DC vs KXIP, IPL 2020 Highlights: Delhi Capitals trumps Mayank Agarwal magic in Super Over thriller

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Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in the Super Over after the match ended in a tie.   -  BCCI/IPL

What a finish: one befitting of the thrills and spills of the T20 format. Mayank Agarwal fought and fought and fought but fell short of taking his team home. Turned out, that was the window of opportunity the Delhi Capitals was looking for as it capitalised on it and dragged the game into a Super Over - the first of IPL 2020. In the end, it was an easy win for Shreyas Iyer and Co. but not before they were made to go through an entire gamut of emotions by KL Rahul's team, which will feel it let the game slip out of its grasp. A tough captaincy debut for KL but props to both sides for panning out a thriller so early in the season. That would be all from our side. Good night.

 

Shami with the ball. KL is having a memorable match on his captaincy debut. Being put to the sword his captaincy nous. Pant and Iyer coming out to bat for DC. Shami starts off with a dot. 3 off 5. Shami errs in line, wide given. 2 off 5.  Pant collects a brace and it's a comfortable win for DC in the Super Over!

Rahul and Pooran coming out to bat for Kings XI.  Rabada with the ball. Rahul collects a brace first ball. Rahul holes out next ball. Maxwell is in next. Rabada cleans up Pooran. Delhi Capitals needs three to win.

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Twenty20 cricket at its best. They don't call cricket the game of uncertainties for nothing. What a manic finish. The momentum swung both ways ... KXIP was down and out before Mayank Agarwal revived the chase with a brilliant knock. But he couldn't get them over the line and Stoinis, Delhi's hero with the bat, defended 13 off six balls, to take this game into a Super Over.

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SIX! Mayank, you genius. Stoinis bowls a slower ball and Mayank collects six. Stoinis gets the yorker right next ball, but Mayank will still get two! They need five off four. Four more! What a brilliant shot under pressure. Mayank has singlehandedly put KXIP on the brink of win. Stoinis bowls a short ball and gets away with it. A dot. 1 to win off 2. OUT! Can you believe it? Mayank has hit a full toss straight to Pooran at deep cover. 1 off 1. What a match! It's a tie!!! We have a Super Over. Can you believe it?  Jordan hits the last ball straight to Rabada!

Rabada to bowl the 19th. Starts with a inch-perfect yorker. Nothing Mayank can do about that. But he hits the next one straight down the ground for four. He follows it up with a brace - terrific running between the wickets by both batsmen. Four more to Mayank as Iyer drops a catch at the deep mid-wicket boundary. How expensive will that be? KXIP needs 13 off the last over. Mayank on strike.

Mohit Sharma is back into the attack. Mayank welcomes him with a six, also gets to his fifty! Brilliant innings so far. Mayank is turning it on at the Dubai International Stadium. He presents a straight bat to a slower ball and launches it over long-off for six.  17 from that over. Kings XI Punjab needs 25 runs in 12 balls. KXIP 133/6 after 18 Overs.

Anrich Nortje is back into the attack. Mayank greets him with a boundary. Now a slower ball from Nortje and Mayank carves it through the off side for four more. KXIP's hopes rest on Mayank's shoulders. Meanwhile, Ashwin has been spotted with a sling in the dressing room. 11 runs from that over. KXIP 116/6 after 17 Overs.

Kagiso Rabada is back into the attack. Gets a wicket first ball, well nearly! Mayank doesn't time this pull and the ball hangs in the air for a while, Shaw does all the hard work, gets to the ball but can't hang onto it! But doesn't matter because a ball later, he has Mayank's partner, Gowtham out caught behind. Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Delhi all over Punjab at the moment. Seven runs and a wicket from that over. KXIP 105/6 after 16 Overs. Kings XI Punjab need 53 runs in 24 balls.

Mohit Sharma is back into the attack. BOOM! Six runs to start the over - Gowtham picks the knuckle ball and slams it over long-on for six. Make that 10 off two. Gowtham rides the bounce ans scythes it in front of square for four. He steals a single next ball to get off strike. Just a single to end what was a good over for Punjab. 14 from it. KXIP 98/5 after 15 Overs.

