Yuvraj Singh (left) and Virender Sehwag © IANS
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(Can the Delhi Daredevils win at home, or will Kings XI Punjab prevail over their northern rivals? Catch the live cricket scores and updates of the IPL 2015 match between DD and KXIP)

Comprehensive win for DD, and KXIP’s troubles continue. Shreyas Iyer’s 54, Mayank Agarwal’s 52 not out, Zaheer Khan’s two for 17, and Nathan Coulter-Nile’s Man of the Match-winning four for 20 ensured that DD won by nine wickets. In case you missed the action, here is Nishad Pai Vaidya’s match report: Delhi Daredevils thrash Kings XI Punjab by 9 wickets in IPL 2015


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 119/1 | Overs 13.5

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 52(40), Saurabh Tiwary 5(4)

Akshar Patel comes back. DOT. Saurabh tries to defend, but misses. DOT. Played to Akshar. ONE. Slapped to point. ONE. Played to square leg. FOUR. Saurabh goes over midwicket! DD need a run to win. WIDE. And that’s that.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 112/1 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 51(39), Saurabh Tiwary 0(0)

Shardul Thakur again. FOUR! Mayank picks up that one off middle, and whips it through cow corner. ONE. Through point. OUT! Shreyas has holed out, but what an innings it has been! TWO. Played to fine leg. DOT. Play and miss from Mayank. FOUR! And that’s 50 for Mayank, slapped through point!

OUT! Shreyas Iyer 54(40) c Akshar Patel b Shardul Thakur


 

Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 101/0 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 40(34), Shreyas Iyer 54(39)

Thisara Perera again. ONE. Played to long on. TWO. Got it away, he moves on to 49. FOUR. Great shot, another boundary and that’s 50 for Shreyas! ONE. Slight mis-field has allowed an extra run. FOUR! Dropped. Was that a chance? It wasn’t too far from the fielder. But nicely timed by Mayank. ONE. To third man to end the over.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 88/0 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 34(31), Shreyas Iyer 47(36)

Anureet Singh continues. ONE. Played to third man. FOUR! Lovely shot, Shreyas goes over mid off, just an extended drive. FOUR. This time he pokes at one outside off, deliberately played to third man. ONE. Down to mid off. WIDE. Way down leg. DOT. Play and miss outside off. DOT, NO BALL. Defended well, but Anureet has over-stepped. Free hit coming up. ONE. Good ball, just a single to long on.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 75/0 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 32(27), Shreyas Iyer 38(33)

Akshar Patel continues. ONE. Mayank works it away. ONE. Shreyas gets it through square leg. ONE. Down to long on. ONE. Hit down to long on. ONE. Played to point. SIX! Way over midwicket to end the over!


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 64/0 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 29(24), Shreyas Iyer 30(30)

Shardul Thakur again. ONE. Shreyas slices it to the off side again. ONE. Down to third man. ONE. Shreyas again looks to smash that one, but the ball just hung back. WIDE. Too far outside off. FOUR. Lovely shot through point. DOT. Nicely played, but to the fielder. ONE. To square leg.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 55/0 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 24(20), Shreyas Iyer 28(28)

Akshar Patel comes on now. ONE. Shreyas gets another single. ONE. Down to long off. ONE. Down to long on. ONE. Played off his pads. ONE. Played to square leg. DOT. To third man.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 50/0 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 22(17), Shreyas Iyer 25(25)

Thisara Perera comes on now. ONE. Played to third man. ONE. To third man again. ONE. Played to point. FOUR! Short ball, and Mayank pulls it through square leg, it’s a great shot. ONE. Played it to third man. ONE. Down to long on.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 41/0 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 16(14), Shreyas Iyer 22(22)

Anureet Singh again. FOUR. Down leg, and Mayank gets it down fine leg. ONE. Played to mid on. DOT. Slower ball, Shreyas misses. It would have gone down leg though. ONE. Good fielding, direct hit, but the ball ricochets for a single. ONE. Good ball, swirling in, but well played. ONE. To square leg.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 33/0 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 10(11), Shreyas Iyer 20(19)

