IPL 7 55th match KXIP vs DD:Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Daredevils, Live scores, 25 May, 2014
Match Teams:Kings XI Punjab Vs Delhi Daredevils
Match Venue: Played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Event : IPL T20 2014
Toss:Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bowl first
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Shaun Marsh has been a consistent performer for Kings XI over the years and has made nearly 2000 runs in the IPL. This season, he was confined to the bench as the Maxwell-Miller pair became a hit. He was finally given an opportunity in the previous two matches as Kings XI rested Maxwell and Miller once each. He responded with solid scores of 30 and 40, the latter making him the Man of the Match against Rajasthan Royals.
The middle order batting (positions 3 to 7) of these two teams are among the best in IPL 2014. For all the problems that Delhi have had in this tournament, middle-order batting is not one. Three of Delhi's middle order batsmen - JP Duminy, Kedar Jadhav and Manoj Tiwary - have averages in excess of 35, while Dinesh Karthik has three 50+ scores in the tournament. The Kings XI middle-order batsmen have the highest batting average (36.97) and strike rate (151.29) for any team and have by far been the best in the tournament.
After the previous meeting between these two sides, Kings XI became the fist team to confirm their playoff spot in IPL 2014. It was a game in which Kings XI showed the depth of batting talent in the side, as Manan Vohra and Akshar Patel top scored in a chase of 165.
Kings XI's win-loss record against Daredevils in the IPL is 8-5. The last time that Daredevils beat Kings XI was on 19 May 2012 and have lost three games since.
Kings XI's fast bowlers have taken the most number of wickets in the tournament (58) while their spinners have taken the fewest (19).
The top five run-scorers in games between Kings XI and Daredevils are Virender Sehwag (273), David Warner (245), Mahela Jayawardene (202), Shaun Marsh (201) and Dinesh Karthik (195). Three of these five batsmen - Sehwag, Jayawardene and Karthik - have played for both teams.