Delhi Capitals beats Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in Match 11 of IPL 2021. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL
Mayank Agarwal masterclass had put Punjab Kings on course of victory but Shikhar Dhawan's ferocious knock took the game away from the KL Rahul-led side as Delhi Capitals registered an easy win in match 11 of IPL 2021at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Sunday.
Mayank's sensational knock and a final over cameo by Shahrukh Khan had propelled Punjab Kings to put an impressive 195 for four. In response, Dhawan's firing innings and Stoinis' onslaught helped Delhi Capitals get over the line with 10 balls to spare.
Dhawan failed to score a century as he got out on 92 off 49 balls but the opening batsman ensured Delhi Capitals were right on track for a victory. After Dhawan's departure, Stoinis' cameo steered Delhi Capitals to a comfortable win despite the side losing skipper Rishabh Pant in the 18th over.
Chasing 196, Delhi Capitals got off to a solid start as openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan fired the side to 57 in the first five overs.
However, Arshdeep Singh ended Shaw's short stint at the crease as the opening batsman departed after scoring 32 off 17 balls in the sixth over.
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Steven Smith, who came into bat at number three failed to leave a mark. The Australian batsman's sluggish knock ended when he tried to break the shackles but was caught in the deep.
But Dhawan continued his onslaught and smacked a Mohammad Shami's slower ball for six. The left-handed batsman three back-to-back fours in the 14th over but got out in the next over.
With Delhi Capitals still needing 44 in five overs, Rishabh Pant played a cautious knock but Marcus Stoinis bludgeoned the Punjab Kings bowling attack thanks to two no-balls from Shami in the 17th over.
Earlier, put in to bat first Punjab Kings got off to a flying start with Mayank and KL Rahul firing on cylinders right from the word go.
Mayank hit his first fifty of the season in just 25 balls as Punjab Kings got over the 90-run mark in 10 overs. However, Meriwala provided Delhi Capitals the much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed Mayank in the 13th over ending the 122-run partnership for the first wicket.
Rahul tried to change gears but Kagiso Rabada dismissed him in the 16th over as Marcus Stoinis took an easy catch. Six balls later Chris Gayle sliced the ball in the air but failed to get any distance as Chris Woakes took his first wicket of the day.
Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran then whacked what came in their slot before Avesh Khan ended the West Indies batsmen knock in the penultimate over.
In the final over Shahrukh Khan scored 15 runs to take Punjab Kings close to 200 in their allotted 20 overs
DC playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan,
PBKS playing 11: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, , Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh
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Ball 6: Deepak Hooda gets an under edge to keeper for a single.
Ball 5: Shahrukh collects a single.
Ball 4: A length delivery outside off and Shahrukh smashes over long-on for SIX.
Ball 3: A full delivery outside off and Shahrukh gets an thick outside edge through short third man for FOUR.
Ball 2: Shahrukh slaps towards extra cover for no run.
Ball 1: Shahrukh cuts, powerfully, towards deep backward point for FOUR.
IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS live score after 19 Overs: 179-4 | Avesh scalps Pooran
Over Summary: 1 1 6 L1 W 0 ; Punjab Kings: 179-4 ; Deepak Hooda (21), Shahrukh Khan (0)
Avesh Khan [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: A slow delivery, Hooda goes for a mindless slog, misses. DOT.
Shahrukh Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Ball 5: Pooran slashes towards deep backward point and Rabada completes the catch. Pooran departs. Pooran c Rabada b Avesh Khan 9(8) [4s-1]
Ball 4: One leg byes.
Ball 3: Hooda smashes towards deep extra cover for SIX.
Ball 2: Pooran hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
Ball 1: Hooda drills the yorker towards sweeper cover for a single.
IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS live score after 18 Overs: 170-3
Over Summary: 1 1 0 4 1 1 ; Punjab Kings: 170-3 ; Deepak Hooda (14), Nicholas Pooran (8)
Ball 6: Hooda hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
Ball 5: Pooran hits towards long-on for a single.
Ball 4: Pooran slogs towards cow corner for FOUR.
Ball 3: DOT
Ball 2: Hooda collects a single.
Ball 1: Pooran drives towwards deep cover for a single.
IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS live score after 17 Overs: 162-3 | Woakes scalps Gayle
Over Summary: N1 6 W 1 1 1 1 ; Punjab Kings: 162-3 ; Deepak Hooda (12), Nicholas Pooran (2)
Chris Woakes [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: Pooran drives towards extra cover for a quick single.
Ball 5: Hooda pushes towards extra cover for a single.
