The second game of today in Pepsi IPL was between the last and the first. It was the match between the Delhi Daredevils Vs. Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. The match did not have much importance according to the league table since DD are out of the tournament by just 2 wins in 11 games, while on the other hand KXIP are already through to the play-offs. KXIP, though they needed to win this one to maintain their position in the first two of the league table. It was a high scoring one and KXIP won the game by 4 wickets. Let us now analyse the players, who contributed to the match’s fate.
FLOPS of The Match
Wayne Parnell (DD): The South African pacer did not manage to bowl well tonight. He went for boundaries initially and gave 12 runs in his 3rd over when it mattered the most for his team. In the last over, he was unable to defend 10 runs. He gave a total of 42 runs in 3.4 overs and went wicketless.
Glenn Maxwell (KXIP): We missed the MAXIMUM from the orange cap holder, Maxwell tonight. He was on the verge to take off with his aggression when he was bowled by Imran Tahir. He managed to score only 14 runs off 11 deliveries.
David Miller (KXIP): It was just an off day for the KILLER MILLER. He failed to perform with the bat tonight and managed to score just 2 runs off 6 deliveries when he was bowled out by JP Duminy. It was one of the rarest days when the Double M of KXIP failed to impress.
HITS of The Match
Dinesh Karthik(DD) : It was the day meant for the IPL’s one of the most expensive players. He played a brilliant knock and contributed much in setting up a mammoth total for DD. He scored 69 runs off 44 deliveries with 7 fours and 3 sixes. He played some fantastic strokes and was involved in a 71 partnership with Kevin Pietersen.
Manan Vohra(KXIP) : The retained player of KXIP is coming very good for them. He played a blistering knock in their last match against SRH and today, for yet another time, he scored a thunderous innings which has made the chase very easy for the rest of the line up. He scored 42 runs off 19 deliveries with 4 fours and 3 sixes.
Akshar Patel(KXIP): One of the trump cards for KXIP once again impressed with his all-round performance tonight. He took the wicket of dangerous Kevin Pietersen at a crucial moment and was the only bowler from the KXIP who bowled at an economy rate of less than 5. He gave just 18 runs in his 4 overs and had taken 1 wicket. With the bat too, he played a match winning knock of 42 runs off 35 deliveries and remained unbeaten and was adjourned as the Man Of the Match.
Imran Tahir (DD): The South African spinner bowled incredibly well tonight. He took some important wickets and bowled the second last over of the innings extremely well and gave only 2 runs. He took 3 wickets in his 4 overs and gave only 22 runs.