IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP, Match 22: KXIP Win, 'Gambhir' Situation Continues For Gautam's DD

IPL 2018, DD vs KXIP, Match 22: Delhi Daredevils fail to break Kings XI Punjab's victory run, lose by 4 runs

Hard luck continues for the Delhi Daredevils as they lose yet another match in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They took off well against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as they bowled some phenomenal spells in the first innings and restricted the opponents at 143/8. However, the things for them as the KXIP bowlers bounced back and plucked 3 wickets in the power-play. Later, Shreyas Iyer (57) and Rahul Tewatia (24) together tried their best to take the game close to victory. But Tewatia’s wicket loss in the 18th over and a tight spell from Barinder Sran took the game away from DD’s jaw. Iyer tried hard to finish the game in Delhi’s favour but failed to hit the winning runs and remained unbeaten. Gambhir & Co. fell short by 4 runs and lost the game despite having 5 changes in the team.

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23:35 IST Hard luck for DD once again. Despite a tough fight, they fell short by 5 runs and lost another game in this season.

23:15 IST The situation at Kotla has started favouring the home team. Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Iyyer are putting all their efforts in the taking the game closer to victory. Will the game change from this point?

23:05 IST Meanwhile, the cricket fas on social media have finally found the reason why Chris Gayle was dropped for today’s game. We’re sure you will be left amazed after watching this.

20:50 IST DD is losing wickets at regular intervals along with the hopes of fans. Seems likes it’s going to be another unfortunate season for DD. Neither a revamped team nor a new captain succeeded to change DD’s faith.

20:40 IST DD is under immense pressure and the fans are really frustrated. They started the game well but, right now, they seem in a great trouble. Their strategies looking to be going in vain.

22:35 IST People who gathered tonight at the Kotla thinking they would enjoy some fireworks from the veterans like Universe Boss, Gauti, Yuvi, a huge disappointment for them. The fans are not ‘liking’ it anyway.

22:25 IST After Shaw and Maxwell, Gauti returns to the dressing room. The DD top order tumbles badly and they need someone right now to anchor the inning.

22:19 IST After a good start, DD looks in trouble after losing Shaw and then Maxwell. Is this loss gonna change the game for the home team?

22:09 IST Prithvi Shaw makes up for the dropped catch with his batting, gets out for 22 but still has a long way to go.

21:40 IST After 20 overs, KXIP – 143/8. DD need 144 to win. Innings Break

21:35 IST Without Gayle, KXIP looks like hit by some random storm. Poor performance by the batters which is raising only one question,”What is going on?”

21:25 IST Taking 3 wickets in a debut game is not that easy. But Liam Plunkett has some plans. The English speedster has brought the KXIP batting on the knees. What a spell mate!

21:15 IST Killer Miller is bringing his team back in the game. Probably the luckiest cricketer tonight as he gets lifeline twice. Is it going to be KXIP’s comeback?

21:05 IST No relief for KXIP team and its fans. Gayle’s absence is taking the toll. After the top-order collapsed, Yuvraj Singh fails to perform again. While the fans are expecting a miracle here, someone on social media has shared the glimpse of Yuvi’s best performance in this season.

20:55 IST DD has got the hold on the game while the KXIP batsmen are struggling a big time. Seems like Gayle absence is mentally affecting the Punjab batsmen today.

20:45 IST Liam Plunkett debuts for DD tonight and roars loud at the Kotla. What a spell from the English speedster. Two wickets in the powerplay and the Delhi fans are loving it.

20:35 IST Amit Mishra is struggling with his fielding skills tonight. Though he saved a boundary after fumbling a bit but he couldn’t save the next.

20:25 IST Seems like the KXIP team has already started missing Chris Gayle. A poor start for the guests as they lose 2 wickets in the powerplay.

20:15 IST The cricket fanatics are really unhappy tonight. All of them were probably excited to witness the Gayle Storm tonight but he has been benched.

20:05 IST The game begins and it’s hard for the KXIP fans to watch their team bat without Gayle. On the other hand, the DD fans are happy and believe that it’s going to be their game tonight.

19:45 IST The big man is not playing tonight. yes, you heard it right. Chris Gayle has been rested for tonight’s game. A big blow for the people playing Fantasy Cricket with Universe Boss as captain.

19:35 IST Here’s the playing XI:

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul(w), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

DD: Gautam Gambhir(c), Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant(w), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Rahul Tewatia, Liam Plunkett, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult

19:30 IST The game is about to begin and the home team has won the coin toss. Gauti invites the King of North to bat first as he wants to chase on his homecoming.

19:25 IST Stat attack! Can you name the batsman who has scored 468 IPL runs on the Kotla track? Don’t worry, here’s the answer:

19:10 IST Delhi Daredevils skipper has pulled up the socks and looks furious. Which team are you supporting tonight?

19:05 IST Delhi had already lost one match against KXIP when they entered into their den in Mohali while tonight the clash is in Delhi. Before the Gayle storm causes some serious damage, the DD had to be ready with a strong plan.