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.
DC beat PBKS in IPL 2021: Dhawan leads Delhi Capitals to 6-wicket victory over Punjab Kings
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