Indian T20 Commentary

Delhi VS Cricket Commentary

Match 1118-Apr-2021

195/420.0 oversRun rate: 9.75
VS
198/418.2 oversRun rate: 10.8
Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets
Delhi Capitals First innings
Marcus Stoinis27 | 13)*
Lalit Yadav(12 | 6)
Riley Meredith2.2|0|35|1
418.318.2: Riley Meredith to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis finishes it in style! Short delivery on middle, Stoinis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. DELHI WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
118.218.1: Riley Meredith to Lalit Yadav, Short delivery on off, Lalit pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
418.118.1: Riley Meredith to Lalit Yadav, NO BALL AND FOUR! High full toss outside off, Yadav punches it through point for a boundary. Free Hit coming up!
18 Overs | Runs : 189/4 | Run rate : 10.5
117.617.6: Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, Full outside off, Yadav pushes it towards covers for a single.
217.517.5: Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, Full toss on middle, Lalit flicks it over fine leg but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Shami runs to his left to catch it but it falls short of him. Two runs taken.
417.417.4: Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full and outside off, Yadav sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
017.317.3: Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, Full and outside off, Yadav looks to sweep but misses it.
117.217.2: Jhye Richardson to Marcus Stoinis, Full delivery on off, Stoinis drives it through point for a single.
017.117.1: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, OUT! CAUGHT! Hooda does well to hold onto that catch! Slower short delivery on middle, Pant looks to smack it over long on but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards long on where Deepak Hooda tries to take it in the first attempt but the ball pops out, tries again, but the ball pops out again. This happens three or four times, before he finally holds on. The third umpire comes and confirms that this is a clean catch. 
17 Overs | Runs : 180/4 | Run rate : 10.59
116.816.6: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 20 runs from the over!
116.716.5: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, Full on off, Stoinis pushes it through mid off for a single.
416.616.4: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Shami is becoming expensive now! Length delivery on middle, Stoinis lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
616.516.3: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Stoinis pulls it over long on for a maximum.
016.416.3: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, NO BALL! High full toss on off, Stoinis punches it uppishly towards point where Saxena takes the catch and claims it. The umpires get together to check for the catch and refer this to the third umpire upstairs and the third umpire confirms the same. Another no ball is called and a Free Hit is coming up! 
416.316.2: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis makes good use of the Free Hit! Full delivery on middle, Stoinis lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
116.216.2: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, NO BALL! Full delivery on middle, Pant drives it through mid on for a run. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Shami oversteps! Free Hit coming up!
116.116.1: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, Low full toss on middle, Stoinis drives it past the bowler where it hits the stumps at the other end. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single.
16 Overs | Runs : 160/3 | Run rate : 10
115.615.6: Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Full on middle, Stoinis flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Delhi need 36 runs in 24 balls!
215.515.5: Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length on off, Stoinis punches it through point. Two runs taken.
115.415.4: Arshdeep Singh to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
115.315.3: Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length on off, Stoinis pushes it through mid off for a single.
215.215.2: Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Full on off, Stoinis drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
115.115.1: Arshdeep Singh to Rishabh Pant, Short delivery on middle, Pant pulls it through square leg for a single.
15 Overs | Runs : 152/3 | Run rate : 10.13
014.714.6: Jhye Richardson to Marcus Stoinis, Full delivery on off, Stoinis pushes it to mid off.
014.614.5: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! TIMBER! The slower one does the trick for Punjab and Dhawan, who has played an amazing inning, goes back for 92. Sadly for him, will not be able to reach his hundred. Nevertheless, he will be very happy with his knock, as he has put Delhi in a very strong position in this game. Jhye bowls a nice slower, yorker-length ball on middle and leg, Dhawan shuffles across and looks to play the paddle sweep but he missed. The stumps are shattered behind him. 
114.514.4: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant drives it through mid on for a single.
014.414.3: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, Slower delivery on middle, Pant looks to slog it but gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball goes close to the stumps but Pant does well to stop the ball with his bat.
014.314.3: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Down the leg side, Pant looks to flick but misses it.
614.214.2: Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, SIX! That is played so effortlessly! Full on middle, Pant flicks it over square leg for a maximum. He did not even look at the ball, after hitting it. 
