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May 25, 2014
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They come back on although there is some rain. Bailey flicks the first one to mid-wicket for a single. Miller then plays a dot ball. And the game is done with a six over mid-wicket by Miller.
Imran Tahir gets a wicket. A wrong-un comes into Vohra and has bowled him. And the rain has come down a bit harder and they are going off. Would you believe it? Punjab need only four runs to win.
OUT! Vohra 47(38)
Vohra plays a couple of dots and then chips the third ball over the in field to get a couple of runs. Miller later sweeps one for another brace. Miller lofts one over the off-side and gets a four for that. And it has just started raining. Miller finishes the over with a single.
Tahir continues. Miller plays it to the leg side and they get a couple. Later a single is taken. Vohra gets a single through the leg-side. Tahir then bowls a wide down the off-side. Miller then hits the last one over point for a four. Punjab inch closer.
Nadeem comes on and the second ball is lofted for a six over long-on. That was a very good shot by Vohra! The batsmen then knock it around for a few singles.The last ball is then smashed by Vohra through cover and he gets a couple.
Vohra takers a single first ball and Miller follows suit as Tahir continues. Vohra tries to go over the top but it lands short of the fielder at long-off. Tahir then bowls one that turns away from Vohra and beats his bat. But, he then bowls a wide down the leg-side. The last ball is cut by Vohra past point for a four.
Duminy bowls the first one and Vohra sweeps it to short fine-leg for a quick single. Only a few singles are possible in this over as Duminy keeps it tight. It is now time for the Strategic Timeout.
Imran Tahir is in and Miller gets a single first ball. After a couple of dot balls, Vohra cuts it to the deep for a single. Miller cuts one over point and it has gone for a four.
JP Duminy is on and he starts with a dot ball. Miller then takes a single off the next ball. Vohra then carts it over long-off for a four. He then smashes one back to Duminy and it is hit too hard to be caught. Vohra then gets a single. Duminy then bowls a wide down the leg-side to Miller and Karthik misses it. That has gone for four more.
Neesham is brought into the attack and Vohra pulls a short one from him over long-on for a four. Vohra then carts one behind point for a four. He opened the face of the bat and guided it over the in-field. Neesham then goes down the leg-side and it hits Vohra’s legs and has gone fine for a four. The last ball is full and Vohra gives it everything as he smashes it over mid-off and it has hit the ropes. It is a six.
Shami continues. Miller gets a single off the next ball. Vohra then plays one to third-man for another single. Shami then bowls a fast short ball to Miller and it sails over Miller’s head. That has been called a wide. Miller walks down the ground for the next ball and carts it for a six over long-on. That was swatted out of sight. The last ball is flicked fine for a four.
Maxwell is gone for a duck! He tries to flat bat one over mid-on and he hits it to Pietersen in the ring. Jaydev Unadkat celebrates. Unadkat then welcomes Miller with one that climbs and raps him on the fingers. Miller then gets off the mark with a single off the last ball of the over.
OUT! Maxwell 0(3)
Shami starts off by bowling a wide down the leg-side. Sehwag smashes one to point off the next ball. And Sehwag is gone as he tries to play on the rise with minimal footwork and is caught behind. ‘Glenndeep Singh’ Maxwell comes to the centre and the first ball is short and he tries to sway away from it. However, it hits his shoulder and falls on the off-side. Vohra pulls the last one over mid-on and gets a couple.
OUT! Sehwag 9(7)
Vohra goes over the top for the first ball and it lands away from the fielders as they get a couple. The bowler is Jaydev Unadkat. He bowls one outside the off-stump and Vohra just misses it as he pokes at it.
Sehwag and Vohra walk out to start their run-chase. Mohammed Shami has the ball. Both batsmen get singles to get off the mark. Shami then strays on Sehwag’s pads and he flicks it for a four through square-leg. Sehwag then pushes the last ball through cover for a four. lovely shot.
Unadkat is gone first ball. Johnson gets his wicket as Unadkat lobs it back to point. Delhi have been bowled out for only 115. This game sums up their whole season.
Shami is gone first ball. he goes back to one from Akshar and is bowled middle stump. It is all falling apart pretty quickly. Tahir then cuts his third ball past point for a four. He then charges down the ground and he holes out to the deep at long on.
OUT! Tahir 4(4)
Karanveer continues as it still is windy. Neesham and Nadeem can only knock it around the ground for singles or twos. Neesham then cuts one to point and Bailey takes the catch diving forward. He just takes the catch inches off the ground.
OUT! Neesham 12(20)
Akshar is back in the attack. Neesham plays a couple of dots before placing it to mid-wicket and running two. He then gets a single through the leg-side. Nadeem finally gets off the mark by placing one to fine-leg. It is now a time-out.
Mitchell Johnson is into the attack. Neesham flicks the second ball through wide long-on for a four. It was hit well and the fielder put in the dive but to no avail. Johnson then responds with a good short ball, that Neesham lets go. Neesham then takes a quick single as Nadeem gets on strike. Johnson then bowls a good short ball to Nadeem and he gets his head out of the way.
Dhawan is in and Neesham gets a single off the third ball. Pietersen is gone now. He goes too far across and it hit on the pads. It is given leg-before. Now, it is down to the tail for Delhi and there isn’t much hope of a good score. In fact, it seems as if the ball may have gone down the leg-side. Later in the over, Dhawan bowls a wide down the leg-side and Saha misses it through his legs as it goes for four byes.
