Indian Premier League, 2020

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab - Match 2

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 20 September 2020

Kings XI Punjab 157/8

RR: 7.85 | Delhi Capitals tied with Kings XI Punjab (Delhi Capitals win Super Over by 2 wickets)


Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul bowled Mohit Sharmabowled Mohit Sharma211921
Mayank Agarwal c Shimron Hetmyer & b Marcus Stoinisc Shimron Hetmyer & b Marcus Stoinis896074
Karun Nair c Prithvi Shaw & b Ravichandran Ashwinc Prithvi Shaw & b Ravichandran Ashwin1300
Nicholas Pooran bowled Ravichandran Ashwinbowled Ravichandran Ashwin0300
Glenn Maxwell c Shreyas Iyer (C) & b Kagiso Rabadac Shreyas Iyer (C) & b Kagiso Rabada1400
Sarfaraz Khan c Prithvi Shaw & b Axar Patelc Prithvi Shaw & b Axar Patel121220
Krishnappa Gowtham c Rishabh Pant (W) & b Kagiso Rabadac Rishabh Pant (W) & b Kagiso Rabada201411
Chris Jordan c Kagiso Rabada & b Marcus Stoinisc Kagiso Rabada & b Marcus Stoinis5600
Mohammed Shami not out not out 0000
Sheldon Cottrell
Ravi Bishnoi
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 6, w 1, nb 1)
Total 157 (8 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
30-1 (KL Rahul,4.3), 33-2 (Karun Nair,5.1), 34-3 (Nicholas Pooran,5.5), 35-4 (Glenn Maxwell,6.3), 55-5 (Sarfaraz Khan,10), 101-6 (Krishnappa Gowtham,15.3), 157-7 (Mayank Agarwal,19.5), 157-8 (Chris Jordan,20),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Anrich Nortje4 0 33 0 8.25
Mohit Sharma4 0 45 1 11.25
Kagiso Rabada4 0 28 2 7.00
Ravichandran Ashwin1 0 2 2 2.00
Axar Patel4 0 14 1 3.50
Marcus Stoinis3 0 29 2 9.67

Phew! That's all we have got from this thriller! Don't think any of us have got fuel left in out tank for anything more! A Super Over in the 2nd game of the tournament. It only tells you how the remaining games will pan out. On Monday, Bangalore will be taking on Hyderabad and that promises to be a thriller too with Virat Kohli getting into the thick of things after a long break and battling it out against David Warner. The action for that game will start at 1800 local (1400 GMT). Join us for that game! Until then, goodbye and take care!

Marcus Stoinis is the MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it was a great evening of cricket. Labels it a weird game but says that he enjoyed it thoroughly. He says that it is nice that the Indian T20 League is happening and characterizes it as a high-class tournament. Believes that Ashwin's one over was a game changer for Delhi and hopes that he can recover soon.

Shreyas Iyer, the victorious Delhi skipper smiles. Says that it was a difficult match as it kept swinging to different directions. Adds that he got used to the situations like this in the last season itself. Credits Rabada and Stoinis for their performances. Says that there was some grass on the track and that made the ball move. Lauds Ashwin for the tight over that he bowled earlier on, 2 runs and 2 wickets off the same. Shreyas says that light was something of a concern but believes that the team will acclimatize over the coming days. Shreyas says that T20 games swing from one side to another and this game was a classic example of that. On Ashwin, Shreyas says that it is for the physio to take a call on his fitness and hopes that the offie would be available in the next match.

Kagiso Rabada the man who delivered in the Super Over has been caught for a little chat. He tells that there will always be nerves, no matter how long he plays. Feels he is lucky that he bowled a good Super Over. Rabada says that he was mixing the lengths up and honestly, adds that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. He was mixing up his lengths to ensure that the Punjab batsmen did not target the maximums. On his catch of Jordan earlier, Kagiso says that it was more reflexive in nature, he just stuck his hand out and the ball came in. On Ashwin, Rabada says that he has not checked on his Delhi teammate yet.

KL Rahul, Punjab's captain, says that it is a bittersweet feeling. Tells that if someone had told him that this game will go into the Super Over, after watching the first 10 overs, he would've taken it. Says that it is the first game and therefore there are a lot of positives to take. Hopes to take those and implement the same in the coming games. Lauds Mayank's performance, saying that it was great of him to bring the game so close. Adds that there was nothing to complain about the wicket. Adds further that he is willing to take the result as the captain of his side. Looks forward to the coming games.

Let's talk about the Super Over once again! Punjab came out to bat! Everyone one expected Agarwal to come out to bat. But he was probably injured! Not sure! And he didn't come out to bat. It was KL Rahul and Pooran who arrived. They were facing Rabada! The man who had delivered a brilliant Super Over in the last edition of the tournament, against Kolkata. He delivered for them once again! Just 3 balls to knock Punjab out. And with 3 needing, it was always going to be easy for Delhi.

Earlier in the game, Delhi started terribly with the bat as Shami wrecked havoc in his first spell. He took 3 in his first spell and removed Shaw and Hetmyer early on. Pant and Iyer added important runs but it was Marcus Stoinis, 'The Hulk', who smashed his way towards a superb half ton to take his team's total over 150. Apart from Shami, Bishnoi and Cottrell were superb with the ball. It was the last over where Jordan was taken to the cleaners by Stoinis that changed the game completely. And eventually, he got the ball in the last over and delivered for the team again and pushed the game to the Super Over.

Delhi were superb with the ball at the start. They didn't get the first wicket as quickly as they would've wanted but they kept things tight. And once the first wicket came, more followed. Axar Patel kept things tight in his 4-overs. With the opposition left reeling on 55/5, one would assume that the bowling team will seal the deal comfortably. However, that wasn't the case as Agarwal smashed everyone one that came his way. However, Stoinis had the last laugh towards the end as he got two wickets on the last two balls to take the game into the Super Over.

What about Punjab? Well, they started really well with skipper Rahul and Agarwal starting cautiously but once Rahul departed, the others followed him in quickly. They all threw their wickets away and at one stage Punjab were 55/5. It looked like it was more or less over for them but Agarwal who saw the wickets tumble on the other end had different plans. He first combined with Gowtham for a 46-run stand and took the game deep. Towards the end, he clobbered the bowlers all around to take the team very close to victory. He hit 12 on the first 3 balls of the last over but got out on the 5th and eventually, Jordan fell on the last ball and the game went to the Super Over!

Right! After all the drama during the run chase and then the Super Over, it is Delhi who emerge as the winner! If you remember the horror start that they had, they will be mighty pleased with the result. First, they have got to thank certain Stoinis for taking them towards a good score and then delivering in the last over to force this game into the Super Over! And then, it was the Rabada show! Just three balls were needed for him to remove the two batters! 3 to win, it was easy in the end for Delhi. They have begun their campaign in style.

Ball 2: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, DELHI WIN THE SUPER OVER! Shami delivers a fullish ball on middle, Rishabh flicks it fine down the leg side and the fielder in the deep makes a diving stop. Enough time for the batting pair to collect the winning runs. Excitement in the Delhi camp and the players are going bonkers. What a win after nearly giving it away!

Ball 2: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! This time it's down the leg side and well away from the batsman. It's given as a wide. 2 needed more.

Ball 1: Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, no run, short in length and outside off, skidding away with extra bounce, Pant throws his bat at it but misses. Very close from being a wide.

Right then, after all the drama, Delhi need just three runs to win this Super Over and the match. Who will they send out to bat? Mohammed Shami is warming up, so we know who is going to bowl. Out come Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. This is a very good move, feels Sunil Gavaskar (on air).

Ball 3: Kagiso Rabada to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! Clattered! It's all over in three balls. Rabada, you beauty! Fast and furious. Darts it on a fuller length in the line of the stumps. Pooran hangs back for a big shot, exposing all his stumps. The ball sneaks past his blade and uproots the off stump. 2 runs, that's all Punjab have managed!

Glenn Maxwell comes out to bat.

Ball 2: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, OUT! A wicket on the second ball. Clever bowling by Rabada. Follows the batsman down the leg side with a slower bouncer. Rahul top edges his attempted pull shot. A simple catch at deep square leg for Axar Patel.