114.114.1: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, Full toss on off, Dhawan sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
14 Overs | Runs : 143/2 | Run rate : 10.21
013.713.6: Riley Meredith to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length on off, Pant looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it. 18 runs from the over. Big over for Delhi!
013.613.5: Riley Meredith to Rishabh Pant, Good length delivery on off, Pant looks to flick but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where it falls short of Pant.
113.513.4: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Short of a length on leg, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
013.413.4: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FIVE WIDES! Down the leg side, Dhawan looks to flick but misses it. It goes past the keeper's dive towards fine leg for a boundary. This is a very poor start to the over for Meredith. 
413.313.3: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Three in a row for Shikhar Dhawan! Short again on middle, Dhawan pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Moves into the 90s here. He is finding the gaps beautifully! 
413.213.2: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Good shot! Short delivery on off, Dhawan cuts it through point for a boundary. Two-in-two for Dhawan here. 
413.113.1: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Dhawan pulls it over fine leg for a boundary.
13 Overs | Runs : 125/2 | Run rate : 9.62
012.612.6: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, Just 8 off the over. A short ball, around off, RP blocks this one out. 
012.512.5: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, A low full toss outside off, Rishabh smacks this one, but only as far as the mid off fielder. 
112.412.4: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, A back of a length ball around off, Dhawan opens up the face of the blade and guides this one to the man at third man. Exchanges ends with Pant. 
612.312.3: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! SHOT! Uses his feet well this time and gets a wonderful boundary. Shami bowls a good length delivery around off, this is a slower one, Shikhar Dhawan skips down the track and thrashes this one over the long on fence. 
112.212.2: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, A length ball around off, Pant places this one behind point for a single. 
012.112.1: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, Length delivery outside off, Pant pushes this one to mid off. 
12 Overs | Runs : 117/2 | Run rate : 9.75
411.611.6: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Right now, it feels like, Dhawan is not seeing any fielders, only the spaces between them, as he is finding the gaps so nicely. Shortish and on off, Shikhar Dhawan goes back and pulls this one with venom through mid-wicket. A boundary. 79 more needed in 48 balls.
111.511.5: Jalaj Saxena to Rishabh Pant, Around off, shortish, Pant works this one to the leg side for an easy single. 
211.411.4: Jalaj Saxena to Rishabh Pant, Brilliant running from both the batters. Tossed up and landed on middle, Pant nudges this one through square leg and takes the first one quickly. They come back for the second and complete it nicely. 
111.311.3: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and tossed up outside off, Shikhar bunts this one to the long off region. Dhawan rotates the strike. 
011.211.2: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, A full toss outside off, Dhawan slaps this one to Gayle at extra cover. 
211.111.1: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up ball around off, Dhawan chips this one through covers for a couple. 
11 Overs | Runs : 107/2 | Run rate : 9.73
010.610.6: Riley Meredith to Steven Smith, OUT! CAUGHT! Meredith gets his first wicket! Short delivery on off, Smith looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards third man where Jhye Richardson takes a comfortable catch.
110.510.5: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Short of a length on middle, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
410.410.4: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! That is put away! Short ball on middle, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Gabbar is looking in very good touch here. 
110.310.3: Riley Meredith to Steven Smith, Length delivery on middle, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
110.210.2: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length on middle, Dhawan works it through square leg for a single.
010.110.1: Riley Meredith to Steven Smith, Length delivery on leg, Smith looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a leg bye.
10 Overs | Runs : 100/1 | Run rate : 10
29.69.6: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, Full again on middle, Dhawan flicks it through square leg. Two runs taken. 12 runs from the over! 97 needed in 60 balls. 
69.59.5: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! What a shot! Full on middle, Dhawan flicks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
09.49.4: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, Bouncer on off, Dhawan sways away from it.
19.39.3: Jhye Richardson to Steven Smith, Length delivery on off, Smith pushes it through mid on for a run.
19.29.2: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, 50 for Shikhar Dhawan! It has been a brilliant innings from him. Short delivery on middle, Dhawan flicks it through square leg for a single.
29.19.1: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, Full delivery on middle, Dhawan flicks it through square leg. Two runs taken.
9 Overs | Runs : 87/1 | Run rate : 9.67
18.68.6: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball again on middle, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
48.58.5: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries from Dhawan! Short delivery on off, Dhawan makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary.
