1.5 full on off but swinging in very late. Rahul tries to drive down the ground, but misses, and Morris appeals for lbw. Umpire says out but Rahul reviews. This looked like it was going down leg, but replays suggest that it's closer than that. There's no bat involved, so we wait for ball-tracking. Ball's clipping leg stump, so Rahul has to go! Big wicket, but Kings XI retain their review 15/1
    3.5 lbw appeal, and given! What a comeback ball from Lamichhane. Quick on middle, skidding straight through, and the ball hits him in front of middle stump even before Curran can bring his bat down. Quick decision from umpire Gaffaney too. An interesting experiment comes to an end 36/2
    7.1 length ball, wide outside off, and he drills a drive to cover. Straight to Dhawan, and he quickly throws down the stumps at the bowler's end. Mayank's out of his crease, and that's a direct hit! Kings XI lose their third, this against the run of play 58/3
    13.5 got him! A thin edge. Sarfraz commits on the front foot to a delivery that falls short of a good length. It holds and spins away marginally as he looks to drive on the up and he can't manage it. Superb bowling to end an extremely important innings in a thin middle order 120/4
    16.2 they've got him! You just sense this will be many runs off Kings XI's final total. Lovely bowling from Morris. An offcutter pushed across the corridor, Miller goes across the line, trying to go aerial in the midwicket region. Top-edge doesn't go further than pitchside, Pant calls and holds on 137/5
    not out
    17.3 taken at extra cover! Short of a length in the corridor and too quick for Viljeon. He wants to whip this into the leg side but the ball's hit bat before he can even close the face on it. Sliced harmlessly in Morris' direction and he takes it with a reverse-cup 146/6
    18.5 smashes off stump. A low full toss that Ashwin wants to hit inside-out over cover. Not an easy shot when you're set, nearly no chance of connection when you're just in. Misses it completely 152/7
    19.1 taken by short third man who has Rishabh Pant very close and also going for it! Complete breakdown in communication and they have a brief bicker about it. Rabada smiles - as long as it's in. Short of a length ball at off stump, wants to swish off the back foot and gets a leading edge. It pops out of Avesh's hands as he makes contact with Pant, but he hangs on 153/8
    19.4 run-out at the non-striker's end. Mean bouncer from Rabada, gets Shami on the body. He's too shocked to react as Mandeep rightly hares down the pitch to take strike. Rabada walks back to the stumps, takes a single bail off, and puts it back into place. Checks if Shami's alright after the impact - gets a thumbs up 156/9
    not out
    9 (b 1, w 8)
    166/9 (20 Overs, RR: 8.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (KL Rahul, 1.5 ov), 2-36 (Sam Curran, 3.5 ov), 3-58 (Mayank Agarwal, 7.1 ov), 4-120 (Sarfaraz Khan, 13.5 ov), 5-137 (David Miller, 16.2 ov), 6-146 (Hardus Viljoen, 17.3 ov), 7-152 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 18.5 ov), 8-153 (Murugan Ashwin, 19.1 ov), 9-156 (Mohammed Shami, 19.4 ov)
    K Rabada403228.00114100
    CH Morris403037.5093110
    Avesh Khan3030010.0076010
    S Lamichhane402726.7580200
    HV Patel403709.2583120
    GH Vihari10909.0001000
    0.1 through him! And umpire Chaudhuri raises his finger. Full outside off, and the ball holds it's line. Shaw presses forward to drive with the offspin, but the ball whizzes past his outside edge, and Rahul whips the bails off. Was that caught-behind or stumping? Caught-behind it is. Shaw finding it hard to add to his 99 from the other day 0/1
    9.5 Ashwin wins the battle! Carrom ball on off, but the ball skids into Dhawan. He looks to cut, but the ball is too close to his body. Delivery clips his pads before Dhawan can get bat on it, and the umpire raises his finger. Dhawan doesn't review, but one reckons that he should've. The carrom-ball's angle seemed to take it down the leg side. 82/3
    7.2 played on! Viljoen is punching the air! Length ball, wide outside off, and Iyer tries to drive again. Too far away from him, and the attempted drive takes an inside edge. Ricochets into middle stump, and Kings XI are pumped. A bit of eye-to-eye action between Iyer and Viljoen after the wicket, but no shoulder barge. They came mighty close though! It's all happenin' 61/2
    16.4 but Shami is no pushover! Full, straight, knocks middle stump back! A hint of away swing too there, from a leg stump line. He wanted to cart this over square leg and completely missed 144/4
    17.4 what have you done Ingram! Delhi Capitals are trying very hard not to win right now! Length ball outside off, drills it straight to long-off! It was there for the drive, and he's been driving it wide of that fielder all along, and along the turf. Goes aerial this time and boy do we have a situation now 147/6
    16.5 oh boy this game is still alive! R Ashwin has knocked the stumps down at the non-striker's end and sent Morris back first ball! Hare-brained run that. Length just outside, punches straight to Ashwin at mid-off and takes off in a frenzy. Clean pick-up, good technique and he hits the stumps on the bounce. You don't even need third umpire for this, he's well short 144/5
    18.3 splits the stumps! What a gorgeous sight. Shami delivers - that's Capitals' last regular batsman gone. Wow. Length ball at middle stump. Backs away and swings across the line and this sounds as good at it looks when the ball splits middle and leg 148/8
    17.6 KL Rahul holds on! Sam Curran wheeling away in the leg side. The camera cuts to the Capitals dugout and you will not spot a smile there. Length ball slanted across the corridor, looks to club it into the leg side, gets a leading edge that is at a comfortable catching height for the keeper 148/7
    19.1 leg stump outta there! Stunning, stunning comeback from Kings XI Punjab. And Sam Curran has delivered. 20 off 10 in a position he'd never batted before in a T20, and now he's here, taking his third wicket, almost dead-set nailing Capitals fortune with an inswinging yorker that's gone past KG's slog. On a hat-trick! 152/9
    not out
    19.2 he's got it! Sam Curran has sprung out of nowhere and taken a hat-trick! Yorker at off stump, Lamichhane looks to drill through the off side and completely misses. He has lost his off stump. Delhi Capitals have done an unbelievable job of losing this game 152/10
    11 (lb 6, w 5)
    152 all out (19.2 Overs, RR: 7.86)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Prithvi Shaw, 0.1 ov), 2-61 (Shreyas Iyer, 7.2 ov), 3-82 (Shikhar Dhawan, 9.5 ov), 4-144 (Rishabh Pant, 16.4 ov), 5-144 (Chris Morris, 16.5 ov), 6-147 (Colin Ingram, 17.4 ov), 7-148 (Harshal Patel, 17.6 ov), 8-148 (Hanuma Vihari, 18.3 ov), 9-152 (Kagiso Rabada, 19.1 ov), 10-152 (Sandeep Lamichhane, 19.2 ov)
    R Ashwin403127.7582130
    SM Curran2.201144.7181010
    Mohammed Shami402726.75123100
    GC Viljoen302217.33104000
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman403609.0074110
    M Ashwin201909.5033000

Match Details


Delhi Capitals , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

01 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire


Kings XI Punjab 2, Delhi Capitals 0

Match Notes

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd61S DhawanSS Iyer
3rd21S DhawanRR Pant
4th62CA IngramRR Pant
5th0CA IngramCH Morris
6th3CA IngramGH Vihari
7th1HV PatelGH Vihari
8th0GH VihariK Rabada
9th4K RabadaAvesh Khan
10th0Avesh KhanS Lamichhane