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Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab will look to open their account in IPL 9. © IANS and PTI

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Match 7 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla. I am Kaustubh S. Mayekar, and I will bring you all the live scores and updates of this match. Both teams started this year’s IPL campaign on a losing note and will go all guns blazing to get off the mark. While DD were outplayed in both the departments against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), KXIP batsmen were on a rampage but their bowlers delivered to come good against Gujarat Lions’ (GL) batting firepower. Live Cricket Scorecard: Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016 Match 7 at Delhi

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 113/2 | Overs 13.3 | Quinton de Kock 59 (42), Pawan Negi 8 (2): FOUR, not a good start for Yadav, flighted outside off, de Kock goes inside out. ONE, de Kocks pulls it to deep mid-wicket. SIX, Negi finishes off in style, scythes it over cow corner. Third consecutive win for DD against KXIP. DD win by 8 wickets and 39 balls to spare. Match report: Quinton de Kock, Sanju Samson guide Delhi Daredevils to 8-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2016

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 102/2 | Overs 13 | Quinton de Kock 54 (40), Pawan Negi 2 (1): Akshar into the attack. ONE, Samson shimmies down the track and works it to long on. ONE, de Kock delicately plays past fine leg, good fielding though. ONE, punched to to long off. ONE, 100 up for DD! OUT, better late than never for Akshar, tosses it up, Samson dances down and track and makes no contact, that goes right trough his legs. TWO, back of length on leg, Pawan Negi clips it away fine.

Sanju Samson b Axar 33 (32)

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 96/1 | Overs 12 | Quinton de Kock 52 (38), Sanju Samson 31 (29): Johnson back into the attack. Round the wicket. ONE, played on the up to deep cover by Samson. SIX, de Kock goes down town, read the slower ball well, got right under and smashed to sight screen with a straight bat. FOUR, de Kock is taking on Johnson, pulled short ball past deep mid-wicket. ONE, tucked away to deep fine leg. ONE, Samson guides good-length ball to third man. SIX, back of length on leg stump and de Kock pulls it over deep fine leg. 50 for de Kock!

