IPL 2018 Score DD vs KXIP Cricket Score: Gautam Gambhir called correctly and opted to chase at Feroz Shah Kotla, in his homecoming as Delhi Daredevils captain. After five matches on the road this season, Daredevils are languishing at the bottom of the points table with just one win.
They have suffered back to back defeats in their last two matches and will be desperate to win their first game at home. Once again in this year’s edition of the cash-rich league, Delhi are having a bad time. They started their IPL 2018 campaign after losing their first two games against KXIP and Rajasthan Royals.
Delhi clinched their first win against Mumbai, thanks to a fine knock by foreign buy Jason Roy and Rishabh Pant. While Jason slammed an unbeaten 53-ball 91, Pant chipped in with a valuable 47 to help Delhi chase down a challenging 195-run target. They, however, failed to repeat the story against Kolkata Knight Riders as they faltered in chasing 201 runs and lost by 71 runs.
Here are DD vs KXIP Cricket Score:
11:35 pm: Righto, righto. Another thriller in the IPL. Iyer and Delhi need 5 off 1 balls. Ashwin says Mujeeb is the man.
11:31 pm: 17 off 7. Iyer will have strike for the last over, at last he should. Ten balls without a boundary for Iyer, since the 15th over.
11:29 pm: Delhi Daredevils require another 19 runs with 3 wickets and 9 balls remaining.
11:23 pm: No boundary yet this over. Delhi Daredevils require another 21 runs with 5 wickets and 13 balls remaining.
11:01 pm: 59 off 41. Scoring pressure also coming in.
10:41 pm: Gambhir in IPL 2018: Vs Pace: Four dismissals, Avg 12.25, SR 84.48, Balls/Dis 14.50 Vs Spin: Yet to be dismissed, SR 148.29
10:18 pm: Gambhir captained Rajpoot at KKR. Brought him in selectively as a yorker specialist, whenever Umesh was off colour. Now, they’re on opposite sides.
10:11 pm: Rajpoot to Shaw, OUT, knocked him over! Played one shot too many. Shaped to pull but the length wasn’t there for the stroke, beat the inside edge and crashed into the off stump. Completely missed the line, made matters tougher by trying to play across the line. He’s given them a good start though.
9:56 pm: These are the kind of totals Gambhir approaches superbly. He’ll open tonight with Prithvi Shaw, who is making his IPL debut. What better opportunity than one in a low-pressure chase to get your eye in and make a mark first up. He’ll not only open but take strike straightaway too. Ankit Rajpoot will bowl the first over.
9:30 pm: 12 balls left, how many more can Kings XI muster?
9:13 pm: Mishra to Miller, SIX runs.
9:12 pm: Mishra to Miller, 1 run.
9:11 pm: Miller should get a run here. When fit, Gayle should replaced Finch who hasn’t done anything in 4 innings, and M Tiwary or A Patel should come in for Yuvraj, he’s not scoring big and strike rate has been poor. I know it would be a big call to drop a star player but it would be for the good of the team.
9:01 pm: Avesh Khan to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, out to the pull, out to the pace! Yuvraj’s struggle is over. This is a skiddy length ball angling way, Yuvraj had already decided he’ll fetch the pull from outside off. The length wasn’t quite there and so he gets an under-edge that is gleefully accepted by Pant.
8:59 pm: That was the first boundary after 32 deliveries.
8:57 pm: Why isn’t Axar playing? Injured or dropped?
8:54 pm: Come on, Delhi. One wicket and then a little exploitation of Miller’s inability to play leg spin and you’ll be chasing below 140!
8:43 pm: Mayank Agarwal’s case is a perfect reminder of the difference of quality between domestic bowling attacks and international bowlers. In terrific form in the Indian domestic circuit but not being able to convert it in the IPL.
8:39 pm: Plunkett to Agarwal, OUT, gone through! 146 kph, Agarwal beaten for pace. A good length delivery, Agarwal anticipates another cutter, but it’s quick. He tries a short-arm jab, but the ball isn’t even short enough to play that stroke. He is far too late on the shot, the ball clips the thigh pad and then uproots off stump! A timely strike for Daredevils.
8:35 pm: The middle order of Punjab is weak. The only way to beat them is to remove their top 4 and then chase as their bowling is not that strong. DD has done their homework well. It all depends on how well they execute their plans. DD has to win to keep their hopes alive.
8:22 pm: Before today, Kings XI Punjab were going at 10.67 runs an over in the Powerplay? Will Gayle’s absence and the early wicket of Aaron Finch force Kings XI to shift to Plan B?
8:17 pm: Miller over finch? Miller is a perennial underachiever in the ipl and international cricket. Finch recently was voted best t20 player in Australia and is a constant performer in the ipl. Finch deserves the opportunities am should continue to receive them. Don’t change a winning combo.
8:12 pm: No Gayle, Youngsters trying to make a name of their own – This is DD’s day. Probably the momentum they need.
8:04 pm: enty of changes in both teams. One way or another, Daredevils need to win and it feels like they have done the first thing well. Liam Plunkett, a replacement for Kagiso Rabada, makes his IPL debut. Christian comes in too.
7:55 pm: Delhi Daredevils opt to bowl
7:54 pm: Plenty of changes in both teams. One way or another, Daredevils need to win and it feels like they have done the first thing well. Liam Plunkett, a replacement for Kagiso Rabada, makes his IPL debut. Christian comes in too.
Under-19 captain Prithvi Shaw, 18 years old, gets his first IPL game as well. Avesh Khan also gets a game, in place of Harshal Patel. Amit Mishra also comes in for Shahbaz Nadeem, so five changes.
Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 squads:
Delhi Daredevils squad – Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammad Shami, Gautam Gambhir, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Daniel Christian, Jason Roy, Naman Ojha, Prithvi Shaw, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Avesh Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Jayant Yadav, Harshal Patel, Manjot Kalra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sayan Ghosh.
Kings XI Punjab full squad: Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Ravichandran Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Zadran, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Barinder Singh Sran, Yuvraj Singh, Christopher Gayle, Ben Dwarshuis, Akshdeep Nath, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Manzoor Dar, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar.