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Cricket news - Live Cricket Score: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 37, IPL 2019

Delhi beat Punjab in the reverse fixture.

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Iyer takes Delhi home

They could have done it again but they haven't. Iyer has stayed there till the end and helped his side across the finishing line, something they have really struggled at. Dhawan was superb earlier with his quickish half-century while Sandeep Lamichhane stood out in the first innings, picking three wickets at crucial stages. And so did Rabada, with figures of 2 for 23. And yes, it's a win for Delhi in Delhi.

6 needed off last over, Curran has the ball

Oh my, Axar is run out

Turns around for the second, finds Shami on the way, and is run out. Wasn't Shami's fault. 8 off 8 needed. Is *it* happening all over again?

Ingram falls with Delhi on the brink

Iyer gets a fifty, his 12th in the IPL, and Ingram is bowled by Shami the ball after. Delhi Capitals need 9 off 9 balls. There's Axar Patel walking out. Is it safe to say that Delhi are winning this?

23 needed off last 3 overs

Pant has done it again

It's Viljoen again. And yes, for all you Curran fans, he's taken the catch, so he's involved. Yes we are giving him the credit. Pant top-edges the heave-ho and holes out. He's done it all over again. 35 needed off 28 balls needed, Ingram walks out.

@Ankit, hah that's quite a spot!

Dhawan is out

One of my colleagues thinks that the mankad warning has done its job. Viljoen delivers the blow. And you know what, the two fielders going for the catch were Gayle and Ashwin.. err. Ashwin though pulls off a nice catch, running back and getting hold of the ball. Gayle, I daresay, was relieved. DC need 46 in the last 6 overs.

Mankad ...... okay no mankad

Scenes here at Kotla. Ashwin stops in his followthrough even though Dhawan's bat is grounded inside the crease at the non-striker's end. A warning perhaps. So what does Dhawan do next ball? Puts on his Dance India Dance cap on, drags his feet furiously on the ground -- short steps -- and pulls off a little dance jig as Ashwin delivers the next ball. All with his bat grounded. We can call this the 'mankad dance'

Dhawan, Iyer steering Delhi

This is the kind of partnership that wins you matches. Unhurried, but punishing when given an opportunity. Dhawan and Iyer, the latter redeeming his run out of Shaw, have gotten Delhi Capitals to 90/1 after 10 overs, meaning they need only 74 off the last 10. But Curran has three overs remaining, and we have seen how games change.

Harpreet Brar's first over...

... wasn't great. Dhawan hit him for a six off the first ball of his first over in IPL, and then Iyer topped it up with two boundaries in the same over. No mystery about him so far, as Ashwin claimed. His second over though was much better. Seven runs only, and all in 1s and 2s.

Shaw is run out

Dhawan's fault. Called for the single, then hesitated mid-pitch and it's too late for Shaw to turn back and make it. He isn't the quickest anyway. Mandeep hits the bull's-eye at the non-striker's end. The run outs at this end continue when KXIP play... In walks Iyer. 24/1

Deepu says: Seventh time Shaw has been dismissed inside the powerplay in IPL 2019 - the most by any batsman

@Mithun, we might actually see Colin bat at No 3. Iyer at four and Pant at five then. That's how it was against Mumbai Indians

A quiet start

Shami bowled a superb first over, Shaw playing and missing for the few times. His back foot technique is really on sale here, isn't it. But Sam Curran takes the ball from the other end and concedes a couple of boundaries, allowing Delhi Capitals to make up. 12/0 after 2 overs.

KXIP limited to 163

Imagine if Gayle hadn't got out to Lamicchane in the 13th over of the innings. It took a magic relay catch from Ingram and Axar to get rid of him. And Sam Curran failed in the same over too, meaning KXIP didn't have a finisher who could strike it big towards the end. Yes, Ashwin tried ... with a front-foot pull off Rabada. And Brar too, with a six off the last ball of the innings, but KXIP could have gotten so much more. Late wickets hurt them. Is 164 enough? Might not be, with the amount of dew that's around.

KXIP defended 166 against DC in the reverse fixture in Mohali

@Pratham, that's right but do they need different strategy breaks to discuss batting and bowling? That could be an argument

Mandeep's gone too

Stumped by Pant. Leaves his crease, allows Axar to fire it wide and cannot make it back. 30 off 27. He kind of stabilized KXIP after Curran and Gayle fell in the same over but who does KXIP have for the power hitting here? (Edit: Brar gets off the mark second ball.. hitting a short-wide one from Axar for a boundary!)

@Mohit, yea maybe have one at the halfway stage each innings

Lamicchane finishes with 3 for 40

And he could have had four wickets. Rabada dropped Mandeep off the last ball of his spell. Misjudged the catch terribly at deep backward square leg.

Gayle, Curran depart in the same over

What a catch, what a relay catch from Colin Ingram. He's been brought into the side for a reason. Gayle miscues, he's standing at deep mid-wicket. Takes the catch right inside the ropes and is about to tip over, when he fires a throw to long-on and finds Axar Patel accurately. That's a superb piece of fielding. Gayle out for 69 off 37, KXIP 106/4

... And guess what, Lamichhane gets Sam Curran too. Caught and bowled. A match-changing over, surely? 106/5

Thoughts on the pitch

This is not "the worst pitch" of the season. Even Ricky Ponting will agree. There's spin yes, as Lamichhane showed us in the second over of the game, but the curator has managed to squeeze out some bounce from the pitch, which means you have a little more room when playing shots. Of course Gayle makes pitches redundant but Mandeep's cover drive for a six certainly tells a tale.

@Pratham, clearly Rs 12 lakh fine for captains isn't doing the job. What's your suggestion?

Fifty for Gayle

25 balls. That's all it took. And he's looking good for more. He just launched a full toss from Amit Mishra for a six that perhaps found the drinks refrigerator. We are all thirsty for more Gayle, we all are.

@The Enlightened Chowkidar, you put to words what I was thinking..

Miller can't hold the middle order

He's out trying to match the power of Gayle, who by the way had just launched into Amit Mishra last over. So Axar Patel comes on, Miller hits out first ball and holes out to deep mid-wicket. And that just when the on-air comms were discussing Miller's role now that Rahul's fallen early. "It's Mandeep's job now," Collingwood says. 61/3

Rabada gets Mayank

Anyone who didn't see this coming hasn't seen enough cricket. I mean Mayank struggled to put bat to ball in the over, so quick Rabada was. And then tries to take him on and miscues. Dot, Dot, Dot, Dot, Wicket. 42/2

Ishant to Gayle: 101 METRE SIX

And it was off a knuckle ball. Slogged across, and it flies way over long-on ... into the stands. Deep into them. I wish there were words to describe Gayle's lack of expression after he launched that. Like it was coming because this is Delhi. Like he must blame Mishra for misfielding at short third man and allowing the last ball to go for a boundary.

Ishant's not bowling a knuckle ball anytime soon. And you know what follows? Four boundaries in the over that Lamichhane bowls next. Gayle is on 28* off 11 balls. What were we saying about this pitch?!

KL Rahul is a goner

A one-handed loft straight down the ground followed by a one-handed sweep by Rahul was too much to take for Sandeep Lamichhane, bowling just the second over of the match. Bowls the perfect leg break, gets the loop and drift and dip rught, has Rahul reaching out on the forward defence, and gets him stumped by Pant (who's ecstatic at having pulled it off a la Dhoni). 13/1

PS: There's real turn in the pitch. What else did you expect?

Deepu's corner

Delhi: Won 1 of 4 at home, Won 4 of 5 away Punjab: Won 4 of 5 at home, Won 1 of 4 away

Toss and teams

Delhi Capitals opt to bowl

So a lot of changes in the sides. Punjab have brought in Harpreet Brar -- Ashwin called him as "left arm mystery spin -- and Sam Curran back into the side, whereas Delhi has slotted in Lamichhane, Ingram and Rutherford into the XI.

Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma

The Sam Curran question

Just a couple of weeks back, Sam Curran wasn't even aware of a hat-trick he had fired up Mohali with. And here he is today, benched before a game he would like to light up yet again. How do you NOT play him against Delhi? I might really give up my dreams of becoming an IPL tactician (well, I have four strategic breaks per game to do my thing!) if Curran doesn't play tonight. It'll mean I am hopeless.

Hello and welcome

Delhi Capitals will soon be taking offence at how the world has come to experience 'home' as. They haven't cracked the Feroz Shah Kotla code yet. They are instead trapped in one of the cracks on the pitch, jostling to get out, hoping that it's a different script this time around. It never is.

It's not an ideal place to be, especially against a side they lost 7 wickets for 8 runs earlier in the season. Here's our match preview. Even the headline mentions "Kotla" and "struggles" in the same breath....

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