The Delhi Capitals defeated the Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the 11th match of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the match played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal scored a half-century for Punjab, on which Shikhar Dhawan’s stormy 92-run innings was overshadowed. In the match, Punjab had scored 195 runs for 4 wickets in the first match, in reply, Delhi scored 198 runs losing 4 wickets in 18.2 overs. Riley Meredith hit a winning four.
Shikhar Dhawan hit 92 runs off 49 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes. He and Prithvi Shaw shared a quick 59-run partnership for the first wicket, turning the match towards Delhi. Delhi has the second win in 3 matches. She has reached number two in the points table. While Punjab has a second defeat. J.J. for Punjab Richardson took the most two wickets.
Thrill of punjab kings innings
Earlier, a half-century opposite openers Mayank Agarwal and captain Lokesh Rahul, and a century partnership between the two, saw the Punjab Kings score 195 for four against the Delhi Capitals. Agarwal scored 69 runs off just 36 balls with seven fours and four sixes, while Rahul faced 61 balls and scored 61 runs off seven fours and two sixes. Both also added 122 runs for the first wicket. Deepak Hooda (22 not out) and Shah Rukh Khan (15 not out) played attractive shots in the final overs to take the team’s score to 190 runs.
Rahul and Mayank gave a good start
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and invited the Punjab Kings to bat, after which Agarwal teamed up with Rahul to give the team a storm start. Rahul opened the account with a four in the first over of Chris Woakes and then hit a four on debutant Lukman Meriwala. Steve Smith missed Rahul’s catch on point while Aggarwal opened the account with fours and sixes off the fast bowler’s consecutive balls. Agarwal also hit two consecutive sixes in Vox’s next over. Punjab Kings scored 58 runs without losing wickets in the power play.
This is how 100 runs were completed
Rahul welcomed off-spinner Lalit Yadav with two fours while Agarwal hit a six and a four over Ravichandran Ashwin. Agarwal completed the half-century in just 25 balls with fours on Avesh Khan. Agarwal took the team’s score to 100 runs in the 11th over with two consecutive sixes over Kagiso Rabada. Rahul also hit a six in this over. Pant made Meriwala return to bowling in the 13th over and Aggarwal caught Shikhar Dhawan at the sweeper cover boundary in an attempt to play a big shot off his ball. He hit four sixes and seven fours in his 36-ball innings.
Rahul and Mayank’s Fifty
Rahul completed a 45-ball half-century with a single off Ashwin. In the next over of the charge, Marcus Stoinis missed Rahul’s catch on the extra cover. Rahul took full advantage of this and hit a six and then a four on the next ball. Rahul, however, returned to the pavilion by catching Marcus Stoinis off Rabada’s ball. He hit seven fours and two sixes in a 51-ball innings. Deepak Hooda hit a six off the first ball, while Chris Gayle (11) also hit a six off Vox’s free hit but caught Ripple Patel on the next ball. Hooda hit a six over the charge but Nicholas Pooran caught Rabada with the same fast bowler after scoring nine runs. Shah Rukh Khan hit two fours and a six in the final over of the Volks to bring the team’s score closer to 200 runs.