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 79/1 | Overs 11 | Quinton de Kock 37 (34), Sanju Samson 29 (27): Maxwell into the attack. WIDE + 1, straying down the leg side, keeper couldn’t stop it, quick single. FOUR, fractionally short, Samson plays it late past short third man. delicate shot. FOUR more, short again, no point or deep point, Samson successful finds the gap. DOT, straight to extra cover. DOT again! KXIP need wickets at this stage. ONE, driven to long off. DOT to finish the over. 11 off it.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 68/1 | Overs 10 | Quinton de Kock 37 (33), Sanju Samson 20 (22): Mohit back into the attack. ONE, driven straight to mid off by de Kock. WIDE, way above Samson’s head. FOUR, stand and deliver, Samson gets going now, back of length and goes down town. ONE, guided to third man. DOT, back of length, cut straight to backward point. ONE, leg byes, loud appeal by Mohit, that was pitched outside leg stump. DOT, change of pace.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 60/1 | Overs 9 | Quinton de Kock 36 (30), Sanju Samson 15 (19): Sahu to continue. DOT, Samson wants to take some more time. TWO, slightly short, cut past point. DOT, tossed up, driven straight to the cover. ONE, Samson showing signs of aggression, crisply played to long off. ONE, de Kock sweeps to fine leg. SIX, Samson shimmies down the track and plunders it over long on.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 50/1 | Overs 8 | Quinton de Kock 35 (29), Sanju Samson 6 (14): Akshar into the attack. FOUR, reverse sweep by de Kock, excellently executed. DOT, play and a miss. FOUR, this time punched of the back foot, fractionally short and beat deep cover. DOT to follow. DOT again tossed up, worked to cover. FOUR more, 50 comes up for 50, they are racing towards their 1st victory.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 38/1 | Overs 7 | Quinton de Kock 23 (23), Sanju Samson 6 (14): Pardeep Sahu into the attack. ONE, back of length, pulled straight to deep mid-wicket. ONE, short and wide, smashed to deep cover. TWO, good shot, good length on off, de Kock makes rooms and cuts past short third man. DOT, pushed de Kock on the back foot. WIDE, straying down the leg side. FOUR byes, tossed up on leg, de Kock gets deceived and so does Saha, missed a stumping chance. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 28/1 | Overs 6 | Quinton de Kock 19 (18), Sanju Samson 5 (13): Johnson back into the attack. ONE, angled in, worked to mid on by Samson. ONE, full on leg, flicked to deep square leg. ONE, back of length outside off, worked to third man. ONE, straying on leg, De Kock plays fine, read it well. DOT, hit straight to square leg. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 20/1 | Overs 5 | Quinton de Kock 13 (14), Sanju Samson 3 (11): 2nd bowling change. Akshar Patel into the attack. DOT, good length, de Kock tries to make room and cur it, gets an inside edge. ONE, loud shout for LBW, umpire says No. ONE, full, driven to long off. KXIP building pressure now. TWO + DROPPED, de Kock sweeps to deep mid-wicket, Vijay runs forward, dives but does not take it cleanly. FOUR to end the over.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 12/1 | Overs 4 | Quinton de Kock 7 (9), Sanju Samson 2 (10): 1st bowling option. Mohit into the attack. ONE, good length, de Kock tries to pull, gets in an awkward position. DOT, good length again, Samson takes no risk.DOT, back of length, Samson drives on the up to mid on. DOT, shoulder-high bouncer, Samson lets it go. TWO, back of length, Samson lofts it over mid-wicket. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 9/1 | Overs 3 | Quinton de Kock 6 (8), Sanju Samson 0 (5): Sandeep to continue. OUT, weird dismissal, straying down the leg side, Iyer gets a faint edge, Umpire S Ravi say OUT, no indication of knick on the Snicko meter. Enter Sanju Samson. DOT, good length outside off, Samson defends it on the front foot. DOT, well directed bouncer. DOT, good line and length by Sandeep, this is what KXIP need. DOT more! KXIP need wickets to mount pressure on DD batsmen. Wicket maiden for Sandeep!

OUT! Shreyas Iyer c W Saha b Sandeep Sharma 3(5)

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 9/0 | Overs 2 | Quinton de Kock 6 (8), Shreyas Iyer 3 (4): Mitchell Johnson into the attack. DOT, swing and miss, that fired away from Iyer. ONE, this time swung into Iyer’s pads, tucks it away. DOT, shaped away from de Kock, he gets safely behind it. DOT, width on offer, de Kock fails to find a gap. ONE, bowled on pads, de Kock works it to fine leg. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update |Delhi Daredevils 6/0 | Overs 1 | Quinton de Kock 5 (5), Shreyas Iyer 1 (1): Sandeep Sharma to de Kock. DOT, pitched up on off, driven swiftly to mid off. DOT, good length outside, de Kock does not get enough room to cut. ONE, first run for DD, de Kock flicks good-length ball to fine leg. ONE, good length on off, slightly swung in, Iyer gets a healthy inside edge. FOUR, pitched up on off, de Kocked opens the face of the bat and goes aerial over point. DOT to finish the over.

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Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 111/9 | Overs 20 | Pardeep Sahu 18 (12), Sandeep Sharma 1 (2): Brathwaite to ball the final over of the innings. TWO, heaved away to past mid-wicket. FOUR, width on offer and Sahu scythes over cover, smart batting by the no. 10 batsman. TWO, worked to deep mid-wicket. ONE, driven crisply to deep mid-wicket. ONE, yorker on middle, worked towards mid-wicket. DOT, slower ball, swing and a miss. Ideal way to finish the innings.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 99/9 | Overs 19 | Pardeep Sahu 7 (7), Sandeep Sharma 0 (1): Morris to bowl out. DOT, brilliant yorker to start with. ONE, worked to deep point. ONE, yorker again, played to mid off by Johnson. ONE, slower ball, excellent change of pace (yorker, slower ball and back of length: Morris has been magnificent tonight). OUT, Johnson is knocked over, Morris continues his stellar performance. DOT to finish the over.

