Indian Premier League IPL 2019 KXIP vs DC highlights: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs

first_imgNew Delhi: Chasing 166, the Capitals lost the in-form Prithvi off the very first ball. But the duo of Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer weathered the storm with a half-century partnership. After losing both of them, Pant and Ingram stitched another fifty partnership and the visitors were cruising towards victory. The equation was brought down to ’23 off 21′, but Pant’s wicket triggered the collapse. Shami picked two, Curran scalped four including hat-trick which changed the course of this game. Delhi choked under pressure and lost 7 wickets for 8 runs in mere 17 deliveries. In the end, this has been a miraculous game of cricket as Kings XI Punjab snatched victory from Delhi Capitals’ hands which even raised the bar of twelfth edition. 00:08 (IST) 23:04 (IST) WICKET: Remember the name – SAM CURRAN. Two wickets in one over. Stuns Delhi camp! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Punjab is finding difficult to end their innings on high. They have lost Miller and Viljoen in quick succession and now the onus is on Ashwin to get the side near Average par-score. After 18 overs, it’s 148/6. MILESTONE ALERT: Sam Curran becomes the first player to pick hat-trick in twelfth edition! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In What a game we have witnessed here! What a turnaround it has been! 7 wickets in 17 deliveries! For Delhi, Avesh Khan comes in for Amit Mishra What a turnaround this has been! 5 wickets in no time! VIHARI OUT! 23:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:41 (IST) 22:39 (IST) Vihari feeling the pressure! Welcome to IPL 2019! 20:21 (IST) 22:30 (IST) Delhi Capitals (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 WICKET: Bizzare! Prithvi Shaw tried to play away from his body, gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Golden DUCK! Great start for Kings XI Punjab! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals bowlers had dented Punjab’s lower middle order to restrict them for a below par score. And Punjab has just continued the momentum to send Prithvi for a Duck. Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer are trying to repair the innings. After 3 overs, 25/1. 23:40 (IST) 23:49 (IST) 23:53 (IST) 21:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:15 (IST) WICKET: Harshal Patel bowled a half volley and Sarfaraz Khan drive it through the cover but went straight into the hands of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan saw Mayank coming out of his crease. With one stump to aim at has sent Agarwal packing! Fantastic throw by Dhawan, with KXIP on the receiving end this time. Just a moment of brilliance. Wickets falling like a pack of cards here! Another one is gone! After 19.4, it’s 156/9. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:34 (IST) 21:03 (IST) So, we have a game here. First Pant, then Morris. A superb display by Punjab team to stay in the game! After 17 overs, it’s 144/5. 23:42 (IST) Colin Ingram gave out by the umpire, but Ingram reviews straightaway! What will be the third umpire’s decision? — Yes! Good referral from Ingram. After 12.5 overs, it’s 105/3. WICKET: Shami made a slight adjustment with length there and Pant tried to replicate the last shot, but just couldn’t. BOWLED! 20:07 (IST) 20:18 (IST) 23:51 (IST) WICKET: What a turnaround we are witnessing here! Curran first did it against Rajasthan Royals, now Delhi Capitals! Ingram departs! 23:29 (IST) WICKET: Captain departs! Hardus picks his first here! Don’t miss that celebration though. After 7.2 overs, it’s 61/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Rahul tried to flick the ball onto the on side but just couldn’t get the bat to ball! First wicket down! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 20:09 (IST) 100 up for Delhi Capitals! 21:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals lost Prithvi Shaw on the very first ball. But post this, Dhawan and Iyer have looked solid. The duo has played 15 odd balls and are looking solid. After 6 overs, it’s 49/1. KL Rahul is off to a blistering start here. Smashed Morris and Rabada for boundaries and looking really solid for more. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Just 30 runs needed off 24 balls now! The 50 run partnership between Pant and Ingram is now 54. The chase is looking easier than it appeared a few over back. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img Mandeep Singh is in pain there! Kings XI Punjab 166/9 in 20 overs 23:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:10 (IST) That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage! We will be back for tomorrow’s game. Until then, Tada! Okay, so the players are out in the middle and KL Rahul has a new partner. It’s Sam Curran!! 21:37 (IST) Curran smashed Avesh Khan for three boundaries through the cover region! It wouldn’t be wrong to say that he is not letting Universe Boss’ absence get felt! 20:17 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:02 (IST) 19:32 (IST) Sandeep Lamichhane comes into the attack now! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:05 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kings XI 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 RESULT: Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 14 runs Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:05 (IST) Kings XI Punjab was off to a great start but eventually lost KL Rahul on the second last delivery of the second over. After 2 overs, it’s 19/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:48 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:31 (IST) 19:05 (IST) WICKET: Sandeep tossed the ball up and Sam Curran was taken by the flight. OUT lbw. Doesn’t even wait to review. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:02 (IST) WICKET: Sarfaraz gets just a slight nip and through to the keeper. He was looking good for his 39 but has to depart. Sandeep picks his second. 19:38 (IST) 19:41 (IST) Ingram is playing with set plans here. He has marked his bowlers and going after them. 11 came off the 14 over. It’s 117/3. 20:13 (IST) WICKET: Knocked him over. Morris picks his third! Punjab skipper back to the pavilion. TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl vs Kings XI Punjab After the end of 12 overs, Delhi Capitals see themselves three down for 98 runs. Rishabh Pant is still at the crease, and the onus is once again on him to help his side cross the winning line. 20:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 150 up for Kings XI Punjab! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:15 (IST) 19 needed off 12 balls now 23:47 (IST) 23:36 (IST) 00:11 (IST) We are just 20 minutes away from the toss! Who will win? Both Miller and Sarfaraz are taking the bowlers on toll here. 100 up for Kings XI Punjab. With 8 overs still remaining, KXIP will look to finish on high! After 12 overs, it’s 105/3. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rabada on strike! 15 required for Delhi Capitals here! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:07 (IST) The powerplay is evenly matched even when Kings XI Punjab has lost both their openers. Mayank and Sarfaraz are looking solid for big here. After 6 overs, it’s 54/2. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sarfaraz Khan is keeping the scoreboard moving for Kings XI Punjab as they see themselves three down for 73 after 9 overs! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Sam Curran, you beauty! Delhi Capitals has lost 6 wickets for 8 runs in 16 deliveries! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:40 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set for another IPL game as Kings XI Punjab host Delhi Capitals for their second home game. Last time, the two teams played at this venue, KL Rahul hammered opposition all-around the ground. 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Baba Yara Stadium pitch to undergo renovation

