Hosts, Delhi Daredevils thumped Kings XI Punjab on their own yard to register their second victory on the trot in IPL 2017. Delhi dominated in every department of the game to record a comprehensive victory by a margin of 51 runs against Kings XI Punjab at Nehru Stadium.
Earlier, Zaheer Khan opted to bat first after winning the toss and their openers started the innings remarkably well as the both Sanju Samson (19) and Sam Billings (55) stitched 53 runs for the opening wicket. A fine knock of 33 runs from Corey Anderson and few blitz in the end from Chris Morris handed Delhi a massive total of 188 runs on the board.
In reply to the chase of 189, Kings XI Punjab never really looked like chasing the total as they lost wickets at regular intervals of time courtesy to some decent bowling strategies from Delhi bowlers. Shahbaz Nadeem bowled exceptionally well in the power play to hand an initial advantage for the hosts in the match. He grabbed two wickets in the match.
Here are the statistical Highlights of the match –
9 – Delhi Daredevils registered their ninth victory against Punjab in their IPL career while Punjab won 10 matches.
5 – The win today is Delhi’s fifth win against Punjab at home venue.
3 – Delhi Daredevils registered their third biggest victory in terms of runs in IPL history.
4 – This is the only fourth instance that a team opting to bat first being on winning side since IPL 2016.
13 – Karun Nair featured in 13 matches after his Triple century against England. Since then he not even scored a single 30+ score.
1 – DD’s economy rate of 6.16 and the average of 6.33 with the ball in overs 16-20, both highest among all the teams in IPL.
55 – Sam Billings knock of 55 is his best score in IPL cricket so far.
44 – Axar Patel knock of 44 runs was his career best score in IPL cricket.
2 – Sam Billings registered his second fifty of IPL.
20 – Delhi Daredevils registered their 20th victory in their home venue, Feroz Shah Kotla.