KXIP vs DC Highlights: Pooran fifty fires Kings XI Punjab to win over Delhi Capitals

DC vs KXIP, Indian Premier League 2020 Match 38 Updates: Nicholas Pooran's quickfire fifty lead Punjab to a five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals.


Nicholas Pooran's fifty puts Punjab in control of the chase against Delhi Capitals.   -  BCCI/IPL

Welcome to Sportstar's blog of the IPL game between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals in Dubai.


KXIP innings

Sams to bowl his final over. Neesham's wild hack gets a thick edge behind to third man for a single. Hooda drives to deep cover for a single. Neesham clips it to the fine leg for a single. Dot ball. DROPPED! Is that the game? Hooda slices it high to the offside and Stoinis calls for it but drops it running behind. Neesham gets one in his arc and he smacks it over the deep midwicket for a six! That's the game. No last over finish this time for Punjab! Coach Anil Kumble enjoys that. Punjab has now beaten RCB (3), Mumbai (2), Delhi (1) -- three of the top three teams.

Axar to bowl the 18h. Single from the first ball by Hooda. Two dot balls to Neesham. Brings out the sweep to get off strike. Short ball and Hooda moves quickly to the bakc foot and places it high into the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on for a four. KXIP 157/5 after 18 Overs

Ashwin comes on for his final over. Hooda gets off strike after two dot balls. Neesham off the mark with a single. Hooda dances down the track and plays all around a leg spinner but Pant fails to collect the ball. Ashwin is unimpressed. Hooda and Neesham complete a bye. KXIP 151/5 after 17 Overs

17 to win from 24 balls

Maxwell and Pooran easily doing it in singles here. Rabada on for his final over.  Short ball and Maxwell pulls it over the the leg side for a four. Oh, Maxwell. He gets a thick leading edge going for the big one. It's high into the skies of Dubai and Pant gathers under it to take an excellent catch. Neesham is the new man in. KXIP 148/5 after 16 Overs

Axar Patel comes on. Three singles off the first five balls. Maxwell ends the over with a single. KXIP 141/4 after 15 Overs

Second time out taken. Required rate under 4 now.

Sams on for his third. The field is up and Maxwell and Hooda knocking it around for singles. Full and wide, Maxwell drives it past the mid-off fielder for a four. KXIP 137/4 after 14 Overs

DC needs wickets and Rabada comes on for his third. Wide and Pooran gets a thick edge past Pant for a four. Fifty off 27 balls for Pooran! He is gone next ball. Short ball and Pooran, would you believe it, looks to let it go behind, but ends up gloving it to Pant. Hooda is the new man in. Rabada goes short and Maxwell rocks to the offside and pulls it fine for a four. KXIP 130/4 after 13 Overs

Ashwin on for his third. No room offered by Ashwin to free the arms but Pooran and Maxwell and quick between the wickets. They run quick singles and twos and manage to score 8 from the over. KXIP 120/3 after 12 Overs

Required rate is under 6... Pooran is making a mockery of this chase. Delhi needs to remove him to ahve a crack at Punjab's vulnerable middle order.

Axar back for Delhi. Pooran knows only one way to play. Rocks back and launches him way into the empty stands for another six! Follows it up with a single to the offside. Five singles off the over to add to the monster six. 11 off it. KXIP 112/3 after 11 Overs

Stoinis is into the attack and Maxwell gets off strike with a single. Stoinis pitches it up and Pooran drills it between cover and mid off for four! Short ball on length and Pooran pulls it way over long on for a six! Brutal from Pooran! Shocker. Pooran nudges it for a single. He is on 36 off 18 balls. KXIP 101/3 after 10 Overs

First time out of the innings. The required rate is just above 7.

Pooran now has the most number of sixes (20) in the IPL.

Deshpande back on after his expensive first. But he has no respite. Short ball to Pooran and he swivels and pulls it behind for a six! Superb comeback from Deshpande, gets an inside edge off Pooran and wrong foots Pant. The ball flies behind for a four. Short ball again and Pooran pulls it to the deep midwicket for a four. 15 runs from the over. KXIP 87/3 after 9 Overs

Short and wide and Pooran rocks back to cut it behind square for a four. Misfield from Rabada at short third man gives Maxwell to complete three. Another mix-up in the middle as Pooran is stopped in his tracks after nudging it to the off-side. Dhawan's throw is wide and Pant has to reach out but misses the stumps on the flick. Reprieve for Pooran. KXIP 72/3 after 8 Overs

Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman. Rabada on for his second over. KXIP desperately needs him to fire today. KXIP 62/3 after 7 Overs

Ashwin is driven down the ground for a couple of runs by Gayle. WICKET! Ashwin gets his man! Gayle looks to go down town but plays all over it and loses his stumps! Ashwin loves that and goes on a celebratory run. Nicholas Pooran in at No. 4 and he dispatches a full delivery for a four. Poor stuff! Mayank is run out. Pooran with a defensive stroke to the offside and set off for a quick single but Mayank isn't interested before taking off for a suicidal run. Ashwin picks it up and throws it to the keeper to catch Mayank short. KXIP 57/3 after 6 Overs

