Indian T20 Commentary

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Match 2902-May-2021

166/620.0 oversRun rate: 8.3
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167/317.4 oversRun rate: 9.45
Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets
Delhi Capitals First innings
Shimron Hetmyer16 | 4)*
Shikhar Dhawan(69 | 47)
Riley Meredith3.4|0|35|1
017.617.5: Riley Meredith to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE. A wide which is way outside the tramline. It is wided and DELHI HAVE WON BY 7 WICKETS! 
017.517.5: Riley Meredith to Shimron Hetmyer, WIDE! A wayward full toss outside off, Hetmyer swings but misses. Wided. Scores level now! 
417.417.4: Riley Meredith to Shimron Hetmyer, FOUR! What a beautiful cover drive. Just 2 more needed now and Hetmyer is in a hurry. A good length ball outside off, Shimron Hetmyer drives this one crisply through extra cover for a boundary. 
617.317.3: Riley Meredith to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! WHOOSH! Just 6 more needed now. A short ball, around off, Shimron Hetmyer swivels and hooks this one over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum. 
617.217.2: Riley Meredith to Shimron Hetmyer, SIX! WHAM! Shimron Hetmyer wants to wrap the game up here. A length ball, around off, Shimron Hetmyer slams this one over the long off region for a biggie. 
117.117.1: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off, slogged away to deep square leg for a single. 
17 Overs | Runs : 148/3 | Run rate : 8.71
016.616.6: Chris Jordan to Shimron Hetmyer, Short and outside off, Hetmyer looks to pull but gets the under edge, which goes to the mid off region. 19 needed from 18 balls. 
116.516.5: Chris Jordan to Shikhar Dhawan, On a shortish length and around off, Dhawan looks to hook this one to deep square leg for one. 
016.416.4: Chris Jordan to Shikhar Dhawan, A length ball around off, pushed to the point region. 
016.316.3: Chris Jordan to Rishabh Pant, OUT! TAKEN! Pant wants to finish things quickly and swings his blade at this but does not time it cleanly. A good length ball, around off, Rishabh Pant looks to slam this one through the leg side but he slices the ball high in the air towards the cover region. Pant loses his bat in the process too as it slips out of his hand. Mayank Agarwal takes the catch there. 20 needed from 21 balls. 
116.216.2: Chris Jordan to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball outside off, Dhawan slaps this one to sweeper cover for a single. 
216.116.1: Chris Jordan to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter and outside off, Dhawan skips down the track and pulls this to deep mid-wicket. A couple. 
16 Overs | Runs : 144/2 | Run rate : 9
015.615.6: Deepak Hooda to Rishabh Pant, Missed out! That was there to be hit. Short and wide outside off, Pant cuts but finds point. 23 needed in 4 overs.
215.515.5: Deepak Hooda to Rishabh Pant, Short and wide again, this time he hits it wide of cover and the man in the deep. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and keeps it down to two.
015.415.4: Deepak Hooda to Rishabh Pant, Short and wide, Pant cuts but finds cover.
115.315.3: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up and outside off, Dhawan reverse sweeps it towards short third man and takes one.
115.215.2: Deepak Hooda to Rishabh Pant, Floated around off, pushed on the off side for one.
115.115.1: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide outside off, Dhawan punches it to long off for one.
15 Overs | Runs : 139/2 | Run rate : 9.27
014.614.6: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, Good response from Shami. A superb yorker on middle, it is pushed to cover by Pant. 28 more needed in 30 balls. 
614.514.5: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, SIX! Whipped and it goes all the way! Fuller and angled in, Pant picks it up and flicks it over deep square leg for a biggie. Too easy.
114.414.4: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off on a length, this one is pushed through covers for a single.
414.314.3: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Lovely shot again! A short ball, around middle and leg, Dhawan pulls it through square leg and finds the fence.
114.214.2: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, Short and wide again, poked to third man for one.
114.114.1: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide outside off, punched to deep cover for one.
14 Overs | Runs : 126/2 | Run rate : 9
013.613.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Rishabh Pant, Short and wide, Pant looks to hit it hard on the off side but mistimes it towards the cover fielder. 15 off the over. 
013.513.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Rishabh Pant, Floated around middle, clipped on the leg side for nothing.
413.413.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Pant is away in a funky fashion! Tossed up ball, it is outside off, Pant nails the reverse sweep. Finds the gap and the boundary to open the account.
113.313.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide, slapped to deep cover for one.
413.213.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Take that! Dhawan wants to finish things off quickly here. Another full ball around middle, Dhawan sweeps it wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder. A boundary.
613.113.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! SHOT! FIFTY FOR DHAWAN! His amazing run this season continues. Full and around middle, Dhawan nails the sweep. There is a shout for the catch but nobody will as it sails well over the fielder at deep mid-wicket. 
13 Overs | Runs : 111/2 | Run rate : 8.54
012.612.6: Riley Meredith to Steven Smith, OUT! TAKEN! Punjab really needed a wicket and Meredith has provided the same to them here. Smith was looking good and was looking to amp it up, but he holes out in that process. This is a length delivery, around off and middle, Steven Smith looks to whack this one to the leg side and looks to clear the fence, but his shot has more height than distance. Goes high up in the Ahmedabad night sky and towards deep mid-wicket, where Dawid Malan keeps his eye on the ball and takes a good catch. 56 more needed in 42 balls. 
112.512.5: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball, but this time on leg, Dhawan tickles this one to fine leg for a single. 
012.412.4: Riley Meredith to Steven Smith, Leg bye. A slower short ball on middle, Smith looks to pull this one but misses and the ball takes the body and goes to the leg side. A leg bye is sneaked in. 
012.312.3: Riley Meredith to Steven Smith, A pacy length delivery outside off, 145 clicks, Smith only pushes the ball to the fielder at mid off. 
112.212.2: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length ball on off, Dhawan drops this to covers for one. 
212.112.1: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, This is digged short and it is around off, Dhawan pulls this one hard through mid-wicket. Run hard to come back for the second. 
12 Overs | Runs : 106/1 | Run rate : 8.83
111.611.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Bowls a flatter ball around off, Shikhar pulls this to deep mid-wicket. Another single to end the over. 10 off the over. 61 more needed from 48 balls. 
111.511.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, Flatter and on leg, Smudge goes back to push this one through mid-wicket. Gives the strike back to Gabbar. 
111.411.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Tossed up and it is outside off, Dhawan pushes this one through covers for a single now. 
011.311.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish around off, Dhawan punches this to the fielder at covers. 
611.211.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! SLAM! 100 up for Delhi here and Gabbar has absolutely whacked this one. This is bowled full and around off, Shikhar Dhawan gets down on his knee and slog sweeps this one all the way over deep mid-wicket. 
111.111.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, Comes down the track and whips this one through mid-wicket for one. 
11 Overs | Runs : 96/1 | Run rate : 8.73
210.610.6: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, A good over as Delhi collect 9 off the over! Around off, shortish, flicked through square leg for a couple. 
110.510.5: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Darted on middle, knocked through mid-wicket for a single now. Doing well to rotate the strike and keeping the scoreboard ticking. 
110.410.4: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, Drops his length short and is around off, Dhawan drags his pull shot through square leg for one. 
110.310.3: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Short and around off, SS goes back and punches this one through cover-point and takes a single. 
210.210.2: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Another couple! This is bowled around off, Smith flicks through mid-wicket. 
210.110.1: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Floated around off, Smith makes some room and plays the inside-out stroke over covers. Takes two by the time the long off fielder can clean up. 
10 Overs | Runs : 87/1 | Run rate : 8.7
19.69.6: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, So, 6 runs from the over. Around off, fuller, tucked through mid-wicket for one. 80 more needed from the last 10 overs. 
19.59.5: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Tap and run! This is quicker and around off, Dhawan drops this to point and takes a quick single. 
19.49.4: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, On middle, knocked to the leg side for a single. 
29.39.3: Deepak Hooda to Steven Smith, A couple again as Ravi Bishnoi does well in the deep. This is short and outside off, Steven slaps this one through point. Bishnoi runs to his left and slides to pull the ball back. Two. 
19.29.2: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan moves to the leg side and punches this through cover-point. Gets a single. 
09.19.1: Deepak Hooda to Shikhar Dhawan, Quicker and flatter around off, SD pushes this to point. 
9 Overs | Runs : 81/1 | Run rate : 9
08.68.6: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, On off, Smith blocks this one out nicely. Just 7 from the over. 