Axar Patel to bowl out. He has been quite brilliant with the ball. Mayank and Gowtham taking singles off Axar, seeing off his last over. Gowtham and Agarwal can both play the big shots but they need to get a partnership going. Four runs off that over. Axar: 4-0-14-1. KXIP 84/5 after 14 Overs. Kings XI Punjab needs 74 runs in 36 balls.

Anrich Nortje is back into the attack. He cranks up the pace but can only watch in dismay as an overthrow costs him three runs off the first ball. Super shot from Mayank - cuts it to deep backward point for four. He collects four more with another well timed boundary through backward of point!  12 runs off the over. KXIP 80/5 after 13 Overs.

Axar continues. Meanwhile, Ravi Ashwin has gone off for a dislocated shoulder. But he has put Delhi in pole position with just one over. Back to live cricket, Axar bowls another economical over - just four from it. KXIP 68/5 after 12 Overs.

Krishnappa Gowtham, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Stoinis continues. SIX! Mayank clobbers this over deep mid-wicket for six. A 77-metre six and much-needed runs for Punjab. Nine runs from the over. KXIP 64/5 after 11 Overs.

Axar Patel strikes. Irresponsible shot fro Sarfaraz as he holes out. KXIP are now five down and staring down the barrel. Excellent bowling from Delhi. They've got this game by the scruff of the nexk. Just three runs and a wicket from that over. KXIP 55/5 after 10 Overs.

Marcus Stoinis, right-arm medium, comes into the attack. Time for the Aussie to impress with the ball. These two have to repair the damage now - time to keep the scoreboard ticking with ones and twos before going for the full monty. After conceding just five off the first five, Stoinis is taken for a boundary by Sarfaraz, who plays a nice looking cover drive. KXIP 52/4 after 9 Overs. TIME OUT!

Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack. Mayank and Sarfaraz collect three singles off that Axar over. Good start from the lanky spinner. KXIP in all sorts of tangles. From 30/0 to 43 for four. You do the math. KXIP 43/4 after 8 Overs.

Kagiso Rabada [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack. A slip in place for Maxi. By the way, Ashwin has dislocated his shoulder, trying to save a single off the last ball of his first over! Rahane in as a substitute. GONE! Maxwell holes out to Iyer off Rabada. Huge wicket. Sarfaraz Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Kings XI in the middle of a proper collapse. Edged and gone for four! Sarfaraz gets an outside edge that flies through where the first slip would've been and races to the fence. KXIP 40/4 after 7 Overs.

Ravichandran Ashwin is introduced into the attack and he gets a wicket with the very first ball he bowled. Karun Nair is out caught. Delhi right back in this match. Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes in at 4. Sunny G, on air, says he has been looking forward to watching Pooran in action. Ho, ho, ho! Sunny G will have to wait a little while as Ashwin cleans up Pooran with the arm ball. What a first over this. Glenn Maxwell is in next. Two runs and two wickets from that over! KXIP 35/3 after 6 Overs. Kings XI Punjab needs 123 runs in 84 balls

Mohit continues. KL helps the ball to third-man for a single. Mayank, too, glides it to third-man for a single. GONE! Mohit Sharma strikes gold: cleans up KL Rahul. Mohit shortened the length there and the inside edge off KL's bat crashed into the stumps. Karun Nair is in at 3. Five runs and a wicket from the over. KXIP 33/1 after 5 Overs.

A change of end for Nortje as he comes into the attack. Rahul plays a delightful cut shot for four. Nortje responds by bowling an absolute peach. That missed everything. Unplayable. KL goes for a drive next ball, but the outside edge races away to the third-man fence where some sloppy work from Rabada means KL will collect four more. He takes a single next ball and gets off strike. Nine from the over. KXIP 28/0 after 4 Overs.

Kagiso Rabada, right-arm fast, comes into the attack. Rabada starts off with a wide. Poor start. Agarwal works the next one off his hips.... leg bye given.. and gets off strike. Now a single for Rahul. Rahul and Agarwal taking the quick ones and twos ... good understanding between the two Karnataka batters. Good start from Rabada. Four from it. KXIP 18/0 after 3 Overs.

