That's it! Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets. Skipper Shreyas Iyer guides his side to victory. With this win, DC now have 12 points on the IPL 2019 points table. Iyer fittingly hits the winning runs and he stays unbeaten on 58 off 49 balls.
So, Delhi Capitals need six runs to win from the last over. Two wickets fell in the 19th over and that has opened the gates for KXIP somewhat. Can Delhi cross the line or struggle again?
It is down to 28 off 24 balls now. Rishabh Pant was the last wicket Delhi Capitals lost. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer and Colin Ingram are in the middle.
OUT! Shikhar Dhawan perishes after scoring his half-century. Ravi Ashwin running to his left takes a good catch at mid-wicket. Is this the opening Kings XI Punjab were looking for? S Dhawan c Ashwin b Viljoen 56(41)
That's half-century up for Shikhar Dhawan. 50 off 36 balls for the left-hander, and this is his 35th IPL fifty. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals need 63 more runs to win from 48 balls.
The partnership between Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer is worth 48 off 30 balls. Kings XI Punjab need to break this partnership here, otherwise things will get difficult for them.
End of Powerplay overs. Delhi Capitals are well on course with Shikhar Dhawan dominating the action. He is batting on 34 off 18 balls. DC needs 104 runs to win from 84 balls.
OUT! Prithvi Shaw is run-out. Direct hit at the non-striker's end and Shaw is in the middle of the pitch. Was looking for a single, Dhawan sends him back but it was late. Prithvi Shaw run out (Mandeep) 13(11)
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have made a good start. Both the batsmen picked early boundaries and are looking in good touch. The required run-rate and current rate is around eight.
Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab meet at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi in the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019). This is Delhi’s fifth home game of the season and out of previous four, the Shreyas Iyer-led side won only one, that too via Super Over. Meanwhile, stay tuned for DC vs KXIP live score updates. Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Live Cricket Score.
Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab have met previously 23 times. And it is KXIP who lead the head-to-head record with 14 wins against nine. Interestingly, since 2017 IPL season, Delhi have won just once out of five matches against Punjab.
While Kings XI Punjab come into the match with a win over Rajasthan Royals on their back, Delhi Capitals, lost to Mumbai Indians in their previous match. Both DC and KXIP have won five out of nine matches this far and are placed third and fourth on the IPL points table respectively. DC vs KXIP Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Encounters!.
Delhi Capitals (From): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Ankush Bains, Jagadeesha Suchith, Manjot Kalra, Sherfane Rutherford, Jalaj Saxena, Rahul Tewatia, Sandeep Lamichhane, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Nathu Singh, Bandaru Ayyappa. DC vs KXIP, IPL 2019 Match 37, Key Players: KL Rahul to Rishabh Pant to Chris Gayle, These Cricketers Are to Watch Out for at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
Kings XI Punjab (From): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, Simran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen, Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.