Indian Premier League, 32nd match: Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab at Delhi, Apr 23, 2013
Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
23 April 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Gayle and Dilshan Mahela and Sehwag are out to open. PK has the new ball.

Kings XI Punjab win the toss and will bowl

Adam Gilchrist keeps his place. Three changes for Kings XI - Luke Pomersbach in for Azhar Mahmood, Harmeet Singh and Bhargav Bhatt come in for Manpreet Gony and Gurkeerat Singh

Three changes for Daredevils as well. Andre Russell goes out for Johan Botha, Nadeem out, Nehra in, Venugopal Rao out, Juneja in

Prem: "I reckon its time for Gilly. This should be his last chance with KXIP."

Mukul Agrawal: "Really feel for Venugopal a chance in last game, didnt get to bat and now again he is out and Juneja is back. Cant really understand why Venu is not given another chance??"

It's Delhi Darevils v Kings XI Punjab. Will Adam Gilchrist get another game? Shaun Marsh is with the squad, but he will not be playing today. Can Delhi build on that impressive victory over Mumbai Indians? Check out our spiffing match preview.

And here's Harsha Bhogle recapping the previous week's IPL action, titled Rohit pays tribute to Viv, Sunrisers live the dream.


Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, swings in full right away, Mahela covers it and pushes to mid off softly


Kumar to Jayawardene, no run, pitched up and now it holds its line a tad just outside off, defended


Kumar to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela is away, walks out, and flicks it with the inswing over square leg


Kumar to Jayawardene, OUT, PK follows inswing with outswing, pitched up for the drive, Mahela obliges, and wide slip gobbles a straightforward catch

DPMD Jayawardene c Hussey b Kumar 4 (2m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

RVDM, promoted to No 3


Kumar to van der Merwe, 1 run, low full toss swinging in to middle and leg, worked square


Kumar to Sehwag, 1 wide, good length and moving in, angles down the pads

Roger S: "What about young Unmukt? He had a rough start, but surely he should be given another shot - this guy is India's future!"


Kumar to Sehwag, no run, that stayed low, in the first over, Sehwag was back in the crease to a length ball that barely got up, managed to keep it out

End of over 1 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 6/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • V Sehwag 0 (1b)
    • RE van der Merwe 1 (1b)
    • P Kumar 1-0-6-1

Martin Jose: "I would say,the ghost which haunted Delhi only took a day off during last game....He's back again!!" Martin, the Gayle ghost never leaves bowlers alone, at least, this one took a break


Awana to van der Merwe, 1 run, angled in to the pads, good length, easily tucked to deep square


Awana to Sehwag, 1 run, widish, back of a length, loud roar as Sehwag gets off the mark with a steer to third man


Awana to van der Merwe, no run, not wide enough to cut, he chops a short of a length ball to wide slip


Awana to van der Merwe, 1 run, pitched up but on the pads, and another single to deep square

Siddhant: "@Roger India's future is different from Delhi IPL's future."


Awana to Sehwag, 1 run, that moved away and bounced from a length, Sehwag opened up in the crease and pushed at it, thick edge runs to third man


Awana to van der Merwe, no run, tight line, good length coming in on off, squeezed to backward point

Presenting, a photo gallery of Chris Gayle's T20 hundreds

End of over 2 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 10/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • RE van der Merwe 3 (5b)
    • V Sehwag 2 (3b)
    • P Awana 1-0-4-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-6-1

Kumar to Sehwag, FOUR, not much width, just short of a length, but Sehwag needs just those many inches to open the face and guide it past backward point


Kumar to Sehwag, no run, length on off, pushed to the bowler


Kumar to Sehwag, 1 run, tries to turn this from off through midwicket, but cannot beat the fielder


Kumar to van der Merwe, FOUR, clobbered between extra cover and mid off, RVDM gets a pitched up delivery widish outside off and has a go at it


Kumar to van der Merwe, 1 run, slower one now on middle and leg, knocked square off the pad, they settle with one in the end


Kumar to Sehwag, 2 runs, whips this slowish length delivery from off and middle behind square leg, and it is timed so well a slide is needed near the rope

End of over 3 (12 runs) Delhi Daredevils 22/1 (RR: 7.33)

    • V Sehwag 9 (7b 1x4)
    • RE van der Merwe 8 (7b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 2-0-18-1
    • P Awana 1-0-4-0

baba: "Thanks to Gayle, no inning will seem fast enough, even if it means consecutive boundaries per over."


