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Delhi (Rutherford) vs Punjab (Gayle)

Narper 2019-04-20 14:12:42 

Delhi Capitals have won the toss and have opted to field

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI):
Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Mohammed Shami

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI):
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma

sgtdjones 2019-04-20 14:16:55 

In reply to Narper

R Ashwin said he would have liked to bowl as well - also because of the dew but he's happy to bat now and hopefully put a good score on the board. He says left-arm "mystery spinner" Harpreet Brar is in as well as Sam Curran for Nicholas Pooran

Delhi Capitals: Shaw, Dhawan, Iyer, Pant, Ingram, Rutherford, Axar, Mishra, Rabada, Ishant, Lamichhane

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, C Gayle, M Agarwal, D Miller, M Singh, S Curran, R Ashwin, H Brar, H Viljoen, M Ashwin, M Shami

Narper 2019-04-20 14:31:28 

Rahul and Gayle are at the crease.

Rahul is on strike.

Ishant will open the attack

Narper 2019-04-20 14:35:30 

PUNJAB 3/0 (1.0) CRR: 3

Rahul 2(5)
Gayle 1(1

solidrock 2019-04-20 14:37:31 

I like Rutherford. I hope he "keeps his head" and does well today.

Narper 2019-04-20 14:39:15 

Lamichhane to Rahul, FOUR, it's all one-handed from KL and he's getting the runs as well, flighted delivery outside off, he bent down low, used the bottom hand and then swept it over square leg for a boundary

Lamichhane to Rahul, SIX, massive, that's one way to greet the leg-spinner, Rahul backed away, lost his bottom hand but still has enough power to send the swipe high and over long-off for a maximum

Narper 2019-04-20 14:39:38 

Lamichhane to Rahul, out Stumped!! Appeal for a stumping and Pant looks confident. He's on the line and that means KL is OUT.

Rahul st Pant b Lamichhane 12(9) [4s-1 6s-1]

Kay 2019-04-20 14:41:16 

Is this Sherfane's first match?

Narper 2019-04-20 14:41:53 

PUNJAB 14/1 (2.0) CRR: 7

Agarwal 1(2)
Gayle 1(1

Narper 2019-04-20 14:42:06 

In reply to Kay


Narper 2019-04-20 14:45:34 

Ishant to Gayle, FOUR, neatly done, Ishant took some pace off the ball and angled it across the left-hander, Gayle waited on it, played it with an open face and ran it past short third man

Narper 2019-04-20 14:46:14 

Ishant to Gayle, SIX, massive, that's the Gayle we know in the IPL - that's out of the ground, the knuckle ball from Ishant, on a length and just outside off, Gayle cleared his left leg and heaved it high and over long-on, 101m on that shot

Chrissy 2019-04-20 14:46:46 

SIX 101m

Narper 2019-04-20 14:48:43 

PUNJAB 26/1 (3.0) CRR: 8.67

Gayle 12(5)
Agarwal 2(4

Narper 2019-04-20 14:49:10 

Lamichhane to Gayle, FOUR, they're looking to attack Lamichhane, too short and too straight from the leg-spinner, Gayle rocks back and pulls it behind square on the on-side for a boundary

Narper 2019-04-20 14:50:07 

Lamichhane to Gayle, FOUR, belted, Lamichhane got a hand onto it, but such was the fierceness of the shot - he could only get a hand onto it - tossed up on middle, Gayle pressed forward and drilled it back at the bowler

Chrissy 2019-04-20 14:50:55 

Gayle 24* off 10

Chrissy 2019-04-20 14:51:18 

28 off 11

Narper 2019-04-20 14:51:20 

Lamichhane to Gayle, FOUR, to fine leg

Narper 2019-04-20 14:51:46 

Lamichhane to Gayle, FOUR, square of the wicket

Narper 2019-04-20 14:52:06 

PUNJAB 42/1 (4.0) CRR: 10.5

Gayle 28(11)
Agarwal 2(4

Narper 2019-04-20 14:52:31 

In reply to Chrissy

Uniboss murdering the bowling already smile

Narper 2019-04-20 14:54:58 

Rabada to Agarwal, out Caught by Rutherford!!

