KXIP Becomes the First Team to Reach Playoffs

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(Last Updated On: May 20, 2014)

Sidelights:

Finally we have got our first qualifier for the playoffs. Kings’ XI Punjab became the first team to do this. DD started really well but faltered at the last 3 overs where they could score only 20 runs. KXIP too lost their way a bit in the middle and gave DD a chance but finally they got their act to gather thanks to Akshar Patel who could hold his nerve. KXIP still needs to maintain the flow so that they do not lose the steam when the Playoffs start.

IPL 7 | Match 45 | DD Vs KXIP

 Rishi Dhawan celebrates the win

Venue: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

Toss: KXIP and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

DD: Murali Vijay, Kevin Pietersen, Dinesh Karthik, Jean Paul Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat

KXIP: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, George Bailey, Rishi Dhawan, Beuran Hendricks, Shivam Sharma, Sandeep Sharma

Mini Score Card:

DD 164/7 (20) Run rate: 8.20

Dinesh Karthik 69 (44) | Sandeep Sharma 3/35 (4)

Kevin Pietersen 49 (32) | Beuran Hendricks 3/36 (4)

KXIP 165/6 (19.4) Run rate: 8.38

Manan Vohra 42 (19) | Imran Tahir 3/22 (22)

Akshar Patel 42* (35) | Jean Paul Duminy 2/27 (4)

Result: KXIP won by 4 wickets

Points: KXIP 2 (Total 18) | DD 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Akshar Patel (KXIP)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena | Pashchim Pathak | Vineet Kulkarni (3rd) | Navdeep Singh (Reserve)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama

How they played the game:

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Powerplay: DD 55 runs, 1 wicket | KXIP 66 runs, 0 wickets

First 50 runs: DD 31 balls | KXIP 29 balls

50-100 runs: DD 48 balls | KXIP 27 balls

100-150 runs: DD 27 balls | KXIP 41 balls

EXTRAS: KXIP 5 (1 LB, 4 Wd) | DD 15 (4 LB, 11 Wd)

Best Partnership

DD: 2nd wicket – 71 runs off 48 balls between Pietersen 42 (25) and Karthik 26 (23)

KXIP: 1st wicket – 67 runs off 38 balls between Vohra 42 (19) and Sehwag 16 (19)

Fours and SIXES

DD 16 Fours – 7 by Karthik, 6 by Pietersen, 1 each by Vijay, Duminy and Tiwari | 5 SIXES – 3 by Karthik, 1 each by Pietersen and Agarwal

KXIP 13 Fours – 5 by Akshar Patel, 4 by Vohra, 2 by Sehwag, 1 each by Saha and Dhawan | 6 SIXES – 3 by Vohra, 1 each by Sehwag, Maxwell and Patel

Important facts about the match:

  • King’s XI Punjab became the first team to qualify for the playoffs for the 7th season of the Indian Premier League.
  • This is 7th straight defeat for DD in this season of the IPL.

In the PIC: Rishi Dhawan celebrates the win

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 

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