18.58.5: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, This is bowled on off, it is full and flighted too. Dhawan gets low and sweeps this one through square leg for one more run. 
28.48.4: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, This is bowled on the pads, Dhawan flicks this one through square on the leg side and they get two, by the time the fielder can clean up in the deep. 
18.38.3: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Sticks with the short length and around off, Smith goes back and knocks this one to long off for a single. 
28.28.2: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Shortish and around off now, Smith goes back and slaps this one through covers. A brace now. Good running. 
18.18.1: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, Brar sees Dhawan coming down the track and he shortens the length and lands it around off, Dhawan punches this one through mid off for a single. 
8 Overs | Runs : 74/1 | Run rate : 9.25
07.67.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, This is the googly around off, Smith goes back and looks to slash this one away to the off side but he misses. 8 off the 8th over. 
27.57.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, A couple now! On off, flicked through square leg. 
47.47.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, FOUR! Very delicately done by Smith and he gets a boundary. This is the googly, around middle and leg, Steven Smith gets low and just sweeps this one through short fine leg, and the ball runs away to the ropes. 
17.37.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this is stroked through cover-point for a single. 
07.27.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and around off, Dhawan late cuts this one to the fielder at backward point. 
17.17.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Steven Smith, Flighted on off, Smith knocks this one towards long on for a single. 
7 Overs | Runs : 66/1 | Run rate : 9.43
16.66.6: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Shortish and around off, Smith goes back and chips this one through mid off for a single. A very good over by Brar. 
06.56.5: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Flighted on off, SS keeps it out. 
16.46.4: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, Flighted around off, Dhawan flicks it to the leg side for a quick single. 
06.36.3: Harpreet Brar to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, Gabbar pushes the ball back to the bowler. 
16.26.2: Harpreet Brar to Steven Smith, Around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 
06.16.1: Harpreet Brar to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! TIMBER! Brar is on the money again on the first ball and he sends the dangerous Shaw back to the hut. Brar, in the first game, took 3 important wickets against Bangalore and here, he he provided the breakthrough that Punjab were searching for. This is tossed up around off, the ball hits the deck and spins away from the batter as Prithvi Shaw had made room, looking to push this one away through the off side. Shaw misses and the ball crashes into the off pole. A big wicket and Brar will want some more wickets now. 
6 Overs | Runs : 63/1 | Run rate : 10.5
45.65.6: Chris Jordan to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan ends the over with a boundary again! Jordan overpitches. Gives the batter room too. Dhawan says thank you very much and nails the drive through the covers for a boundary. 63 for nothing at the end of Powerplay. 104 more needed in 14 overs.
15.55.5: Chris Jordan to Prithvi Shaw, Good from Jordan this time. He sees Shaw making room, he follows him. Shaw pulls it to deep square leg for one.
45.45.4: Chris Jordan to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Crunched! Short and wide outside off, Shaw cuts it right in the gap at point and short third man. Superb batting.
65.35.3: Chris Jordan to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! SHOT! Shaw continues to take the bowlers on. Jordan bangs it short and Shaw pulls it over deep square leg. This sails well over the fence. He moves to 34 off just 19.
05.25.2: Chris Jordan to Prithvi Shaw, Banged short on middle and leg, Shaw sits under it.
25.15.1: Chris Jordan to Prithvi Shaw, Back of a length and around middle, it is worked to deep mid-wicket for a brace by Shaw.
5 Overs | Runs : 46/0 | Run rate : 9.2
04.64.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and wide, slower through the air, cut to cover for one. 9 off the over.
14.54.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Prithvi Shaw, On middle, this one is clipped through mid-wicket for an easy run.
14.44.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball, it is on middle, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for one.
14.34.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Prithvi Shaw, Shortish and just outside off, poked to short third man for a quick single.
04.24.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Prithvi Shaw, Flat and just outside off, Shaw looks to cut but ends up getting a bottom edge.
64.14.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! Shaw welcomes him with a biggie! Tossed up and outside off, Shaw dances down and lofts it over extra cover for a biggie.
4 Overs | Runs : 37/0 | Run rate : 9.25
43.63.6: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! BOOM! Dhawan started the over with a boundary. He ends up with a boundary. Shami overpitches and gives room. Dhawan drills it through the covers for a boundary.
13.53.5: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, Full and wide outside off, driven to covers for a quick single.
03.43.4: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller and on the pads, Dhawan misses his flick this time. The ball hits his pad and goes to the leg side. A leg bye taken.
03.33.3: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Short ball outside off, Dhawan looks to cut but misses.
03.23.2: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off on a length, kept out.
43.13.1: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! WOW! That is some stroke! Shortish and just outside off, Dhawan just punches the cut. Just timed it in the gap to find the boundary.
3 Overs | Runs : 27/0 | Run rate : 9
02.62.6: Riley Meredith to Prithvi Shaw, Ouch! Shaw looks in pain. A short ball on the body, Shaw looks to pull but he is late. Gets the blow on the body.
12.52.5: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Very full and around off, pushed to mid off for one.
12.42.4: Riley Meredith to Prithvi Shaw, Good length and around off, Shaw comes down the track and looks to hit it too hard. Mistimes it towards mid-wicket for one.
02.32.3: Riley Meredith to Prithvi Shaw, Fuller and around off, a lovely on drive from Shaw but straight to mid on.
12.22.2: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but fails to middle it. It rolls on the leg side and they cross this time.
02.12.1: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and around off, Dhawan taps it towards the off side and thinks for the single but Shaw is not interested.
2 Overs | Runs : 24/0 | Run rate : 12
01.61.6: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, Dot to end! Good length and around off, Shaw blocks it off the back foot.
41.51.5: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Crunched! This one is off the middle of the bat. Shortish and just outside off, Shaw punches it on the up and through the covers for a boundary.
41.41.4: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Misfield from Malan. Shami is not impressed. This is full and wide outside off, Shaw looks to drive. The ball goes off the outside edge. It goes to the right side of third man. He moves that side, gets to it but ends up pushing it away from him and into the fence.
61.31.3: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, TOP EDGE AND SIX! A short ball from Shami. Shaw looks to take it on and goes for the pull. He though ends up getting a top edge that flies over third man for a biggie.
01.21.2: Mohammed Shami to Prithvi Shaw, Good length and just around off, punched to the cover fielder.
11.11.1: Mohammed Shami to Shikhar Dhawan, Wide outside off on a good length, Dhawan hits it to deep point for one.
1 Overs | Runs : 9/0 | Run rate : 9
00.70.6: Riley Meredith to Prithvi Shaw, Digs in a short ball on middle, Shaw ducks under this one and leaves it be. 9 off the over. 
10.60.5: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, nudged to the leg side by Gabbar for a quick run. 
10.50.4: Riley Meredith to Prithvi Shaw, A short of a length ball, on the body again, Shaw goes back and helps this through square leg for a single. 
10.40.3: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off, steered to the left of the third man for a single. 
00.30.3: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE. Down the leg side, wided. 
40.20.2: Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, EDGY FOUR! That took the edge and went in between the keeper and the slip. It bounced between them and went past to the ropes. A length ball around off, Dhawan looks to push this one away, but the ball takes the outside edge, goes through and into the third man ropes. 
10.10.1: Riley Meredith to Prithvi Shaw, Shaw and Delhi open their account here! Meredith is right on the money here. A back of a length ball, on the body, Shaw hops and tucks this to square leg for a single. 
Punjab Kings First innings
Mayank Agarwal99 | 58)*
Harpreet Brar(4 | 2)
Avesh Khan4|0|39|1
419.819.6: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Agarwal is stranded on 99 but he has finished the Punjab innings on a high! A good length on off, Mayank Agarwal slams this one over the bowler's head, for a boundary. PUNJAB FINISH ON 166/6! 
619.719.5: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Agarwal moves to 95 and Punjab have crossed the 160-run mark. A good length ball around off, Mayank Agarwal clears his front foot and cracks this one over the long on region. 
419.619.4: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Agarwal wanted the strike and now you know why! A full toss on middle, Mayank Agarwal hammers this one through mid-wicket. The ball runs away in a flash. Two more balls, can Agarwal hit two biggies?
019.519.3: Avesh Khan to Harpreet Brar, Leg bye. A back of a length on middle, Brar looks to pull but he misses and gets hit on the body. The batters take the leg bye. 
019.419.3: Avesh Khan to Harpreet Brar, WIDE. This is again slower and way outside the off pole, Wide signalled. 
