End of 16th over: 9 runs from Ravi Bishnoi’s over including a boundary off the first-ball. Shikhar Dhawan is on 82 at the moment off just 47 balls and is looking on course for his second IPL. What a knock this has been from him in the last couple of matches. With Dhawan out in the middle DC should be definitely eying over 175-plus from here. Power-hitter Marcus Stoinis is with him at the moment. DC 126/3
14.3 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan continues to impress with his power-packed performance. This time he sweeps Murugan Ashwin to deep mid-wicket fence. DC 114/3
13.4 overs: OUT! Glenn Maxwell strikes in his final over. Rishabh Pant hits him straight down the ground but doesn’t time the ball properly. Mayank Agarwal at long-on makes no mistake. Pant falls for 14 off 20 balls. DC 106/3
100 up for Delhi Capitals and 5,000 runs for Shikhar Dhawan in IPL. Shikhar Dhawan reaches the landmark with a massive six off Ravi Bishnoi in the deep.
Shikhar Dhawan 65* off 36
Rishabh Pant 13* off 16
DC 102/2 after 12.3 overs
5000* runs for @SDhawan25 in IPL.He is the 5th player to reach the milestone and 4th Indian to achieve this feat.… https://t.co/4m9gQ3IClL
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End of 12th over: After a 7-run over from Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin follows it up with a brilliant 4-run over. Bishnoi to continue from the other end.
Another big over from Glenn Maxwell. 9 runs from it including a boundary. At half-way mark DC are looking solid. Even though they have lost Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer but runs have been flowing for them thick and fast. Dhawan is batting beautifully at the moment and he has now been joined by Rishabh Pant, who has come in after missing 3 games. DC 83/2 after 10 overs
8.3 overs: OUT! Murugan Ashwin breaks the dangerous partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan. On the pads from Ashwin and Iyer tries to run in fine but wicket-keeper KL Rahul takes a fine catch down the leg side. Iyer departs for 14. DC 73/2
FIFTY!Shikhar Dhawan brings up his 40th IPL half-century off 28 deliveries.#Dream11IPL #KXIPvDC https://t.co/Y4sV9ITnkf
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50 for Shikhar Dhawan!
Follows his 100 against CSK with a quick-fire 50 against Delhi Capitals. Gets to his 40th IPL fifty off just 28 balls. What a start this has been from Dhawan.
End of 7th over: A tidy start from Murugan Ashwin. Just 5 from his first over. DC 58/1
End of Powerplay!
A decent start from Delhi Capitals even after losing Prithvi Shaw early. Shikha Dhawan (35* off 20 balls) has looked in sublime touch and skipper Shreyas Iyer (9* off 5) is providing him the perfect support from the other end. DC 53/1 after 6 overs.
50 up for Delhi Capitals
Shikhar Dhawan 34* off 19
Shreyas Iyer 7* off 3
DC 50/1 after 5.3 overs
4.5 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan is dealing in boundaries at the moment. Continuing from where he left in the last match against CSK. This time he hits Mohammed Shami for back-to-back boundaries. The first one was straight down the ground and the second just over wicket-keeper KL Rahul’s head on the leg side. DC 44/1
End of 4th over: SIX! A cracking six from Shreyas Iyer to finish Jimmy Neesham’s first over. Over-pitched outside off and Iyer launches it over the extra-cover fence. DC 32/1
3.1 overs: OUT! Prithvi Shaw’s poor run of form continues. This time he tries to clear the in-field on the off side off Jimmy Neesham but only manages the toe end of his bat. Skies the ball and Glenn Maxwell completes an easy catch at extra-cover. Shaw falls for 7. DC 25/1
2.5 overs: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan gets going. Takes a couple of steps down the track and slaps Arshdeep Singh’s delivery over the extra-cover fielder. The ball races to the fence. DC 25/0
2.3 overs: FOUR! Short from Arshdeep Singh and Prithvi Shaw goes for the pull. Gloves it and the ball goes over KL Rahul’s head to the fine-leg fence. DC 20/0
End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Mohammed Shami at the other end. Just 3 from his first over. Arshdeep Singh now replaces Glenn Maxwell. DC 16/0
End of 1st over: An expensive start from Glenn Maxwell. 13 from his first over including a four and a six. Mohammed Shami to share the new ball with Maxwell from the other end. DC 13/0
0.2 overs: FOUR! Horrible from Nicholas Pooran at point. Just a mere push from Shikhar Dhawan off Glenn Maxwell and the ball right past Pooran. Sloppy start from Kings. DC 5/0
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start the Delhi Capitals innings. Glenn Maxwell has the new ball in hand for Kings XI Punjab. Shaw to face the first ball. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams
A look at the Playing XI for #KXIPvDC #Dream11IPL https://t.co/2cAwkLJ8xx
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Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Captains at the toss!
KL Rahul: I would have wanted to bowl first. Mostly because we’ve done that in the last two games. The effort and character that the boys have shown in the nine games has been really great. We just did more of that in the last game and getting those two points was important. One change – Neesham comes in for Jordan.
Shreyas Iyer: We’ll bat first. We have had a lot of success doing that. Need to maximise our powerplay and get to a good total. We had a dramatic game in our last encounter against them (KXIP), and they are also coming off a game with two Super Overs. We need to stick to our routines and come out all guns blazing. Players are returning from injuries. Three changes : Pant, Hetmyer and Sams come in.
Shreyas Iyer wins the toss and #DC will bat first against #KXIP.#KXIPvDC #Dream11IPL https://t.co/88SVAE5LHP
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Team news: Three changes for Delhi Capitals as Rishabh Pant, Daniel Sams and Shimron Hetmyer come in for Alex Carey, Anrich Nortje and Ajinkya Rahane respectively. One change for Kings XI Punjab. Chris Jordan misses out and Jimmy Neesham comes in his place.
Toss news: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer wins toss, elects to bat against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.
Pitch report: “We had the MI-KXIP game at at the adjacent surface two days back. This one looks a bit fresher and there is just a bit of grass to hold the surface together. Captains winning the toss would like to bowl first to make use of these conditions. A total in the range of 170 could be competitive,” said Simon Doull.
Looks like Rishabh Pant is all set to play today’s match. He has looked pretty active in the warmup.
Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial clash. We are just 15 minutes away from the toss.
Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Match 38 of IPL 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals in Dubai.