Agarwal c Rutherford b Rabada 2(9)

Chrissy 2019-04-20 14:56:50 

32 off 12

Chrissy 2019-04-20 14:57:04 

In reply to Narper

lol lol

Narper 2019-04-20 15:00:33 

Ishant to Gayle, FOUR, square of the wicket

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:01:26 

50 up

Narper 2019-04-20 15:03:42 

PUNJAB 50/2 (6.0) CRR: 8.33

Gayle 32(17)
Miller 4(1)

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:08:37 

40 off 20

Narper 2019-04-20 15:10:39 

Mishra to Gayle, SIX, a rank long-hop and Gayle has sent it soaring over long-on. Mishra tries something funky, bowls a flat off-break on off, Gayle rocks back and pummels it high and over long-on for a maximum

Narper 2019-04-20 15:10:55 

Axar to Miller, out Caught by Prithvi Shaw!! One shot too many and KXIP batsmen arte throwing away their wickets - trying to match Gayle's power.

Miller c Prithvi Shaw b Axar 7(5) [4s-1]

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:14:16 

49 from 24

Narper 2019-04-20 15:14:44 

PUNJAB 66/3 (8.0) CRR: 8.25

Gayle 43(23)
Mandeep 2(2

Narper 2019-04-20 15:14:57 

Mishra to Gayle, SIX, two gifts from Mishra and both have disappeared. Full toss just below the waist,

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:15:13 

50 off 25

Narper 2019-04-20 15:15:19 

Chris Gayle 50 (25

shivnotout 2019-04-20 15:16:20 

In reply to Narper

fifty for Gayle. He shows the sticker on his bat that says - Universe Boss.

punjab 74-3

Narper 2019-04-20 15:16:43 

Mishra to Gayle, SIX, another rubbish delivery from Mishra.

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:16:48 

56 from 26

Narper 2019-04-20 15:17:19 

Quick single......almost run out big grin
Mishra to Gayle, 1 run, survives a run-out. Gayle pushed it towards extra cover and set off, he thought it was wide of Iyer, but had to put the skates on and even that wouldn't have saved him if the throw was on target. He was gone by a foot or so

Narper 2019-04-20 15:17:58 

PUNJAB 82/3 (9.0) CRR: 9.11

Mandeep 4(4)
Gayle 57(27

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:18:17 

In reply to Narper

Not accustomed to running singles - too slow lol

shivnotout 2019-04-20 15:21:30 

Gayle at FSK (IPL):

57(27)* --- today

Headley 2019-04-20 15:23:28 

In reply to Chrissy

Shhhhh. Don't talk loud. Somebody used to call him fenky fenky. lol

Narper 2019-04-20 15:26:33 

PUNJAB 97/3 (11.0) CRR: 8.82

Gayle 61(32)
Mandeep 15(11

Rutherford 1-0-5-0

Narper 2019-04-20 15:30:23 

PUNJAB 100/3 (12.0) CRR: 8.33

Narper 2019-04-20 15:32:14 

Lamichhane to Gayle, SIX, going, going and gone. No respite for Lamichhane today. Flighted just outside off, Gayle bends his back knee and slog sweeps it high into the night sky. These Kotla boundaries are not big enough for the Jamaican, for that matter which ground is

Narper 2019-04-20 15:33:11 

Caught over the back in and caught by another

Lamichhane to Gayle, out Caught by Axar!! Stunning work! This is the perfect definition of team work by Ingram and Axar. Lamichhane has traveled a lot but will be relieved to see the back of Gayle. The wrong 'un which is fraction short, Gayle does not get enough power behind the pull shot, skies it to deep mid-wicket where Ingram is waiting, he takes it right on the edge of the boundary cushion and since the momentum was taking him over, he threw the ball all the way to Axar near long-on. The back hand flick was just perfect as Axar didn't have to move much. Huge moment in the game.