48.48.4: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Tossed up delivery outside off, Dhawan looks to sweep but gets an inside edge. It goes past the stumps towards fine leg for a boundary.
18.38.3: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, Short again on off, Smith punches it through covers for a single.
18.28.2: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Short delivery on off, Dhawan punches it towards point for a run.
18.18.1: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, Flighted delivery on middle, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
8 Overs | Runs : 75/1 | Run rate : 9.38
47.67.6: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! That is smashed! Short delivery on middle, Dhawan pulls it past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.
17.57.5: Jalaj Saxena to Steven Smith, Short delivery on off, Smith punches it through point for a single.
17.47.4: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Full toss on off, Dhawan slogs it through mid-wicket for a single.
07.37.3: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated delivery on middle, Dhawan pushes it back towards the bowler.
07.27.2: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Flighted delivery on leg, Dhawan looks to sweep but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
17.17.1: Jalaj Saxena to Steven Smith, Floated delivery on middle, Smith pushes it through mid on for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 68/1 | Run rate : 9.71
26.66.6: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Short delivery on off, Dhawan makes room and cuts it through point. Two runs taken. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it.
16.56.5: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, Floated delivery on off, Smith pushes it past the bowler towards mid on for a single.
06.46.4: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, Flatter delivery on off, Smith looks to cut but gets a bottom edge. It goes safely towards the off side. 
16.36.3: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Short delivery on middle, Dhawan pulls it over mid-wicket for a run.
16.26.2: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, Full on middle, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
16.16.1: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up delivery on off, Dhawan pushes it towards covers for a single.
6 Overs | Runs : 62/1 | Run rate : 10.33
15.65.6: Arshdeep Singh to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball on off, Dhawan pushes it towards the off side for a single. End of the Powerplay. DELHI ARE AT 62/1 AFTER 6 OVERS!
15.55.5: Arshdeep Singh to Steven Smith, Length delivery on middle, Smith flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
15.45.4: Arshdeep Singh to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length on off, Dhawan defends it towards covers for a single.
05.35.3: Arshdeep Singh to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! TAKEN! Punjab needed a wicket and it has been provided to them by the player who has been playing so well for them, it is Arshdeep Singh! A big wicket as Shaw was playing with some intensity. This is nicely bowled too. Slower one, short too, around off, not enough room to pull but Shaw goes through, with the pull. Goes high up in the air towards square leg, where Gayle moves across and takes a good catch. 
05.25.2: Arshdeep Singh to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length delivery on middle, Dhawan looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
15.15.1: Arshdeep Singh to Prithvi Shaw, Length delivery on middle, Shaw flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5 Overs | Runs : 57/0 | Run rate : 11.4
44.64.6: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! 14 off the over and Dhawan plays this one so wonderfully. It is a full toss outside off, Shikhar Dhawan just places this in the gap between the mid off and extra cover fielder. None can stop it and the ball reaches the ropes. 
44.54.5: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! That went like a tracer bullet. So quick and in a blink, past the ropes. A length ball, outside off, Shikhar Dhawan arches back and slaps this one through point. 50 up for Delhi! 
24.44.4: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, A back of a length delivery around off, Dhawan pulls this one through mid-wicket. The man in the deep runs to his right and cleans up. A couple. 
04.34.3: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, A full ball on off, SD jams this one out to point. 
04.24.2: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, On a good length around off, dabbed to the point fielder. 
44.14.1: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan starts this over off nicely. It was a good bouncer on middle, it takes Shikhar Dhawan by surprise and he swivels and pulls this one. Takes the upper half of the blade and goes to the fine leg fence, for a boundary. 
4 Overs | Runs : 43/0 | Run rate : 10.75
63.63.6: Jhye Richardson to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! This young man is very special. Made this shot look so effortless. Jhye fires in a length delivery around off, Prithvi Shaw stands tall and lofts this one, without breaking a sweat, over the wide long off fence. Moves to 31 off just 15 balls. 
13.53.5: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, A short of a length delivery around off, Dhawan goes back and steers this one towards third man for a single. 
13.43.4: Jhye Richardson to Prithvi Shaw, Around off, punched to the left of the mid off fielder for one. 
