DC vs PBKS- Dhawan’s 92 helps Delhi register 6-wicket victory
DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: Dhawan leads Delhi Capitals to 6-wicket victory over Punjab Kings- Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 off 49 balls helped Delhi Capitals cruise to a six-wicket victory over KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings in an IPL 2021 match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Earlier, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul slammed half-centuries to help Punjab set a 196-run target.
Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul brought up a 122-run stand, helping Punjab Kings set a 196-run target for Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. But Shikhar Dhawan with 92 off 49 kept Delhi’s hopes alive.
Earlier, Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and asked KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) to bat first at the Wankhede Stadium with both sides looking to get back to winning ways after losing their respective last games.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul were off to a fine start with both taking on Lukeman Meriwala on his debut and Chris Woakes. The duo brought up their 100-runs stand in the first 10 overs, giving Punjab a dream start.
Mayank finally hit the top-gear, bringing up his half-century off just 25 balls — his fastest in the IPL. KL Rahul chose to take a step back and anchor from the other end. Rahul brought up his 50 off 45 balls after Mayank was dismissed by debutant Lukeman Meriwala.
DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: With both Mayank and Rahul dismissed, Punjab’s run-rate dropped. With a late surge from Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan, Punjab set a 196-run target for Delhi Capitals.
During the chase, Delhi Capitals were off to a flying start with Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw scoring at nearly 12 runs per over in the first five overs. However, Prithvi departed after a quickfire 17-ball 32-run knock.
However, Shikhar Dhawan continued his fine run of form, slamming 92 off 49 balls to put Delhi in a strong position during the chase. With the platform set by Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis finished off the job with a 13-ball 27, leading PBKS to a 6-wicket victory.
198/4 (18.2 ovs); won by 6 wickets
/4 (20 ovs)
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Lukman Meriwala
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (capt, wk), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Jalaj Saxena, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh
When and where is Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals LIVE IPL 2021 LIVE Score?
DC vs PBKS live, IPL 2021 Live will be played on April 18, 2021, Sunday at 19:30 IST in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
What to expect in Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals LIVE in IPL 2021 LIVE Score?
Batting second has proved to be an easier prospect so far at the Wankhede, so expect the toss to play an important role on a surface that has proven to be a little tacky so far.
Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals LIVE in IPL 2021 LIVE Score, Head to head:
In the 26 matches between the two teams, Punjab hold the edge with 15 wins
Team Watch for Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals LIVE in IPL 2021 LIVE
Delhi Capitals: Player availability: The addition of Anrich Nortje to the Delhi bubble comes as a boost.
Probable XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan
Punjab Kings: Player availability: There has not been any concern over availability so far. Considering that taking the pace off seems to be working well in Wankhede, Chris Jordan could be better suited than Riley Meredith.
Probable XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh