Day 48, Match 64, PBKS vs DC Match Highlights, IPL 2023
The Delhi Capitals emerged as the winners in an exciting match held at Dharamshala, defeating the Punjab Kings by 15 runs in a high-scoring contest. Despite Liam Livingstone's impressive innings of 94 runs, the Punjab Kings couldn't reach the target of 214 runs set by the Delhi Capitals.
Concluding their innings at 198 for 8, the Punjab Kings faced setbacks as Atharva Taide, who scored 55 runs, retired hurt, and his replacement, Jitesh Sharma, was dismissed without troubling the scorers. While wickets kept falling at one end, Livingstone consistently found the boundaries.
The Delhi Capitals had a subpar performance on the field, providing opportunities for both Taide and Livingstone to score. Taide eventually reached his half-century.
Following an early dismissal, the Punjab Kings staged a strong recovery led by Taide and Prabhsimran Singh, who formed a 50-run partnership. However, Axar Patel struck to dismiss Prabhsimran for 22 runs.
Ishant Sharma made an early breakthrough by removing Punjab Kings' captain Shikhar Dhawan for a golden duck.
In the Delhi Capitals' innings, Prithvi Shaw achieved his first half-century of the season, while Rilee Rossouw notched up his maiden IPL fifty. Shaw contributed 54 runs, while Rossouw remained unbeaten on 82 runs, propelling the Delhi Capitals to an impressive total of 213 for 2. The opening duo of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw got off to a blazing start, adding 94 runs to the scoreboard. However, Sam Curran disrupted their partnership with a brilliant catch to dismiss Warner on 46 runs.
Warner and Shaw dominated the Powerplay, with Warner initially playing cautiously before unleashing a flurry of shots, which Shaw emulated.
During the toss, Punjab Kings' captain Shikhar Dhawan won and elected to field first. Both the teams did a couple of modifications to their playing XI.
The Punjab Kings introduced Kagiso Rabada and Atharva Taide into their lineup, while the Delhi Capitals brought back Anrich Nortje and Prithvi Shaw.
It has been three days since the Punjab Kings knocked the Delhi Capitals out of the IPL 2023 playoffs contention, and the two teams are now set to face each other again in their upcoming match. The Punjab Kings' victory in the previous encounter kept their hopes alive, as they now need to win their remaining two matches and improve their net run-rate to secure a place in the next stage. Their last appearance in the playoffs was in 2014.
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For their final two league matches, the Punjab Kings have chosen Dharamshala as their base, providing a pleasant change from the scorching heat of Mohali and Delhi for both teams.
The Punjab Kings outperformed the Delhi Capitals primarily due to the exceptional performances of two uncapped Indian players. Opening batsman Prabhsimran Singh played a remarkable innings, scoring his maiden IPL century with 103 runs off 65 deliveries, making a significant contribution to the team's total of 167 for 7. Additionally, left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar triggered a collapse in the Delhi Capitals' batting lineup after David Warner had provided a flying start. Brar's outstanding bowling performance resulted in the dismissal of four key batsmen, leading to a 31-run victory for the Punjab Kings. The Punjab Kings will strive to replicate their exceptional performance to enhance their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.
PBKS vs DC Full Squad
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Sikandar Raza, Kagiso Rabada, Matthew Short, Atharva Taide, Gurnoor Brar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Shivam Singh, Mohit Rathee
David Warner(c), Mitchell Marsh, Philip Salt(w), Rilee Rossouw, Aman Hakim Khan, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Chetan Sakariya, Khaleel Ahmed, Lalit Yadav, Praveen Dubey, Ripal Patel, Abishek Porel, Lungi Ngidi, Sarfaraz Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rovman Powell, Anrich Nortje, Priyam Garg, Yash Dhull, Prithvi Shaw, Vicky Ostwal
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