43.33.3: Jhye Richardson to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw gets a loose ball and he takes full toll of the same. A length ball, on the leg pole, it is too easy for Shaw. He pulls this one to the deep square leg fence for a boundary. 
03.23.2: Jhye Richardson to Prithvi Shaw, Cuts him in half! A length ball, around off, Prithvi Shaw looks to play inside the line but the ball nips away enough, to whizz past the outside edge. 
03.13.1: Jhye Richardson to Prithvi Shaw, Fires in a good length ball on middle, Shaw pushes this one to the mid on region. 
3 Overs | Runs : 31/0 | Run rate : 10.33
42.62.6: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Gabbar ends the over off nicely. This one is flatter and around off, Shikhar Dhawan goes back and pulls this one over mid-wicket. A bounce and boundary. 10 off this over. 
02.52.5: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and around off, cut away to the point fielder. 
12.42.4: Jalaj Saxena to Prithvi Shaw, On off, worked to the off side for one. 
02.32.3: Jalaj Saxena to Prithvi Shaw, Was there an edge there? Yes, there was. Could have been a wicket but it falls short. Shortish and on middle, Prithvi Shaw goes back and looks to punch this one through the off side but the ball takes the inside edge, hits KL Rahul's pads and lobs towards the short fine leg region. Arshdeep Singh, there, runs ahead, but it falls short of him. 
42.22.2: Jalaj Saxena to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Another very good looking stroke from Shaw. This is tossed up, around off, Prithvi Shaw moves leg side slightly and lofts this one effortlessly over the mid off region. Takes a bounce and goes past the ropes. 
12.12.1: Jalaj Saxena to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly short and around off, pushed through mid off for a single. 
2 Overs | Runs : 21/0 | Run rate : 10.5
61.61.6: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! This is a beautiful shot by Shaw. Holds the pose for a couple of seconds as it was hit so nicely. A good length ball, around off, Prithvi Shaw displays the full face of the blade and gently lofts this one over the long on fence. 
01.51.5: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, Around off, pushed to covers. 
41.41.4: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, EDGY FOUR! What a good delivery but the edge takes the ball to the ropes. A length ball, around off, Shaw looks to flick this one to the leg side but the ball takes the outside edge and speeds away to the third man fence. 
11.31.3: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Spears in a yorker on leg, Dhawan digs this one out to the mid on region and scampers for a single. 
01.21.2: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off, guided to the fielder at point. 
01.11.1: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Shikhar looks to work this one to the leg side but he misses and gets hit high on the pads. 
1 Overs | Runs : 10/0 | Run rate : 10
10.60.6: Arshdeep Singh to Shikhar Dhawan, Around middle, nudged towards mid-wicket for a single. 10 runs off the first over. 
40.50.5: Arshdeep Singh to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! This is a freebie from Arshdeep and Dhawan opens his account here in some style. A short ball on middle, Dhawan just swivels and pulls this one over the fielder at short fine leg and the ball takes a bounce and goes past the ropes. 
10.40.4: Arshdeep Singh to Prithvi Shaw, Short of a length ball on middle, Prithvi goes back and works this one towards square leg and gives the strike to Dhawan. 
20.30.3: Arshdeep Singh to Prithvi Shaw, Another couple this time. This is a short ball around off, Prithvi Shaw pulls this one to the deep square leg region. There is no man there and the ball lands safe. Two taken again. 
20.20.2: Arshdeep Singh to Prithvi Shaw, A back of a length delivery around off, Shaw goes back and punches this one through point. Shahrukh Khan in the deep, runs to his right and stops the ball. A couple. Delhi are underway! 
00.10.1: Arshdeep Singh to Prithvi Shaw, Starts with a length delivery around off, Shaw hits this one, with the lower half of the blade, to the cover region. 
Punjab Kings First innings
Deepak Hooda22 | 13)*
Shahrukh Khan(15 | 5)
Chris Woakes4|0|42|1
119.619.6: Chris Woakes to Deepak Hooda, Slower delivery outside off, Hooda looks to back away and looks to reach that ball but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards short third man for a single. PUNJAB FINISH WITH 195/4!
119.519.5: Chris Woakes to Shahrukh Khan, Good length ball on off, Khan looks to smash but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen cross ends.
