Delhi Capitals (DC) avenged their earlier loss to Punjab Kings (PBKS) by defeating them by 15 runs. Chasing the target of 214 runs in the match played at the Dharamshala Stadium, Punjab Kings could only reach the score of 198 runs from 20 overs. For Punjab, Atharva Tayde played an innings of 55 and Livingston scored 94 runs but failed to win the team.
Chasing the target of 214 runs, Punjab Kings got off to a poor start. The team got the first blow in the second over of the tackle from the hand of captain Shikhar Dhawan who returned to the pavilion without opening the account. For Punjab, left-handed player Atharva Tayde was sent out to bat at number 3 in this match.
Prabhsimran Singh and Atharva Tayde together started the scoring for the team and at the end of 4 overs, the score reached 23 runs. Following this, the Punjab team managed to reach the score of 47 runs with the loss of 1 wicket in the first 6 overs.
Punjab Kings got the second strike in this match from Prabhsimran Singh with a score of 50, who became the victim of Akshar Patel after playing out a 22-run innings on 19 balls. After this, Atharva got the support of Liam Livingston. Together, at the end of the 10-over game, the team’s score was 75 runs with the loss of 2 wickets.
Atharva Tayde completed his half century on 37 balls in this match. When the 15-over game ended, Punjab’s score was 128 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Meanwhile, Atharva retired with a personal score of 55 before the start of the 16th. Atharva and Livingston shared a partnership of 78 runs off 50 balls for the third wicket.
In the last 5 overs, Punjab Kings needed 86 runs to win. The team got the fourth blow in this match at the hands of Jitesh Sharma in minute 16, who returned to the pavilion without opening the account. Following this, there was an 18-run partnership in 6 balls for the fifth wicket between Livingston and Shah Rukh Khan. Shahrukh Khan returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 runs off 3 balls.
Punjab Kings scored a total of 20 runs in the 17th over of the innings and now they needed 59 runs in the last 3 overs to win. Punjab scored a total of 21 runs in the 18th of the innings so the team needed just 38 runs in the last 12 balls to win. In the 19th, the Punjab team scored just 5 runs with the loss of 2 wickets, so they had to score 33 runs in the last 6 balls to win.
In the last over, the Punjab Kings team managed to score just 17 runs and had to face defeat by 15 runs. For Punjab, Liam Livingston played an excellent innings of 94 runs off 48 balls but failed to win the team. Bowling for Delhi, Ishant Sharma and Enrique Norkhia took 2-2 while Khaleel Ahmed and Akshar Patel took 1-1 wickets.
Talking about the Delhi Capitals team’s innings in this match, the starting pairing of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw got the team off to a great start and shared an excellent 94-run partnership for the first wicket. Warner returned to the pavilion after playing out a 46-run innings on 31 balls in this match. Riley Rossouw, who came out to bat for Delhi at number 3, started his innings in this match strongly.
Rilee Rossouw completed the first half-century of her IPL career in just 25 balls. A partnership of 54 runs off 28 balls for the second wicket was seen between Rosu and Prithvi Shaw. Following this, Rossu gained the support of Phil Salt and both played important roles in taking the team’s score to 213 for the loss of 2 wickets in 20 overs, scoring 65 runs in the last 5 overs. Riley Rossouw scored 82 runs off 37 balls while Phil Salt scored 26 runs off 14 balls.