Awana to van der Merwe, no run, beaten, he hasn't been comfortable with the line close to off stump, this one just left him from back of a length, and beat his waft


Awana to van der Merwe, OUT, the experiment doesn't work for DD, RVDM swings at a short and wide ball, and top-edges it to cover

RE van der Merwe c Mandeep Singh b Awana 8 (12m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Warner comes in


Awana to Warner, no run, Awana bangs it in short again, this time it is right at the batsman, and Warner crouches under

Yahya : "Honestly, Gayle has spoilt the IPL for me. Now no match will even be as interesting as his innings"


Awana to Warner, no run, guides a good length ball angled across, to point

karthik: "Lets see if delhi can post what Gayle scored today. That will be a match winning total. Still cant come out of that match."


Awana to Warner, no run, can't get width to go through the off side, pushes this length ball to cover now


Awana to Warner, no run, tighter still from Awana, back of a length holding the line on off, patted towards extra cover

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Delhi Daredevils 22/2 (RR: 5.50)

    • DA Warner 0 (4b)
    • V Sehwag 9 (7b 1x4)
    • P Awana 2-1-4-1
    • P Kumar 2-0-18-1

Harmeet Singh, he of the multiple slower ones


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, no run, shortish and wide, cut away, but point saves runs with a dive


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, no run, appeal for lbw, but the length was going down leg easily with the angle, it swung in quite a bit, Sehwag missing as he tries to go over mid on


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, no run, squeezes this length ball from close to off to backward point

Shiv: "All you guys who are still overwhelmed with GayleStorm.. wait for couple of days. The sanity will prevail.. Even by Gayle's standard that was extraordinary. I doubt we will see something similar for sometime now."


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, FOUR, goes fuller now, outside off and Sehwag lifts it straight down the ground


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, SIX, that has just cleared the man at deep midwicket, Sehwag went to pull a short one nipping in, ended up scooping it high, but was safe in the end


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, no run, short once more, gets big on Sehwag, who misses as he swings wildly

James: "When I watched Baz' 158 in the first IPL game, I didn't realise then how long the record would last. Pretty special stuff from Gayle to beat it."

End of over 5 (10 runs) Delhi Daredevils 32/2 (RR: 6.40)

    • V Sehwag 19 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • DA Warner 0 (4b)
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-10-0
    • P Awana 2-1-4-1

Awana to Warner, 1 run, swatted off the hip to the right of short fine leg, a dive keeps them to one


Awana to Sehwag, 2 runs, stays on the crease to a length ball angled in, and turns it late behind square leg, almost gets him four, stopped just inside


Awana to Sehwag, no run, beaten by the bounce as he tries to cut a short of a length ball late, not that wide too


Awana to Sehwag, no run, bouncer, angled down the leg side, Sehwag crouches under it


Awana to Sehwag, 1 run, direct hit needed, but Hussey misses at the non-striker's, Sehwag was struggling had it hit after a work to midwicket


Awana to Warner, FOUR, pulls, not off the middle, but it beats mid on's dive, and runs into the boundary even after Mandeep gets a hand to it

End of over 6 (8 runs) Delhi Daredevils 40/2 (RR: 6.66)

    • DA Warner 5 (6b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 22 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • P Awana 3-1-12-1
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-10-0

Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, another shout for lbw from Harmeet, but his angle was taking it down leg once more


Harmeet Singh to Warner, 1 run, good length, he knocks it down to long on

Vinay S Kulkarni: "Among all discussions about Gayle, Awana has quietly bowled a Wicket maiden! That definitely needs a mention here."


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, 1 run, this came in on off stump from back of a length, but Sehwag hadn't committed at all, and was able to guide it late off the back foot, needed a diving stop at fine third man boundary


Harmeet Singh to Warner, 1 run, slapped to the left of the sweeper


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, no run, they have kept him quiet on these bouncers, cuts in sharply and hits him on the shoulder as Sehwag withdraws from a pull, Harmeet appeals again, for caught behind this time


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, 1 wide, length ball angled down leg, Sehwag misses


Harmeet Singh to Sehwag, OUT, Harmeet has got his man finally, Sehwag wasn;t liking the lack of pace, came forward this time to try and drive, it wasn't full enough, and he's scooped it in front of extra cover, who's dived forward to take it low, he stands his ground as the fielder's not sure, replays show Mandeep is alright

V Sehwag c Mandeep Singh b Harmeet Singh 23 (33m 21b 2x4 1x6) SR: 109.52

Brian Roberts: "So the Adam Gilchrist benefit year continues.......... 61 in 6 innings, surely the owners, coaches and fans should demand he stand down, he is ruining his unbelievable reputation!"