Mohit Sharma, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. Just a slip for KL, who collects a brace through cover. Mohit oversteps and Rahul gets the license next ball to plant his front leg across to smash it over the mid wicket boundary for a six! Mohit makes a good comeback to see off the over with 3 successive dot balls. KXIP 14/0 after 2 Overs.

Anrich Nortje with the new ball. KL and Mayank to start the run chase. KL to take strike. A slip in place for KL. KL gets off the mark with a brisk single. Nortje errs in line - drifts onto Mayank's pads and the ball runs away for 4leg-byes. The Protean fast bowler is working up some real pace here. A dot to end the over. KXIP 5/0 after 1 Over.

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A brilliant hand from Stoinis sees Delhi finish on 157/8. They were struggling till the very end before the Aussie all-rounder turned it on in style - seven fours and three sixes to give his side a fighting chance. Punjab needs 158 to win.

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Jordan to finish things off. SIX! Stoinis plays a spectacular shot for six. Jordan bowls a wide next ball. Now luck favouring Delhi and Stoinis as a thick outside edge flies away to the third-man fence for four. He follows it up with another four - this time to fine-leg. What a brilliant fightback this from Stoinis. Four more - carnage in the final over as Stoinis continues to find the gaps. 19 off the over so far. He gets to his fifty in style- with a maximum. 90 metres. What a wonderful half-century from the Aussie superstar! He is run out off the last ball, trying to steal a two. Drama as Jordan has overstepped... but Stoinis has to leave. One ball still to go. Nortje collects a three off the last ball. Delhi finishes on 157/8. 30 runs off that final Jordan over.

Cottrell to bowl out. Stoinis greets him with a boundary first ball. He follows it up with yet another boundary. A useful cameo from Stoinis. Cottrell feeling the pressure as he concedes an extra next ball - wide given. Four more for Stoinis. He is turning it on, is the Aussie. Already 13 from it in the end. Good comeback from Cottrell. Finishes off with a wicket of Ashwin. 14 runs and a wicket off it. DC 127/7 after 19 Overs.

SIX! Length ball from Jordan and Stoinis hammers this over long-on for six. He backs up his six with a four next ball. Some much-needed runs for Delhi these. Stoinis follows it up with a single next ball.  Expensive over that for Punjab. 13 from it. DC 113/6 after 18 Overs.

GONE! Cottrell returns into the attack and picks a wicket first ball! Axar is caught behind. Delhi in shambles.  Umpires checking for the catch if it was clean... clean take and Axar is a goner. Ravi Ashwin at the crease. He gets off the mark with a single.  Four singles from that Cottrell over. The 100 comes up for Delhi. DC 100/6 after 17 Overs.

Last 5 overs: 44 runs, 2 wkts. KXIP calling all the shots at the moement. Can Stoinis turn it on in the death overs? Bishnoi into his final over. A slip for Axar. He takes a single and gives the strike to Stoinis. Runs have dried up for Delhi. The batsmen trying to break free but are just not able to. "They aren't picking Bishnoi," says Sunny G on air. That's a great compliment coming from the great man. A googly to end the over. A dot ball to end his spell: 4-0-22-1. DC 96/5 after 16 Overs.

Marcus Stoinis is in next. Mohammed Shami [3.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack. Starts by conceding a wide but makes up for it by getting Iyer out next ball. Two set batsmen - Iyer and Pant - gone in quick succession as Delhi sinks further. Shami, you beauty. Axar Patel, left handed bat, comes to the crease. Seven runs from that over. What a spell of fast bowling this has been from Shami: 4-0-15-3. DC 93/5 after 15 Overs.

Bishnoi continues. Pant and Iyer happy to settle for ones and twos against the young leggie. Iyer goes searching for a big one, settles for a single. Beautiful shot from Pant.. swings one to long-on for four. GONE! Bishnoi strikes back. Pant tries to go for the big one, is clean bowled instead. Maiden IPL wicket for Bishnoi. Seven runs off the over. DC 86/4 after 14 Overs.

