KXIP and DD Completes Formalities



Both the teams involved in this match, played according to their position on the points table. Kings XI Punjab played like table toppers and Delhi Daredevils justified their bottom place. DD batting lineup failed miserably again and when their captain could score his first half century in the last game of the league phase it tells you the story that how poorly prepared DD has turned up for the second consecutive season of the IPL. Last time around also they were at the bottom of the table and this time, despite they had a chance to get a better team at the auctions, they failed. There is some serious introspection needed not only for the team management but the franchise owners as well. KXIP on the other hand should not feel complacent as they are going to play the first Qualifier in KKR’s own backyard.

IPL 7 | Match 55 | KXIP Vs DD

Venue:  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Toss: KXIP and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

DD: Kevin Pietersen, Mayank Agarwal, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Jean Paul Duminy, Jimmy Neesham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Shami, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat

KXIP: Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Rishi Dhawan, Karanveer Singh, Parvinder Awana

Mini Score Card

DD 115 – all out (18.1) Run rate: 6.33

Kevin Pietersen 58 (41) | Parvinder Awana 2/15 (3)

                                       | Karanveer Singh 2/22 (4)

KXIP 119/3 (13.5) Run rate: 8.60

David Miller 47* (34) | Jaydev Unadkat 1/3 (2)

Manan Vohra 47 (38) | Imran Tahir 1/32 (3.5)

Result: KXIP won by 7 wickets

Points: KXIP 2 (Total 22) | DD 0 (Total 4)

Man of the match: Manan Vohra (KXIP)

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena | Vineet Kulkarni | Pashchim Pathak (3rd) | Ulhas Gandhe (Reserve)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama

How they played the game

Powerplay: DD 44 runs, 3 wickets | KXIP 48 runs 2 wickets

First 50 runs: DD 42 balls | KXIP 39 balls

50-100 runs: DD 44 balls | KXIP 33 balls

EXTRAS: KXIP 7 (1 LB, 6 Wd) | DD 15 (5 LB, 10 Wd)

Best Partnership

DD: 2nd wicket – 31 runs off 18 balls between Pietersen 17 (11) and Karthik 13 (7)

KXIP: 3rd wicket – 96 runs off 60 balls between Vohra 42 (28) and Miller 41* (32)

Fours and SIXES

DD 15 Fours – 9 by Pietersen, 3 by Karthik, 1 each by Duminy, Neesham and Tahir | 0 SIXES

KXIP 10 Fours – 4 each by Vohra and Miller, 2 by Sehwag | 4 SIXES – 2 each by Vohra and Miller

Important facts about the match:

  • This was DD’s 9th straight loss in IPL 7.
  • Kevin Pietersen has scored his only 50 for this season of the IPL.
  • Glenn Maxwell got his first duck of IPL 7.

In the PIC: Dinesh Karthik’s body language sums up the story of DD this year

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo