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

DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: Shikhar Dhawan's 92 off 49 helped Delhi Capitals cruise to a 6-wicket victory over Punjab Kings

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.

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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.

DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: Delhi Capitals Innings – 198/4 (18.2 ovs); won by 6 wickets
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Prithvi Shaw c CH Gayle b Arshdeep Singh 32 17 3 2 188.24
Shikhar Dhawan b JA Richardson 92 49 13 2 187.76
Steven Smith c JA Richardson b Riley Meredith 9 12 0 0 75.00
Rishabh Pant (WK/C) c DJ Hooda b JA Richardson 15 16 0 1 93.75
Marcus Stoinis Not out 27 13 3 1 207.69
Lalit Yadav Not out 12 6 2 0 200.00
Extra 11 (b 0, w 6, nb 3, lb 2)
Total 198/4 (18.2)
Yet To Bat Chris WoakesK RabadaRavichandran AshwinAvesh KhanLI Meriwala
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Arshdeep Singh 3 0 22 1 7.33
Mohd Shami 4 0 53 0 13.25
Jalaj Saxena 3 0 27 0 9.00
Jhye Richardson 4 0 41 2 10.25
Deepak Hooda 2 0 18 0 9.00
Riley Meredith 2.2 0 35 1 15.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
PP Shaw 1-59 5.3
Steven Smith 2-107 10.6
S Dhawan 3-152 14.5
RR Pant 4-180 17.1
DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: Punjab Kings Innings 195/4 (20 ovs)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Lokesh Rahul (WK/C) c MP Stoinis b K Rabada 61 51 7 2 119.61
Mayank Agarwal c S Dhawan b LI Meriwala 69 36 7 4 191.67
Chris Gayle c (sub Ripal Patel) b Chris Woakes 11 9 0 1 122.22
Deepak Hooda Not out 22 13 0 2 169.23
Nicholas Pooran c K Rabada b Avesh Khan 9 8 1 0 112.50
Shahrukh Khan Not out 15 5 2 1 300.00
Extra 8 (b 0, w 0, nb 2, lb 6)
Total 195/4 (20)
Yet To Bat Jalaj S SaxenaM ShamiJA RichardsonArshdeep SinghRiley Meredith
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Chris Woakes 4 0 42 1 10.50
Lukman Meriwala 3 0 32 1 10.67
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 28 0 7.00
Kagiso Rabada 4 0 43 1 10.75
Lalit Yadav 1 0 11 0 11.00
Avesh Khan 4 0 33 1 8.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
MA Agarwal 1-122 12.4
KL Rahul 2-141 15.2
CH Gayle 3-158 16.2
Nicholas Pooran 4-179 18.5

DC vs PBKS IPL 2021 match highlights: As for Playing XI, Steve Smith will make his debut for Delhi Capitals. Punjab Kings have made one change with Murugan Ashwin replaced with Jalaj Saxena.

DC vs PBKS Playing XI: 

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

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