File photo of R Ashwin (R) and Shreyas Iyer. Photograph: Reuters
While Delhi will be aiming to continue their winning streak, the Ashwin-led side will search for ways to return to winning form.
Apr 01, 2019, 11:58 PM
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Apr 01, 2019, 11:58 PM
Sam Curran too four wickets to bring Punjab back on track and beat Delhi by 14 runs.
Delhi had almost won the game but lost several wickets at the end. Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram had set up a decent partnership but could not convert it into a win.
Apr 01, 2019, 11:47 PM
Delhi need 15 in last over to win this battle against Punjab
Apr 01, 2019, 11:34 PM
Punjab Dismissed Rishabh Pant, Chris Morris to make a comeback in the game.
Delhi need 21 off just 16 balls to win this game.
Apr 01, 2019, 11:17 PM
Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram are going strong to keep Delhi in chase. The two are playing selective shots to keep the scorecard ticking.
Apr 01, 2019, 11:01 PM
Delhi: 98/3 after 12 overs
Delhi have got the start they required and are getting closer to the target set by Punjab.
Apr 01, 2019, 10:40 PM
Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer was clean bowled for 22 runs by Punjab's Hardus Viljoen.
Iyer was playing a decent inning along with Shikhar Dhawan before he lost his wicket.
After 8 overs, Delhi's score stands at 67 for the loss of two wickets.
Apr 01, 2019, 10:21 PM
Delhi are 31/1 after four overs. Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer are on the crease.
The two have to establish a partnership to win this game.
Apr 01, 2019, 10:14 PM
Opener Prithvi Shaw was dismissed on the very first ball for a duck as Delhi began their 167-run chase.
Apr 01, 2019, 09:51 PM
Punjab has set a target of 167 runs for the Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan. Mandeep Singh played a crucial role to help his side put up a decent total.
Earlier, David Miller and Sarfaraz Khan had build up Punjab's inning after they had lost wickets at early stage.
For Delhi, Chris Morris took three wickets while Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane took two wickets apiece.
Apr 01, 2019, 09:31 PM
Delhi sent Miller back to the pavilion to control Punjab's run-rate.
Despite having the ground factor, Punjab players have not scored big runs. They are playing 141/5 after 17 overs.
Apr 01, 2019, 09:21 PM
Punjab: 129/4 after 15 overs
Just when the team looked settled, Punjab lost Sarfaraz Khan for 39. He fell to a beautiful google by Sandeep Lamichhane.
However, David Miller is still on crease ad is going strong for his side.
Apr 01, 2019, 09:06 PM
Both Sarfaraz and Miller have given Punjab the partnership they needed in starting. So far the partnership has 50 runs.
The two have well settled themselves and are keeping the scorecard ticking.
Rajasthan, on the other hand, need to find a way to end this partnership, if they want to avoid a big target.
Apr 01, 2019, 08:58 PM
After 11 overs, Punjab are 95/3.
Sarfaraz Khan is playing at 35 and David Miller is at 13.
After losing wickets in quick successions, Sarfaraz and Miller have given stability to the team.
Apr 01, 2019, 08:40 PM
Spectacular fielding effort from Shikhar Dhawan gives Delhi their third wicket.
Mayank Agarwal, who was batting at 17, was run-out after a direct hit from Dhawan at the non-striker's end.
Despite having the ground factor, Punjab are facing it difficult to score as wickets are falling after every two or three overs.
Apr 01, 2019, 08:32 PM
Sic overs have been bowled and Punjab's score stands at 54 for the loss of two wickets.
Sam Curran, who replaced hit-machine Chris Gayle, was dismissed after a brisk cameo. He made 20 in 10 balls.
Delhi's bowling has been impressive, as the Kings are finding it a bit difficult to handle it.
Apr 01, 2019, 08:13 PM
Punjab lost their opener KL Rahul early for mere 15 runs. He was LBW by Chris Morris.
Punjab have the home ground factor and need to fully utilise it.
Apr 01, 2019, 08:01 PM
...And the clash begins!!
Apr 01, 2019, 07:43 PM
Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Delhi (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Harshal Patel, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan
Apr 01, 2019, 07:39 PM
Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and opted to bowl against Punjab. The Ashwin-led side is playing at their home ground Mohali and will look to return to winning ways by defeating Delhi
Speaking after the toss, Ashwin said, " It's about getting used to a particular ground, like the wind direction etc. If you've played in a venue before you know that the small things matter big. We have punched well as a unit, and I'm pretty pleased with how it is going at the moment. If you go at 10 an over in the slog (last 4 overs), you would take it any day as a captain."
Apr 01, 2019, 07:29 PM
"The pitch has been a good one. Sprinkling of live grass, which will assist some pace. There is a disparity in the boundary sizes - and that'll work in the favour of Chris Gayle. They've got to bowl short at him. The Capitals have Rabada, one of the quickest - they have to make Gayle hit Rabada into the bigger side and into the wind. Mix of the short one and the yorker. Don't let Gayle stay there for 15-16 overs.".
Apr 01, 2019, 07:25 PM
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