The 64th match of IPL 2023 was played between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. In this match, Punjab Kings had to face defeat by 15 runs. The Punjab Kings team is almost out of the IPL 2023 playoff race after the loss against the Delhi Capitals. Although their hopes are still alive, it will be a much tougher task for them to qualify from now on. Meanwhile, after the Delhi loss, Shikhar Dhawan was disappointed with the performance of some players in his team. Dhawan blamed some players on his team for the loss.
Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan, who is almost out of the IPL playoff race after losing by 15 runs against Delhi Capitals, said his bowlers failed to bowl well in the first six overs. Batting first in this match, Delhi Capitals set a mountain-like target against Punjab Kings. that he couldn’t chase. The Delhi team had taken control of the match from the start. He scored 61 runs in the first 6 overs without dropping a wicket. Shikhar Dhawan was not happy about this. After he finished the match, he blamed his bowlers for poor bowling on the power play.
Dhawan said after the match that it’s disappointing but I think we couldn’t bowl well in the first six overs. We should have taken some wickets because the ball was moving at the time. My decision to roll the latter with roulette also backfired. Prior to that, in the power play, fast bowlers would not bowl in the correct places. He said we’re giving up 50-60 runs on every power play and we can’t take wickets. We knew the ball would swing in the first two or three overs, but we couldn’t take advantage of that. He further said that as long as Liam Livingstone was hitting, we had hope. Livingstone played a 94-run innings in this match. But he couldn’t beat his team.
How was the match PBKS vs DC
In the match played between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, the Delhi team scored 213 runs losing 2 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. During this Riley Russo and Prithvi Shaw scored a brilliant half century. Russo played an 82-run unbeaten innings off just 37 balls. In the second innings of the match, the Punjab Kings team could only score 198 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab Kings had to face defeat in this match due to poor start in batting.