Sandeep Sharma again. DOT. Mayank defends to the fielder. SIX! What a shot! Mayank just picks that up off middle and launches it over long on. ONE. Played to third man. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. Played to midwicket again. DOT. Excellent yorker, and well kept out.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 26/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 3(8), Shreyas Iyer 20(16)

Anureet Singh continues. DOT. Good ball to start with. DOT. Oh dear, Shreyas is flat on the floor. That one hit him on the knee roll, and he lost his balance. DOT. Played to the fielder. ONE. That was off the edge, but in between the fielders. WIDE. Down leg. DOT. Defended. ONE. Played to point.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 23/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 2(6), Shreyas Iyer 19(12)

Sandeep Sharma again. DOT. Good ball. ONE. Down third man, bit of an edge. DOT. Played to short midwicket. DOT. Played to midwicket. DOT. Played to mid off. ONE, LEG BYE. Can’t get it away.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 21/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 1(4), Shreyas Iyer 19(8)

Shardul Thakur to bowl his first ball in IPL. DOT. Left alone outside off. DOT. Good ball again, swinging away outside off. SIX! Too short from Thakur, and Shreyas throws his hands at it, gets it over point. SIX! Another shortish wide one, and once again Shreyas swipes it over point! WIDE. Down leg. FOUR! Poor line, down leg and Shreyas gets it down fine leg. ONE. Inside edge to fine leg, lucky he didn’t play on.


Live cricket score Delhi Daredevils: 2/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal 1(4), Shreyas Iyer 1(2)

Sandeep Sharma starts proceedings. DOT. Mayank defends. DOT. Played to point. DOT. Defends. ONE. Great fielding at point. DOT. Shreyas steps out, but defends. ONE. Played to point.


Zaheer Khan’s comeback was a roaring success, but Nathan Coulter-Nile’s four-wicket haul was the highlight of the DD bowling. David Miller was the top-scorer for KXIP, but even he could only manage 42 off 41 balls. In case you missed out on any of the action, you can read Nishad Pai Vaidya’s innings report here: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Zaheer Khan restrict Kings XI Punjab to 118/8 in IPL 2015 encounter


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 118/8 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Shardul Thakur 7(6), Anureet Singh 8(3)

Imran Tahir to bowl the final over. Anureet Singh on strike. ONE. Played to cover. DOT. Misses the slog. ONE. Down to long off. ONE. Dropped. Oh dear. Yuvraj took that one for granted, and just put it down. ONE. Down to long off. SIX! Great way to finish! High over long on.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 108/8 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Shardul Thakur 5(3), Anureet Singh 0(0)

Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl the penultimate over. OUT! Akshar hits it to long on, but there was a fielder waiting for it. Miller will be on strike. ONE. Miller goes for a pick-up hoick and misses. ONE. Through the leg side. OUT! Another one, and it’s the biggie. Miller slices this through point, but he picks out the fielder. DOT. Thakur misses that one. FOUR. Inside edge down fine leg!

OUT! Akshar Patel 22(26) c Mayank Agarwal b Nathan Coulter-Nile, David Miller 42(41) c Saurabh Tiwary b Nathan Coulter-Nile


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 102/6 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: David Miller 41(39), Akshar Patel 22(25)

Angelo Mathews again. ONE. That was sad. Good fielding, direct hit, but the batsmen get an extra run for it. ONE. Played down to long on. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Short ball, quick single off the pull. ONE. Miller can’t hit it well to the deep. ONE. Down to long off.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 97/6 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: David Miller 39(37), Akshar Patel 19(21)

Zaheer Khan to bowl out. ONE. Down to third man. DOT. Played to point. Nicely played, but can’t go past the fielder. ONE. Quick single to cover. ONE. Played through covers. That’s the 50-run stand too. ONE. Played to third man. ONE. Short ball, pulled to midwicket, but can’t go past the fielder.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 92/6 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: David Miller 37(34), Akshar Patel 16(18)

Imran Tahir again. ONE. Single on the leg side. SIX! Huge hit over cow corner! Miller steps out and deals with Tahir in outstanding fashion. FOUR! Full toss, and Miller finds the gap this time! DOT. Good shot again, but straight to the fielder. ONE. Played through midwicket. FOUR, WIDES. That one spun past leg stump. ONE. Clipped away on the leg side again.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 74/6 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: David Miller 26(30), Akshar Patel 14(16)

