Match No. 2 in IPL 2020 is played between Delhi Capitals(DC) and Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Match: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Toss Details: Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI):
Lokesh Rahul(c), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran(w), 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
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Shreyas Iyer – We would have bowled first as well. I have learned to take some responsibility, with the likes of Ponting and Ganguly, it makes my task a bit easier. Looking forward to a great season – We have plenty of options and it was difficult settling for the best XI – Hetmyer, Rabada, Stoinis, and Nortje make our four overseas players.
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. Staying indoors was difficult, but it also gave us time to think about our strategy, Maxwell, Pooran, Jordan, and Cottrell are our four overseas players.
IPL 2020: DC vs KXIP
Delhi Capitals Batting
Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw is on strike. Cottrell will open the attack for Kings XI Punjab.
Cottrell starts the attack. Almost a beamer to start his IPL career. Prithvi Shaw kick starts the innings with a boundary in the fourth ball. Delhi Capitals scored 5 runs with no loss.
Mohammed Shami comes into the attack. With a misunderstanding from the strikes, Delhi Capitals lose their first captain by a runout. A poor dismissal for the Capitals and Dhawan walks back for a duck.
Shimron Hetmyer gets in the ground to join hands with Prithvi Shaw. Shami ends the over while Delhi Capitals scored 7 runs for a wicket loss.
Cottrell backs in the attack. After a five dot balls from Cottrell the over has been ended with scoring a single run of the over. DC scored 8 runs for 1 wicket loss.
Shami backs in attack to bowl the fourth over. Prithvi Shaw with a poor batting loses his wicket for just 5 runs. Shreyas Iyer gets in batting to joins in hand with Shimron Hetmyer. Shami hit back with another wicket by dismissing Shimron Hetmye for 7 runs. Delhi capitals scored 13 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Jordan comes into the attack. Shreyas Iyer hit the 3rd ball of the over towards Gowtham, with a sloppy fielding he gave extra runs. Delhi Capitals scored 21 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Shami gets back in attack to end the power play. After uprooting two dangerous batsmen in his previous over bowled to Shreyas in a perfect line. Shreyas and Pant struggle to score runs. The terrific over comes to an end as Delhi Capitals scored 23 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Krishnappa Gowtham, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Delhi Capitals(DC) still struggles to reach 50 runs in total. DC expects a lot from Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer. At the end of the over DC scored 27 for 3 wickets.
Chris Jordan comes in the attack. Pant struggles to face Jordan’s delivery. At the end of the over Delhi Capitals scored 32 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Krishnappa Gowtham back in attack. Pant with an impressive shot moves that first ball towards the boundary. The much-needed strike for Delhi Capitals. Shreyas Iyer banged the 4th ball towards a 99 meter six.
Pant and Iyer remain calm and start to build the much-needed partnership for Delhi Capitals. DC scored 45 runs for 3 wickets.
Ravi Bishnoi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. Start off with a WIDE delivery and pulled back to bowl the perfect line balls. DC scored 49 runs for 3 wicket loss. Still, struggles to score 50 runs.
Gowtham backs in the attack. The left and right-hand batsman combination start to set in favor of DC. The young batsmen start to show off with some impressive shots and move DC to 56 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Ravi Bishnoi backs in the attack. The googly spinning away across the left-hander outside off which rush to a boundary of the first ball of the over. DC is in pressure to make some big shots to secure a decent run.
Pant and Iyer bring up the 50 run partnership off 50 balls. The much a needed partnership for DC but DC still expects a lot from these young players. Delhi Capitals scored 64 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Gowtham backs in the attack. Shreyas Iyer starts to hit the ball hard. Iyer hits a back to back six in the over and ends the over where DC scored 79 runs for 3 wicket loss.
Ravi Bishnoi backs in the attack. These young players start to hit massive shots the much needed by the DC at this stage. The projected score drops to 120 runs at this stage. Pant loses his wicket after hitting powerless Six. DC scored 86 runs for 4 wicket loss.
Shami backs in the attack. Shami dismissed the important wicket of DC by dismissing Shreyas Iyer for 39 runs. Axar Patel, the left-handed bat, comes to the crease. With two new batsmen at the crease, DC again start to face the difficult times.
At the end of the over DC scored 93 runs for 5 wicket loss.
