Delhi Capitals boosted their playoff hopes on Monday as they defeated Punjab Kings by 17 runs of their IPL 2022 match on the Dr. DY Patil Sports activities Academy in Navi Mumbai. With this win, Rishabh Pant-led DC have now reached the 4th spot on the Indian Premier League 2022 desk with 14 factors in opposition to their title. The fifth positioned Royal Challengers Bangalore even have 14 factors however their unfavorable Web Run Charge (NRR) has value them dearly.
Shardul Thakur took 4 wickets whereas Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav bagged two every as Delhi bowlers restricted Punjab to 142/9 of their chase of 160 runs.
Earlier, Mitchell Marsh’s blistering knock of 63 guided Delhi Capitals to a modest 159/7. Arshdeep Singh and Liam Livingstone bagged Three wickets every for Punjab Kings.
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Chasing 160, Punjab openers Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan loved an excellent begin as their rating learn 27/zero after three overs. However issues rapidly circled for them as Anrich Nortje drew first blood for Delhi in type of dangerous-looking opener Bairstow (28) within the 4th over. The Englishman pulled however he did not get the elevation and located Axar Patel on the deep sq. leg.
The final over of the powerplay wreaked havoc on PBKS top-order as Shradul Thakur struck twice to take away Bhanuka Rajapaksa and opener Shikhar Dhawan (19). Punjab’s rating learn 54/Three after the primary six overs.
Axar Patel piled extra distress on Punjab within the seventh over as he eliminated skipper Mayank Agarwal. Mayank was in search of a late reduce however he did not get the bat on the ball and the stumps had been rattled.
Lastly delhi capitals in TOP 4 the place they belong.
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Kuldeep Yadav then joined the wicket-taking social gathering within the subsequent over as he eliminated Liam Livingstone earlier than hanging once more within the 10th over. He rattled the stumps of Harpreet Brar for his second wicket of the match.
The 14th over produced extra items for DC as Axar uprooted the stumps of Rishi Dhawan. Jitesh Sharma was then joined by Rahul Chahar on the crease because the duo began clocking the runs for Punjab.
The pair stitched a 41-run partnership off 30 balls earlier than Shradul dismissed Jitesh on 44 within the 18th over. Shradul took the wicket of Kagiso Rabada in the identical over after getting hit for a six by the West Indian.
The final two overs noticed the inevitable occur as Delhi gained the match by 17 runs.
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Earlier, put to bat first, Delhi Capitals received off to a foul begin as Liam Livingstone struck within the first supply of the sport for PBKS, eradicating David Warner for a golden duck.
Warner’s wicket purchased fellow Australian Mitchell Marsh to the crease and he smashed Kagiso Rabada for 15 runs within the second over of the innings.
Marsh and Sarfaraz Khan had been in red-hot kind and hammered PBKS bowlers throughout the bottom. However they may not stand for lengthy as Arshdeep Singh eliminated the well-set opener for 32 runs leaving Delhi at 51-2.
This purchased Lalit Yadav to the crease to hitch palms with Marsh. The duo thrashed Punjab bowlers and gave their staff a strong rating of 98 with two wickets loss.
Within the 11th over of the innings, Yadav fell to Arshdeep’s gradual bouncer as his hit went for the catch. DC skipper Rishabh Pant then got here to bat with Marsh however may keep for lengthy as he was stumped by Jitesh Sharma.
Rovman Powell tried to anchor the innings for DC however was eliminated cheaply for 2 runs by Livingstone. DC appeared to be in a spot at this level however Marsh saved piling runs at one finish pacing his innings with watchful stroke play. He introduced up his half-century in 40 balls. The Australian all-rounder struck three fours in opposition to Arshdeep Singh within the 18th over of the match.
Eventually, partnership bloomed between Marsh and Axar Patel however scoring was gradual. PBKS heaved a sigh of aid as Rabada eliminated Mitchell Marsh after he had scored 63 taking DC’s complete to 149/6 in 18.2 overs. Shardul Thakur then got here to bat. Within the final over of the innings, Arshdeep Singh restricted DC to 159/7 as he dismissed Thakur.
Temporary rating: Delhi Capitals 159/7 (Mitchell Marsh 63, Sarfaraz Khan 32; Liam Livingstone 3-27) vs Punjab Kings 142/9 (Jitesh Sharma 44, Jonny Bairstow 28; Shradul Thakur 4-36).