New Delhi, With the help of brilliant performances by bowlers including Shardul Thakur after half a century of Mitchell Marsh, Delhi Capitals recorded a 14-run victory over Punjab Kings in the match played on Monday in the 14th season of IPL T20 cricket tournament. With this victory, the team of Delhi Capitals has reached the top-3 in the points table. Punjab won the toss and elected to bat first.
Mitchell Marsh played a 6-run innings with the help of which Delhi scored 16 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Punjab could score only 19 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. Delhi has reached the fourth position with 14 points in 17 matches. While the difficulties of Punjab have increased.
Punjab is currently ranked seventh with 14 points from 17 matches. Punjab Kings got off to a good start as they reached the target of 150 runs. Jenny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan’s opening Jade scored 4 runs in 4.5 overs.
However, after this Jade was out, the team lost the upper wickets. Bairstow was dismissed for 4 off 19 balls with four fours and a six. While Dhawan hit 17 runs off 16 balls. Punjab, who lost the first wicket for 3 runs, lost six wickets in 4 runs.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa was out for four, Livingstone for three, Harpreet Brar for one and Rishi Dhawan for four. While skipper Mayank Agarwal could not even open an account. Jitesh Sharma tried to lead the team to victory by batting aggressively but his attempts failed. Jitesh Sharma scored 3 runs off 4 balls which included three fours and two sixes.
Rahul’s face contributed an unbeaten 3 runs. For Delhi, Shardul Thakur took four wickets, while Akshar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each and Energy North got one. Punjab Kings invited Delhi Capitals to bat first.
Punjab tweaked Delhi on the first ball. Offensive opener David Warner was out on the first ball. Punjab bowlers performed brilliantly but with the help of a half-century from Mitchell Marsh, Delhi scored a challenging 16 for seven in 20 overs. Sarfaraz Khan and Mitchell Marsh took over after Warner was dismissed.
The JD batted aggressively and put up a 51-run partnership. Sarfaraz hit five fours and a six off 12 balls.
However, Mitchell Marsh continued his aggressive batting. He was accompanied by Lalit Yadav. Together with Lalit Yadav, Marsh shared a 3-run partnership. Lalit scored 9 runs off 21 balls. SSS1MS