Delhi Capitals showcased their batting mightiness connected Sunday arsenic they bushed Punjab Kings successful Match 11 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 successful Mumbai to drawback the 3rd spot connected the table.
Chasing 196 for victory, Delhi rode connected a whirlwind 92 disconnected 49 balls from Shikhar Dhawan to registry the 2nd highest palmy tally pursuit successful the IPL astatine the Wankhede Stadium.
Dhawan started attacking the Punjab bowlers from the connection spell successful their pursuit of 196 astatine the Wankhede Stadium, hitting a 4 to get disconnected the people against Arshdeep Singh. He deed 13 fours and mates of towering sixes but missed retired connected his 3rd IPL 100 by conscionable 8 runs.
Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw's opening concern laid the instauration for the pursuit arsenic they added 59 for the archetypal wicket successful conscionable 5.3 overs. Shaw fell for 32 disconnected 17 balls but Dhawan carried connected to anchor the pursuit but sadly, couldn't enactment till the end.
Delhi really didn't miss Dhawan successful the extremity arsenic Marcus Stoinis added the finishing touches with an unbeaten cameo of 27 disconnected 13 balls with 3 fours and a six. He was good supported by Lalit Yadav astatine the different end, helium remained not retired connected 12.
During his sound the 35-year-old besides overtook Warner and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma connected the wide database of batsmen with astir runs successful the IPL.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2021
ORANGE CAP FOR GABBAR
Dhawan present occupies the 3rd spot connected the database up of Warner (5347 runs) and Rohit (5324). Dhawan was besides presented with the Orange Cap aft the crippled lucifer arsenic helium went past Glenn Maxwell to drawback the apical spot connected the database of batsmen with the astir runs successful IPL 2021.
Dhawan holds the apical presumption with 186 runs and counting. He is averaging implicit 62 this play with 2 half-centuries and besides batting a onslaught complaint of implicit 163.
Earlier successful the evening, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant won the flip and decided to enactment Punjab Kings successful to bat first. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul gleefully accepted the invitation and the brace added 122 for the archetypal wicket connected a large batting pitch.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2021
RAHUL, MAYANK FIRE AT THE TOP
Mayank Agarwal was the much assertive of the 2 and finished with 69 disconnected 36 balls - his sound was studded with 7 fours and 2 sixes. PBKS skipper KL Rahul, who had deed a strokeful 91 successful the team's archetypal lucifer of the IPL 2021, was slower to get disconnected the blocks but made 61 disconnected 51 balls. He was yet dismissed by Kagiso Rabada, caught by Marcus Stoinis successful the deep.
Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran managed lone 11 and 9 respectively but 2 uncapped India players, Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan, erstwhile again stood up for the squad and deed immoderate lusty blows to instrumentality Punjab Kings to a monolithic 195 for 4 disconnected their 20 overs.
This lucifer was played connected a antithetic transportation but the batting show from Punjab Kings would person made manager Anil Kumble blessed particularly aft a shocking crippled against Chennai Super Kings. Nothing seemed to spell close for Punjab against the Super Kings but they were successful a overmuch amended abstraction against DC connected Sunday.
In the archetypal lucifer of the day, Royal Challengers Bangalore had defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs aft Glenn Maxwell (78) and AB de Villiers (76 not out) deed assertive half-centuries. de Villiers was named man-of-the-match arsenic RCB reclaimed the apical postion successful the points table.