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IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS Highlights: Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 guides Delhi to six-wicket win

IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS Highlights: Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan scored a 49-ball 92 to take the contest out of the hands of Punjab Kings on Sunday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 18, 2021 11:21:33 pm
IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS Highlights: The match was held in Mumbai.

IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS Highlights: Delhi Capitals (DC) registered their second win of the ongoing IPL 2021 campaign when they defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a high-scoring affair at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Sent to bat first, PBKS got off to a flying start as skipper KL Rahul (61) and Mayank Agarwal (69) stitched together a 122-run opening partnership. Deepak Hooda (22*) and Shahrukh Khan (15*) boosted their total to 195/4 in the final overs. Chasing, DC kept their eyes on the target right from the start. Shikhar Dhawan scored a 49-ball 92 to take the contest out of the hands of Rahul’s side. Marcus Stoinis (27*) and Lalit Yadav (12*) wrapped things up comfortably in the end with ten balls to spare.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 11

Delhi Capitals

198/4 (18.2)

Punjab Kings

195/4 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 11 )
Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets

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IPL 2021, DC vs PBKS Highlights:

23:13 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Delhi wrap it up comfortably in the end with 10 balls to spare! Both Stoinis (27*) and Lalit (12*) hit boundaries in tandem to accelerate the chase. While Punjab succeeded with the bat, their bowling department failed tonight. DC: 198/4 (18.2 overs)

23:05 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Richardson gets his second of the night as he scalps the wicket of Pant (15). Hooda with the juggling catch. DC: 180/4 (17.1 overs)

23:04 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Delhi require 16 more runs from 18 balls

After a cagey over facing Arshdeep, Stoinis (22*) finally comes out of his shell as he hits Shami for a four on a free hit. Another free hit follows, and it's a huge one: six! A four to conclude the expensive over. The equation? 16 runs off 18 balls. DC: 180/3 (17 overs)

22:49 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Delhi receive help from the second innings' dew factor and their chase remains impeccable. Most of it is down to Dhawan and his excellent batting... he hits Meredith for three straight fours and gets 18 runs off the over. In the next over, the skipper Pant (11*) steps in and gets in on the act by hitting a huge maximum against Richardson. But the Australian pacer bites back by bowling the deadly Dhawan out on 92. What an innings from the veteran opener -- 49 balls, 13 fours and two sixes. DC: 152/3 (14.5 overs)

22:35 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Dhawan, Pant keep Delhi in sight of target

Dhawan (78*) keeps the fight going almost single-handedly! After punishing Saxena with his tenth boundary of the innings, he chooses to take on Shami. He connects well with a slower delivery and sends it over everyone's heads. DC: 125/2 (13 overs)

22:23 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Just when things were looking up for Delhi, calamity happens! Dhawan continues with his form and smacks Meredith for a four... minutes later, the bowler has his revenge as he removes Smith (9) with the help of a Richardson catch. DC: 107/2 (11 overs)

22:17 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Dhawan hits second IPL 2021 half-century

Both the Delhi batsmen are slowly settling in now. Dhawan (58*) ups the ante by hitting Hooda for back-to-back four and reaches his fifty in the next over courtesy of a single. His second in three innings. On the other hand, Smith is on 8*. DC: 99/1 (10 overs)

22:09 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Smith relieves some pressure with a four

Punjab assume the control of the contest after Shaw's dismissal. Hooda comes in and puts some pressure on both Dhawan (37*) and Smith (5*), but in the next over, the Australian star breaks the boundary drought against Saxena. DC: 75/1 (8 overs)

21:55 (IST)18 Apr 2021

After Shaw's schooling of Richardson and Dhawan's boundary shower in the last over, Punjab bite back in style! Arshdeep scalps the first wicket of the innings with the help of a Gayle catch. Shaw walks back after scoring 32 off 17. DC: 59/1 (5.3 overs)

21:42 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Shaw is on fire tonight! The young opener first takes on the experienced Shami and smacks him for a four. Later, he picks one out of the top drawer and hits a six over long-on. Saxena comes in and even he suffers the same fate: a four. DC: 31/0 (3 overs)

21:33 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Shaw, Dhawan begin chase for Delhi

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan come out to start the chase for Delhi as Arshdeep Singh has the ball for Punjab. After a couple of initial twos by Shaw, Dhawan takes charge of the over and hits the pacer for a well-timed one-bounce boundary. DC: 10/0 (1 over)

21:13 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Delhi need 196 runs to register second IPL 2021 win

After Avesh dismissed Pooran in the penultimate over, Shahrukh Khan came on to provide a late surge. And boy, did he succeed! His final over blitzkrieg, which included two fours and a six, guides Punjab to a competitive total. PBKS: 195/4 (20 overs)

21:03 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Pooran, Hooda keep it going for Punjab

Pooran breaks the boundary drought as he hits Rabada through deep mid. Delhi are trying to minimise the damage in the final overs. But can they stop Punjab from crossing the 200-run mark? Hooda's on 14* on the other end. PBKS: 170/3 (18 overs)

20:55 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Before he even properly settled in, Gayle (11) is removed from the death over equation! The batsman's time in the middle comes to an end courtesy of a catch by substitute Ripal. Woakes with the wicket after he was hit for a massive six. PBKS: 158/3 (16.2 overs)

20:48 (IST)18 Apr 2021

Finally, Rahul's explosive burst comes to an end! Rahul fails to middle Rabada's delivery perfectly and the shot ends up finding the man at deep mid -- Stoinis. A blow for Punjab, but they still have Gayle in the middle. On comes Hooda. PBKS: 141/2 (15.2 overs)

20:39 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Rahul scores fifty with Gayle by his side

Rahul scores the half-century finally! It did take him 45 balls, but his innings has anchored Punjab's so far. PBKS: 128/1 (14 overs)

20:30 (IST)18 Apr 2021

And there's the breakthrough for Delhi! After being smacked left, right and centre, Meriwala finally gets his reward. He sends the dangerous Mayank back to the pavilion with the help of Dhawan's catch. The batsman departs on 69. PBKS: 122/1 (12.4 overs)

20:19 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Mayank reaches fifty runs, unleashes blitzkreig

Mayank reaches his fifty-run mark and it's well deserved! Facing Avesh Khan, he smacks a four and reaches the landmark in just 24 balls. In the next over, all hell breaks loose as the Punjab pair makes it rain sixes in Mumbai. Mayank (66*) hits two big ones in the first two deliveries of Rabada and then Rahul (41*) joins in on the fun and unleashes a maximum. PBKS: 113/0 (10.4 overs)

20:06 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Punjab continue to accelerate their innings

Pant introduces Lalit Yadav into the attack... but it doesn't go according to the plan. On the second ball itself, Rahul (34*) pulls a short ball away to the deep mid-wicket fence and then, he sends another short ball to the boundary line. PBKS: 74/0 (8 overs)

19:58 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Rahul, Mayank put Punjab in comfortable position

After reaching the 50-run stand on the last ball of Ashwin's first over, the Rahul-Mayank pair set their eyes on ending the powerplay in style. The skipper smashes Rabada for a four on his opening ball and then hits another one to fine leg. PBKS: 59/0 (6 overs)

Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Prabsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.

Delhi Capitals Squad: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Woakes, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Lalit Yadav, Pravin Dubey, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan, Steve Smith, Umesh Yadav, Ripal Patel, Vishnu Vinod, Lukman Meriwala, M Siddarth, Tom Curran, Sam Billings.

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