Pbks Vs Dc Match Report: Even after losing, Delhi is spoiling the game of other teams.Image Credit source: BCCI
Dharamshala: Delhi Capitals, already out of IPL 2023, have started spoiling the game of other teams and Punjab Kings became its first victim. In the first match of this season on Wednesday 17th May in Dharamshala, Delhi displayed strong bowling after tremendous batting and defeated Punjab by 15 runs. This is Delhi’s fifth win but it has given a big blow to Punjab’s hopes of reaching the playoffs.
Punjab (12 points) needed a win in both their remaining matches to easily make it to the playoffs. This defeat has shattered that hope. Now the team can only reach 14 points and in this situation it will have to depend on the results of the other teams as well, which is looking difficult at the moment because in the event of a clash of 14 points, the net run rate will come into play, where Punjab Currently behind.
Punjab battered in the beginning
Punjab’s bowlers could not leave any impact, in such a situation, all the responsibility was on the batsmen. In the very beginning, however, its foundation was shaken. Khaleel Ahmed’s first over turned out to be a maiden, in the second over, captain Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed on the first ball of Ishant Sharma. Prabhasimran, who scored a century in the last match, could not play openly this time. Although he shared a 50-run partnership with Atharva Taide, but he also walked in the seventh over.
Livingston punished for mistakes
Delhi had a chance to take possession of the match here. Liam Livingston’s easy catch fell on the ball of Kuldeep Yadav in the eighth over. At the same time, in the 10th over, Atharv also missed an easy catch off Kuldeep’s own ball. Both punished Delhi for this. There was a partnership of 78 runs between them. During this, Taide (55) also scored a half-century but he was retired out for the sake of the team.
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Punjab needed 86 runs in the last 5 overs but in the 15th and 16th overs, the team lost the wickets of Jitesh Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan. Livingston, however, remained frozen and completed his half-century. He scored 41 runs in the 17th and 18th overs. Sam Karan was also supporting him. However, in the 19th over, Enrique Norkhia bowled Karan.
neither win nor century
In the 20th over, Livingston scored 17 runs by hitting 2 sixes and 1 four, but it was not enough. He was caught out near the boundary on the last ball. The team had already lost but he could not complete his century and got out after scoring 94 runs. Livingston hit 5 fours and 9 sixes in just 48 balls.
Brilliant innings from Russo and Shaw
Earlier, Delhi Capitals made their biggest score this season. Batting first, Delhi scored 213 runs losing 2 wickets. The team had crossed the 200 mark for the first time in this season. The reason for his excellent performance was the opening pair, in which Prithvi Shaw returned with David Warner (46). Shaw (54), who returned after sitting out for 6 matches, scored his first half-century this season.
Out of the park!
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There was a partnership of 94 runs in 10 overs between Warner and Shaw, which gave Delhi a great base. After this, only Riley Russo’s show went on. This left-handed batsman also scored the first half-century of his IPL career. Russo scored 82 runs in just 37 balls to take the team to 213 runs. At the same time, Phil Salt also scored 26 runs in just 14 balls.