Ball 1: Kagiso Rabada to KL Rahul, 2 runs, full and on the pads, Rahul works it through backward square leg.

Who are the nominated batsmen then? KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran are coming out to bat. Kagiso Rabada running in...

M Stoinis to C Jordan, OUT! CAUGHT! Super over it is! Low full toss on middle, Jordan flicks but finds Rabada at mid-wicket. A sharp catch. Marcus Stoinis with the golden arm. It's a TIE!

Super Over time! Can you believe it! Oh dear! What a turnaround in this game. It swung so many ways but it has ended up in a tie. Great rescue act by Mayank Agarwal but he failed to finish the job. Delhi somehow have managed to push it into the Super Over after almost losing it from a winning position. Get ready, folks...more excitement coming your way.

So agonizingly close and Mayank departs! Who will walk out now? Mohammed Shami it is. He will be at the non-striker's end as the batters had exchanged ends previously.

M Stoinis to M Agarwal, OUT! CAUGHT! Oh, dear! Only a fielder in the deep and Agarwal finds him with perfection. Low full toss outside off, Agarwal looks to slam it over deep point. But there is Hetmyer waiting for the ball. He takes a good catch to his left. Brilliant innings from him but he would've loved to take the side home. 1 needed in 1 ball. Dot means it will be a Super Over.
M Stoinis to M Agarwal, Dot ball! Any twist in the tail? Short ball on middle, Agarwal looks to pull but misses.
M Stoinis to M Agarwal, FOUR! Driven handsomely! What a fine shot! The scores are level now! Full and outside off, Agarwal moves towards the leg side and drills it through the cover region. The fielder from long off tries to save the boundary with a dive but misses. Just a run away now!
M Stoinis to M Agarwal, Two more! Excellent running once again. Stoinis nails the yorker this time. Agarwal does well it dig it out towards deep mid-wicket.
M Stoinis to M Agarwal, SIX! Biggie on the first ball. What a shot! Stoinis misses his length and ends up bowling one in the slot of Agarwal. He has his eyes set. He launches it over long off for a massive six.
K Rabada to M Agarwal, Fuller and outside off, driven straight to the cover fielder. Quick run taken. 13 needed in the last over.

13 needed off the last over! Will Stoinis bowl the last over? Yes he will bowl it, can he contain the scoring?

K Rabada to M Agarwal, Full and outside off, Agarwal steers it through the covers and gets two more.
K Rabada to M Agarwal, DROPPED AND FOUR! How costly will that be? Short ball on middle, Agarwal goes back and pulls it towards long on. Iyer gets around, gets his both hands to the ball but it pops out and goes to the fence.
K Rabada to M Agarwal, A couple now! This is brilliant from both these batsman. Rabada nails the yorker this time. Agarwal does really well to dig it out towards long on. Jordan calls for the second and they complete it. Brilliant running! Wait. It has been declared as one short!
K Rabada to M Agarwal, FOUR! Nicely done! Rabada misses his yorker by a few inches and Agarwal makes him pay. Fuller and around off, Agarwal lifts it over the bowler's head and gets a boundary.
K Rabada to M Agarwal, Brilliant bowling! Nails the yorker around leg, Agarwal looks to flick but gets an inside edge to the keeper.

Who will bowl the penultimate over? KG it is! Can he stop the scoring here?

M Sharma to C Jordan, Swing and a miss! Good length and outside off, Jordan throws the kitchen sink at it but connects with thin air only. A massive over for Punjab. 17 from it. 25 more needed in 12 balls. Don't go anywhere.
M Sharma to M Agarwal, Good length ball on middle, pushed towards long on for a run.
M Sharma to M Agarwal, Another couple! Excellent running! Good length ball on middle, Agarwal nudges it between deep mid-wicket and long on. Jordan is quick again, and so is Agarwal. The second is completed again.
M Sharma to M Agarwal, SIX! WOW! Another one over the fence. This is brilliant from Agarwal. He reads the slower one once again and launches it over long off. The fielder there for a moment thinks that he is in with a chance but the ball goes well over him.
M Sharma to M Agarwal, Short and on middle, pulled wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder. Jordan calls for the second. The throw is at the wrong end, towards Jordan's end. Two completed easily.
M Sharma to M Agarwal, SIX! What a blow! What a start to the over, once again! What a way to get to his half ton. Full and outside off, Agarwal slashes it over cover and it sails over the fence.