Tushar Deshpande into the attack and he is cut to the offside boundary by Gayle. He drags it down to his hips and Gayle tucks it past the short fine leg fielder for a four. Short of a length on his hips and Gayle pulls it over the deep mid-wicket for a six! Another four over the offside fielders. A huge six over the long on boundary for the second six of the over. He bowls a wide going for a yorker. A single to end the over -- 26 runs from it. DC 50/1 after 5 Overs

Sams comes on for his second. 144 kmph short ball and Mayank mistimes the pull but thankfully for him the ball lands safe. Gayle nudges it to the offside and makes a heavy dash for a single. A single to end the over from Mayank. DC 24/1 after 4 overs

Spin introduced in the form of Axar and Rahul welcomes him by piercing a wide delivery between point and short third man for a four. WICKET! He dances down the track and looks to lift it over the mid on fielder but his bat turns in his hand and ends up mistiming it to the mid on fielder. Chris Gayle in at No. 3 and is off the mark with a single. KXIP 19/1 after 3 Overs

Rahul nudges Rabada's first ball to the mid wicket fielder and races for a single.  A 146 kmph short ball and Mayank manages to get bat onto it and gets off the mark. Five off the over. KXIP 13/0 after 2 Overs

Starts with two dot balls before the umpire signals a no-ball for knocking off the bail on the follow through. Rahul launches a full delivery high over his head for a six! 100th IPL six for Rahul. He ends the over with a dot ball to Mayank. KXIP 8/0 after 1 Over

The best opening pair of the tournament to start against the IPL debutant, Daniel Sams. Left-arm pacer to open the proceedings with the ball for DC.

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal out to open the innings. Stoinis leads the talk in the DC huddle, before Shreyas iyer has the final word.

DC innings

Brilliant bowling effort from Kings XI conceding just 61 runs from the final 7 overs. The bowlers managed to strangle the rest of Delhi's batters with only Dhawan managing to find momentum. Dhawan finishes unbeaten on 106 off 61 balls.

Shami to bowl the final over. Dhawan plays a sweep shot to the leg side for a couple. Yorker length and Dhawan can dig it out only for a single. Yorker again and Hetmyer scores a single to the mid off fielder. Mayank goes for the direct hit to run Hetmyer out and misses the stumps and that allows DC to complete a double. Shami finishes the innings off by rattling the stumps off Htemyer with a 139 kmph yorker. DC 164/5 after 20 Overs

Arshdeep to bowl the penultimate over. Dhawan moves to 99 with a quick taken double. He reaches his second successive hundred! He becomes the first batsman in the 13-year history of the competition to achieve the feat of successive hundreds. He gets there off just 57 balls! Hetmyer gets a good connection to the full delivery and launches it straight for a six! DC 157/4 after 19 Overs

Shami comes on for his third. Shami straight away in the blockhole for Dhawan, who could only manage to dig it out for a single. WICKET! Stoinis gets a leading edge looking to smack a full toss and Mayank completes a simple catch at mid on. Hetmyer is the new batsman. Shami moves away from his yorker length and Dhawan slashes it behind the point fielder for a four. DC 145/4 after 18 Overs

Dhawan brings out the slog sweep again and he deposits Ashwin over the deep square leg fielder for a six! Dhawan moves into the 90s. He is batting on 92 off 51 balls. Stoinis is happy giving the strike to his senior partner. DC 139/3 after 17 Overs

Another four off the bat of Dhawan. He lofts a full delivery into the same leg side region for a boundary. He moves to 80. Stoinis gets a single to get Dhawan back on strike. Dhawan mistimes it in the air for once but the ball finds no Kings XI fielder! Stoinis gets a thick inside edge and hits the leg off Rahul. No way he could have caught that. DC 126/3 after 16 Overs

Ashwin returns for his second spell. Dhawan gets off strike with a sweep. There is no stopping Dhawan at the moment. He slog sweeps Ashwin between long on and deep mid wicket for a four. Stoinis looks to go inside out and fails to get bat on ball. Ends the over with a double. DC 117/3 after 15 Overs

Maxwell on for his 4th. Pant holes out to the long on fielder, dances down the tracks to put it over the boundary but doesn't get the desired connection. Agarwal completes the easiest of catches. Stoinis is the new man in. Just five runs and a wicket from Maxwell's 4th. DC 108/3 after 14 Overs

Second time out taken. Dhawan batting on 66 off 37 balls.