119.319.2: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Good length on off, MA punches this one to long off for a single. Smith does well in the deep to collect the ball quick and release it back to Khan. 
019.219.2: Avesh Khan to Harpreet Brar, WIDE! Slower length ball outside off, Brar looks to push this one away, but he misses. The batters take a single. So, two wides at the end. 
419.119.1: Avesh Khan to Harpreet Brar, FOUR! Brar starts off the last over in fine fashion. A length delivery around off, in the arc and Harpreet Brar smacks this one down the ground, for a boundary. 
19 Overs | Runs : 143/6 | Run rate : 7.53
018.618.6: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Jordan, OUT! TAKEN! A comfortable catch for Yadav and KG gets another wicket. This is the cross seam ball around off and middle, Chris Jordan looks to whack this one to the leg side but the ball takes the top edge. Goes high in the air towards deep square leg, where Lalit Yadav comes ahead and has an easy catch. 
118.518.5: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Another full toss around off, Agarwal whacks this one to long on for a single. 
218.418.4: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket and the batters come back for a couple. 
118.318.3: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Jordan, Full toss around off, this is pulled away to deep square leg for one. 
118.218.2: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Yorker on off, Agarwal pushes this to point for a quick single. 
618.118.1: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! WHACK! A good length ball around off, Mayank Agarwal hammers this one over the bowler's head for a biggie. KG will want to come back nicely! 
18 Overs | Runs : 132/5 | Run rate : 7.33
117.617.6: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Another top over by Avesh! Just 4 runs and a wicket off this one. A yorker on middle, pushed through mid on for one. 
017.517.5: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Really good bowling. Fires in a yorker on off, Mayank only manages to dig this out to covers. 
117.417.4: Avesh Khan to Chris Jordan, Outside off on a length, punched to covers for a quick single. 
117.317.3: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Yorker around off, this is jammed out to point for a single. 
017.217.2: Avesh Khan to Shahrukh Khan, OUT! CAUGHT! Avesh Khan picks up another wicket and Shahrukh is not able to get going here. A length ball, around off, Shahrukh Khan looks to slam this one to the leg side, but the ball slices towards the point region. Shimron Hetmyer backtracks and takes this catch. Another one falls for Punjab. They will be looking to cross the 160-run mark. 
117.117.1: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, A full toss on off, bunted away to long on for a single. 
17 Overs | Runs : 128/4 | Run rate : 7.53
116.616.6: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Flatter on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single. Axar finishes with 1 for 21.
116.516.5: Axar Patel to Shahrukh Khan, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 
116.416.4: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Around off, pushed to covers for a quick single. 
016.316.3: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, On off, pushed to covers. 
416.216.2: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Agarwal. This is again shorter, and on leg, Mayank Agarwal goes back and cracks this one through mid-wicket for a boundary. 
416.116.1: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Agarwal is making a move-on here. This is bowled on the pads, slightly shortish, Mayank Agarwal gets on his knees and whacks this one to the deep square leg fence. 
16 Overs | Runs : 117/4 | Run rate : 7.31
115.615.6: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, Length around off, slapped through covers for a single. 15 off the over. 
215.515.5: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, DROPPED! Lalit Yadav is a good fielder and his effort is a good one, but he fails to hold on. A good length ball around off, Mayank Agarwal looks to slam this one over covers, but the ball takes the outer half of the blade and lobs up behind point. Yadav runs behind, puts in the dive, but fails to hold on. A couple. 
615.415.4: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Agarwal is putting his foot on the pedal here. Another boundary. A length ball outside off, Mayank Agarwal slams this one over the extra cover region for a biggie. 
115.315.3: Ishant Sharma to Shahrukh Khan, Good length ball around off, this is punched through covers for one. 
115.215.2: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, Yorker around off, this is jammed out to point for a single. 
415.115.1: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Easy pickings for Agarwal and the skipper gets to his fifty too! His 9th in the League, and his second this year. He will look to stay out there and push Punjab past the 160-run mark. A full toss on leg, this is pulled through short fine leg for a boundary. 
15 Overs | Runs : 102/4 | Run rate : 6.8
114.614.6: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Single to end! A length ball around off, pushed to covers for a quick single. 12 off the over. 
