END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | KXIP: 137/9 (52 runs required, RR: 6.85)

  • Sandeep Sharma2 (2b)
  • Chris Morris4-0-23-3
  • Pat Cummins4-0-23-2

11.52pm That's it for tonight, folks. Another double-header tomorrow and we will, of course, bring that one to you as well. Make to join us for both of them. Good night.

Mayank Gupta: "Not having so many big names in their squad actually makes it easier for Delhi Daredevils to maintain the balance their final playing XI needs. They have serious talent in squad which can be displayed easily on ground without worrying about someone sitting out."

Anderson: It was the kind of wicket where it was tough to get going. Sanju and Sam set a great platform. It was good to have that platform to go from. We thought 160 might have been a reasonable target during one of the time-outs and in the end it probably was. As a bowler, you have to read the game. Zaheer sets some interesting fields and he's a smart cricketer. It's a nice confidence to have. It was a clinical performance from the bowlers. It's valuable to be able to chop and change combinations. Finding the right people to do the job is key.

Corey Anderson is the Man of the Match.

Zaheer: We just did the basics right. Got a decent start. we didn't lose wickets regularly. The pitch was slow and we executed the plans well. It was important that we accelerate at the right time and the start was good from Samson and Billings. We have good batsmen to hit in the end and the platform needs to be good, which it was today. The way Nadeem bowled was crucial. It was important not to give away runs. I bowled a lot of cutters too. Happy with the way things are going. So far so good.

Maxwell: We were a bit behind with the bat. We probably gave 30 too many in conceding 188. We let ourselves go and gave them too many boundary balls at the back end. We're not executing well enough with the ball. We failed in all three facets of the game today. Axar continues to show he's a superstar and Cariappa did well too.

11.37pm Delhi's bowling delivers yet another comprehensive win. Their pacers have taken 18 wickets in three matches - most by pacers from any team this season - at an average of 16.11. Their average is 11 runs fewer than the next best team.
It's two in a row now, and a team that is looking very very confident. This is their fourth biggest win after batting first too. Zaheer will be a very happy captain. Everybody in his team has done his bit.
Punjab have even more questions to ask of themselves than they did when coming into the game. The bowling attack seems to be flailing about in discomfort at the moment and their two left-handed foreign batsmen looked really scratchy. That team balance has been rocked in the last two games.

19.6
W
Morris to Patel, OUT, slower ball on a good length. Axar clears his front leg, slogs, and misses. The ball hits leg stump and Morris finishes with three wickets

AR Patel b Morris 44 (42m 29b 1x4 3x6) SR: 151.72

Smart move from Axar? A big hit to finish could mean a tiny bit of improvement in Kings XI's net run rate.

19.5
0
Morris to Patel, no run, yorker on leg stump, jabbed down to long-on - refuses the single
19.4
1
Morris to Sandeep Sharma, 1 run, slower yorker on off stump, manages to jam his bat down just in time to squeeze it out into the cover point region
19.3
1
Morris to Patel, 1 run, wide yorker, slapped to the left of extra-cover and Zaheer moves quickly to stop it
19.2
1
Morris to Sandeep Sharma, 1 run, low full-toss on middle stump, clipped to midwicket
19.1
W
Morris to Cariappa, OUT, Starts with a middle-stump yorker that sets the bails flashing Cariappa tries to make room and squeeze that through point, and can't connect this time

KC Cariappa b Morris 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Morris to bowl the last over.

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 134/7 (55 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 55.00)

  • KC Cariappa1 (1b)
  • Axar Patel43 (26b)
  • Pat Cummins4-0-23-2
  • Chris Morris3-0-20-1
18.6
1
Cummins to Cariappa, 1 run, full on middle stump, Cariappa makes a lot of room and flays it away to third man
18.5
W
Cummins to Sharma, OUT, full, following the batsman's movement away from leg stump. Mohit looks to swipe it through the leg side, misses, gets a bit of back pad on it to help it onto the stumps

MM Sharma b Cummins 13 (24m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

18.4
1
Cummins to Patel, 1 run, short ball at the body, saw Axar try to make room and followed him. Manages to remain leg-side of the ball and opens his bat face to dab to short third man
18.3
1
Cummins to Sharma, 1 run, full on middle stump, punched to mid-off
18.2
0
Cummins to Sharma, no run, wide yorker, reaches out to stab at it, but can't connect
18.1
1
Cummins to Patel, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, dabs straight to short third man and they chance a quick single. Mohit was yards short if Samson's throw had hit the stumps at the keeper's end

Cummins.

Mayank Gupta: "In the IPL season so far Delhi has appeared to be the most balanced team with everyone playing his assigned role. Other teams on other hand seems to be struggling with their line-up."

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs | KXIP: 130/6 (59 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.22, RRR: 29.50)

  • Mohit Sharma12 (11b)
  • Axar Patel41 (24b)
  • Chris Morris3-0-20-1
  • Zaheer Khan4-0-38-0
17.6
2
Morris to Sharma, 2 runs, steps away from leg stump again, gets a length ball on middle stump, swings at it without too much of an idea of where he wants to hit it and ends up swiping it through backward square leg
17.5
0
Morris to Sharma, no run, length ball angling towards middle and leg. Looks to drive inside-out and inside-edges past his leg stump. Pant stops it with a tumble to his left
17.4
1
Morris to Patel, 1 run, dug in short, rises steeply over middle and off. Hops to ride the bounce, drops it into the covers with soft hands
17.3
2
Morris to Patel, 2 runs, full, a bit of width, Axar clears his front leg and flat-bats over the covers, but doesn't time it too well, and it slows down three-fourths of its way to the boundary
17.2
0
Morris to Patel, no run, fullish slower ball on off stump, clipped back to the bowler
17.1
1
Morris to Sharma, 1 run, full, angling in towards off stump. Chipped in the air, on the bounce to long-on

Morris.

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | KXIP: 124/6 (65 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 21.66)

  • Axar Patel38 (21b)
  • Mohit Sharma9 (8b)
  • Zaheer Khan4-0-38-0
  • Corey Anderson3-0-23-1
16.6
6
Khan to Patel, SIX runs, full on off stump, underpitches the yorker, and Axar gets underneath and hits it high and hard, straight back over the bowler's head
16.5
1
Khan to Sharma, 1 run, back of a length on off stump. Looks to pull, not short enough for that, can only miscue towards long-off. Bounces well short of the fielder, though
16.4
1
Khan to Patel, 1 run, low full-toss on middle stump, flicked to deep midwicket

Amit Mishra Kotla

50

Amit Mishra has now taken 50 IPL wickets at this venue

Chaser Maxwell

69.33

Glenn Maxwell's average in his last four chasing innings. He got three fifties and his team won thrice out of those four occassions

Chasing ground?

188

The highest successful chase at Kotla; the next best is 186. Both of them were achieved by the Chennai Supers Kings

Explosive finishers

11.93

Daredevils' run rate in the last five overs this season. Only Mumbai Indians (12.75) have done better so far

Low-scoring venue

7.77

The first-innings run rate at the Feroz Shah Kotla since the start of the 2015 season - the lowest among all the regular (non-neutral) venues.