Solid victory over Punjab
Dhawan Half Century
Mayank innings in vain
Ahmedabad: Delhi Capitals is on the rise in the latest season. Openers Shikhar Dhawan (69 not out off 47 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes) and Prithviraj Shah (39 off 22 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes) opened the innings. Delhi beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets on Sunday. Also reached number one with 12 points. Batting first, Punjab scored 166 for 6 in 20 overs. Mayank Agarwal (99 not out off 58 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes) made his debut as captain. Rabada took three wickets. In the ensuing chase, Delhi won by 167 runs for 3 wickets in 17.4 overs. Mayank was named Man of the Match.
As usual, Delhi started a sample incision. In the second over, Prithviraj Shah struck 6,4,4. He also scored 6.4 in the sixth over. Dhawan scored 63 in the team power play with 4. But Harpreet Brar bowled Shaw off his first ball. After that, Smith (24) and Pant (14) were at the crease for a while but Dhawan worked for the bat. Fifty off 35 balls with 6,4,4 in the 14th over. With 19 balls to spare, Hetmeyer finished the match with 6,6,4 in the 18th over.
Mayank is the only one:
Punjab won the toss and elected to bat, but lost the toss and elected to field. Prabhasimran (12) and Gayle (13) were added to the Rabada Pavilion in the opening overs. It was the first time in his IPL career that he took two wickets in a power play. After that Mayank ఓవర్, Malan (26) played carefully for five overs and only one four came. Finally, in the 12th over, Malan scored 13 runs with 6,4. But in the 14th over, Akshar first dismissed Malan and soon Deepak Hooda (1) was run out. Mayank, on the other hand, completed his half-century off 4.6 balls with 37 balls in Ishant’s over. He did not stop pushing as the wickets fell. He turned 3 balls into 4,6,4 in the last over and scored 23 runs. In the end Mayank ఒక్క stood just one run away from his century.
Punjab:Prabhupada (c) Smith (b) Rabada 12; Mayank (not out) 99; Gael (b) Rabada 13; Malan (b) Akshar 26; Hooda (runout) 1; Shahrukh (c) Hetmeyer (b) Avesh 4; Jordan (c) Lalit (b) Rabada 2; Brar (not out) 4; Extras: 5; Overall: 166/6 in 20 overs. Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-35, 3-87, 4-88, 5-129, 6-143. Bowling: Ishant 4-1-37-0; Stoinis 1-0-6-0; Rabada 4-0-36-3; Avesh Khan 4-0-39-1; Lalit Yadav 3-0-25-0; Akshar Patel 4-0-21-1.
Delhi:Prithvi Shah (b) Harpreet Brar 39; Dhawan (not out) 69; Smith (c) Malan (b) Meredith 24; Pant (c) Agarwal (b) Jordan 14; Hetmeyer (not out) 16; Extras: 5; Overall: 167/3 in 17.4 overs; Fall of wickets: 1-63, 2-111, 3-147, Bowling: Meredith 3.4-0-35-1; Shami 3-0-37-0; Ravi Bishnoi 4-0-42-0; Jorda No. 2-0-21-1; Harpreet 3-0-19-1; Deepak Hooda 2-0-11-0.