Mohit Sharma is back in. Can he get Agarwal before the game swings away real time from Delhi?

A Nortje to M Agarwal, Full and on middle and leg, driven to long on for a single. 11 from the over.
A Nortje to C Jordan, Short and on middle, pulled to long on for a single.
A Nortje to M Agarwal, Fuller and around off, driven firmly, straight to the fielder at extra cover. The fielder fumbles and they get a run.
A Nortje to M Agarwal, FOUR! This is brilliant batting from Mayank! Fuller and outside off, Agarwal picks the gap perfectly and slams it through extra cover. Axar from deep cover runs to his right and dives to that side to stop but fails to stop the ball.
A Nortje to M Agarwal, Bangs it short and on middle, Agarwal looks to pull but misses.
A Nortje to M Agarwal, FOUR! Brilliant start to the over! Short and around off, Agarwal backs away towards the leg side and slams it over mid off. The fielder is inside the ring so he cannot chase it down.

Anrich Nortje makes his way back into the attack. Can he get a wicket before he completes his spell?

K Rabada to C Jordan, This time he forces the ball through point and gets easy two. 53 needed in 4 overs.

Game number 2 of the Indian T20 League and it is a clash between two sides who have never won the tournament. Delhi will face off against Punjab. Two exciting sides with a lot of firepower. Let's start off with Punjab - In the batting department, they have players like Gayle, Rahul, Agarwal, Maxwell and Pooran. If those 5 names do not make a star-studded batting line-up then we don't know what does. To add to that, they have the likes of Neesham too who can be handy with the ball and the bat. Their bowling also is second to none with Mujeeb and Jordan who are surely one of the best T20 bowlers going around, and Shami. Punjab however, have had a good side for the last couple of years now but haven't been able to perform as per expectations. This time, they have a new skipper in the form of Rahul and their fans would hope a change in skipper brings about a change in fortunes for them. They though are up against Delhi who have an excellent mixture of youth and experience. Their batting line-up is one to look out for with dynamic players like Dhawan, Pant, Shaw and their skipper Iyer. They also have the explosive Hetmyer and Stoinis to add firepower to the middle order. They have managed to get in Rahane who can provide stability to this line-up but it is difficult to actually see where he will fit in. Delhi have a lot of variety in their bowling line-up with the likes of Ashwin who was got in this year and he would be eager to perform well against a side he captained last year. They have two leggies in the form of Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra. Kagiso Rabada and Ishant Sharma should take care of the pace department. Overall, both the teams look very balanced on paper and it is actually difficult to pick a favourite. Last year, it was one-a-piece between the two. Who will have the bragging rights at the end of the first fixture between them?

Delhi Capitals Team Squad -Ajinkya Rahane,Prithvi Shaw,Shikhar Dhawan,Shimron Hetmyer,Shreyas Iyer,Axar Patel,Daniel Sams,Keemo Paul,Lalit Yadav,Marcus Stoinis,Alex Carey,Rishabh Pant,Amit Mishra,Anrich Nortje,Avesh Khan,Harshal Patel,Ishant Sharma,Kagiso Rabada,Mohit Sharma,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande

Kings XI Punjab Team Squad -Chris Gayle,Deepak Hooda,Karun Nair,Mayank Agarwal,Sarfaraz Khan,Glenn Maxwell,James Neesham,Krishnappa Gowtham,Mandeep Singh,Tajinder Singh,KL Rahul,Nicholas Pooran,Prabhsimran Singh,Arshdeep Singh,Chris Jordan,Darshan Nalkande,Hardus Viljoen,Harpreet Brar,Ishan Porel,Jagadeesha Suchith,Mohammed Shami,Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Murugan Ashwin,Ravi Bishnoi,Sheldon Cottrell