runs in 6.2 overs
- G Gambhir: 50 off 36 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
- Delhi Daredevils: 100 runs in 12.2 overs
- Delhi Daredevils: 150 runs in 18.6 overs
- Innings Break: Delhi Daredevils – 166/7 in 20 overs
Fall Of Wickets
C Munro (15th ball)
S Iyer (41th ball)
V Shankar (61st ball)
R Pant (80th ball)
G Gambhir (90th ball)
R Tewatia (93th ball)
D Christian (120th ball)
FOURS Ball Timeline-(20,21,27,34,53,64,73,77,79,83,118)
SIXES Ball Timeline-(22,38,74,101,114)
Kings XI Punjab Bowling-Kings have used 6 bowlers which include 3 spinners and 3 pacers.Spinners have bowled 11 overs given 86 runs taken 4 wickets.Dot ball percentage of the spinner is 24.24%.Pacer has conceded 78 runs after delivering 54 balls.Dot percentage of the pacer is 22.22%.R Ashwin bowled best economically among all the ballers of kings xi Punjab.
Analysis of Second Inning
Kings XI Punjab Batting-K L Rahul ultimate inning changed the game.Rahul made fastest IPL fifty in 14 balls previously it was Yusuf Pathan in 15 balls.His strike rate was 318.75 and scored 51 runs in only 16 balls.Karun Nair also contributed to the winning of kings scored 50 runs.Miller & Stoinis taken Kings XI to Successful run chase and won by 6 wickets.
- Powerplay: 73 runs, 2 wickets
- Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 2.5 overs
- KL Rahul: 50 off 14 balls (6 x fours, 4 x sixes)
- 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 17 balls (KL Rahul 51, Mayank Agarwal 1)
- Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 10.1 overs
- Karun Nair: 50 off 31 balls (5 x fours, 2 x sixes)
- Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 16.6 overs
Fall Of Wickets
Mayank Agarwal (20th ball)
K L Rahul (29th ball)
Yuvraj (56th ball)
Karun Nair (94th ball)
FOURS Ball Timeline-(5,6,10,13,16,17,22,31,34,51,52,53,61,67,101,112)
SIXES Ball Timeline-(4,9,14,15,19,38,92)
Delhi Daredevils Bowling-Mohit Sharma, playing only his second competitive match in more than six months, returned with figures of 2-33 from his four overs. The 29-year old was tidy in his first two overs – conceding only 11 runs while also picking up the wicket of Vijay Shankar.But he came in for some tap later on – conceding 23 runs when he bowled the 17th and 20th overs.
Man of the Match: KL Rahul 51(0,2,0,6,4,4,6,4,1,4,6,6,4,4,0 ,W)
Gambhir: “We got a decent total, but the first six overs took the game away from us. Credit to the bowlers to take it till the 19th over, I thought that was a tremendous effort. Once the ball got old, it was hard to clear the fence. 166 was a competitive total.”
Ashwin: “There is less pressure now. I had a bit of nerve going in for the toss. Feeling a bit relieved now. I had some elaborate plans going in the practice games. KL Rahul and the other guys helped me execute them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a left-arm spinner to a left-hander or a right-arm spinner for a right-hander. I think it’s just the perception that one has and I would like to think my best bowlers are the best bowlers and if they get hit, so be it, we will try and chase it down. That’s the thought process. I wanted a lot of guys to have a good hit and we batted well today.”