Loud lbw appeal from Bishnoi as Dhawan misses the ball on the pull. But the ball pitches outside leg. 5000 runs in IPL for Dhawan and he reaches the mark with a six! Half volley length and Dhawan sweeps it square for a maximum.  Pant struggling to get a move along here. He is batting on 13 off 18 balls. DC 103/2 after 13 overs

Both the left-hand batsmen look to advance down the crease but Maxwell fires it into their pads. Four singles to start the over. Maxwell quickly gets across the pitch to stop another single and ends the over with another dot ball. Four runs from the over.  DC 94/2 after 12 Overs

Pant welcomes Ravi Bishnoi with a back foot cut shot past the covers for a four. After two successive dot balls, Bishnoi goes short and wide again, which allows Pant to get off strike. Couple of singles to end the over. DC 90/2 after 11 Overs

Maxwell on for his second. Maxwell looks to fire it into the legs of Dhawan, but he is quick with his hands and nudges it fine for a four. Five singles in the over and nine runs come off it. DC 83/2 after 10 Overs

Full toss from Ashwin and Dhawan slaps it square on the sweep for a four. Single from Dhawan and he reaches his fifty. He is in supreme form - his fourth successive score of fifty or more. WICKET! Ashwin drifts on to the leg and luckily for him Iyer manages to get a thick edge on to the gloves of Rahul, who judges it well to take the catch. 48-run stand comes to an end. Rishabh Pant is in at No. 4. DC 74/2 after 9 overs

Another bowling change: Neesham on for his second. Neesham with a leg-cutter which draws the outside edge of Iyer but falls short of Rahul. Neesham drags it to the leg side, and Dhawan nudges it fine for a boundary. A single to end the over. DC 68/1 after 8 Overs

Murugan Ashwin comes on for his first. No room to free their arms, Dhawan and Iyer nudge it into vacant areas for singles. Dhawan makes room to loft it over the cover region for a single of the fifth ball. Iyer ends the over with another single. 5 runs from the over. DC 58/1 after 7 Overs

Umpire signals time out.

Iyer gets off strike by dabbing it on to the pitch. Dhawan is in prime form at the moment. Arshdeep goes short and Dhawan pulls it behind square for a four. Short and wide, and Dhawan slashes it between the point region for a four. Four singles to end the over. DC 53/1 after 6 Overs

Change of ends for Shami. He come around the wicket to Dhawan and offers room for the batsman to free his arms, gets a top edge over slips for a four. He brings the line into the batsman and gets an inside edge which narrowly misses the stumps. Shami looks to bring it into his stumps, and Dhawan has the line covered, goes inside out over the mid-off for a four. Shami goes over the wicket and Dhawan is waiting for a short ball, gets in position early and pulls it behind for another four. DC 44/1 after 5 Overs

Neesham to bowl the 4th. Neesham strikes 2nd ball. Shaw's poor run continues, departs for 7. He goes for the back of the hand leg-cutter length ball and Shaw looks to tonk this over the mid-off. He mistimes it and Maxwell completes a well-judged catch just outside the 30-yard circle.  Shreyas Iyer is the new man in. Iyer is off the mark with a lofted cover drive for a six! DC 32/1 after 4 Overs

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Arshdeep Singh replaces Maxwell. He starts with two dot balls to Shaw. He goes for a bouncer and Shaw's attempted pull shot catches his gloves and flies over the head of Rahul for a four. Another short ball, and Shaw connects with the bat but only finds the fielder at deep square leg. Dhawan dances down the track and lofts him over covers for a four. DC 25/0 after 3 Overs

Mohammed Shami from the other end. He starts with a wide. Shaw is on strike. Great over so far from Md. Shami. Another wide. Prithvi gets off the mark after a leading edge carries to third man. DC 16/0 after 3 Overs

Shaw and Dhawan to open the innings.  Maxwell to bowl the first over. FOUR! Dhawan gets a boundary thanks to a misfield from Nic Pooran. Six! He is in imperious form, is Dhawan. He has launched this over deep mid-wicket for six. 13 from the over. DC 13/0 after 1 Over.

Kartik Murali on the air says Nortje has an injury concern which forced him to miss this game.

So, Neesham is back in the Punjab XI. He made headlines recently for his 'war of words' with former India cricketer Aakash Chopra. In Sportstar Extra's T20 Time, Chopra explains how he dealt with the criticism that came his way.

What they said

Rahul: I would have wanted to bowl first. Mostly because we've done that in the last two games. The effort and character that the boys have shown in the nine games has been really great. We just did more of that in the last game and getting those two points was important. One change - Neesham comes in for Jordan.

Iyer: We'll bat first. We have had a lot of success doing that. Need to maximise our powerplay and get to a good total. We had a dramatic game in our last encounter against them (KXIP), and they are also coming off a game with two Super Overs. We need to stick to our routines and come out all guns blazing. Players are returning from injuries.

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant (w), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Daniel Sams

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Jimmy Neesham, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami

Delhi changes: Rishabh Pant, Daniel Sams, Shimron Hetmyer (INS); Anruch Nortje, Ajinkya Rahane, Alex Carey (OUTs)

TOSS: Shreyas Iyer wins the toss, Delhi elects to bat first.

Toss coming up...

Pitch report: "We had the MI-KXIP game at the adjacent surface two days back. This one looks a bit fresher and there is just a bit of grass to hold the surface together. Captains winning the toss would like to bowl first to make use of these conditions. A total in the range of 170 could be competitive," reckons Simon Doull.

Broadcast images seem to suggest all-rounder Daniel Sams might get a game today for DC. One of Kagiso Rabada or Anrich Nortje might get a well-deserved rest. Rishabh Pant might also make a return after missing the last three games for Delhi.


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