IPL 2020, Match 2: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Statistical Highlights
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IPL 2020, Match 2: Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Statistical Highlights

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On Sunday (20th September) evening, we experienced a thrilling match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). This second game of the IPL 2020 had the tied result but Delhi Capitals finally beat KXIP in the Super Over.

After winning the toss, the new KXIP captain KL Rahul decided to field first. Both Delhi Capitals and KXIP scored 157/8 (20 overs). In the Super Over, while KXIP scored 2/2 (3 balls), Delhi franchise successfully chased down that tiny target (3/0 in 2 balls).

Brief Scores: DC – 157/8 in 20 overs (Marcus Stoinis 53, Shreyas Iyer 39; Mohammed Shami 3/15)

KXIP – 157/8 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 89, KL Rahul 21; Ravichandran Ashwin 2/2)

The result – Match tied (DC won in the one-over eliminator)

IPL 2020, Match 2: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab (DC vs KXIP) – Statistical Highlights

(Teams’ stats)

Delhi Capitals (DC)

i) Delhi Capitals won in the Super Over.

  • It was the third Super Over experience for Delhi Capitals. While they suffered a defeat in their first IPL Super Over against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2013, they beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2019 and most recently KXIP. 

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

i) Kings XI Punjab suffered a defeat in the Super Over.

  • It was also the third Super Over experience for KXIP but it was their first Super Over defeat. Their first two Super Over experiences were against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2010 and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2015, where KXIP won both those Super Overs.
  • Since 2017, it was the first time when KXIP suffered a defeat in their opening match in an IPL season. Before this defeat, they achieved three successive victories in this status (2017, 2018 and 2019). 

 

ii) KXIP scored only 2 runs in the Super Over.

  • It was the lowest Super Over total for a team in IPL history. The previous lowest record was six runs for twice (Rajasthan Royals against KXIP at Ahmedabad in 2015 and Gujarat Lions against Mumbai Indians at Rajkot in 2017).

 

(Players’ stats)

Delhi Capitals (DC)

Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, Stats, Statistical Highlights
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i) Marcus Stoinis completed his fifty in just 20 balls.

  • It was the joint third-fastest T20 fifty for a DC batsman.

The top five fastest fifties by the Delhi Capitals batsmen

Player Balls taken to complete 50 runs Opposition Venue Date
Chris Morris 17 Gujarat Lions Delhi 27th April 2016
Rishabh Pant 18 Mumbai Indians Mumbai 24th March 2019
Virender Sehwag 20 Rajasthan Royals Jaipur 1st May 2012
Marcus Stoinis 20 Kings XI Punjab Dubai (DSC) 20th September 2020
Virender Sehwag 21 Rajasthan Royals Ahmedabad 15th March 2010

 

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, Delhi Capitals, DC vs KXIP, Stats, Statistical Highlights
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i) Captain Shreyas Iyer has taken 23 catches for this team.

  • Shreyas Iyer is now the second most catch-taker for Delhi Capitals. Only the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is ahead of him with 30 T20 catches for this team.

 

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KL Rahul

KL Rahul, KXIP, DC vs KXIP, Stats, Statistical Highlights
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i) It was the first IPL match for KL Rahul as a captain.

  • KL Rahul is the 12th captain for KXIP. 
  • KL Rahul is the 5th Indian captain for KXIP.

 

Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan, KXIP, DC vs KXIP, Stats, Statistical Highlights
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i) Pacer Chris Jordan conceded 30 runs in the last over of the first innings.

  • It is the most expensive 20th over for a bowler in IPL history. During the second game of the IPL 2017 (Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant at Pune on 6th April 2017), Rising Pune Supergiant pacer Ashok Dinda conceded 29 runs (excluding one bye) in the 20th over during the first innings.   

 

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank Agarwal, KXIP, DC vs KXIP, Stats, Statistical Highlights
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i) Opener Mayank Agarwal scored 89 runs.

  • It was the second highest individual knock by a KXIP batsman against DC. The record is 95 runs by Shaun Marsh at Delhi on 23rd April 2011.

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