first_imgThe football pitch of the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi is set to undergo intensive renovation before the start of the second half of the season.This will be the first major rehabilitation of the pitch since it was reconstructed for the Ghana2008 Africa Cup of Nations.The exercise, which is expected to last up to the last week of February, is aimed at improving the standards of the pitch for quality delivery.“The Kumasi pitch looks tired so we are closing it for a month to do several activities to ensure the pitch is in good condition”, said Frank Boahene, Chief Executive of Green Grass Technology, (GGT) sports pitch experts working on the project“It reaches a point where the pitch needs to be rested and this is a fantastic opportunity to rest the pitch and do some additional works to reinstall it”The venue will host big games in the premier league as well as the Black Stars World Cup qualifier against Sudan in March.last_img read more

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UCL: Spurs in Amsterdam full of belief

first_img Tags: Ajax Amsterdamtoptottenham hotspurs Tottenham have never reached the final of the Champions League. (Agency Photo)Ajax Amsterdam vs Tottenham HotspursJohan Cruijff Arena, AmsterdamWednesday, 08-05-2019 @10pmReferee: Felix BrychSon Heung-min will return for Tottenham after missing the first leg through suspension and is expected to play up front with England striker Harry Kane still out with an ankle injury. Vertonghen could replace Davinson Sanchez, who picked up a thigh injury in the 1-0 loss at Bournemouth on Saturday, with winger Erik Lamela and full-back Serge Aurier both available after hamstring injuries.Ajax coach Erik ten Hag said he had a fully-fit squad to choose from with forward David Neres available after recovering from a foot injury.What they are sayingMauricio Pochettino, Spurs head coach: “The negative result in the first leg obviously makes it more difficult, but the tie is still open. We know we need to win and perform to our best. It’s an exciting moment for us.“Nobody thought we would have the possibility in the last week of the season to reach the final of the Champions League. Now we need to enjoy this moment and believe.Erik Ten Hag, Ajax head coach: “We need to win this match, that will be our mindset. We have to stick to our own strengths. We’re confident we can do it, we’re fit and eager.“A few people who knew this level of success said it would still be possible for a Dutch team to reach the Champions League final; people like Johan Cruyff, Louis van Gaal and [Ajax director] Marc Overmars. It’s up to us to prove them right.”StatsAjax lead the tie 1-0 from the first leg.Only one of the 17 previous teams to lose the first leg at home in a Champions League/European Cup semi-final tie has progressed to the final – Ajax in 1995-96, the Dutch team losing 1-0 at home against Panathinaikos before winning 3-0 away. Ajax will attempt to reach their first Champions League/European Cup final since 1996 (losing finalists against Juventus) while Tottenham would become the 40th different team in Champions League/European Cup history to make the showpiece game, and the first to reach their first such final since Chelsea in 2008. Tottenham’s two previous Champions League away games against Dutch opposition ended in draws with a grand total of 10 goals. Also, since the start of 2018, Spurs have won only one of their six Champions League away games, a 1-0 victory at Dortmund in this season’s round of 16 (drawn three, lost two). Ajax’s joint-heaviest home defeat against English opposition was inflicted by Tottenham, in September 1981. Spurs won 3-1 at the Olympisch Stadion, courtesy of goals from Mark Falco (two) and Ricky Villa (one). Ajax are winless in their last three Champions League home games (drawn two, lost one). They could become the fourth team to reach the Champions League final with more away wins than home wins that same season, after Manchester United (2010-11), Juventus (2016-17) and Real Madrid (2017-18). Qualifiers included, Ajax have already played 17 games this season in the Champions League (six in the qualifiers, 11 in the group/knockout stages), more than any other team this season. They have only lost one of these 17 games, a 2-1 home defeat against Real Madrid in the round of 16. Tottenham only had one shot on target in the first leg against Ajax, their joint-lowest total in a Champions League game. Among the 2018-19 Champions League semi-finalists, Ajax are the only club to have scored in every game in the competition this season. Hakim Ziyech has scored or assisted a goal in four of Ajax’s five Champions League knockout games this season (two goals, two assists). He set up Donny van de Beek for Ajax’s goal in the first leg against Tottenham. Suspended in the first leg against Ajax, Son Heung-min has scored 50% of Tottenham’s goals in this season’s Champions League knockout stages (four out of eight). He is the highest Asian goalscorer in the competition’s history (12 goals).The other semi final-Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona (Agg 4-3)Comments last_img read more

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