619.419.4: Chris Woakes to Shahrukh Khan, SIX! That is clobbered! Length delivery on middle, Shahrukh Khan lofts it over long on for a maximum.
419.319.3: Chris Woakes to Shahrukh Khan, FOUR! Full and outside off, Khan looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of short third man for a boundary. Luck favours Punjab and they will not mind. 
019.219.2: Chris Woakes to Shahrukh Khan, Short delivery outside off, Khan punches it to covers.
419.119.1: Chris Woakes to Shahrukh Khan, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery outside off, Khan cuts it hard through point for a boundary. A very good start to the over. 
19 Overs | Runs : 179/4 | Run rate : 9.42
018.618.6: Avesh Khan to Deepak Hooda, PLAY AND A MISS! Slower delivery outside off, Hooda looks to swing at it but misses it.
018.518.5: Avesh Khan to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT! Avesh Khan gets his first wicket and it is also the big wicket of Pooran! Full and outside off, Pooran lofts it over point where Rabada takes a good catch in the deep, running to his left. 
018.418.4: Avesh Khan to Deepak Hooda, NOT OUT! Impact is umpire's call! Good length delivery on off, Hooda looks to go big but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Delhi review it. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is umpire's call. So, Hooda survives and Delhi retain their review.
618.318.3: Avesh Khan to Deepak Hooda, SIX! That is dispatched! Full and outside off, Hooda lofts it over covers for a maximum.
118.218.2: Avesh Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Full toss outside off, Pooran drives it through point for a run.
118.118.1: Avesh Khan to Deepak Hooda, Full on off, Hooda drives it through covers for a single.
18 Overs | Runs : 170/3 | Run rate : 9.44
117.617.6: Kagiso Rabada to Deepak Hooda, Short delivery outside off, Hooda slaps it over covers for a single.
117.517.5: Kagiso Rabada to Nicholas Pooran, Full toss on middle, Pooran pushes it through mid on for a single.
417.417.4: Kagiso Rabada to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Pooran pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Pooran hit this one with immense power. 
017.317.3: Kagiso Rabada to Nicholas Pooran, Full toss on middle, Pooran drives it back towards the bowler where Rabada does well to stop it with his foot.
117.217.2: Kagiso Rabada to Deepak Hooda, Back of a length on off, Hooda punches it towards covers for a run.
117.117.1: Kagiso Rabada to Nicholas Pooran, Full ball outside off, Pooran drives it through covers for a single.
17 Overs | Runs : 162/3 | Run rate : 9.53
116.716.6: Chris Woakes to Nicholas Pooran, Full and outside off, Pooran drives it through covers for a run.
116.616.5: Chris Woakes to Deepak Hooda, Length delivery on middle, Hooda pushes it towards covers for a run.
116.516.4: Chris Woakes to Nicholas Pooran, Full delivery on off, Pooran drives it through covers for a single.
116.416.3: Chris Woakes to Deepak Hooda, Back of a length on off, Hooda looks to push but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The batsmen cross ends.
016.316.2: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, OUT! CAUGHT! Woakes gets his first wicket! Length delivery on off, Gayle looks to go big but gets a top edge. It goes towards covers where the substitute fielder, Ripal Patel takes a simple catch.
616.216.1: Chris Woakes to Chris Gayle, SIX! That is smashed! Full and outside off, Gayle lofts it over covers for a biggie. He makes good use of the Free Hit.
116.116.1: Chris Woakes to Deepak Hooda, NO BALL! Length delivery on middle, Hooda flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Woakes oversteps! Free Hit coming up...
16 Overs | Runs : 151/2 | Run rate : 9.44
015.615.6: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Short delivery outside off, Gayle sways away from it.
115.515.5: Kagiso Rabada to Deepak Hooda, Full on off, Hooda looks to loft it over covers but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards third man where it falls short of Ashwin. The batsmen take a single.
215.415.4: Kagiso Rabada to Deepak Hooda, Full on middle, Hooda lofts it over mid-wicket. The batsmen get a couple.
615.315.3: Kagiso Rabada to Deepak Hooda, SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Hooda pulls it over fine leg for a maximum.
015.215.2: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, OUT! TAKEN! This time, Stoinis takes the catch and the birthday boy, KL Rahul goes back now. Rahul walks back and looks up at the skies, as he would have wanted to stay out there for longer. A length ball, on middle and leg, KL Rahul whips this one to the deep mid-wicket region, where Stoinis takes a good catch. A good knock by the Punjab skipper comes to a close. 
