Kings XI Punjab will take on Delhi Daredevils in the second match of the eleventh edition of IPL on Sunday. The match which will be played at Mohali is expected to be a blockbuster affair as two new captains will lead their side.
Gautam Gambhir, who helped Kolkata Knight Riders claim the IPL title two times, will lead Delhi Daredevils.
R Ashwin who was previously with Chennai Super Kings is the new captain of Kings XI Punjab. The spinner will have added the home advantage on his side but can he capitalise on the same and lead his team to victory.
Both the teams will look to start the tournament on a high note by winning the first match.
Here are the Highlights (SCORECARD)
# KL Rahul awarded the 'Man of the Match'
# Kings XI Punjab wins! What a morale boosting victory this is for them.
# Punjab need 12 runs in 13 deliveries
# OUT!! Christian DISMISSES Karun Nair, who goes out for 50, what a fantastic knock
#12.2 overs- KXIP 117/3 , need 50 runs in 46 balls
#11 overs- Kings Xi Punjab 109/3
#David Miller comes to the crease
#9.2 overs- Rahul Tewatia STRIKES Yuvraj Singh, KXIP lose third wicket
#8.5 overs- Kings XI Punjab at 97/2
#Dan Christian is here to bowl the eight over, can he stop KXIP from achieving the given target?
#Do You Know- KL Rahul has scored the third fastest fifty in IPL history
#6.2 overs- Karun Nair SMASHES a six off Trent Boult's ball
#6 overs- KXIP 73/2, need 94 runs off 84 balls
#4.5 overs- Mohammed Shami SCALPS Rahul, gives jitters to KXIP
#3.4 overs- KXIP 62/1, all thanks to Rahul's impactful innings
#'Sixer King' Yuvraj Singh comes to the crease
#3.2 overs- Chris Morris STRIKES Mayank Aggarwal
#KXIP score 52 runs in 2.5 overs, fastest team fifty in IPL history
#2.1 overs- 32/0, Lokesh Rahul is in no mood to spare Delhi Daredevils' bowlers, SMASHES back-to-back fours
#1 over- KXIP 16/0
#It's time for Kings Xi Punjab to bat, Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Aggarwal
# Delhi Daredevils score 166/7 in 20 overs, KXIP need 167 runs from 120 balls to win their first match
#20 overs- CLEAN Bowled!! Mohit Sharma SCALPS Christian
#19.4 overs- Chris Morris joins the party hits four
#18.5 overs- Christian SMASHES a six off Andrew Tye's ball, to take Delhi Daredevils score past 150
#As expected, R Ashwin has deployed the leg-break a lot in the game. He has bowled 12 traditional off-breaks (which have gone for 11 runs), and 6 leg-breaks (which have gone for 5 runs), as well as his usual array of variations.
#18 overs- Delhi Daredevils 144/6, with just two overs to go, can Christian and Morris hit some big shots?
#16.5 overs- Chris Morris SMASHES a six in style, can he take Delhi Daredevils post 170?
#16 overs- Delhi Daredevils 127/6
#15.3 overs- Ashwin SCALPS Rahul Tewatia, Delhi Daredevils lose their sixth wicket
#15 overs- 123/5
#Chirs Morris comes to the crease
#14.5 overs- Skipper Gautam Gambhir is RUN-OUT
#Do you know- Gautam Gambhir has the most number of fifties in IPL history
#14 overs- Delhi Daredevils 118/4
#13.5 overs- Rahul Tewatia STARTS his innings with a four, what a shot to start with
# Rahul Tewatia comes to the crease
#13.2 overs OUT!! Mujeeb STRIKES Pant who goes out for 28 off 13 balls
#12.2 overs- Rishabh Pant SMASHES six in style to take DD's score to over 100
#12 overs- DD 93/3, Rishabh Pant at 12
# 10.4 overs: FOUR! New on the crease Rishabh Pant makes his presence felt, cracking boundary. DD 88/3
# 10.1 overs: OUT! Vijay Shankar departs and Mohit Sharma strikes. DD 77/3
#This is a very crucial period for DD now, who need to improve on their recent history. In IPL 2017, Delhi scored at just 7.31 rpo in the middle-overs, the slowest of any team. Only Gujarat Lions lost a wicket more regularly in this period last year.
#9 overs- DD 70/2
#8.5 overs- Gambhir SMASHES a four off Axar's ball
#8 overs- DD 61/2, Gambhir batting at 38
#Vijay Shankar is out to bat
#6.5 overs and that's OUT!! - Axar Patel SCALPS Shreyas Iyer
#6.2 overs- Shreyas Iyer SMASHES a six off Axar's ball
# 5.4 Overs: Four! Cracking shot by DD skipper.
#5 overs- DD 39/1, Gambhir scores 29 off 17 balls
#Gambhir is in no mood to spare Axar Patel, SMASHES another four followed by a six
#3.2 overs- Gautam Gambhir SMASHES a four to sent the crowd into tizzy
#Axar Patel comes into the attack
#3 overs- DD 13/1, Gambhir at 7 while Shreyas Iyer is at 1
#2.3 overs- Mujeeb Ur Rahman gives EARLY jitters to DD, scalps Colin Munro who goes out for 4
#2 overs- DD 11/0, can Gambhir and Munro cement a strong partnership?
#Meanwhile, Aaron Finch wishes his team Kings XI Punjab
Good luck to the @lionsdenkxip for our first game tonight!! Cant wait to get to India to India tomorrow night— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) April 8, 2018
#Mohit Sharma comes into the attack, can he give early jitters to Delhi Daredevils?
#1 over- DD 6/0, Gautam Gambhir at 4, Munro at 2
#0.1 overs- Munro takes a quick single to mid-on
# KXIP skipper R Ashwin will start the attack for his team
#Gautam Gambhir and Colin Munro will start the innings for Delhi Daredevils
#Here's the playing eleven
DD XI: G Gambhir, C Munro, R Pant, S Iyer, C Morris, V Shankar, D Christian, R Tewatia, A Mishra, T Boult, M Shami
KXIP XI: L Rahul, M Agarwal, K Nair, Y Singh, D Miller, MP Stoinis, A Patel, R Ashwin, A Tye, M Sharma, M Ur Rahman
# Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and elected to bowl first, KXIP skipper R Ashwin says ''it is a great wicket and we will fancy ourselves to chase the total''.
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