Ball 4: Pooran hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
Ball 3: Hooda taps towards backward point for a single.
Nicholas Pooran, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Ball 2: A slow delivery outside off, Gayle tries to slog towards mid-wicket but manages only top-edge and a substitute fielder completes the catch at extra cover. Gayle c (sub)Ripal Patel b Woakes 11(9) [6s-1]
Ball 1: FREE HIT, Gayle slices towards cover-point for SIX.
Ball 1: Woakes starts with a no ball. Deepak Hooda collects a single.
IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS live score after 16 Overs: 150-2 | Rabada scalps Rahul
DC playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Lukman Meriwala.
PBKS playing 11: One change
PBKS playing 11: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Jalaj Saxena, Mohammed Shami, Riley Meredith, Arshdeep Singh.
DC vs PBKS live toss
Rishabh Pant wins the toss and elects to bowl first.
Delhi Capitals playing 11 live updates
Steve Smith to play his debut game for Delhi Capitals today.
DC vs PBKS live toss
The much-awaited toss is just a moment away.
DC vs PBKS live toss
The toss winning captain would look to bowl first as dew might settle in during the second innings of the match.
DC vs PBKS live toss
The toss between KL Rahul and Delhi Capitals will take place in three minutes, stay tuned.
DC vs PBKS playing 11 prediction
PBKS tentative playing 11: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan/Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
DC tentative playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Lalit Yadav, Chris Woakes, Kagiso Rabada, R Ashwin, Anrich Nortje, Avesh Khan.
DC vs PBKS live updates: PITCH REPORT
Here's what Simon Doull said in the pitch report:
This Wankhede pitch looks a bit drier, there's not as much moisture as the last game. There will be less seam movement as compared to the previous matches. 11 wickets have fallen in the four games of powerplay, so the teams need to get through the powerplay overs watchfully.
Tackling dew is one of the major factors, says Nortje
Ahead of the game against Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje said that tackling the dew will be one of the challenges at the Wankhede pitch in Mumbai.
South African pacer joined the team bubble on Friday after three Covid-19 negative test results. The pacer had got a false COVID-19 positive result which saw him having to stay in quarantine for longer even as teammate Kagiso Rabada came out and was a part of the game against Rajasthan Royals.
"Yeah, it is very good. Tired of the room, 10 days was quite a lot for me but it was nice to get out. Nice to sweat a bit and run around a bit and bowl a bit," Nortje said in a video posted on DC's official Twitter handle.
When asked about the knowledge of Mumbai conditions he said, "No, we definitely don't know but I think we can just assess as quickly as possible and understand what not to do and what we have to do. I think generally the dew has played a big role so hopefully, we can sort of try and be ahead of the dew. And what we have to do when it does come and when it's not there. I think that's probably one of the major factors besides the actual wicket."
Dehli Capitals squad for IPL 2021
Delhi Capitals: Rishabh Pant (captain/wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Sam Billings, Shimron Hetmyer, Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Umesh Yadav, Tom Curran, Avesh Khan, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Ripal Patel, Lukman Hussain Meriwala, M Siddharth, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Chris Woakes, Vishnu Vinod (wicketkeeper), Aditya Tare (wicketkeeper).
Punjab Kings squad for IPL 2021
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (captain/wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen , Saurabh Kumar.
Punjab Kings team huddle. Photo: Sportzpics
Delhi vs Punjab match preview
After a disheartening loss against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals (DC) would look to get back on track against a Punjab Kings (PBKS) side that is coming off a demoralising loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The Rishabh Pant-led DC side which got off to a flying start by thrashing CSK in the first match suffered a meltdown in the next match on Thursday as they lost to Rajasthan Royals despite having them on the mat at 42 for five.
By allowing RR to chase down 147 after reducing them to 42 for five, DC revealed a serious inability to finish off the match.
PBKS, on the other hand, had a miserable outing on Friday night against CSK who restricted the K.L. Rahul-led Punjab franchise to just 106/8 in 20 overs and then cruised to a six-wicket win.
PBKS have been inconsistent with the bat so far. While they got off to a flying start in the first match, making 221 with stupendous batting performances from skipper Rahul and Deepak Hooda, they fell flat against the swing bowling of Deepak Chahar on Friday night.
They will have their task cut out against a DC pace bowling line-up that comprises Kagiso Rabada. Anrich Nortje, who has been cleared after a Covid-19 scare could share the new ball with Rabada although young Madhya Pradesh pacer Avesh Khan has impressed in the first two outings.
PBKS's biggest concern would be the form of their opener Mayank Agarwal, who has failed in both the matches so far.
IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings live updates
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