Gayle c Axar b Lamichhane 69(37) [4s-6 6s-5]

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:34:12 

What a catch - good knock Onry

Narper 2019-04-20 15:40:00 

Lamichhane to Sam Curran, out Caught&Bowled!! Second wicket in the over. What a day Lamichhane is having. Belted by KL, picked his wicket. Smashed around the park by Gayle, sent him back as well and now picks another. The googly which sticks in the surface a tad more than Curran expected, he is early into the back foot push and lobs a dolly back to Lamichhane. He flings it up and pumps his fist. Boy isn't he delighted.

Sam Curran c and b Lamichhane 0(4)

Narper 2019-04-20 15:40:16 

PUNJAB 106/5 (13.0) CRR: 8.15

sgtdjones 2019-04-20 15:40:20 

Chrissy in lickit cricket

and with her buddy Narps.

Well I'll be?

razz razz razz razz

Narper 2019-04-20 15:45:40 

Lamichhane to Ashwin, FOUR, lovely shot!

Narper 2019-04-20 15:46:25 

In reply to sgtdjones

ONE billion people watching ....the UNiverse Boss big grin big grin big grin

Didn't you hear Brian Lara talk about the Uniboss before the match started?

Narper 2019-04-20 15:47:27 

Lamichhane to Mandeep, 1 run, dropped! Rabada apologises.

Narper 2019-04-20 15:48:22 

PUNJAB 118/5 (15.0) CRR: 7.87

Narper 2019-04-20 15:48:38 

Mishra to Mandeep, FOUR, to deep extra cover

Chrissy 2019-04-20 15:50:04 

127/5 after 16

Narper 2019-04-20 15:54:42 

Axar to Mandeep, out Stumped!!

Mandeep st Pant b Axar 30(27) [4s-1 6s-1]

PUNJAB 129/6 (16.3) CRR: 7.82

Narper 2019-04-20 15:55:25 

In reply to Chrissy

Not enough yet

Chrissy 2019-04-20 16:04:41 

In reply to Narper
141/6 after 18.

Not enough yet but this pitch isn't easy

Narper 2019-04-20 16:05:30 

PUNJAB 141/6 (18.0) CRR: 7.83

Ashwin 14(11)
Harpreet Brar 7(6)

Rabada 3-0-14-1

sgtdjones 2019-04-20 16:07:50 

Hold it, the world is not right

Chrissy and Narps and no kys , this is not normal.


razz razz razz razz razz

Chrissy 2019-04-20 16:08:14 


Narper 2019-04-20 16:14:19 

Rabada to Ashwin, out Caught by Shreyas Iyer!!

Ashwin c Shreyas Iyer b Rabada 16(14) [4s-2]

Chrissy 2019-04-20 16:16:39 

163/7 after 20

Narper 2019-04-20 16:18:41 

In reply to sgtdjones

Sarge....Chrissy and I are not always at war you know smile

Many many moons ago when I first joined this board....Christine welcomed me and advised me to enjoy the ride...and that the board was a rough place to be big grin

We clashed mostly because of Shiv

Narper 2019-04-20 16:20:41 

PUNJAB 163/7 (20.0) CRR: 8.15

Rabada 4-0-23-2
Ishant 4-0-29-0
Axar 3-0-22-2
Mishra 4-0-41-0
Lamichhane 4-0-40-3

Narper 2019-04-20 16:22:52 

Lamichhane -
Honestly, it was tough to bowl tonight because of dew. Bowling to Gayle in the powerplay was challenging, he played really well, hit us out in the batting PP. I thought we did well after 10-12 overs. I was looking to make him slog, trying to get him caught, but everything turned into gold for him today. I think 164 is a good total to chase, there's dew on the ground and it should help our batsmen.

Narper 2019-04-20 16:39:04 

Sam Curran to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR, sits up nicely in the slot. Shaw continues with his really high backlift, lofting a whack straight down the ground

Narper 2019-04-20 16:40:16 

Sam Curran to Dhawan, FOUR, 124.3kph, massive slip down leg.

Narper 2019-04-20 16:42:06 

Shami to Prithvi Shaw, SIX, to fine leg

Narper 2019-04-20 16:45:28 

Shami to Dhawan, FOUR, to deep extra cover

Narper 2019-04-20 16:47:09 

DELHI 24/0 (3.0) CRR: 8 REQ: 8.24

Delhi Capitals need 140 runs

Dhawan 11(7)
Prithvi Shaw 13(11

Narper 2019-04-20 16:47:41 

Bullseyes and brilliant run out !!!!

