IPL 2021 Match 11:DC vs PBKS - Delhi Capitals chase a mountain-like total to beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets.
Delhi Capitals chase a mountain-like total to beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets.
Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings, 11th Match, Indian Premier League
Delhi Capitals 198/4 (18.2 ov)
Punjab Kings 195/4 (20 ov)
Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field first. Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal were brilliant at the start of the innings and they put on a stand of 122 runs for the first wicket. Mayank Agarwal scored 69 off 36 deliveries. His partner KL Rahul looked in sublime form too and smashed 61 off 51 balls before getting dismissed by Kagiso Rabada. Post his dismissal, the innings slowed down and the middle order could not make any impact including Chris Gayle. In the end, Punjab Kings got to a total of 195 for 4 in 20 overs.
#DelhiCapitals 3 down!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 18, 2021
So close to a hundred but so far??
Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring a brilliant 92! ???? #VIVOIPL #DCvPBKS
Jhye Richardson strikes for #PBKS.
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FALL OF WICKETS
122-1 (Mayank Agarwal, 12.4), 141-2 (Lokesh Rahul, 15.2), 158-3 (Chris Gayle, 16.2), 179-4 (Nicholas Pooran, 18.5)
Chasing 195 would not have been an easy task. However, the openers of Delhi Capitals had a different idea about the proceedings. They played superbly and put on an opening partnership of 59 runs. They dominated the bowling attack in the powerplay overs and put pressure on to the opposition. Shikhar Dhawan continued to find gaps in the field after the dismissal of Rishabh Pant. He made a well deserved 92 off just 49 balls before losing his wicket to Jhye Richardson. Rishabh Pant struggled to get going and gave his wicket away for 15 runs. Marcus Stoinis played the anchor role and moved the scoreboard along. Lalit Yadav who came in at number 6 ensured there was no fuss in chasing down the total by collecting an important boundary in the 18th over. Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten at 27 off 13 balls and won the match for Delhi Capitals by 6 wickets.
FALL OF WICKETS
59-1 (Prithvi Shaw, 5.3), 107-2 (Steven Smith, 10.6), 152-3 (Shikhar Dhawan, 14.5), 180-4 (Rishabh Pant, 17.1)
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan
Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Start Time: 19:30
Toss: Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field first.
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.