Quinton de Kock scored a half-century in chase on 112  © PTI
Quinton de Kock scored a half-century in chase on 112 © PTI

Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets with 39 balls to spare. A good controlled knock by Quinton de Kock and Sanju Samson made sure DD reached the 112 target without breaking a sweat. Earlier, Kings XI Punjab had a horror batting show, posting just 111 after put into bat by Zaheer Khan. Only Manan Vohra managed to score in excess of 20, getting 32 before being dismissed by Amit Mishra. The three key players in their middle order, Marsh, Miller and Maxwell all failed to have a impact, with the latter getting out for a duck. Here are the highlights from DD’s run-chase. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punab, IPL 2016, Match 7 at Delhi

Murali Vijay drops Quinton de Kock: With such a low score, KXI had to take all their chances. But Murali Vijay missed a chance to remove the dangerous Quinton de Kock, dropping his catch. De Kock was on 8 when Vijay dropped the catch, and it proved to be very costly.

Quinton de Kock shows his class: Quinton de Kock showed the world of his growing prominence with a well made in his side’s successful chase. De Kock, who was dropped on 8, made sure he utilized his chance, taking his time and playing some brilliant shots. This knock of 59 by the South African would have given much needed confidence to himself and his team.

Sanju Samson takes his time: The Delhi side is filled with many young talent, and one of them was Sanju Samson. After early wicket of Shreyas Iyer, Samson came at No.3. He took a lot of balls early, scoring just 2 from 10 balls. But facing more balls got him more confident, as he ended up getting a well made 32.

Kings XI bowlers fizzle out: Just like the batting for the day, KXI bowlers struggled to get going, failing to get wickets. They managed to get only 2 wickets, getting lucky for the first wicket of Shreyas Iyer. The 2nd wicket fell when DD were virtually home. Neither Mitchell Johnson nor the spinners look convincing, which is a bad sign for KXIP.

(R Narayan is a reporter with CricketCountry, and is an ardent cricket and football enthusiast (big Manchester United fan). Having followed Cricket since 2003, he likes high scoring matches as well as good fast bowling. His twitter handle is @RNarayan24nov)