Ravi Bishnoi back in the attack. The Dc batsmen struggle to make big shots the much needed at the time for DC. At the end of the over DC scored 96 runs for 5 wicket loss.
Jordan backs in the attack. Jordan dismissed Axar on the first ball of the over and sent to the pavilion for just 6 runs. Ashwin joins hands with Marcus Stoinis.
Finally, DC scored 100 runs at the end of the over for 6 wicket loss.
Jordan backs in the attack. A 92-meter six hit from Stoinis followed by a boundary. KXIP can’t belive the shot from Stoinis. DC scored 113 runs for 6 wicket loss.
Sheldon Cottrell comes to the attack. Where Stoinis strikes a back to back boundaries of the over followed by a wide delivery. With an another boundary followed by Stoinis, Delhi Capitals lost Ashwin’s wicket and scored 127 runs for 6 wicket loss.
Jordan backs in attack. Stoinis strikes the very first delivery to six. With a triple boundary in back to back balls after which Stoinis reached his half century with a 90 meter six. A no ball at the last ball where Stoinis lose his wicket for 53 runs off 21 balls.
The new batsman Nortje scored 3 runs which boosted DC to score 157 runs for 8 wicket loss.
Kings XI Punjab Batting
With a target of 158 to chase down Kings XI Punjab walks to crease.
Kagiso Rabada wickets split in IPL
Overs 1-6: 6 (ER 8.32)
Overs 7-15: 4 (ER 4.55)
Overs 16-20: 21 (ER 9.00)
Nortje backs in the attack. With a steady start from KXIP players, the partnership starts to build as expected. With a couple of quality boundaries from KL Rahul KXIP scored 28 runs for no loss.
Mohit Sharma backs in the attack. With an excellent outstanding delivery, Mohit uproots KL Rahul for 21 runs. The much-expected player fails to show off in his first game of the tournament.
Karun Nayar gets in the crease to join hands with Mayank and finish the over where KXIP scored 33 runs for 1 wicket loss.
Ashwin gets in to complete the power play. Karun Nayar loses his wicket in the very first ball of the over. The ball gets bounced and hit the edge of the bat and gets high in the air as Prithvi Shaw took the catch.
Nicholas Pooran gets in the ground. Ashwin again proves his worth by dismissing Pooran for a duck. Ashwin took a couple of wickets in his first over which boosts DC. Maxwell gets in pitch to join hands with Mayank.
Ashwin seems to get injured while trying to stop the ball in order to avoid the single. An unnecessary dive from Ashwin which cost him a lot.
KXIP scored 35 runs for 3 wicket loss.
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Rabada backs in the attack. Maxwell gets dismissed while making an unnecessary shot. KXIP fans disappointed after the well-expected maxwell failed to shoe off. Sarfaraz Khan finished the over with a four as KXIP scored 40 runs for 4 wicket loss.
Stoinis gets in the attack. With a boundary from Sarfaraz Khan KXIP scored 52 runs for 4 wicket loss. KXIP is in pressure to make a partnership that could make the match-winning score.
Axar gets back in attack. The settled partnership has been broken by Axar after he dismissed Sarfaraz Khan for 12 runs. At the end of the over KXIP scored 55 runs for 5 wicket loss. Though Delhi Capitals seems sloppy at the beginning, the bowlers changed the game flow.
Stoinis back in the attack. With a massive blow, six from Agarwal KXIP scored 64 runs for 5 wicket loss. KXIP batsmen are in pressure to make some big shots to chase down the target.
Axar gets back in attack. A good over from Axar as he gave only 4 runs. KXIP scored 68 runs for 5 wicket loss.
Nortje gets in the attack. 3 runs in the first ball as no one back ups the overthrow, a miss understanding from DC players. With a single in the last ball, KXIP scored 80 runs for 5 wicket loss.
Kings XI Punjab needed 78 runs from 42 balls to win their first match.
Axar gets in the attack. As expected by Delhi Capitals Axar restrict KXIP players from having some big shots. Where KXIP scored 84 runs for 5 wicket loss.
Mohit Sharma gets in the attack. After a discussion between batsmen, Gowtham starts to hit the ball aggressively. Gowtham makes a six and a boundary of the first two balls of the over.
With singles in the remaining ball, KXIP scored 98 runs for 5 wicket loss.
Kings XI Punjab needs to score 60 runs from 30 balls.