115.115.1: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Length delivery on off, Gayle pushes it towards mid off for a single.
15 Overs | Runs : 140/1 | Run rate : 9.33
014.614.6: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, Bouncer on middle, Rahul does well to duck under it. 12 runs have come from the over!
414.514.5: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, FOUR! Gift for KL Rahul! Full toss outside off, Rahul drives it through point for a boundary.
114.414.4: Avesh Khan to Chris Gayle, Full delivery outside off, Gayle drives it through covers for a run.
114.314.3: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, Low full toss on middle, Rahul drives it through mid on for a single.
614.214.2: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, SIX! That is powered! Full delivery outside off, Rahul lofts it over covers for a maximum. Stoinis will avoid looking at his skipper now. 
014.114.1: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, DROPPED! Stoinis is the culprit! Full on off, Rahul drives it uppishly towards covers where Stoinis tries to take the catch but spills it.
14 Overs | Runs : 128/1 | Run rate : 9.14
013.613.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Chris Gayle, On off, Gayle pushes it to covers.
113.513.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, 50 for KL Rahul! It has been a good innings from him on his birthday! Flighted delivery on off, Rahul pushes it through point for a single.
113.413.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Chris Gayle, Floated delivery on middle, Gayle flicks it through square leg for a run.
113.313.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Loopy delivery on middle, Rahul punches it through mid on for a single.
013.213.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Short delivery on off, Rahul cuts it to point.
113.113.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Chris Gayle, Flighted delivery on off, Gayle pushes it towards point for a single.
13 Overs | Runs : 124/1 | Run rate : 9.54
112.612.6: Lukman Meriwala to Chris Gayle, Full and outside off, Gayle drives it through point for a run.
112.512.5: Lukman Meriwala to KL Rahul, Full on off, Rahul drives it through mid off for a single.
012.412.4: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, OUT! CAUGHT! Finally, Delhi does enough to break the opening stand and it has taken some time. Agarwal has played a very good inning but he will not be able to continue. Meriwala gets the breakthrough too, after being sent past the ropes in his first 2 overs! He bowls this one smartly. It is outside off and is the slower one too. Mayank has to reach out to hit this one and he does so, but he does not hit it cleanly. It goes high towards deep point, where Dhawan takes his seventh catch of this campaign. Can Delhi build on this?
112.312.3: Lukman Meriwala to KL Rahul, Short delivery outside off, Rahul punches it towards covers for a run.
112.212.2: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, Full and outside off, Agarwal looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
012.112.1: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, Full delivery on off, Agarwal drives it to mid off.
12 Overs | Runs : 120/0 | Run rate : 10
111.611.6: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Good length outside off, worked in front of point for one. 
011.511.5: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Digs in a short ball outside off, Mayank Agarwal goes back and looks to slap this one over point. Fails to connect bat with ball on this occasion. 
111.411.4: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, On a good length and around off, KL works this one to sweeper cover for one more run. 
111.311.3: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Fuller and outside off, Mayank Agarwal reaches out and slices this one to third man. A single. 
111.211.2: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, Around off, bunted to mid off for a quick run. 
211.111.1: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, That was hit with some power. A slower shortish ball around off, KL Rahul comes ahead and pulls this one towards the mid-wicket region, where Prithvi Shaw moves and tries to take this, one-handed, but the ball pops out. A couple. 
11 Overs | Runs : 114/0 | Run rate : 10.36
110.610.6: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, A low full toss around off, Rahul pushes this one to mid off for a single. A big, big over for Punjab. 20 runs off KG's second over! 
010.510.5: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, A fuller length delivery on leg, KL looks to whip this one to the leg side but he misses and gets hit on the pad. 
610.410.4: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul,SIX! KL Rahul says if Agarwal can do this, then I can do the same. It is my birthday, after all. Another short ball, around off, KL Rahul anticipates this one nicely and gets into position. Smokes his pull way over the deep square leg fence. 
110.310.3: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Back of a length and on leg, MA hooks this one to fine leg for one. 
