Corey Anderson was adjudged the Man of the Match for his all-round show BCCI

Delhi Daredevils (DD) thrashed Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 51 runs in match 15 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. Playing at their home ground, DD had no trouble clinching their second consecutive win. Sam Billings started off the proceedings with a spectacular 55, laying a solid foundation. However, Corey Anderson’s all-round show impressed all and sundry. He scored an unbeaten 39 off 22 to take his team to a mammoth total. He then took an important wicket of David Miller to put the opposition in further trouble. With this win, DD move to No. 3 in the points table, while KXIP stutter to 5. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD, Delhi Daredevils (DD) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Match 15

In the last season, both teams had won a game each against each other at their respective home grounds, and the same was witnessed on Saturday. Chris Morris dismissed Manan Vohra in his first over to draw the first blood. However, it was Shahbaz Nadeem’s double strike that put DD well ahead in the race. The slow left-arm orthodox dismissed key batsmen Hashim Amla and Wriddhiman Saha.

Patt Cummins then took care of rest of the proceedings. He scalped an all-important wicket of Eoin Morgan who made his debut for KXIP and then knocked over Mohit Sharma for 13. Meanwhile, leg-spinner Amit Mishra and Corey Anderson took a wicket apiece. Though captain Zaheer Khan was the only bowler who went wicketless, he will be happy with his team’s comprehensive performance. Live cricket score: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Match 15

Billings scored his second half-century in IPL. Along with Sanju Samson, he stitched a 53-run stand. Although the middle order could not provide impetus despite a good start, Anderson went all guns blazing and dictated terms to the opposition.

For that matter, none of the KXIP bowlers could contain under an economy of 7 RPO. In fact, two of their bowlers leaked over 10 runs.

KXIP added 68 runs in the last 5 overs, stretching the total to 188 for 6.

Brief scores:

Delhi Daredevils 188 for 6 in 20 overs (Sam Billings 55, Corey Anderson 29; Varun Aaron 2 for 45) beat King XI Punjab 137 for 9 in 20 overs (David Miller 24, Akshar Patel 44; Chris Morris 3 for 23, Pat Cummins 2 for 23) by 51 runs.

Man of the Match: Corey Anderson

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