Shikhar Dhawan called his decision wrong (PC:iplt20)
New Delhi.The journey ahead of Punjab Kings in IPL 2023 is almost over. Delhi Capitals, who were already out of the tournament, dashed Shikhar Dhawan’s hopes of Punjab. In the 64th match of the league, Delhi defeated Punjab by 15 runs. To keep the playoff hopes alive, Punjab had to win both their remaining matches, but they lost one match in their last two. With this, his hope also almost ended.
After the match, Punjab captain Dhawan told how one of his bets went to waste. Batting first, Delhi scored 213 runs for 2 wickets. In the last over of Delhi’s innings, even Dhawan would not have thought that his bet would be in such a bad condition. He even started regretting his first decision. In response to the target of 214 runs, Punjab could only manage 198 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 15 runs. Harpreet Brar’s last over cost Punjab dearly.
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Dhawan’s bet was heavy on Punjab
Harpreet gave away 23 runs in the last over and later these runs cost Punjab heavily. Harpreet’s last over took 2 sixes and 2 fours. He had given away 19 runs in the first 4 balls. After losing the match, Dhawan said that in the last over, he had decided to get the spinner to bowl, which backfired. Dhawan said that his bowling was not good in the first 6 overs. His decision to bowl the spinner in the last over also backfired. Earlier, the fast bowlers looted runs in the powerplay.
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Powerplay Punjab’s weakness
The Punjab team is giving 50 to 60 runs in every powerplay and is not able to take wickets either. After the defeat, Dhawan called his decision wrong. Talking about the match, first David Warner and Prithvi Shaw tore apart the Punjab bowlers. There was a 94-run partnership between the two. After this Riley Russo and Phil Salt broke down on Punjab. Shaw and Russo hit Fifty. Liam Livingston scored the maximum 94 runs for Punjab and then Atharva Taide scored 55 runs.
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