Shikhar Dhawan’s well-composed knock of 69 runs helped Delhi Capitals to beat Punjab Kings by seven wickets in Match 30 of the IPL 2021 at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday. Prithvi Shaw supported Dhawan by playing a quickfire knock of 39 runs. For PBKS Harpreet, Brar, Chris Jordon & Riley Meredith managed to scalp a single wicket each. By clinching today’s victory Delhi capitals have moved up to the first spot on the Points Table with 12 points scored from 8 matches while PBKS remains at six spots with six points on the Points Table.
Delhi Capitals grabs the top spot on the Points Table with a stunning 69 runs win!
Chasing an average target of 167 runs, DC got off to a good start as its openers Prithvi Shaw & Shikhar Dhawan scored quick-fire 63 runs within six overs. However, Harpreet Brar came & removed Prithvi Shaw for 39 runs in the seventh over. Then came Steve Smith & the duo of Smith & Dhawan together stitched 47 runs partnership. However just 50 runs away from the target, DC lost Smith in the 13th over. Rishabh Pant then came on the crease & played a short 14 runs cameo. Shimron Hetmyer came to join Dhawan on the crease after the dismissal of captain Rishabh Pant. Dhawan along with Hetmyer easily took DC over the line with seven wickets still in hand & 14 balls to spare.
Sent to bat first, PBKS got off to a poor start as the team lost Prabhsimran Singh for 12 & Chris Gayle for 13 within five overs & PBKS score reduced to 39/2. Kagiso Rabada scalped three wickets for Delhi Capitals. Dawid Malan then joined Mayank Agarwal in the middle & the duo together revived Punjab’s Innings. Both the batsmen scored 52 runs but as soon as PBKS started to dominate, Delhi bounced back as Axar Patel removed Dawid Malan for 26 runs. And in the very next over Deepak Hooda was run-out at 1 & so Punjab Kings were reduced to 88/4 in the 14th over. After Hooda’s dismissal, Mayank took the onus & ensured that Punjab kings score a total of more than 160 runs mark.
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