614.514.5: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Good shot! Mayank needs some more of these. A shortish length ball around off, Mayank Agarwal pulls this one hard and over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie. 100 up for Punjab too! 
114.414.4: Kagiso Rabada to Shahrukh Khan, Gabbar does well here! A good length ball around off, this is slammed towards covers, where Dhawan dives and half stops the ball. One run. 
114.314.3: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Good length ball around off, tapped to the point region for a single. 
214.214.2: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Fuller on leg, Agarwal whips this one to the right of the deep square leg fielder, for a brace. 
114.114.1: Kagiso Rabada to Shahrukh Khan, A length ball around off, Khan looks to defend but the ball takes the outer half of the blade and goes to third man for a single. 
14 Overs | Runs : 90/4 | Run rate : 6.43
013.613.6: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, On off, the punch away only finds the cover fielder now. 
213.513.5: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Outside off, slapped away through point for a brace. Good running! 
013.413.4: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, On off, pushed to the cover region. 
013.313.3: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, RUN OUT! Confusion, confusion, and that means that Punjab loses another wicket. Hooda is the man who has to head back and Punjab are slipping here. This is bowled shorter and on middle, Agarwal moves leg side and pushes this to the cover region. Mayank wants the single but Hooda hesitates. Hetmyer does really well to run to his right, dives, and picks up the ball. Releases the ball to Axar at the non-striker's end. Both the batters are at the non-striker's end as Patel whips the bails off, as both the batters do no have their bat inside the crease. He throws the ball to Pant, at the other end and he whips the bails off at the striker's end too. The third umpire is called to verify which batter will have to walk back and the third umpire decides that it will be Deepak Hooda who has to walk back. Two wickets in the over for Delhi.
113.213.2: Axar Patel to Deepak Hooda, Quicker and on leg, Hooda knocks this one towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
013.113.1: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, OUT! TIMBER! The leg stump goes to take a walk and Patel gets a wicket here. Malan goes back for 26, and he has not really fired as much as Punjab would have wanted. This is bowled around middle and leg, Dawid Malan goes on his knees and looks for the slog sweep. He misses though and the next thing he hears is the rattling of the stumps. 
13 Overs | Runs : 87/3 | Run rate : 6.69
112.612.6: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Shortish and around off, Malan pushes this through cover-point for one. 9 off the over. 
112.512.5: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Outside off, slapped away through covers for a single. 
412.412.4: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! A full toss again and Agarwal takes full toll of the same. This is around off, Mayank Agarwal slams this one over the bowler's head for a boundary. The 50-run stand comes up. 
112.312.3: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Moves leg side slightly and strokes this one through covers for a single. 
112.212.2: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Shorter and on leg, Agarwal gets low and pulls this one to deep square leg. Gives the strike back to Malan. 
112.112.1: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, A full toss on middle, Malan milks this to long off for one. Malan missed out there. 
12 Overs | Runs : 78/2 | Run rate : 6.5
111.611.6: Ishant Sharma to Dawid Malan, Nice and full around off, Malan pushes this to long off for a single. An expensive one for Delhi. 13 off it. 
411.511.5: Ishant Sharma to Dawid Malan, FOUR! A poor ball and Malan does not miss out. He is finding some boundaries now. A short ball, but on the body. Dawid Malan just have to swivel and pulls this one to the fine leg fence. 
111.411.4: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, That's a good yorker, just at the base of the off pole. Agarwal jams this one out to covers for a single. 
111.311.3: Ishant Sharma to Dawid Malan, A back of a length delivery around off, Dawid taps this one to point for a quick single. 
611.211.2: Ishant Sharma to Dawid Malan, SIX! There comes the release shot from Malan. He has struggled to time the ball tonight but he has timed this one with perfection. A length ball, around off, Dawid Malan nonchalantly lofts this one over the cover region for a biggie. 
011.111.1: Ishant Sharma to Dawid Malan, A length delivery, slightly back of a length maybe, and it is around off, Dawid makes room and looks to play this to the off side but he misses. 
11 Overs | Runs : 65/2 | Run rate : 5.91
010.610.6: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Just 2 runs from the over! Avesh continues to display his growth. A yorker on off, Mayank digs this one out to the off side, but the batters are not able to cross. 
110.510.5: Avesh Khan to Dawid Malan, A full toss on off, Dawid has pushes this to mid off for a quick single. 