Dhawan calls and sends the man out by a mile

Viljoen to Dhawan, out Prithvi Shaw Run Out!! Confusion^confusion. Shikhar calls, runs half way down, but is ball-watching all through as he does. Shaw responds, only to be sent back. And when both of them are stuck half way down the pitch, Mandeep nails the direct hit

Prithvi Shaw run out (Mandeep) 13(11) [4s-1 6s-1]

Chrissy 2019-04-20 16:48:23 

Run out!!

Narper 2019-04-20 16:49:52 

Viljoen to Dhawan, FOUR, square of the wicket
Viljoen to Dhawan, FOUR, lucky edge. Dhawan charges down, but the bounce gets big on him

Narper 2019-04-20 16:53:00 

DELHI 35/1 (4.0) CRR: 8.75 REQ: 8.06

Dhawan 21(12)
Shreyas Iyer 1(1)

Narper 2019-04-20 16:54:21 

Harpreet Brar to Dhawan, SIX, to long-off

Narper 2019-04-20 16:55:52 

Harpreet Brar to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to square third man

Narper 2019-04-20 16:57:36 

Harpreet Brar to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to deep extra cover,

Narper 2019-04-20 16:59:12 

Ashwin to Dhawan, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

Narper 2019-04-20 17:10:41 

Murugan Ashwin to Shreyas Iyer, no ball, the ball slips out of his hand and rolls away to the side of the pitch. Iyer initially gave an impression he was going to smash it, but then leaves it for the keeper to pick it up.

Free hit....harsh

Apparently if the ball bounces twice on the pitch before reaching the batsman after is a no ball

Before the rule changes, this would've been a dead ball. Now, it's a no-ball

Narper 2019-04-20 17:11:17 

DELHI 72/1 (8.0) CRR: 9 REQ: 7.67
Delhi Capitals need 92 runs in 72 balls

Narper 2019-04-20 17:13:49 

Ashwin to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to third man

Narper 2019-04-20 17:15:39 

DELHI 80/1 (9.0) CRR: 8.89 REQ: 7.64

Delhi Capitals need 84 runs in 66 balls

Dhawan 40(25)
Shreyas Iyer 25(19

Narper 2019-04-20 17:20:34 

Murugan Ashwin to Dhawan, FOUR, to deep backward point

Narper 2019-04-20 17:31:41 

Delhi Capitals need 65 runs in 50 balls

Shikhar Dhawan 50* (36

Chrissy 2019-04-20 17:31:53 

In reply to Narper
Spuds bwoy tearing tail - 50 fi Dhawan

Narper 2019-04-20 17:37:53 

DELHI 111/1 (13.0) CRR: 8.54 REQ: 7.57
Delhi Capitals need 53 runs in 42 balls

Narper 2019-04-20 17:40:28 

Viljoen to Dhawan, FOUR, Delhi inching closer to the target!

Narper 2019-04-20 17:41:09 

Viljoen to Dhawan, out Caught by Ashwin!! That's a fantastic catch by Ashwin. Takes a well judged catch at mid-wicket running to his left. Even Gayle was circling around but it's the skipper who takes it eventually. Just as we were praising Dhawan for playing another gem of a knock he's thrown it away.

Dhawan c Ashwin b Viljoen 56(41) [4s-7 6s-1]

Narper 2019-04-20 17:45:24 

Time-out! Delhi Capitals need 46 runs in 36 balls and with 8 wickets in hand, you can clearly predict who the winner is going to be.The dew isn't helping the bowling team either as it's getting much difficult to grip the ball with every passing over

Pant 1(2)
Shreyas Iyer 40(32)

Narper 2019-04-20 17:50:17 

Sam Curran to Pant, FOUR, misfield by Gayle and that shall be the first boundary of the innings for Pant. Was a slower short ball down the leg side and Pant helped it to short fine leg where Gayle got his hands to it and parried it away to the fine leg fence