Rabada gets in the attack. A catch drop for Agarwal of the first ball of the over by Prithvi Shaw. Gowtham lost his wicket off the second ball for 20 runs. A huge blow for well settled Delhi Capitals.
Jordan gets in the crease to join hands with well-settled Mayank Agarwal. KXIP scored 105 runs for 6 wicket loss with a couple of runs at the last ball.
Kings XI Punjab needs to score 53 runs from 24 balls.
Nortje backs in the attack. A good start from the Agarwal as he strikes the first ball of the over to a boundary. The match will be alive as long as Agarwal is in the strike.
As expected Mayank Agarwal makes a stunning shot that reached the boundary line and adds up runs to the team total. KXIP scored 116 runs for 6 wicket loss.
Kings XI Punjab need 42 runs in 18 balls
Mayank Agarwal gets in the attack. With a couple of valuable six from Agarwal, the target seems to get closer in favor of KXIP. Those impressive shots move Agarwal towards half-century. The KXIP batsmen show up the quality cricket as KXIP scored 133 runs for 6 wicket loss.
Kings XI Punjab need 25 runs in 12 balls
Rabada backs in the attack to bowl his last over. A huge blow from Agarwal of the first ball where Rabada missed his bowling line. The wind turns in favor for KXIP after the Delhi Capitals skipper drops the catch of Mayank Agarwal which even leads to a boundary.
KXIP scored 145 for 6 wicket loss.
Kings XI Punjab need 13 runs in 6 balls
Stoinis backs in the attack. DC expects Stoinis to do the same with the ball as he did with his bat in the first innings. With Agarwal on the strike, it becomes a bit harder as he strikes the first ball to a massive six.
With a boundary in under pressure, Agarwal levels the score. With a single needed from the last two balls, Mayank Agarwal lost his wicket to Stoinis. With 1 run needed from 1 ball, Shami gets in the crease.
Pressure starts rising from both ends. Run for KXIP to win while a dot for a super-over. The first Super Over match of the IPL 2020 gets in after Stoinis dismissed Jordan.
Stoinis did the awful work by making two wickets in the row. Match gets into Super Over.
As per super over rule, the team in the field remains fielding. According to that KXIP gets in batting while Delhi Capitals bowl their super Over.
Kings XI Punjab Batting
KL Rahul and Pooran get in attack while Rabada bowl the over. KL Rahul loses his wicket in the second ball of the super over.
Maxwell gets in the crease to give some big shots to adds some runs. But Rabada with magnificent bowling dismissed Pooran of the very next ball. KXIP scored just 2 runs in their super over.
Delhi Capitals Batting
Shami to defend a target of 3 runs off six balls. Pant and Shreyas Iyer get in the crease. With a wide of the second ball and a couple of runs in the next ball makes Delhi Capitals to an easy win in the super over.
KL Rahul | losing captain: It is bittersweet. If at the end of 10 overs, if you had said this match is going to a Super over, I would have taken it. It’s still our first game, so lots of learning. He (Mayank) was unbelievable and to get a game that close was magical.
He’s been doing well in Tests and to get the game that close again brings a lot of confidence in the group. Like I said at the toss, we didn’t know what to expect. The wicket remains the same for both teams, so can’t really complain.
I will gladly take it as a captain whatever the result is. We stuck to what we planned but we did make a few mistakes. At 55 for five, we were calm and still positive.
Shreyas Iyer | Winning Captain : It was difficult to see the game turning in different directions. We are used to this. Even last season we faced these. KG is the winning performer, and the way Stoinis batted was game-changing.
Our top-order batsmen are difficult to stop like Prithvi. It wasn’t easy from the outset to start hitting immediately, and Rishabh and I batted well in the middle to anchor the innings.
Catching has been difficult because of the lights right in our eyes, but that’s not an excuse because we have had practice, so we need to strengthen that area.
Man of the Match
It’s a weird game, sometimes the luck goes your way, but it’s easy to become the villain from the hero. SO it’s important to enjoy the good days. I try to close down the areas where the bowlers can bowl, and it worked today. It’s important to feed off everyone’s energy.
It’s nice that the IPL has gotten going again, and tonight has been great entertainment. I thought KG bowled a beautiful over, and I don’t have any qualms about not batting in the super over – I think the left-right batting combination was the right thing.