DC vs PBKS: Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper Tim Seifert was found positive before the match. Delhi Capitals who is battling from Corona made a strong comeback in the IPL on Wednesday and registered a big victory by 9-wickets against Punjab Kings.
Delhi Capitals won the toss and Captain Rishabh Pant decided to bowl first. Due to the strong performance of the bowlers, Delhi bundled out Punjab for 115 runs in 20 overs. It is the lowest score for Punjab this season. In reply, Delhi won by scoring 119 runs for 1-wicket in 10.3 overs.
Bowlers dominated Warner-Prithvi shined
Delhi’s spin trio Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel took two wickets each. Fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed also took two wickets. Jitesh Sharma scored 32 runs for Punjab.
Opener David Warner played an unbeaten inning of 60 runs in 30 balls for Delhi chasing the target. He hit 10-fours and a six. On the other hand Prithvi scored 41 runs in 20 balls, hit 7-fours and a six. Both added 83 runs for the first wicket in 6.3 overs.
Seifert found corona positive
Shortly before the start of the match, the players of Delhi had a corona test. In this, wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert was found positive. He became the second player and fifth member of Delhi to be hit by Coronavirus.
Today’s match is a battle of honour for Mumbai-Chennai
The 15th season of IPL has been bad till now for the record five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Mumbai played six matches this season and lost all. Mumbai’s team will take on four-time former champion Chennai Super Kings on Friday. This season has also been bad for Chennai and they have won one match in six matches.
Captain KL Rahul fined
After the loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Lucknow Supergiants captain Lokesh Rahul suffered another setback when he was found guilty of a Level One offense of Code of Conduct. He is fined 20% of the match fee. Rahul has accepted the crime. On the other hand, Lucknow all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was given a stern warning for arguing with the umpire during the match.
Virat’s bat is silent from 100 matches
The veteran is disappointed and the fans are upset. In the IPL match played against Lucknow Supergiants on Tuesday night, former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion without opening the account. It was another example of Virat’s poor form in IPL 15. There is a steady decline in Virat’s performance. And in all types of cricket, Virat has completed 100 matches without scoring a century. Not only the former players but his fans are also very disappointed with Virat’s declining form.
Advice of veterans
Virat needs rest: Shastri
Former Indian team coach Ravi Shastri said that fatigue dominates Virat. He needs a lot of rest so that he can play for the next 7 to 8 years. Whether that rest is for two and a half months or one month. Virat has to stay away from the game. Whether he should take this rest now or after the tour of England, he should do so.
Have to believe in himself: Aakash Chopra
Former batsman Aakash Chopra said on the Koo app that every time it seems that Kohli will come and score runs, but this is not happening. What is very disappointing is the way he is getting out simply, it is a disturbing thing. They have to believe in themselves and find a way out of this bad phase.