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IPL 2016: Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets

Updated: 15 April 2016 23:29 IST - Published: 14 April 2016 23:58 IST
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Sportskeeda's live coverage for the games would begin at 2:30 PM (IST) tomorrow, and we hope to have your company for that! See you then! Goof Night!
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As for the IPL, we have a double-header coming your way. Tomorrow, at 4 PM (IST) it would be Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad, and at 8 PM (IST) it would be the Mumbai Indians locking horns with the Gujarat Lions in Mumbai.
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So, the Daredevils open their account with this win and would play the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a couple of days time. On the other hand, the Kings XI are still waiting for their first win of IPL 2016 and would play the Rising Pune Supergiants in Mohali on Sunday.
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"I'm really happy today. The wicket was on the slower side. I wanted to bowl the 4th over, but I had full confidence in my captain and support him to the fullest. We batted, bowled and fielded very well in this game," says Mishra.
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Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match for his figures of 3-0-11-4!
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"The win was required for us, happy with the way we performed on the field. The energy out there was fantastic, we really want that young energy, it is a young side. Very happy with the way boys kept up the pressure on the field. I think Mishra was excellent. We have built up the momentum and this win will definitely help," says Zaheer, the captain of the Delhi Daredevils.
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While Quinton de Kock should be given the credit for his impeccable innings, it must not be forgotten that Amit Mishra had set up the match in the first place with his 4-wicket-haul in the first innings.
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"Not enough runs on the board. We had a few chances on the field which we couldn't grab. Momentum is broken when a couple of wickets are taken and we lost too many wickets. We just didn't have enough runs on the board," says Miller, the KXIP captain!
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That was a clinical performance from the Daredevils, who register their third consecutive win over Kings XI Punjab. It was made easy by the bowling of Amit Mishra, who finished with 4/11 from his three overs and Quinton de Kock's composed fifty helped them register their third-biggest IPL win in terms of balls remaining.
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13.3 Sahu to Negi, SIX! Negi finishes things off for DD! That was full and on the pads, Negi slog sweeps it over deep midwicket for a mammoth six to take the Daredevils home by 8 wickets!
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5 needed, can Negi provide the finishing touch?
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13.2 Sahu to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, a bit short, pulled away towards square leg for a single.
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Inside-out and Delhi are one hit away from their maiden victory of IPL 2016.
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13.1 Sahu to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, makes room for himself, and goes inside out over covers for a magnificent boundary!
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Pradeep Sahu to bowl with Delhi just 10 runs away.
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12.6 Axar to Negi, 2 runs, on the pads, flicked towards fine leg for a couple off his first ball.
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But they don't get there as Axar gets a wicket with a quicker ball after he saw Samson coming down the track. Pawan Negi gets a promotion to No.4
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12.5 Axar to Sanju Samson, OUT! Axar has bowled him. Samson came down the track, Axar bowls it quicker, as Samson misses the ball, and his furniture gets disturbed. Very late in the day, but a wicket nevertheless for the Kings XI!
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The 100 comes up and the partnership is 91 off just 11 overs. Delhi just two hits away now.
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12.4 Axar to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, width outside off, driven towards extra cover for a single again.
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12.3 Axar to Sanju Samson, 1 run, drilled down the ground towards long-off for a single.
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12.2 Axar to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, outside off, guided towards third man for a single.
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12.1 Axar to Sanju Samson, 1 run, comes down the track, Axar bowls flatter, whipped towards long on.
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With the game all but done, it looks as though it might be time to bring back Sandeep Sharma, who has been the side's best bowler. But wait, it is Axar Patel who comes on to bowl.
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What a way to get to your fifty. That ball was travelling at over 140 kmph but the Proteas keeper just despatched that over fine-leg and Delhi now need just 16 runs to win off 8 overs.
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11.6 Johnson to Quinton de Kock, SIX! Short ball from around the stumps, De Kock rocks back, swivels in his crease and pulls the ball handsomely over square leg, and it lands in the second tier. 50 for De Kock!
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11.5 Johnson to Sanju Samson, angled ball on off, nicely guided by opening the face of the bat towards third man for a single.
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11.4 Johnson to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, another short ball, but on the stumps, leg stump, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
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De Kock wants this done in a hurry.
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11.3 Johnson to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, a short ball this time, pulled away by de Kock, towards the deep midwicket boundary for another four!
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11.2 Johnson to Quinton de Kock, FOUR, that was nailed down the ground for four. Fullish ball, just back-of-alength, smashed straight over the bowler's head for a four!
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11.1 Johnson to Sanju Samson, width outside off from around the wicket, driven towards deep cover for a single.
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Just 33 needed from the last nine overs. Mitchell Johnson is back into the attack.
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An expensive over from Maxwell, who has done little apart from getting Delhi closer to their target.
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10.6 Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, no run, tries to defend, gets the inside edge towards short midwicket. No run there.
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10.5 Maxwell to Sanju Samson, 1 run, comes down the track and hits it towards long off for a single.
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10.4 Maxwell to Sanju Samson, width outside off, driven to cover again.
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10.3 Maxwell to Sanju Samson, no run, a long hop, driven towards cover.
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Back-to-back boundaries for Samson, who has got going after that six just before the strategic time-out.
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10.2 Maxwell to Sanju Samson, FOUR, angled ball, starighter one, but too much width outside off, cut away towards backward point for consecutive fours.
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10.1 Maxwell to Sanju Samson, FOUR, width outside off, and the deftest of touches by Samson, who juts pokes the bat at the wide ball outside off, takes it to the third man boundary.
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10.1 Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, WIDE, 1 run, sliding down the leg side, which deflects off Saha and they take a bye. Plenty of action off a ball that wasn't even legal. Mohit Sharma threw a missile to the keeper, who threw it to the bowler and in the end there is two runs, one for the wide and still no ball bowled in this over.
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At the halfway stage, Delhi are 68/1. This is precisely the time when the game turned on its head for Kings XI. Can Maxwell do something similar for his side?
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9.6 Mohit Sharma to Sanju Samson, no run, slower ball, on middle, defended towards point, no run there.
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Direct hit and De Kock was gone for all money but Maxwell misses. The Australian hasn't been on his game so far today.
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9.5 Mohit Sharma to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, fullish ball on middle, de Kock tries to play across the line, but misses. The ball hits him on the pads and goes towards point. There is a huge appeal from the bowler and then de Kock is almost run-out by Maxwell, but fortunately for him, the Australian misses the mark.
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9.4 Mohit Sharma to Quinton de Kock, no run, angled across and outside off, cut, but straight to Maxwell at point.
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9.3 Mohit Sharma to Sanju Samson, 1 run, slightly full and outside off, guided towards the third man.
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9.2 Mohit Sharma to Sanju Samson, FOUR, good length ball, but Samson smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! After a slow start, Samson is clicking into gear now.
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