PBKS vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan played an unbeaten 69-run match-winning innings in 47 balls for Delhi. With this, Dhawan once again took the orange cap in his name.
Punjab vs Delhi: Delhi Capitals defeated the Punjab Kings by seven wickets in the 29th match of IPL 2021 played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. With this victory, the Delhi team has reached the number one position in the point table, leaving behind the Chennai Super Kings. This is Delhi’s sixth win. This is Punjab’s fifth defeat in eight matches.
Punjab had scored 166 runs for six wickets in 20 overs in their first play. In response, Delhi chased down the target with ease, losing just three wickets from 14 balls. Shikhar Dhawan was the hero of this victory of Delhi. He played an unbeaten 69-run match-winning innings in 47 balls. During this, six fours and two sixes came out of his bat.
Dhawan and Shaw gave a big start again
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan once again gave a bang to Delhi, chasing the target of 167 runs from Punjab. Both added 63 runs in 6.1 overs for the first wicket. Shaw was dismissed for 39 runs in 22 balls with three fours and three sixes.
After this, Steve Smith, who came to bat at number three, scored 24 runs in 22 balls. He hit a four. He was dismissed by Reale Meredith for a total of 111 runs. After this, captain Rishabh Pant also went on to score 14 runs in 11 balls.
However, Dhawan continued to play aggressive cricket from one end. He played an unbeaten 69-run match-winning innings in 47 balls. During this, six fours and two sixes came out of his bat. At the same time, Shimran Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 16 runs in four balls. He hit two sixes and a four.
For Punjab, Harpreet Brar took one wicket for 19 runs in three overs. Brar bowled Prithvi Shaw. Apart from this, Reale Meredith and Chris Jordan also got a success each.
Mayank Agarwal played an unbeaten 99-run innings
Earlier, the Punjab Kings started off to bat first after losing the toss and it was not a good start. Mayank Agarwal and Prabhasimran Singh came to start the innings in the absence of KL Rahul. Prabhasimran scored 12 runs in 16 balls and was dismissed on a total score of 17. After this, Chris Gayle also got bowled by Kagiso Rabada by scoring 13 runs in 9 balls.
After this, debutant David Malan, who came to bat at number four, shared a 52-run partnership with Mayank for the third wicket. Malan scored 26 runs in 26 balls. After this, none of the Punjab batsmen could touch the figure of ten, but Captain Mayank remained at one end.
Mayank played an unbeaten innings of 99 runs in 58 balls. During this, eight fours and four sixes came out of his bat. Mayank also became the second highest run-scorer in IPL history as a captain in a debut match.
At the same time, Kagiso Rabada bowled amazingly for Delhi. He took three wickets for 36 runs in his four overs. Apart from this, Avesh Khan and Akshar Patel got one success each.