OUT! Johnson b C Morris 4(12)

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 96/8 | Overs 18 | Pardeep Sahu 5 (4), Mitchell Johnson 3 (10): Zaheer to bowl out. OUT, exceptional bowling by Zak, slower ball, Mohit heaves put hits in the air, KXIP are chipping away wickets. ONE, yorker this time, Zak is toying with the batsmen. DOT, heave and a miss by Sahu. FOUR, change of pace again, Sahu gets an outside edge. DOT, off cutter again, heave and a miss again. ONE, yorker on off, worked to long off.

OUT! Mohit Sharma c C Morris b Zaheer 15(8)

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 90/7 | Overs 17 | Mohit Sharma 15 (7), Mitchell Johnson 2 (9): Morris to continue. ONE to start the over. DOT, slower ball on Johnson legs, DD not giving away easy runs. ONE, leg byes, hits Johnson’s pads but goes past the keeper. TWO, back of length, guided away past backwarkdpoint, great work at the boundary line by Brathwaite. DOT, Morris yorks Johnson, brilliant bowling, textbook cricket. DOT to finish the over. 5 from the over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 85/7 | Overs 16 | Mohit Sharma 11 (5), Mitchell Johnson 2 (5): Yadav to bowl out. OUT, what a catch by Negi, back of length, hit to Negi at point, that was dipping on him, brilliant catch. Enter Mohit Sharma. DOT, Yadav is varying his pace well. SIX, Mohit Sharma goes big, tossed up outside off, Mohit scythes over cow corner. WIDE! FOUR, flighted again, one bounce into the cover fence, Mohit is on a roll. DOT Mohit looked for a quick single, Johnson says no. ONE to finish the over.

OUT! Axar c Negi b Jayant Yadav 11(22)

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 73/6 | Overs 15 | Axar Patel 11 (21), Mitchell Johnson 2 (5): Brathwaite to continue. DOT, slower bouncer, Axar keeps it down, someone needs to up the ante. DOT, back of length, play and a miss, good delivery. FOUR, Axar breaks the shackles, KXIP need more runs, boundary after 39 balls. DOT, pushed Axar on the back foot. DOT, width given, Axar cuts staright to backward point. ONE, driven to long on by Axar.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 68/6 | Overs 14 | Axar Patel 6 (15), Mitchell Johnson 2 (5): Yadav to continue. ONE, driven to long. Mitchell Johnson into the attack. DOT, Johnson defends with soft hands. TWO, flight on off, Johnson edges past first slip. DOT, brilliant line and length. DOT again, pushed Johnson on the back foot. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 65/6 | Overs 13 | Axar Patel 5 (14): Brathwaite into the attack. ONe, flicked to deep square leg. DOT, off cutter on shorter side, hits Axar’s thigh pad. DOT again, off cutter gets Axar’s inside edge. DOT, slower bouncer this time, Axar fails to time, Carlos is mixing it up. ONE, guided to third man. OUT, another run out, Saha departs, KXIP under fire, this is disaster.

OUT! W Saha run out (Duminy) 3(7)

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 63/5 | Overs 12 | Axar Patel 4 (10), W Saha 2 (5): Yadav to continue. ONE, tossed up, driven to long on. ONE, KXIP dealing in singles, again worked to long on. ONE, back of length, cut to deep point. DOT, good line and length by the 26-year-old. ONE, tossed up, driven to long on again. DOT to finish the over. Only 4 off it.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 59/5 | Overs 11 | Axar Patel 2 (7), W Saha 0 (2): Mishra to continue. DOT to start the over. DOT again, flighted on off, Axar defends. ONE, slightly back of length, punched to long on. OUT, wrong one castles Manan, right through his defence, 4th scalp for Mishra, brilliant bowling by DD. THIS IS PROPER CRICKET! Enter Saha. DOT to finish the over!