End of over 7 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 45/3 (RR: 6.42)

    • DA Warner 7 (8b 1x4)
    • Harmeet Singh 2-0-14-1
    • P Awana 3-1-12-1

Hussey to bowl, round the stumps


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, pushes a length ball to long off


Hussey to Juneja, 1 run, turns in from outside off, he awkwardly punches it to long off


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, driven hard wide of long off, but he keeps them to one


Hussey to Juneja, no run, that was pushed through quick and straight, jabbed back to the bowler


Hussey to Juneja, 1 run, tossed up slower now, and much fuller, turned to long on


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, good length angled in, turned off the pad to fine leg

End of over 8 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 50/3 (RR: 6.25)

    • DA Warner 10 (11b 1x4)
    • MC Juneja 2 (3b)
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-5-0
    • Harmeet Singh 2-0-14-1

Siddharth: "@Brian Roberts: The ruin that Adam Gilchrist is seemingly causing to his reputation is almost nothing compared to what Ponting & Tendulkar are causing to theirs!"

Piyush Chawla comes on


Chawla to Warner, no run, tossed up and skids across, Warner beaten on the cut


Chawla to Warner, 1 run, flighted full again, he comes forward now to drive to long off


Chawla to Juneja, no run, shortish and spinning away outside off, but he slaps it close to extra cover, who dives and saves runs


Chawla to Juneja, no run, runs it to short third, can;t get the single


Chawla to Juneja, no run, tossed up googly now, he walks across and is hit on the pad as he tries to run it past short third, played for the away turn


Chawla to Juneja, no run, good over, this comes in quickly with the angle, inside edge onto pad as he pushes

End of over 9 (1 run) Delhi Daredevils 51/3 (RR: 5.66)

    • MC Juneja 2 (7b)
    • DA Warner 11 (13b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-1-0
    • DJ Hussey 1-0-5-0

Hussey to Warner, no run, skips out and drives, cannot beat extra cover


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, cuts to the sweeper


Hussey to Juneja, 1 run, whips a pitched up ball to long on


Hussey to Warner, no run, angled into the pad, straightens, pushed to midwicket


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, off the inner part of the bat wide of midwicket as he tries to force it through


Hussey to Juneja, no run

End of over 10 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 54/3 (RR: 5.40)

    • MC Juneja 3 (9b)
    • DA Warner 13 (17b 1x4)
    • DJ Hussey 2-0-8-0
    • PP Chawla 1-0-1-0

Faizu: "All of a sudden this normal 20 overs match look like a test match.. You know why ... ;)"


Chawla to Warner, SIX, tossed up, but on leg stump, and Warner gets the slog sweep going over deep midwicket


Chawla to Warner, no run, pushed through across the left-hander, he backs away and punches, finds extra cover on the edge of the circle


Chawla to Warner, 1 run, good length and straightening on the pad, turned square


Chawla to Juneja, FOUR, flighted full on off, he's paddled it all the way into the fine leg boundary, Bhatt cannot stop it with the dive, Chawla doesn;t like that


Chawla to Juneja, 1 run, whips a tossed up ball from way outside off in front of square leg


Chawla to Warner, FOUR, drags it short now, on leg stump, and Warner pulls it to the deep square leg rope

Chawla ruining it after a good first over

End of over 11 (16 runs) Delhi Daredevils 70/3 (RR: 6.36)

    • DA Warner 24 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • MC Juneja 8 (11b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-17-0
    • DJ Hussey 2-0-8-0

Hussey to Juneja, 1 run, walks out and turns it down to long off


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, angled in full from round the stumps, Warner wants to sweep, can't get hold of it, takes the single to fine leg


Hussey to Juneja, 1 run, skips out and forces it with the spin past midwicket


Hussey to Warner, no run, started to walk out, but stopped as Hussey shortened it and got hit on the pad in the end


Hussey to Warner, 1 run, pushed to the man at long off


Hussey to Juneja, 1 run, comes forward and swats it to extra cover

Gayan Perera: "@Brian Roberts: That is how cricket works - The perception is that given a certain number of chances, a player will eventually perform and regain their form; Too bad this formula doesn't apply to youngsters who need to prove themselves everytime." Gayan, and this doesn't apply to Rohit Sharma

End of over 12 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 75/3 (RR: 6.25)

    • MC Juneja 11 (14b 1x4)
    • DA Warner 26 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Hussey 3-0-13-0
    • PP Chawla 2-0-17-0

Bhatt to Juneja, no run, angled in full on leg stump, popped back down the pitch, well short of the bowler to his right

Bhatt loses the ball in delivery stride


Bhatt to Juneja, no run, swat-driven in Kohli fashion but straight to extra cover


Bhatt to Juneja, 1 run, good length and angled in, turned through midwicket

Ravinder: "This is the problem with Chawla. Hit him for one six and he starts bowling all over the place."


Bhatt to Warner, FOUR, Warner gets some width and bends to smash it between long on and deep midwicket, that flew fast and flat


Bhatt to Warner, 1 run, drills a quicker and fuller one to long off


Bhatt to Juneja, 1 run, Juneja gets the swat-drive past extra cover, long off gets around

End of over 13 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 82/3 (RR: 6.30)

    • MC Juneja 13 (18b 1x4)
    • DA Warner 31 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • BA Bhatt 1-0-7-0
    • DJ Hussey 3-0-13-0

Harmeet is back


Harmeet Singh to Juneja, 1 run, shortish, he drags it on the bounce to deep midwicket, just short of the man


Harmeet Singh to Warner, 1 run, flays at a length ball going across, and underedges it to the keeper, Gilly dives to save the boundary, but concedes the single with the throw


Harmeet Singh to Juneja, OUT, Harmeet gets another wicket, short ball once more, Juneja swivels and sends it straight to fine leg

MC Juneja c Awana b Harmeet Singh 14 (23m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Jadhav in

Ian: "I hardly see how Gilchrist, Ponting, Tendulkar, etc. are damaging their reputations by performing badly. This is the IPL- A domestic T20 competition. This is where international careers go to die! The importance of tournaments such as the BBL, BPL, IPL, pales in comparison to that of international cricket."


Harmeet Singh to Jadhav, 1 wide, short once more as Jadhav walks out, but this is angled down leg


Harmeet Singh to Jadhav, no run, pitched up and pushed to mid off


Harmeet Singh to Jadhav, OUT, Mandeep takes another catch, Jadhav tries to go down the ground, but ends up slicing this length delivery, it goes swirling very high, Mandeep is under it with a few steps back from extra cover

KM Jadhav c Mandeep Singh b Harmeet Singh 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Botha the new man. Warner still around. Not a bad pair at five down


Harmeet Singh to Warner, 1 run, dabs a length ball going across him, behind point

End of over 14 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 86/5 (RR: 6.14)

    • DA Warner 33 (28b 3x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 0 (0b)
    • Harmeet Singh 3-0-18-3
    • BA Bhatt 1-0-7-0

Sandeep Gupta: "DD should give chance to Unmukt Chand in the middle order instead of Juneja"


Bhatt to Warner, 1 run, works a full delivery to wide long on


Bhatt to Botha, 1 run, leading edge but wide of extra cover as he comes forward to a fullish one


Bhatt to Warner, 1 run, low full toss hit back, bowler dives and parries it away


Bhatt to Botha, OUT, Botha's charged out and lofted this with the turn, looked alright as it came off, but he's failed to hit it wide of long off moving to his left

J Botha c Miller b Bhatt 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pathan, IK

Asterix: "@Siddharth: Well if you think Tendulkar does not deserve to play in Test anymore because he is not scoring runs in IPL that is sad. Performance in IPL wouldn't reduce my perception of Poniting or Gilchrist, I know they are now not the same age as 10 years back and even if they produce some magic for these corporates that is worth it!"


Bhatt to Pathan, 1 run, eases a full one to long on


Bhatt to Warner, no run, fullish, flicked off the pad but straight to forward square leg

End of over 15 (4 runs) Delhi Daredevils 90/6 (RR: 6.00)

    • DA Warner 35 (31b 3x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 1 (1b)
    • BA Bhatt 2-0-11-1
    • Harmeet Singh 3-0-18-3

Hussey to Pathan, no run, pushes one angled in from round the stumps, to extra cover


Hussey to Pathan, no run, pitched up outside off, pushed to cover


Hussey to Pathan, no run, low full toss angled in, Pathan almost yorks himself as he comes forward, thick inside edge to short fine


Hussey to Pathan, no run, quick and full just outside off, he cannot get bat to ball


Hussey to Pathan, 1 run, gets it away this time, for a single to the sweeper

Pritpal Pabla: "DD is wasting Irfan Pathan just like Indian team, he is a good all rounder option for delhi which they can use up in the order for some matches...."


Hussey to Warner, 2 leg byes, gets on the knee across the stumps and tries to help this fine down leg, cannot get much on it though

End of over 16 (3 runs) Delhi Daredevils 93/6 (RR: 5.81)

    • DA Warner 35 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 2 (6b)
    • DJ Hussey 4-0-14-0
    • BA Bhatt 2-0-11-1

James: "Asterix: I think Tendulkar should not play tests any more because he's not scoring enough runs in tests."