OUT! Pietersen 58(41)
Karanveer continues and Pietersen gets a single first ball. Duminy then sweeps a full delivery through square-leg and it pierces the gap quite perfectly and that has gone for a four. And Duminy is gone! It is a good delivery that is slower and he lobs a catch to Akshar at cover. That sums it all up for Delhi! Neesham is in the middle now.
OUT! Duminy 8(8)
Duminy gets a single off the second ball bowled by Dhawan. Pietersen then works one to fine-leg for a quick single. Duminy also gets a single through the off-side. Pietersen then guides one to third-man for a single. Only four runs have come off the over.
There is a huge breeze blowing here and is a bit overcast. Akshar Patek is on and Duminy takes a single first ball. Pietersen then paddles it fine for a four. Pietersen then cuts one behind point and it has gone for a four. That is Pietersen’s fifty. Akshar then gets one to breat Pietersen. It takes the inside edge and has gone very fine for a four.
Pietersen tries to paddle one and gets a single first ball as Dhawan comes to bowl. The next ball is a wide down the leg-side to Tiwary as the keeper now goes back. And there is another run-out! Tiwary plays it to the off-side and there is a lot of hesitation and both the batsmen were at the striker’s end as the stumps were taken out at the other end. Pietersen will come on.
OUT! M Tiwary 8(11)
Pietersen is trying to be pro-active against the leg-spinner. A lot of the responsibility lies on his shoulders. In the over, Manoj Tiwary places one through off-side and runs a tight couple. He had to put in the dive to make it and he made it.
Rishi Dhawan comes in to bowl. Pietersen gets an inside edge and it goes fine for a four. Dhawan has his hands on his head. Pietersen then charges down the ground and hits it to the off-side for a single.
Pietersen gets a single off the first ball bowled by Karanveer Singh. Manoj Tiwary gets a single first ball as he places it quietly to the leg-side. The batsmen continue to get a few singles. Pietersen then sweeps one well through the leg-side and Glenn Maxwell stops it well in the deep. Delhi get their fifty.
Pietersen is struck on the pads first ball and there is an appeal. This results in a mixup and Pietersen makes his ground at the non-striker’s end on time. Karthik gets an outside edge off the second ball and it is taken by point. A promising innings comes to an end. Kedar Jadhav is the new man. Better late than never! They have promoted him at last. And Jadhav is gone too! He charges down the ground to the last ball and smashes it down mid-on’s throat. Did I speak too soon about Jadhav?
OUT! Karthik 13(7) Jadhav 0(4)
Johnson comes in and he overpitches the first ball. Pietersen drives it through cover for a four. Pietersen then gets an outside edge and it flies over cover as the batsmen get three. Dhawan had to stop it inside the boundary by putting in a dive. Pietersen then drives another one on the rise for a four through extra cover. What a shot!
Awana continues and Pietersen lofts the third ball down the ground and it has gone straight for a four. He then takes a single. Karthik then drives the last ball gracefully through the cover region and it has gone for a four. It was hit on the up.
Mitchell Johnson comes on and Pietersen inside edgeds the first ball and it misses the stumps. They get a single. Agarwal then takes strike and flays at one outside the off-stump. He edges it to first slip, where Sehwag takes a good catch near his face. Dinesh Karthik is the new man and he gets one wide outside the off-stump and he cuts it through point for a four. The last ball of the over is flicked by Karthik through square-leg for a four.
OUT! Agarwal 2(5)
Akshar Patel comes on and Agarwal gets a single first up. Then resumes the battle of Pietersen against the left armers. The third ball is smashed by Pietersen past point for a four. He rocks back and smashes it well. He then takes a single.
Pietersen and Agarwal make their way out and Parvinder Aeana is to bowl now. They get a few singles early on. Pietersen breaks his bat as he walks across hi sstumps and tries to flick it. There is a change of the bat. Pietersen plays it to the off-side and Agarwal leaves his crease. Maxwell throws it to the non-striker’s end as Agarwal makes his ground with a dive. But, it hit the stumps and has gone for a four.
Ian Bishop and Rameez Raja are with the captains for the toss. Kevin Pietersen says that Delhi are looking to finish the campaign on a positive note. Punjab win the toss and elect to bowl. KP says he would have batted first anyway. Glenn Maxwell and Parwinder Awana will be playing for Punjab.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 Match 55 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). I am Nishad Pai Vaidya and will take you through the game. This match is being held at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. This is a clash between the top and bottom teams in IPL 7. Punjab have qualified for the IPL 2014 playoffs while also sealing first spot in the Points Table. Delhi will finish eighth and last this season. Punjab have played 13 matches and won 10. Delhi have played 13 matches and lost 11.
For Punjab, this match will represent a warm-up ahead of their Qualifier 1 against Kolkata Knight Riders. They will want to go into that match with a win as momentum would be crucial. For Delhi, they only have pride to play for. They are on a wretched run and would look to end their highly disappointing season with a win.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (c), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag, Rishi Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Beuran Hendricks, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Thisara Perera, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Murali Kartik, Sandeep Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Akshar Patel, Parvinder Awana, Shardul Thakur, Anureet Singh, Shivam Sharma, Karanveer Singh.
Delhi Daredevils: Kevin Pietersen (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), JP Duminy, Ross Taylor, Mayank Agarwal, Murali Vijay, Manoj Tiwary, Saurabh Tiwary, Milind Kumar, Jimmy Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Shukla, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Kedar Jadhav, Siddharth Kaul, Rahul Sharma, Quinton de Kock.
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