Gowtham to bowl out. The big hits are proving hard to come by. In the meantime, the 50-run stand is up between Iyer and Pant. WHOA! Iyer belts out another beauty - launches a maximum over long-off for six. Make that two in two. This time over long-on. Massive strikes. A single to end the over. Good one for Delhi. 15 off it. DC 79/3 after 13 Overs.

Bishnoi continues. Pant looking to go big, the ball takes the outside edge and races away to the third-man fence for four. Pant, now, trying to play the reverse sweep - no connection. A dot ball. Pant takes a single next ball. Bishnoi is keeping Iyer and Pant down to ones and twos at the moment. Well bowled, Bishnoi. Two overs for 12. DC 64/3 after 12 Overs.

Gowtham into his third. Pant gets a single to sweeper cover. Iyer works the next ball to backward square leg for a couple. He follows it up with yet another brace. A dot and a couple of singles to end the over. Seven from it. DC 56/3 after 11 Overs.

 

Debutant Ravi Bishnoi comes into the attack. An U-19 World Cup star. What can he do tonight? Pant will take strike. Wayward start as he bowls a wide first ball. The leggie angling the ball away from Pant on a couple of occasions... the southpaw finally gets a single as Bishnoi drops one short. Some hesitation but Iyer hares towards the other end for a single. No damage done. A single to end the over. Good start for Bishnoi - Four from it. DC 49/3 after 10 Overs.

Gowtham continues. Pant gets a boundary - sweeps one to backward square leg for four. Takes a single next ball and gets off strike. Iyer goes ballistic - eyes on the ball and swings this one away for a 99 metre six over long-on. Huge hit. That was too full from Gowtham and pays the price. They need a new ball! Good over for DC. 13 off it. DC 45/3 after 9 Overs. The partnership between Iyer and Pant is worth 32 off 30.TIME OUT time. 

Jordan is back after a one-over spell. Iyer flicks one towards mid-wicket where a misfield allows him to steal a single. Jordan errs in line next ball - wide given. The Englishman follows it up with a slower ball - rolling his fingers, bowling an off-spinner and Pant has a slash and misses.  Some brilliant fielding from Karun Nair behind point denies Iyer a single this time. Pressure is mounting on Delhi and these two. Five off the over. DC 32/3 after 8 Overs.

Krishnappa Gowtham, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. What will Iyer and Pant's strategy be? The outfields at both venues are massive, so both batsmen can't just play the big shots willy-nilly - need to pick their battles here. Four singles from Gowtham's opening over. DC 27/3 after 7 Overs.

Shami into his third. He is in the middle of a fiery spell. KL decides to give him an extra cover. Shreyas Iyer gets a single down to third-man. Another excellent over from Shami so far. Just two singles off it... Make that four dots and a brace of ones. Terrific opening burst from the Indian pace spearhead. The Powerplay honours go to Kings XI Punjab. DC 23/3 after 6 Overs.

Chris Jordan has been introduced into the attack. Rishabh Pant is in next. Some repair work to be done by Iyer and Pant. Some sloppy work from K Gowtham allows Iyer to run a three. SHOT! Pant gets off the mark - Jordan gives width outside off-stump, and Pant plays a cracking square cut for four.  A slip in place for Pant. Eight runs from that over. DC 21/3 after 5 Overs.

Shami continues. Hetmyer has a wild swing first ball. He needs to bide his time, does Hetmyer. There's a slip waiting to pouch an outside edge. Hetmyer gets a single down to third-man.  Sami will enjoy bowling on this wicket - he needs to hit the deck hard to make things happen .... and he has done it again - poor shot from Shaw as he holes out to Jordan. Terrible shot selection from Shaw. Shreyas Iyer, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Meanwhile, Hetmyer swivels a pull over square leg for four. The rare bad ball from Shami gets punished. GONE! Shami gets his revenge - gets Hetmyer out a ball later. What a start. Five runs and two wickets. DC 13/3 after 4 Overs.

Cottrell to continue. A slip for Hetmyer. Terrific opportunity for Hetmyer who has been promoted to No.3. Meanwhile, the left-arm seamer from Jamaica has been spot on so far - five dots. Hetmyer retains strike with a single off the last ball. Just one run off it. DC 8/1 after 3 Overs.

