Mayank’s impressive knock and Shahrukh Khan’s final game made the Punjab Kings put an amazing 195 out of four. In response, Dhawan’s innings shot and Stoinis’ attack helped Delhi Capitals cross the line with 10 balls.
Dhawan failed to find the back of the net as he came out with 92 balls from 49 balls but the batsman ensured that Delhi Capitals were on the winning line. After Dhawan’s departure, Stoinis’ cameo led Delhi Capitals to a successful victory despite the team losing captain Rishabh Pant in the 18th over.
Chasing 196, the Delhi Capitals got off to a good start with the opening of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan letting the team go 57 in the first five overs.
However, Arshdeep Singh ended Shaw’s short period in which the batsman opened the scoring with a touchdown after hitting 32 of 17 balls in the sixth over.
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Steven Smith, who came in at number three, failed to leave the mark. The lazy Australian knocker knocked on the door as he tried to break the chains but was caught deep.
But Dhawan continued to attack and hit Mohammad Shami’s small ball in six. The left-footed batsman three feet back and forth in the 14th over but out in the next over.
With Delhi Capitals still needing 44 runs in five overs, Rishabh Pant played with a knock but Marcus Stoinis hit the Punjab Kings bowling attack thanks to Shami’s two no-balls in the 17th over.
Earlier, the Punjab Kings got off to a good start with Mayank and KL Rahul shooting with cylinders from the word go.
Mayank hit his first 50th game of the season with just 25 balls as the Punjab Kings passed 90 runs in 10 overs. However, Meriwala gave Delhi Capitals the much-needed progress as he defeated Mayank on the 13th by ending a 122-run partnership with the first wicket.
Rahul tried to change gears but Kagiso Rabada knocked him out in the 16th over as Marcus Stoinis caught easily. Six balls later Chris Gayle cut the ball in the air but failed to find the distance as Chris Woakes took his first wicket of the day.
Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran also squandered what had come their way before Avesh Khan finished the West Indies batsmen knocking out the penultimate over.
In the last over with Shahrukh Khan’s over he got 15 runs to take the Punjab Kings closer to 200 in their 20 overs