2.5 it was coming. Samson didn't look comfortable on this pitch after the first few deliveries. The ball has been biting into the pitch and it does so again. Straightens off a length at middle stump. He looks to whip this over midwicket but the deviation means it gets the toe of the bat and balloons up to mid-off 7/2
    0.6 gone! Sandeep rewarded for his consistency. This is back of a length in the corridor. He puts half a foot forward but is mostly static as he pushes away from the body to try and run it to third man. Gets a thin outside edge that is no trouble for Saha. No demonstrable movement there, just a good line and length. It's enough 1/1
    6.1 gone first ball! This is a good length ball at off stump. No real drift, no real spin, no real flight, but it's a good line and length. Nair is looking to push this through the covers on the up and ends up playing inside the line. Loses his off stump 25/4
    4.6 good length outside off stump, he looks to drive on the up but it's the two-paced nature once more. This stops on him and takes the toe of the bat and floats teasingly in front of Sandeep who stays low in his follow-through and dives low to his left with one hand that is perfectly under the ball as he takes it 22/3
    7.4 goes through his defence! This is good length at off, and it slides through with the arm. Pant's bat is angled - it's coming down from the third man direction. And it has come down late. Flicks his front pad which isn't fully forward and that's half the side down 30/5
    14.1 gets the breakthrough! Bowls this nice and full outside off, Anderson's feet are rooted as he looks to drive this through extra cover. Too far away from the body. Inside edge thuds into the stumps 59/7
    8.4 advance your dinner plans to catch the next game, this won't be long. Good length at off stump. He's on the back foot and tries to punch this to long-on. Once again, not the shot to play on this pitch. Another one sits in the pitch, another one chips back to the bowler, and this time a dive isn't even needed 33/6
    15.3 Marsh holds on this time. Good length, angled in at off stump. Offers the full face as he shapes to hit this over long-on, but the bat turns slightly as he connects. Only height on this, in the end, no distance. Nice and easy at long-on for Marsh 62/8
    not out
    16.6 short ball outside off stump, this time he keeps the ramp out and looks for a full-blooded club over the off side. Once more, too fast for him, and too steep. It's high up, but barely past the circle and Sandeep takes it at extra cover 67/9
    17.1 and they won't even get close. Good length, slower ball at middle stump. Pokes at this aimlessly with an angled bat. Gets it high, on the sticker, and it lobs up for Mohit to complete a simple catch 67/10
    5 (w 5)
    67 all out (17.1 Overs, RR: 3.9)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Sam Billings, 0.6 ov), 2-7 (Sanju Samson, 2.5 ov), 3-22 (Shreyas Iyer, 4.6 ov), 4-25 (Karun Nair, 6.1 ov), 5-30 (Rishabh Pant, 7.4 ov), 6-33 (Chris Morris, 8.4 ov), 7-59 (Corey Anderson, 14.1 ov), 8-62 (Kagiso Rabada, 15.3 ov), 9-67 (Mohammed Shami, 16.6 ov), 10-67 (Shahbaz Nadeem, 17.1 ov)
    Sandeep Sharma402045.00141120
    T Natarajan20703.5091010
    MM Sharma1.10312.5750000
    AR Patel402225.50121120
    GJ Maxwell401213.00150000
    VR Aaron20321.5090000

Match Details


Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20

Match days

30 April 2017 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee


Kings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Daredevils 0

Match Notes

Punjab's Powerplay specialist


Number of balls Sandeep Sharma has bowled inside the Powerplay this IPL, going at 6.57 an over. He has six Powerplay wickets, the joint-highest