DC vs PBKS: Delhi Capitals won the crucial match by 17 runs, washed Punjab for the second time this season. Both the captains Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant disappointed their teams again. After winning the toss, Punjab decided to bowl first and allowed Delhi to score only 159 runs for seven wickets. In reply, Punjab’s team could only score 142 runs for nine wickets.
Mitchell Marsh eased the way for Delhi. The hopes of Punjab Kings got a setback. After Mitchell Marsh’s brilliant half-century, Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by 17 runs in the IPL match played on Monday night. With this win, Delhi has 14 points with seven wins from thirteen matches and is close to making it to the playoffs. On the other hand, the road to the playoffs has become very difficult for Punjab.
Mitchell took over the team by partnering
Delhi did not start well and opener David Warner returned to the pavilion on the very first ball. But Mitchell Marsh made an important partnership of 51 runs for the second wicket with Sarfaraz Khan and 47 runs for the third wicket with Lalit Yadav.
Marsh scored the second half-century of this season and played a blistering inning of 63 runs in 48 balls. During this, Marsh hit four fours and three sixes. Whereas Sarfaraz Khan scored 32 runs in 16 balls and Lalit Yadav scored 24 runs in 21 balls. Mitchell has played seven matches so far this season and scored 251 runs.
The bowlers did well
Shardul Thakur took four wickets for the first time: Shardul Thakur took four wickets for 36 runs in 4 overs for the Delhi team. He did this for the first time. Spin duo Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav also wreaked havoc and both took two wickets each.
Livingstone’s deadly bowling took three wickets: Liam Livingstone bowled excellently for Punjab and took three wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs. Arshdeep Singh took three wickets. However, he proved to be expensive by giving 37 runs in 4 overs. Rabada also took one wicket.
Punjab batsmen flop
The batsmen of Punjab’s team completely flopped. The entire team scored only 142 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Only Jitesh Sharma played an innings of 44 runs for Punjab. While Jonny Bairstow scored 28 and Shikhar Dhawan scored 19 runs. Rahul Chahar also played an innings of 25 runs. With this defeat, the Punjab team is almost out of the race for the playoffs.
Both the captains disappointed again
The captains of both Punjab and Delhi teams needed to show something amazing in the game. In IPL 2022, Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal and Delhi captain Rishabh Pant are in very poor form with the bat. There is more pressure especially on Mayank because he didn’t even start the innings.
Today’s match: Mumbai Indians VS Sunrisers Hyderabad: Mumbai Indians, already out of the race for the IPL playoff, will clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad today.
Hetmyer likely to play in the final league match: Rajasthan Royals batsman Shimron Hetmyer has joined the squad and is likely to be available for the team’s final league match on Friday.