FOUR! David Miller smashes the first delivery towards the cover fence off Angelo Mathews. ONE! Slow ball, Miller quietly plays it down the ground. ONE! Akshar plays it to long on. FOUR! Wide outside off, Miller chases it and chips it over covers. DOT! Played to short third man. DOT to finish. 10 from it.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 64/6 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: David Miller 17(25), Akshar Patel 13(15)

Imran Tahir bowls an excellent over. The batsmen manage to get just a couple of runs off his bowling. But Akshar Patel smashes him out of the park off the final delivery of that over


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 56/6 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: David Miller 16(22), Akshar Patel 6(12)

Angelo Mathews continues. DOT. Played to the fielder. DOT. Played to mid off. ONE. Pulled but a bit of an inside edge. DOT. Hardly any bounce there. ONE. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to point.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 52/6 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: David Miller 15(20), Akshar Patel 4(8)

Amit Mishra again. ONE. Down to long on. ONE. Leading edge, but to mid off. ONE. Akshar sweeps. DOT. Was that an edge? Akshar might have survived. DOT. Can’t get it away. DOT. DOwn the ground.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 48/6 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: David Miller 13(18), Akshar Patel 2(4)

JP Duminy again. ONE. Played to fine leg. DOT. Miller misses the sweep. DOT. Miller misses the cut. ONE. Played to covers. DOT. Akshar turns it on the on side, but can’t get it away. DOT. Played to mid on.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 46/6 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: David Miller 12(15), Akshar Patel 1(1)

Nathan Coulter-Nile continues now. DOT. Short ball, and Perera misses. DOT. Misses the pull. ONE. Inside edge to fine leg. ONE. Played to backward square leg. OUT! Short ball, and Perera pulls it right into the hands of Saurabh Tiwary! In walks Akshar. ONE. Played to mid off.

OUT! Thisara Perera 3(7) c Saurabh Tiwary b Nathan Coulter Nile


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 43/5 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: David Miller 11(14), Thisara Perera 2(3)

JP Duminy again. ONE. Miller works it away. DOT. Nicely played, but hit right back at Duminy. ONE. Played through cover. ONE. Played through midwicket. ONE. Lovely sweep shot, but hit to the fielder. ONE. On the leg side.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 37/5 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: David Miller 7(11)

Amit Mishra into the attack now. ONE. Bailey drives to long off. FOUR! Lovely shot from Miller, swept through square leg. DOT. Mishra misses the sweep this time. ONE. Played to long on. DOT. Played to the cover. OUT! Bailey misses the sweep, hit in front of the stumps, and Mishra gets his man!

OUT! George Bailey 18(16) LBW b Amit Mishra


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 31/4 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: David Miller 2(8), George Bailey 17(13)

JP Duminy continues. DOT. Huge appeal for LBW, but the impact was outside off. ONE. Miller scores his first run, on the leg side. ONE. Down to long on. DOT. Miller misses that sweep. ONE. Played to cover. ONE. Down to long on to end with.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 27/4 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: David Miller 0(4), George Bailey 15(11)

Nathan Coulter-Nile again. DOT. Bailey defends. FOUR! Short and wide, slapped through point. DOT. Played to mid off. ONE. Down to third man. WIDE. Down leg, marginal call. ONE, LEG BYE. Slight appeal for LBW, but it was way down leg. FOUR. Again well played through square leg by Bailey!


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 16/4 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: David Miller 0(3), George Bailey 6(6)

Zaheer Khan again. FOUR. That one was on leg, and Bailey just manages to clip it away through square leg. DOT. Defended. DOT. Played to point. ONE. Played to third man. DOT. Defended to mid off. DOT. Played to the man at short leg.


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 11/4 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: David Miller 0(1), George Bailey 1(2)

Nathan Coulter-Nile comes on now. DOT. Saha looks to cut, misses. DOT. Played to point. OUT! AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST! Saha edges behind, and Jadhav takes another catch! DOT. Defended. ONE. Defended again by Bailey, just wide of the fielder. DOT. Defended.