610.210.2: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Two-in-two for Mayank and he is playing with fire here. A shortish length ball, on the pads now, Mayank Agarwal swivels and pulls this one powerfully over the fine leg fence. 12 runs off the first 2 balls. 
610.110.1: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! The disrespect from Mayank Agarwal towards Kagiso Rabada as he slams KG's first ball of the over, for a huge six. A length ball, around off, in the slot too, Mayank Agarwal gets low and whacks this one over the deep cover fence. 
10 Overs | Runs : 94/0 | Run rate : 9.4
09.69.6: Avesh Khan to KL Rahul, A length ball on off, KL looks to drive this one to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge, hits KL on his body and rolls to the off side. He looks for the single but Mayank sends him back. Avesh Khan runs in and has a shy at the stumps as Rahul dives in. Khan misses though. 
19.59.5: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, On a good length and on off, MA swings this one to deep square leg for one. 
29.49.4: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Around off, punched through point for a brace now. 
49.39.3: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Brings up the fifty for Mayank Agarwal! He has played with some intensity and will want to stay out there for some more time. A short ball, on middle and Mayank Agarwal looks to pull but the ball takes the glove and goes to the fine leg fence. 
09.29.2: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Another length delivery around off, Mayank Agarwal looks to push this one through the off side but the ball nips away and beats the outside edge, to go into Pant's mitts. 
09.19.1: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, A slower length ball around off now, Agarwal pushes this one back to the bowler. 
9 Overs | Runs : 87/0 | Run rate : 9.67
18.68.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, Short delivery outside off, Agarwal punches it through covers for a run.
18.58.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Tossed up ball on off, Rahul pushes it through mid off for a single.
18.48.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, Floated delivery on middle, Agarwal pushes it through mid on for a run.
48.38.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Poor fielding from Meriwala! Short delivery on off, Agarwal plays a late cut towards third man. Meriwala chases it and tries to stop it but fumbles and concedes a boundary.
08.28.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, Loopy delivery on off, Agarwal punches it to point.
68.18.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! That is smashed! Flighted delivery on off, Agarwal lofts it over long off for a maximum. For a moment, the fielder at long off felt like he had a chance, but this one has sailed past the ropes. 
8 Overs | Runs : 74/0 | Run rate : 9.25
17.67.6: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Tossed up ball on middle, Agarwal drives it through mid on for a run. 11 runs off Lalit's first over. 
17.57.5: Lalit Yadav to KL Rahul, Full on off, Rahul drives it through mid off for a single.
47.47.4: Lalit Yadav to KL Rahul, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery outside off, Rahul makes room and cuts it through point for a boundary. Easy pickings for KL here and he is motoring along now. 
07.37.3: Lalit Yadav to KL Rahul, Short delivery on off, Rahul cuts it uppishly towards point where it falls short of Rabada.
47.27.2: Lalit Yadav to KL Rahul, FOUR! That is put away! Short again on middle, Rahul pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. A birthday gift from Yadav, to KL Rahul, on KL's 29th birthday. 
17.17.1: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Short delivery on middle, Agarwal pulls it through square leg for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 63/0 | Run rate : 9
06.66.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Tossed up delivery on off, Rahul pushes it to mid off. A very good over from Ashwin, just 4 off this one. 
16.56.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, On middle, Agarwal pushes it through mid on for a run.
16.46.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Loopy delivery on middle, Rahul flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
06.36.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Short delivery outside off, Rahul cuts it to point where Dhawan does well to stop it.
16.26.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, Floated delivery on middle, Agarwal drives it through mid on for a single.
16.16.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rahul looks to sweep but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards short fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
6 Overs | Runs : 59/0 | Run rate : 9.83
15.65.6: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Full on middle, Rahul pushes it towards mid on for a quick single. End of the Powerplay. PUNJAB ARE AT 59/0 AFTER 6 OVERS!
05.55.5: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul punches it to point.
05.45.4: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, FOUR LEG BYES! Length ball on leg, Rahul looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary. Runs coming in all forms, for Punjab. 
05.35.3: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Rahul looks to punch but misses it.
05.25.2: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul pushes it to point.
45.15.1: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, FOUR! Cracking shot! Length delivery on off, Rahul punches it through point for a boundary. Welcome into the game, KG! 