Harmeet Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, chance gone, Irfan backed away to leg and was in no position as he swatted at this back of a length ball outside of, top edge looped over midwicket, long on could not get to it in time


Harmeet Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, turned wide of fine leg


Harmeet Singh to Pathan, no run, goes outside leg again, Harmeet angles it outside off, Irfan reaches out in vain


Harmeet Singh to Pathan, 1 run, slow length ball, he waits and turns it square off the pad

Charan: "@Pritpal For what? To waste balls with his poor batting up the order? He is just fine where he is."


Harmeet Singh to Warner, no run, slowish bouncer outside off, Warner lets it pass


Harmeet Singh to Warner, 1 run, no pace on the length delivery, Warner pulls into the ground through square leg

End of over 17 (6 runs) Delhi Daredevils 99/6 (RR: 5.82)

    • DA Warner 36 (34b 3x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 7 (10b)
    • Harmeet Singh 4-0-24-3
    • DJ Hussey 4-0-14-0

Loki: "You've gotta be kidding me Warner out there and DD score 98 for 17ovrs...Oh! Man this IPL is crazy"

James: "Abhishek: I'm expecting a torrent of abuse for my Tendulkar comment!" You'll be surprised that times have slowly started to change, James


Kumar to Warner, FOUR, Warner gets the boundary early in the over, drags the pull behind square leg


Kumar to Warner, OUT, perfect from PK, yorker on off stump, Warner can't keep it out, he tried to drive it, it sneaked in under

DA Warner b Kumar 40 (61m 36b 4x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

piyush: "@Charan - I wonder if he wastes balls, why did DD send him to bat in the super over? He does not need always to bat up the order, but occasionally he should be used, and its not that that he has not scored up the order"


Kumar to Agarkar, no run, swing and a miss to a slow back of a length ball wide outside off


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, forces a pitched up ball from outside off to long on


Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, Irfan keeps another PK yorker out, on middle, he digs it out to off


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, outstanding, PK hits the blockhole once more, Agarkar backs outside leg, but can only squeeze it to third man

End of over 18 (7 runs) Delhi Daredevils 106/7 (RR: 5.88)

    • AB Agarkar 2 (3b)
    • IK Pathan 8 (11b)
    • P Kumar 3-0-25-2
    • Harmeet Singh 4-0-24-3

Awana to Agarkar, 2 runs, slaps a back of a length ball loopily in front of extra cover, who runs forward initially for the catch but cannot stop it as it bounces in front


Awana to Agarkar, 1 run, now Awana gets it low and full on the stumps, dug out to long on

RD: "Two allrounders on crease both of them were compared to be India's next Kapil Dev once in their life !!"


Awana to Pathan, 1 run, tries to force a pull, but it is not short enough, and he does not have a lot of room too, down to long on


Awana to Agarkar, 1 run, flat-bats a shortish one but not much power on it, to long off


Awana to Pathan, no run, some width on a pitched up ball, but Irfan gets little timing on the lofted drive, he almost ends up hitting it straight to extra cover, a lot of confusion later, they decide not to run


Awana to Pathan, FOUR, high full toss, Irfan puts it away over short third

End of over 19 (9 runs) Delhi Daredevils 115/7 (RR: 6.05)

    • IK Pathan 13 (14b 1x4)
    • AB Agarkar 6 (6b)
    • P Awana 4-1-21-1
    • P Kumar 3-0-25-2

Pinaki Swain: "Oh ohh...Who we have here..Greg Chappell's new ball attack..India's under achieved all rounders."


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, makes room and scoops a low full toss over the bowler


Kumar to Pathan, 1 leg bye, moves outside leg and swings, but PK follows him with a fullish one, rolls to off


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, slow bouncer, he checks the pull and drags it to fine leg


Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, low full toss, turned to deep midwicket

Karthik.K: "Too harsh to a call a player with 288 wickets in ODIs as underachieved. The term often relates to one's expectations alone."


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, cannot get much on this full one angled in as he backs away outside leg


Kumar to Pathan, no run, top stuff from PK, he gets it full around the blockhole on leg, Irfan tries to have a go at it, can only drag it to the bowler

Welcome back to Planet Earth from Asteroid Gayle. KXIP need about a run a ball on a pitch that does not seem to be as bad as Delhi made it look

Harmeet Singh says it is a two-paced pitch and his plan was not to give width to Sehwag and also keep using the short ball

End of over 20 (5 runs) Delhi Daredevils 120/7

    • IK Pathan 14 (17b 1x4)
    • AB Agarkar 9 (9b)
    • P Kumar 4-0-29-2
    • P Awana 4-1-21-1





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