KXIP vs DC
KXIP vs DC

IPL 2020 KXIP vs DC Highlights: Kings XI Punjab is set to play the 38th match of IPL 2020  against Delhi Capitals. KXIP is in pressure to win the match in order to stay alive in the tournament. While DC is in need to win the match in order to lead the top position in the IPL 2020 points table.

Match: Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) vs Delhi Capitals(DC)

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss Details: Delhi Capitals won the toss and opt to bat

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Shreyas Iyer | DC skipper

We’ll bat first. We have had a lot of success doing that. Need to maximize 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. Three changes: Pant, Hetmyer, and Sams come in.

KL Rahul | KXIP skipper

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 have been really great.

We just did more of that in the last game and getting those two points were important. One change – Neesham comes in for Jordan.

Playing XI

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP)

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

Delhi Capitals(DC)

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

KXIP vs DC Highlights

Delhi Capitals(DC) Batting

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan are at the crease to lead DC. Maxwell opens the attack against DC. Dhawan makes an aggressive start by hitting a six and boundary off the first over. Neesham makes the first dismissal of the match by dismissing Prithvi Shaw for 7 runs.

James Neesham dismissed Prithvi Shaw for 7 runs
James Neesham dismissed Prithvi Shaw for 7 runs

Shreyas Iyer and Dhawan makes DC to score 53 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the powerplay. Murugan Ashwin soon dismissed DC skipper before they settle to build a partnership. Iyer walks to Pavillion after scoring 14 runs.

Though DC loses a couple of players without any making any major impact on the team score Dhawan on the other hand makes a 28 ball fifty which boosts DC score to 83 for 2 wicket loss at the end of the 10th over.

KXIP bowlers struggle to dismiss Dhawan but DC batsmen too struggle to build a partnership with Dhawan. While Dhawan single-handedly drags DC to score 164 runs for 5 wicket loss. And Dhawan becomes the first player in IPL to score back to back centuries.

Shikhar Dhawan scored 106* from 61 deliveries
Shikhar Dhawan scored 106* from 61 deliveries

Multiple 100+ scores in an IPL season:
4 Virat Kohli in 2016 (RCB)
2 Chris Gayle in 2011 (RCB)
2 Hashim Amla in 2017 (KXIP)
2 Shane Watson in 2018 (CSK)
2 Shikhar Dhawan in 2020 (DC)

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) Batting

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal get in to lead KXIP to chase down a target of 165 runs. KXIP makes a slow start and loses their star player KL Rahul. Axar Patel markets the massive blow by dismissing KL Rahul for 15 runs.

Axar dismissed KL Rahul for 15 runs
Axar dismissed KL Rahul for 15 runs

Universal Boss Chris Gayle steps in and in need to make massive strikes in the powerplay which is a much-needed one for KXIP. As expected Gayle makes 29 runs from 13 deliveries and walks to Pavillion. In the same over Ashwin dismissed Mayank Agarwal and makes an impressive over for DC.

After losing 3 wickets at the end of the powerplay KXIP is in need to make a winning partnership from their middle-order batsmen. Nicholas Pooran and Maxwell joins hand and makes an impressive 69 run partnership.

Nicholas Pooran walks to Pavillion after scoring his 27 ball half-century. Maxwell for his part added 32 runs off 24 deliveries which moves KXIP closer to the victory. With a massive six of the last delivery James Neesham finishes the match in style and bags the fourth victory for the KXIP.

Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) beat Delhi Capitals(DC) by 5 wickets and stays alive in the tournament.

Watch KXIP vs DC Highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Man of the Match 

Shikhar Dhawan | DC

Today, it happened that way (that no one could stick around with me). I took the responsibility of holding one end up and was also hitting the boundaries when I got the chance. On my Test debut, I remember I was scoring this frequently.

I took proper rest and was fresh for this match. I didn’t know ( when asked if he knew that he was the first man in IPL to score back-to-back tons). We gonna have a discussion and see where we can improve. We have been playing very good quite consistently. This is not going to put us down. We would try to come back stronger.

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