Manan Vohra b Mishra 32(24) 

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 58/4 | Overs 10 | Axar Patel 1 (4), Manan Vohra 32 (23): 4th bowling change. Jayant Yadav into the attack. DOT to start with. TWO, tossed up on middle, flicked by Manan, Axar calls for two, good running. ONE, worked to mid-wicket. DOT, back of length, punched to the bowler. DOT again, tight line and length by Yadav. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 54/4 | Overs 9 | Axar Patel 0 (0), Manan Vohra 29 (20): Mishra to continue. OUT, straighter one, Miller tries to sweep, misses it, loud appeal by DD players, that was plumb. WIDE, straying down the leg side. DOT, wrong one, loud appeal, umpire says Not Out, going down the leg side. OUT, Maxwell goes for a duck, tossed up, Maxwell holes straight to long off, not the first time we saw Maxwell playing a rash shot. WIDE. ONE, width on offer, driven to cover.

OUT! David Miller lbw b Mishra 9 (9)

OUT! Maxwell c Brathwaite b Mishra 0 (3)

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 52/2 | Overs 8 | David Miller 9 (8), Manan Vohra 28 (19): Morris to continue. DOT, back of length, nipped away from Vohra, good delivery. ONE, worked to deep fine leg. ONE. back of length, seamed in, Miller tucks it away square leg. WIDE, straying down the leg side. DOT again, DD bowlers are building pressure on KXIP batsmen. ONE, short on leg, Millers pulls it to deep fine leg. FOUR to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 45/2 | Overs 7 | David Miller 8 (5), Manan Vohra 23 (16): 3rd bowling change. Amit Mishra to bowl. OUT, Mishra scalps wicket off the very 1st ball in his 100th IPL game, tossed up, Marsh shimmies down the track and gets stumped. Enter Killer Miller. DOT, wrong up, play and a miss by Miller. FOUR, good length on leg, Miller sweeps to fine leg. DOT, flatter one, Miller tries to pull but fails to connect. TWO, tossed up, Miller plays it cow corner, man at long on fields it. TWO to finish the over.

OUT! Marsh st de Kock b Mishra 13 (16) 

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 37/1 | Overs 6 | Shaun Marsh 13 (15), Manan Vohra 23 (16): 2nd bowling change. Carlos Brathwaite into the attack. FOUR, Vohra elegantly flicks it over cover. ONE, back of length, quick single. Marsh on strike. ONE, Marsh gets an outside edge, gets past point. FOUR, one bounce into the cover fence, good length outside, Vohra opened the face of the bat. FOUR more, short outside off, upper cut by Vohra. DOT to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 23/1 | Overs 5 | Shaun Marsh 12 (14), Manan Vohra 10 (11): Zaheer to continue. TWO, full on leg, Marsh flicks it away nicely. DOT, right on the money by Zaheer, good length on middle, Marsh hits it to mid on. DOT, in the corridor of uncertainty, Marsh plays with caution again. FOUR, back of length just outside off, Marsh cuts it past point, that was a goof ball by Zak, elegant shot by Marsh. DOT, back of length, this time on off, Marsh keeps it down. DOT to finish the over. Another good over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 17/1 | Overs 4 | Shaun Marsh 6 (8), Manan Vohra 10 (11): First bowling change. Chris Morris into the attack. DOT, absolute jaffa to start with, swung in late, beats Marsh’s inside edge. ONE, Marsh pushes it to cover, quick single. THREE, good length outside off, Vohra slices over cover, well fielded in the deep. DOT, bouncer, Marsh beaten by pace, late into the edge. DOT, in-swinging yorker on Marsh’s toes, Umpire says Not Out. ONE to finish the over.