010.410.4: Avesh Khan to Dawid Malan, Malan is not finding his groove here. A short ball around off, Malan pulls this one to the mid-wicket fielder. 
010.310.3: Avesh Khan to Dawid Malan, Punches this one nicely but only finds the cover fielder. 
110.210.2: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Shortish and around off, Agarwal pulls this one over square leg for a single. 
010.110.1: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Short and just outside off, punched to point.
10 Overs | Runs : 63/2 | Run rate : 6.3
09.69.6: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, Flat and around off, Malan makes room and he cuts but once again finds fielder. This time it goes to point. Just 2 from the over.
09.59.5: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, Punched nicely again but he finds the cover fielder once again.
09.49.4: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, Flat and around off, it is punched to point.
19.39.3: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, On middle, hit down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
09.29.2: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Full and outside off, driven to the cover reigon where Hetmyer dives and stops.
09.19.1: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, NOT OUT! Umpire's call on hitting the wickets. This is floated around middle and leg, Malan looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pad. A big appeal follows but it is turned down. Axar is confident and Pant goes for the review. Time for the replays! Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracker shows it to be umpire's call on hitting the wickets. Malan stays.
9 Overs | Runs : 62/2 | Run rate : 6.89
18.68.6: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Single to end! Full and around middle, flicked through square leg for a single. 8 off the 9th over.
08.58.5: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Flat and around middle, Malan moves on the leg side and punches it to mid off.
28.48.4: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Two more! Flat and just outside off, punched wide of deep cover. Easy two.
18.38.3: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, A single now as this fuller ball is hit down to deep cover.
28.28.2: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Misfield and two! Another short ball, pulled wide of deep mid-wicket this time. Smith misfields and allows the second.
28.18.1: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Good stop! Shortish and around middle, pulled wide of deep square leg where the fielder runs to his right and saves two.
8 Overs | Runs : 53/2 | Run rate : 6.63
17.67.6: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Short and around off, Agarwal pulls it to deep square leg for one.
17.57.5: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, Darted on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for one. 5 off the over so far.
27.47.4: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, Tossed up and outside off, pushed wide of sweeper cover for two. 50 up for Punjab.
17.37.3: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Flat and around middle, clipped through mid-wicket for one.
07.27.2: Axar Patel to Mayank Agarwal, Tossed up and outside off, driven to mid off.
17.17.1: Axar Patel to Dawid Malan, Flat and around off, Malan punches it to long on for one.
7 Overs | Runs : 47/2 | Run rate : 6.71
46.66.6: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Uppish but wide! Full and wide outside off, Agarwal drives but not from the middle of the bat. The ball is uppish but it goes wide of backward point. A boundary to finish the over.
06.56.5: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Full and outside off, driven to cover.
16.46.4: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Short and spinning away, Malan punches it to deep cover for a single.
16.36.3: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, On off, pushed down to long on for one.
16.26.2: Lalit Yadav to Dawid Malan, Flat and just outside off, punched to deep point for a single.
16.16.1: Lalit Yadav to Mayank Agarwal, Dropped short by Lalit. Mayank pulls it to deep square leg for one.
6 Overs | Runs : 39/2 | Run rate : 6.5
05.65.6: Kagiso Rabada to Dawid Malan, Length ball, just outside off, pushed to point for nothing. Rabada ends the Powerplay with a wicket.
15.55.5: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Good length and outside off, pushed towards point. The fielder fumbles and they get one.
25.45.4: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, Good length and just outside off, poked to third man and they scamper back for the second.
15.35.3: Kagiso Rabada to Dawid Malan, Full and wide outside off, Malan squeezes it to deep point for a single. First run for him in the Indian T20 League.
05.25.2: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, OUT! TIMBER! WOW! What a reponse from Rabada. Gayle is shocked as he departs. A full toss it was, just around off, Gayle is taken by surprise there. He tries to keep it out but misses and the woodwork behind gets destroyed.
65.15.1: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, SIX! Pulled away and pulled away for a biggie. Rabada baangs this short but it is not at the height that can trouble the universe boss. He swivels and pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie.
5 Overs | Runs : 29/1 | Run rate : 5.8
44.64.6: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! SHOT! What a shot! That was off the meat of the bat. A length ball, it is outside off. Mayank flays it through the covers and the ball reaches the fence in a flash.
