From Under-19 World Cup to IPL: Keemo Paul continues to haunt Khaleel Ahmed

first_img view more view less graphs No data available! scorecard commentarycenter_img From Under-19 World Cup to IPL: Keemo Paul continues to haunt Khaleel AhmedKeemo Paul once again had the better of Khaleel Ahmed on Wednesday as Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2019 Eliminator in Vizag. advertisement Rohan Sen VizagMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 09:47 IST Keemo Paul scored the winning runs for Delhi Capitals as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKhaleel Ahmed and Keemo Paul had played against each other in Under-19 World Cup final in 2016Paul had hit the winning runs against Khaleel in as West Indies beat India in the Under-19 WC final in 2016Paul once again hit the winning run against Khaleel as DC beat SRH in Vizag on WednesdayKeemo Paul and Khaleel Ahmed go back a long way as both fast bowlers played against each in other in the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh three years ago. The West Indies bowler and the Indian left-arm seamer were once again on opposite sides on Wednesday night in the Indian Premier League 2019 Eliminator.Keemo Paul had ended up on the winning side of the U-19 World Cup final in 2016 and was once again in the eliminator as Delhi Capitals sneaked past Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets and 1 ball to spare.Three years ago West Indies and India were facing each other in the U-19 World Cup final in Mirpur and the match turned out to be a low-scoring thriller as the Windies chased down 146 with 5 wickets in hand and 3 balls to spare.Khaleel had bowled the final over in that game and needed to defend 3 runs which he couldn’t as Paul hit the winning run off the third ball as he top-edged the ball over the wicketkeeper’s head which then travelled to the boundary.49.3 ov: Khaleel Ahmed to Keemo Paul – top edges to fine leg for four and West Indies U19 win U19 World Cup at Mirpur on 14 Feb 201619.5 ov: Khaleel Ahmed to Keemo Paul – Short ball, pulled to mid wicket for four and Delhi Capitals make it to Qualifier2 8 May #DCvSRH #IPL2019Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 8, 2019Three years later and on Wednesday, Khaleel was once again bowling the final over as SRH were looking to defend 5 runs off it. Delhi Capitals were 158 for 7, chasing 163 for victory, at the start of the 20th over with Amit Mishra and Keemo Paul in the middle.advertisementKhaleel started off with a wide, then a single run was taken by Amit Mishra. Keemo Paul played out a dot ball and then took a single off the third delivery. Mishra then got run out obstructing the field as the drama and tensions grew in Vizag.With two runs needed to win, Paul then pulled a short delivery by Khaleel through mid-wicket for a boundary to end the game and trigger massive celebrations in the Delhi Capitals dugout. Paul had won the battle against Khaleel once again!Unconfined joy in the @DelhiCapitals camp #DC now play CSK in Qualifier 2 for a place in the final on Friday. #DCvSRH (@IPL) May 8, 2019On Friday, Delhi Capitals will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 in Vizag for a berth in the title clash against Mumbai Indians. DC have made it to the playoffs for the first time since 2012 and would be eager to make the most of this opportunity.Also Read | How is Rishabh Pant not in World Cup squad? Asks Michael Vaughan after DC beat SRHAlso Read | IPL 2019: Felt like hell, says Shreyas Iyer after DC beat SRH in tense EliminatorAlso Read | Rishabh Pant promises to finish matches for Delhi after Vizag thrillerAlso Read | Prithvi Shaw equals Shubman Gill’s record with quickfire fifty in EliminatorFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Keemo PaulFollow Khaleel AhmedFollow DC vs SRHFollow IPL 2019last_img read more