OUT! Wriddhiman Saha 3(8) c Kedar Jadhav b Nathan Coulter-Nile


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 10/3 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Wriddhiman Saha 3(5)

Zaheer Khan continues. DOT. Saha can’t get it away. DOT. The ball is just not coming on to the bat at all. The spinners will be a handful on this pitch. ONE. Played to point. DOT. Slower ball again. DOT. Defended again. OUT! Vohra steps out, but only finds an outside edge to the ‘keeper!

OUT! Manan Vohra 1(7) c Kedar Jadhav b Zaheer Khan


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 9/2 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Manan Vohra 1(4), Wriddhiman Saha 2(2)

JP Duminy takes the new ball at the other end. OUT! Marsh is gone, first ball LBW! Wriddhiman Saha walks in at No. 4 for KXIP. ONE. Played to mid on. DOT. Manan defends. ONE. Played to square leg. ONE. Played to mid on. DOT. Played to point.

OUT! Shaun Marsh 5(4) LBW b JP Duminy


Live cricket score Kings XI Punjab: 6/1 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Manan Vohra 0(1), Shaun Marsh 5(3)

Zaheer Khan will bowl his first ball of competitive cricket in almost a year! Virender Sehwag will face. Battle of the pros. Here we go. ONE. Good ball, slightly on the shorter side, the ball didn’t come on, and Sehwag hit it in the air but in the gap, they run one short. OUT! This time he finds the fielder! FOUR! Lovely shot, that’s placed through point first ball. DOT. The ball is not coming on to the bat at all. ONE. Played down third man. DOT. Good leave outside off.

OUT! Virender Sehwag 1(2) c Angelo Mathews b Zaheer Khan


TOSS: JP Duminy won the toss and decided that Delhi Daredevils (DD) will field first. DD are playing in lavender today to support YouWeCan, Yuvraj Singh’s cancer awareness foundation. The big news is that Zaheer Khan is finally fit, and will play in place of Dominic Joseph. Meanwhile, Saurabh Tiwary comes in for his first game of IPL 2015 ahead of Shahbaz Nadeem. For Kings XI Punjab, Virender Sehwag, Shardul Thakur, and Thisara Perera are playing.

Teams:

Delhi Daredevils: Mayank Agarwal, Shreyas Iyer, JP Duminy (c), Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav (wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Imran Tahir.

Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, George Bailey, David Miller, Thisara Perera, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma.


Hello and welcome to Match 31 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 between Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, on Friday. I am Shiamak Unwalla, and I will bring you the updates from this match. According to CricketCountry’s preview of the match, this year, KXIP have had a tough time and they face another big contest against DD. Although DD have had a mixed year so far, they clearly are the favourites for this game considering the fact that they have been more consistent and reliable. With this match being played on home soil, DD would have better know-how of the conditions and would back themselves. IPL 2015 Highest run-scorer: List of best batsmen in IPL 8

KXIP have had the bowlers who have fired, but their batting has been missing in action. In Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Mitchell Johnson and Akshar Patel, they have four stable options in the bowling. However, their batting has been struggling. Things have gone to an extent that they have benched Virender Sehwag and Glenn Maxwell. Some of the other batsmen too have not been very consistent, and need to come good. IPL 2015 Highest wicket-taker: List of best bowlers in IPL 8

With this game being in Delhi, it may make sense to bring back Sehwag as he is the local man and can do well here. Having played at the Feroz Shah Kotla all his life, Sehwag would be one gunning for success. The short boundaries at the venue can be targeted by the big hitters in the group such as David Miller. Shaun Marsh could be in the mix as Maxwell could continue to warm the bench. KXIP are losing time and they need to get their act right soon. IPL 2015 Points Table & Team Standings

Squads:

Delhi Daredevils: JP Duminy (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Angelo Mathews, Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Shami, CM Gautam, Gurinder Sandhu, Jayant Yadav, Albie Morkel, Srikar Bharat, Marcus Stoinis, Dominic Joseph Muthuswamy, Shreyas Iyer, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Karapak Jiyas, Travis Head.

Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shaun Marsh, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Rishi Dhawan, Manan Vohra, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Anureet Singh, Karanveer Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shivam Sharma, Parvinder Awana, Akshar Patel, Yogesh Gowalkar, Beuran Hendricks, Shardul Thakur.

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