Mohammed Shami to share the new ball duty. A slip in place for Shaw, who steers it to backward point. No run. Shami bowls a peach next up... short of a length and the ball jags back in, wild swing and Shaw misses. We are already seeing some inconsistent pace and bounce. Harakiri. Dhawan is run out and Shaw has sold his senior teammate down the river. Complete breakdown in communication. Disastrous start for Delhi. Shimron Hetmyer is in at 3. Loud appeal for caught behind. Not given. KXIP don't review and rightly so - day light between bat and ball. Dropped. Jesus, what drama. Hetmyer is dropped next ball. K. Gowtham the culprit on that occasion. Two runs and a wicket. DC 7/1 after 2 Overs.

Out come the umpires. Rahul leading his troops to the middle. Shaw and Dhawan to open the innings. We are all set for Match 2. Cottrell to open the bowling. Shaw takes strike.  Whoa. What a start - Drama first up as Cottrell bowls a full toss, nearly a beamer. Follows it up with two back-to-back dots. Shaw going for a booming drive... the ball takes the outside edge and races away to the third-man fence. Cottrell ends the ball with a dot. Five off the first over. DC 5/0 after 1 Over.

TOSS UPDATE: KL Rahul has won the toss and Punjab will bowl.

 

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gowtham, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Mohit Sharma

KL Rahul: "We will bowl first. Fresh wicket, don't really know what to expect. I'm confident and so is the entire team, great opportunity to go out and play some cricket. Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan and Sheldon Cottrell are our four overseas players."

Shreyas Iyer: "We would have bowled first as well. I have learnt to take some responsibility, with the likes of Ponting and Ganguly, it makes my task a bit easier. We have plenty of options and it was difficult settling for the best XI. Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis and Anrich Nortje are four overseas players

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 players need to be tactical. The average first innings total is 167 and the captain winning the toss would like to chase first," say Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen about the Dubai wicket.

BUILD-UP

The Lions are on their way to the venue. Kings XI Punjab have a new captain in KL Rahul. In Glenn Maxwell, they have an in-form overseas all-rounder, not to forget the marauding Chris Gayle, who is in a jovial mood by the looks of it! Will Gayle Storm strike Dubai tonight?

 

The Delhi contingent is en route to the Dubai Stadium for its IPL 2020 opener. A new coach in Ricky Ponting, some fresh recruits including off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin - can the Capitals turn it around this season?

 

Delhi Capitals will take on Kings XI Punjab in match two of the 2020 Indian Premier League at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Here's the match preview - READ

Despite steady starts in each campaign, Kings XI Punjab has failed to make it to the final stages. The 2020 season offers a chance for a new beginning. - TEAM PREVIEW

For Delhi Capitals' head coach Ricky Ponting, the challenge is to extract potential performances from the players who form a complete winning package on paper. - TEAM PREVIEW

Ricky Ponting says he expects his team to excel this season but wouldn't add undue pressure on individuals to perform - READ

KXIP head coach Anil Kumble backed K. L. Rahul to keep well in the IPL, while he was also impressed with India pacer Mohammed Shami at the nets in Dubai - READ

Gary Kirsten believes the current edition of the IPL, which started in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, could be the most open one ever - READ

What does Delhi Capitals' strongest XI look like? READ

What does Kings XI Punjab's strongest XI look like? READ

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

Punjab and Delhi have faced each other 24 times in the IPL with Punjab winning 14 encounters and Delhi 10. In the last five matches, Punjab has had the upper hand over Delhi, losing to the latter just once.

SQUADS: 

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Daniel Sams, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Keemo Paul, Mohit Sharma, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, R Ashwin, Marcus Stoinis, Anrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant, Alex Carey, Shimron Hetmyer, Tushar Deshpande.

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (Captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Sheldon Cottrell, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, M Ashwin, J Suchith, Harpreet Brar, Darshan Nalkande, Glenn Maxwell, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Deepak Hooda, Tajinder Singh Dhillon, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the IPL 2020 match between the Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Capitals in Dubai.

The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports network in India on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 1 Hindi. It will be live streamed on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+Hotstar.