Delhi Daredevils (DD) posted a target of 188 for 6 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in match 15 of Indian Premier League (IPL), at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Sam Billings blasted 55 off 40 inclusive of 9 fours, setting up a strong foundation. However, none of the middle -order batsmen could capitalise and carry the momentum towards the end. Varun Aaron took two crucial wickets of Karun Nair and Rishabh Pant to stop the further damage. Though he leaked as many as 45 runs, he took wickets when DD were going great guns. Given the track is a featherbed for the batsmen, KXIP should not face any difficulty chasing down the target. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab – Match 15
KXIP dropped Ishant Sharma, making way for finger-spinner KC Cariappa. For DD, Shreyas Iyer got a nod ahead of Aditya Tare.
Delhi openers fired on all cylinders. Sanju Samson and Sam Billings added 53. However, DD had a minor setback. They lost Samson and Karun Nair in quick succession. While Cariappa forced Samson to go for the glory shot, Aaron bowled body-line to induce an edge to Wriddhiman Saha to his left. DD lost 2 wickets in 2 overs.
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Delhi Daredevils 188 for 6 (Sam Billings 55, Corey Anderson 29; Varun Aaron 2 for 45) vs King XI Punjab