IN PICS: Delhi thrash Punjab

Nitin Fernandes 23:02 15/04/2017

The Delhi Daredevils were utterly dominant during their 51-run victory over Kings XI Punjab in Saturday’s second match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.

Winning the toss and batting first, openers Sam Billings and Sanju Samson got the hosts off to a steady start with a half-century stand but Samson and Karun Nair were dismissed in quick succession as Delhi found themselves in a spot of bother.

Billings, though, kept going and brought up his first half-century of the season. Just when he looked all set for a big score, he found long-on while attempting a big hit against Axar Patel and was dismissed for 55.

Some late fireworks from Corey Anderson who scored an unbeaten 39 from 22 deliveries and tiny cameos from Chris Morris and Pat Cummins saw Delhi amass 188-6 from their 20 overs.

In reply, the visitors lost the wicket of Manan Vohra in just the second over of their innings and they were hardly in the game after that.

Hashim Amla, Eoin Morgan, and David Miller got starts but weren’t able to produce match-winning knocks.

Axar Patel provided some smiles for the Punjab-based franchise with a 29-ball 44 towards the end of the match, but it was too little too late as far as the result of the match was concerned.

Morris was, once again, the star for Delhi with the ball – picking up three wickets and conceding just 23 runs from his four overs. Shahbaz Nadeem and Cummins were also impressive, taking two wickets apiece.

With this win, the Daredevils have climbed up to the third position on the table while Punjab have fallen outside the playoff spots and are fifth.

BRIEF SCORES

Delhi Daredevils 188/6, 20 overs [Billing 55, Anderson 39*, Aaron 2-45] beat Kings XI Punjab 137/9, 20 overs [Patel 44, Morris 3-23] by 51 runs.

Player of the Match – Corey Anderson

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