137dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Daredevils revive campaign with crushing win

Delhi Daredevils have not given the Feroz Shah Kotla a lot to crow about in 2015, but in their final home match at this ground in the IPL group stage, they gutted Kings XI Punjab's top order, then blew past the opposition's 118 for 8 by nine wickets

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Iyer
54(40) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
5 6 7 15 10 1 3 7
MA Agarwal
52(40) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
6 6 5 11 2 1 3 18

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Coulter-Nile
O4
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
2W
Z Khan
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: George Binoy

6.55 pm Kings XI have been smashed. By nine wickets and 37 balls to spare. They remain entrenched at the bottom of the league with six defeats in eight games. Daredevils, on the other hand, have jumped from sixth to fourth place, a point clear of RCB. They have eight points but have played the extra game.

Sahaj: "Faizan missed his prediction by one ball and one wicket." Top effort it was.

The IPL bids farewell to Delhi tonight, the Daredevils remaining home games will be in Raipur.

George Bailey: "I'm not sure what to say. It felt like when we were batting it was a difficult surface, when they were batting it looked like a good surface, so the answer is probably somewhere in the middle. Full credit to Delhi, they bowled well, JP captained well, put us on the back foot. We've just been trying to get the boys to free up a bit, play natural games. The big thing is not to let these performances define us, it doesn't mean you are not trying or training hard."

Aaron: "how can Bailey STILL be smiling after that performance?!" Hey, it's only a game, right?

JP Duminy: "Definitely good to win going into the second half, we have been inconsistent, we want to correct that and it's a good start today. We always knew if we can get the lefthnders in I would come into play ... things are going well with bat and ball. Long way to go and big performances are needed. Unbelievable, isn't it? (Zaheer's comeback). His experience. So great to have Zaheer back."

The Man of the Match is Nathan Coulter-Nile, who took 4 for 20 in four overs.

Coulter-Nile: "It was a little bit up and down early on but the dew came in and made it easier for us. Makes a big difference, having him [Zaheer] out there, talking to the guys. I thought we were good enough from the start, we just need to keep winning and scrape into that top four."

We've come to an end of our ball-by-ball coverage of this game, but in 20 minutes the toss will take place in Mumbai, where they are taking on Rajasthan Royals. So hop on over to that scorecard. Thank you for all your emails this evening, cheers.

13.6
1w
Patel to Tiwary, 1 wide, sprays it wide outside off and that's the end of the game
13.5
4
Patel to Tiwary, FOUR runs, Tiwary steps out and hoists the ball off his pads with a muscular short-arm swing, levels the scores with a one-bounce four to deep midwicket
13.4
1
Patel to Agarwal, 1 run, worked off the pads through square for another single
13.3
1
Patel to Tiwary, 1 run, cut off the back foot but can't beat point, point beats himself though by throwing and conceding an overthrow
13.2
0
Patel to Tiwary, no run, goes back and across to defend towards the bowler
13.1
0
Patel to Tiwary, no run, defended on the front foot as the ball turns into him, that actually missed the bat and hit the pad

Fifty opening stand

0

Number of fifty partnerships by Delhi's opening pair in this IPL, before this match. This is their first one.

Not their worst

10/4

KXIP's score when they lost their 4th wkt - their second-lowest at the loss of their 4th wicket. They were at a score of 9/4 against Pune in 2011.

Worst starters

13.87

Average partnership by Kings XI Punjab's openers this IPL - the worst for any team.