5 Overs | Runs : 50/0 | Run rate : 10
14.64.6: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Loopy and on middle, eased through mid-wicket for a single. 50 up for Punjab! 
44.54.5: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, FOUR! Powerfully hit. Shortish and on off, KL Rahul swings his blade at this and the ball runs away to the deep square leg fence. 
04.44.4: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Nice flight and landed around off, Rahul looks to push this one through the on side but the ball takes the outer half of the blade and goes back towards Ashwin. 
14.34.3: Ravichandran Ashwin to Mayank Agarwal, Darted on middle and leg, nudged to square leg for one now. 
14.24.2: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Flatter and around off, KL works this one through wide mid on. A single and he wants another. Mayank does well to send him back. 
04.14.1: Ravichandran Ashwin to KL Rahul, Floated around off, KL goes back and punches this one to covers. 
4 Overs | Runs : 43/0 | Run rate : 10.75
13.63.6: Lukman Meriwala to KL Rahul, Around off on a length, pushed to mid off for a quick single. 8 off the over. 
03.53.5: Lukman Meriwala to KL Rahul, PLAY AND A MISS! There is the ball that Lukman Meriwala was looking for and he gets it after 10 balls. A length ball, around off, there is late movement as the ball nips away after hitting the deck, KL Rahul comes ahead and looks to push this one away, but misses. 
13.43.4: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, Length on off, Mayank works this one to deep covers for one. 
43.33.3: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Meriwala is being hammered here. Not the best start to the game for him. This is on leg, on a length, Mayank Agarwal just has to glance this one through square leg. 
23.23.2: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, Around off, short of a length, Agarwal waits for it and then punches this one through point for a brace. 
03.13.1: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, On a good length and around off, driven to the cover region by Mayank. 
3 Overs | Runs : 35/0 | Run rate : 11.67
02.62.6: Chris Woakes to Mayank Agarwal, Leg bye. A length ball on middle and leg, MA misses his flick and the ball takes the pad and rolls to the leg side. A leg bye is taken. 
42.52.5: Chris Woakes to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Another one! Woakes again errs in line and length and Mayank makes him pay. Shortish and on the body, pulled behind the short fine leg fielder now and another boundary. 
42.42.4: Chris Woakes to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Agarwal has started off with a bang. Not the best delivery by Woakes and Agarwal does not miss out. This is shorter and on the body, Mayank Agarwal swivels and pulls this one behind square on the leg side. 
12.32.3: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Width on offer as this is outside off, also back of a length delivery. Rahul punches this one to deep covers for one. 
02.22.2: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Around off, back of a length, KL pushes this one to the off side. 
02.12.1: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Outside off, on a length, KL slaps this one to the cover region. 
2 Overs | Runs : 25/0 | Run rate : 12.5
41.71.6: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Agarwal is on fire! Full on off, Agarwal drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary. 20 runs from Lukman Meriwala's first over! 
01.61.5: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, Good length delivery on off, Agarwal pushes it back towards the bowler
61.51.4: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! That is smashed! Full on middle, Agarwal lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Mayank takes full toll of the Free Hit! 
41.41.4: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, NO BALL AND FOUR! Full delivery outside off, Agarwal drives it through covers for a boundary. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Meriwala oversteps! Free Hit coming up!
01.31.3: Lukman Meriwala to Mayank Agarwal, Good length delivery on off, Agarwal pushes it to mid off.
11.21.2: Lukman Meriwala to KL Rahul, DROPPED! Full and outside off, Rahul drives it uppishly towards point where Steven Smith jumps and tries to take it but spills it. The batsmen cross ends. Will this prove to be too costly for Delhi?
41.11.1: Lukman Meriwala to KL Rahul, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full delivery on off, Rahul drives it through covers for a boundary. What a start to the over. 
1 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 5
10.60.6: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes safely towards third man. The batsmen cross ends. 5 runs off the first over. 
00.50.5: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
40.40.4: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, FOUR! Nice shot! Full on middle, Rahul flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. The first boundary of the game and the birthday boy gets off the mark here! 
00.30.3: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Full on middle, Rahul pushes it back towards the bowler.
00.20.2: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Length delivery on middle, Rahul defends it out.
00.10.1: Chris Woakes to KL Rahul, Woakes starts with a good length delivery on off, Rahul defends it off the back foot.
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