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 12/1 | Overs 3 | Shaun Marsh 4 (3), Manan Vohra 7 (10):  Zaheer to continue. DOT, peach of a delivery, swung away late from Vohra. DOT, similar ball, similar result. DOT again, this one went straight, swing and a miss. DOT, back of length, Vohra keeps it down, he’s playing with caution against Zaheer. DOT, back of length, Vohra punches straight to Zaheer. DOT! Maiden over by Zak!

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 12/1 | Overs 2 | Shaun Marsh 4 (3), Manan Vohra 7 (5):  Pawan Negi into the attack. DOT, full toss, outside off, hit straight to cover. FOUR, full outside off, Vijay goes over extra cover, two bounce into the fence. OUT, pitched up again, Vijay mistimes it, Zaheer at cover drops it,  Manan calls for 2, throw at the batsman’s end, Vijay falls short, he’s been give Run Out, comedy of errors. Enter Shaun Marsh. DOT, yorked outside off. FOUR, first boundary for Marsh, short and wide, edges past 1st slip. DOT to finish the over.

OUT! Vijay run out (Nair/de Kock) 1(5)

Live cricket score update | Kings XI Punjab 2/0 | Overs 1 | Murali Vijay  1 (5), Manan Vohra 1 (1):  Zaheer Khan to open the bowling. DOT, in-swinger, short of length, hits Vijay’s pads. DOT, in-swinger again, hits good length, Vijay plays with a straight bat. DOT, swung away from Vijay, beats the outside edge. ONE, in-swinger, good length on off, Vijay guides it to third man. ONE, in-swinger on pads, Vohra tucks it away to square leg. DOT to finish the over.

TOSS UPDATE: Delhi Daredevils win toss and elect to bowl first.

Playing XI:

Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Quniton de Kock (wk), Karun Nair, JP Duminy, Sanju Samson, Pawan Negi, Carlos Brathwaite, Jayant Yadav, Chris Morris, Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra

Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, David Miller (c), Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Pardeep Sahu

Despite boasting of players such as Mitchell Johnson, David Miller, Virender Sehwag and George Bailey in the ranks, they ended up being at the bottom of the table in IPL 2015. To add more to their misery, the star-studded team managed to reach the Playoffs stage only twice. The newly appointed captain Miller will be eager to make amends in their second encounter against DD. The KXIP openers Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra formed a devastating partnership of 78 off 44. However, despite the openers laying the foundation for the team, the middle order failed to provide the impetus and eventually put up only 161 on the board. Right-arm medium pacer Sandeep Sharma made early inroads by dismissing GL’s Brendon McCullum, but eventually couldn’t contain the onslaught of Aaron Finch and co. Killer Miller would be expecting from his bowlers to step up and take the team over the line. Read: Vivo IPL 9 2016 Feroz Shah Kotla Ground: 5 amazing facts about Delhi Daredevils’ iconic home turf

DD, on the other hand, had a forgettable outing in their first match. DD features Indian young guns such as Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Pawan Negi and Mayank Agarwal. However, none of them could go great guns and were eventually bowled out for a paltry 98. The bowlers not only could take wickets but were never on course to put a lid on the runs. Zaheer Khan led and Rahul Dravid mentored-DD will be keen to get their IPL campaign on track and grab KXIP by their collar. IPL 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixture PDF Download

All in all, it’s going to be a beauty of a contest, given both teams will leave no stone unturned to open their account in this year’s extravaganza.

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils (DD): Zaheer Khan (c), Amit Mishra, Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Shami, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Imran Tahir, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Pawan Negi, Chris Morris, Sanju Samson, Carlos Brathwaite, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Sam Billings, Chama Milind, Pratyush Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Saeed Khaleel Ahmed, Akhil Herwadkar, Pawan Suyal, Joel Paris (ruled out).

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): David Miller (c), Kyle Abbott, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Farhaan Behardien, KC Cariappa, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Nikhil Naik, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Pradeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Shardul Thakur, Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra

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