Narper 2019-04-20 17:51:44 

Sam Curran to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to third man

Narper 2019-04-20 17:51:57 

DELHI 128/2 (15.0) CRR: 8.53 REQ: 7.2
Delhi Capitals need 36 runs in 30 balls

Narper 2019-04-20 17:53:59 

Viljoen to Pant, out Caught by Sam Curran!! Pant throws his wicket as he tries a fancy shot. Goes down on his knee to pick the length delivery over deep square leg but ends up getting a top-edge. Curran settles himself under it and pouches it safely. Hopefully the batsmen to follow next bat sensibly

Pant c Sam Curran b Viljoen 6(7) [4s-1]

Narper 2019-04-20 17:59:36 

Viljoen to Ingram, FOUR, safe shot by Ingram as he eyes the vacant deep mid-wicket boundary. A short ball around off, the southpaw stands tall and slogs it over mid-wicket. One bounce and over the fence for as Ingram gets his first boundary

Narper 2019-04-20 18:06:28 

Viljoen to Ingram, FOUR, to third man

Narper 2019-04-20 18:08:11 

Viljoen to Ingram, FOUR, to fine leg

Narper 2019-04-20 18:08:44 

Viljoen to Ingram, FOUR, to sweeper cover

Narper 2019-04-20 18:10:41 

Shami to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, skipper leading from the front, brings up his 12th fifty in IPL.

Shreyas Iyer 50 (45

Narper 2019-04-20 18:11:35 

Shami to Ingram, out Bowled!! Sweet sound of timber! Ingram walks down the wicket to play this but Shami slips in yorker and nails it to perfection. The batsman couldn't do nothing there as the middle stump was uprooted. Is there a twist in the tale? Surely not!

Ingram b Shami 19(9) [4s-4]

Narper 2019-04-20 18:13:13 

Run out !!!!

Shami to Axar, out Axar Run Out!! This match is turning out to be a humdinger. Second wicket in as many balls. Axar plays this one with soft hands towards deep square leg and called for two. While charging back for the second Shami somewhat got in his way and hence the batsman couldn't really take off. Mayank fires in a throw at the bowler's end and Patel is nowhere in the frame. Drama! 1 run completed

Axar run out (Agarwal/Rahul) 1(1)

Narper 2019-04-20 18:14:19 

Sherfane Rutherford, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Delhi Capitals need 8 runs in 8 balls

Narper 2019-04-20 18:16:33 

Delhi Capitals need 6 runs in 6 balls

Shreyas Iyer 51(46)
Rutherford 1(1

Narper 2019-04-20 18:17:59 

Sam Curran to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, to mid-wicket

5 from 5

Narper 2019-04-20 18:19:34 

Sam Curran to Rutherford, 1 run, stands tall and pumps the length delivery down the ground but Miller is quick to move across and stop the ball.

4 from 4

Chrissy 2019-04-20 18:19:38 

4 runs 4 balls

Chrissy 2019-04-20 18:20:06 

2 from 3

Narper 2019-04-20 18:20:52 

Sam Curran to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs, spears in a length delivery from round the wicket and Shreyas Iyer chips it over the infield at extra cover. The fielder in the deep had to cover a considerable distance

2 from 3

Narper 2019-04-20 18:21:59 


Sam Curran to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

Match over

PUNJAB 163/7 (20.0)
DELHI 166/5 (19.4) CRR: 8.44
Delhi Capitals won by 5 wkts

Chrissy 2019-04-20 18:22:17 

In reply to Narper

Done Delhi win

Narper 2019-04-20 18:23:07 

In reply to Chrissy

I wanted our boy Rutherford to score the winning run big grin

Norm 2019-04-20 21:46:55 

Rutherford's experience from that T10 league seems to have helped him here. Hety and Keemo seem to be overwhelmed by the size of the crowds, quality of the opposition and everything else.

Narper 2019-04-21 00:48:17 

In reply to Norm

Keemo got a man of match already

kingie 2019-04-21 02:34:35 

In reply to Kay

Glad to see Rutherford finally get a game,they have to play the big money players....Sherfane is a good player I like him he will get his chance..

Chrissy 2019-04-21 10:07:27 

In reply to kingie

Hey you - good to see you lol

Chrissy 2019-04-21 10:07:52 

In reply to Narper