49dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Yuvraj, Agarwal end DD's losing streak

Half-centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mayank Agarwal led Delhi Daredevils to a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, thereby breaking their run of 11 successive defeats

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MA Agarwal
68(48) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
7 2 10 17 8 2 14 8
Yuvraj Singh
54(39) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
9 0 2 8 8 13 4 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R43
W3
Eco10.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JP Duminy
O2
M0
R16
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

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Mayank Agarwal, Man of the Match: I am extremely happy and I want to thank my team. The plan was to keep wickets in hand and see off the new ball. After last year, it is good to be part of a winning side.

JP Duminy, DD captain: I am pleased with the performance. We have not won a lot of games, this gives us confidence. Great to have Yuvraj in the team, great to have him performing. Mayank Agarwal is an exciting talent. I back the spinners to do the job.

Manoj: "Looking at this close finish, the turning point is Agarwal taking on Johnson's last over and getting 18 of it"

Subhanshu: "Finally Delhi Devils have something to cheer about !!!"

Another last-over finish for Delhi, this time they find themselves at the right end. Agarwal and Yuvraj set the up the chase with fifties. Yuvi briefly wound the clock back to his heyday, executing those lofted drives and wristy pick-up shots. DD then had a late wobble at the death, losing both set batsmen and Jadhav in a space of six runs and eight balls, but Mathews steered his team home.

George Bailey, KXIP captain: The surface was alright. A lot of guys got 20s and 30s and did not convert. Every time we get momentum, we lose a wicket. Davey [David Miller] has shown himself versatile enough not to do that. The batsmen will have to play according to the situation. I thought we got enough but we dropped a few chances. At the moment it is not happening for us.

19.5
4
Patel to Mathews, FOUR runs, DD break their 11-match winless streak, Mathews finishes it for DD. He nips down the track and drills it, beating mid-on to his left. Tiwary wraps Mathews in a hug. Albie shakes hands with JPD in the dug-out
19.4
0
Patel to Mathews, no run, mis-hit down to mid-on, straight to the fielder as this was darted short. Tiwary wants a single but is sent back. The fielder has a shy at the stumps and misses
19.3
W
Patel to Jadhav, OUT, DD have to wait for victory. This was pushed through, Jadhav aims to swipe it away. Does not get it off the meat of the bat. Skies it off a top-edge, which is held by Anureet at the covers

KM Jadhav c Anureet Singh b Patel 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

19.2
1
Patel to Mathews, 1 run, Mathews backs away, Axar fires it outside leg, punched down to long-off

The field comes in now..

19.1
1
Patel to Jadhav, 1 run, length ball on of, Jadhav twirls his wrists and flicks it to the right of midwicket. Sensible batting

DD need three off the last over. Axar, Maxi and Miller in the middle of a stern discussion.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | DC: 163/4 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.57, RRR: 3.00)

  • KM Jadhav2 (3b)
  • AD Mathews1 (1b)
  • Anureet Singh4-0-33-2
  • R Dhawan3-0-23-0
18.6
1
Anureet Singh to Jadhav, 1 run, yorker outside leg, following Jadhav, who was backing away. Squirted in front of point

The Y Factor

1

Number of previous instances where Yuvraj Singh has made a 50+ score in a successful chase in the IPL

23% Win Rate

7

Number of times Delhi have successfully achieved a target of 166 or more in the IPL. They have failed 24 times.

A base to launch from

71

The 2nd wicket partnership between Sehwag and Saha, the fourth highest in four seasons for King's XI.

Bang Bang

432

The previous record for the most IPL boundaries, by Chris Gayle. Virender Sehwag has gone past this mark.

The 4000 Club

25

Number of batsmen who have scored 4000+ runs in T20 cricket. Virender Sehwag is the 25th to this mark.

On the Brink

11

Number of consecutive IPL games that Delhi have lost. They will set an IPL record if they lose one more game.