14.54.5: Avesh Khan to Chris Gayle, Full, in the slot. Gayle looks to go down town but the ball takes the inside edge and hits his pad. It rolls on the off side and they cross.
04.44.4: Avesh Khan to Chris Gayle, Banged short, typical fast bowler's reaction. Gayle looks to pull but misses to connect. Pant likes the bouncer and claps for the bowler.
44.34.3: Avesh Khan to Chris Gayle, FOUR! Up and over! A length ball, it is just outside off. Gayle thumps it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
14.24.2: Avesh Khan to Mayank Agarwal, Short and wide outside off, Agarwal punches it to backward point and takes a quick single.
14.14.1: Avesh Khan to Chris Gayle, Good length and around middle, it is worked on the leg side for a single.
4 Overs | Runs : 18/1 | Run rate : 4.5
13.63.6: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Short and around off, Gayle taps it towards cover and takes one to open his account. Just 3 from the 4th. End of a sucessful over from Kagiso.
03.53.5: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Low full toss, Gayle works it on the leg side but the ball takes the leading edge and it goes to the cover-point fielder.
03.43.4: Kagiso Rabada to Chris Gayle, Very full and around off, Gayle pushes it to cover-point.
03.33.3: Kagiso Rabada to Prabhsimran Singh, OUT! TAKEN! Rabada strikes in his first over! An excellent catch from Smith. Full and around off, Singh makes room and looks to hit it wide of mid off but he fails to time it well. The ball goes to the left of Smith who moves that side quickly and takes a fine catch. Prabhsimran's struggle has been cut short.
13.23.2: Kagiso Rabada to Mayank Agarwal, This is bowled around off, Agarwal goes back and guides this one through backward point for a single. 
13.13.1: Kagiso Rabada to Prabhsimran Singh, Good length and around off, this is pushed towards point for a quick single.
3 Overs | Runs : 15/0 | Run rate : 5
12.62.6: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Full and outside off, Prabhsimran looks to hit it hard. Mistimes it to mid on and takes one.
02.52.5: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Full and around off, driven to cover-point.
02.42.4: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Swing and a miss! Length ball outside off, Singh looks to go big down the ground but makes no connection.
62.32.3: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, SIX! Prabhsimran frees his arms as Ishant gives him width outside off. Singh slaps it over cover and it sails over the fence.
12.22.2: Ishant Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, Dropped! This can be a big, big miss! A good length ball, wide outside off, Agarwal reaches out and slices it towards third man. The ball goes towards the fielder. Avesh is the man there who fails to hold on to the chance. A single taken.
12.12.1: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Full and around off, Prabhsimran pushes it to deep cover and takes one.
2 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 3
11.61.6: Marcus Stoinis to Prabhsimran Singh, 6 singles in the over! The last ball is on a length and around off, Singh chops it on the off side and keeps the strike for the next over.
11.51.5: Marcus Stoinis to Mayank Agarwal, Fuller and on the pads once again, this one is worked behind square on the leg side for a single.
11.41.4: Marcus Stoinis to Prabhsimran Singh, One more single! Shortish and just outside off, pushed to deep point for a run.
11.31.3: Marcus Stoinis to Mayank Agarwal, On the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for one.
11.21.2: Marcus Stoinis to Prabhsimran Singh, Prabhsimran opens his account on the 7th ball. A length ball around off, he pokes it towards cover and takes one.
11.11.1: Marcus Stoinis to Mayank Agarwal, Agarwal is up and running on the first ball. A length ball around off, it is pushed towards point for a single.
1 Overs | Runs : 0/0 | Run rate : 0
00.60.6: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Maiden from Ishant! What a start for Delhi. A length ball, outside off, this is slapped to covers. 
00.50.5: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Around off, pushed to covers. 
00.40.4: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, PLAY AND A MISS! A good length ball just around off, nips away slightly as Prabhsimran Singh goes back and looks to punch this one through the off side but he misses. 
00.30.3: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Back of a length ball around off, Singh looks to chop this one away, but the ball takes the inside edge and goes to the keeper, on the bounce. 
00.20.2: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, A length ball, which comes back in, Singh pushes it back to the bowler. 
00.10.1: Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, A good way to start by Ishant! Just short of a good length, a little inward movement around off, Singh taps this one to covers. 
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