Was a walk in the park, the chase. Shaw and Warner ran off, never giving Punjab a chance to fight back. Props to the Delhi bowlers, who limited Punjab to a modest 115. DC is sixth in the points list. Punjab is eighth. That would all be on our side. Thank you.
– END OF THE CHASE –
chahar. Warner crosses the line with DC with a four. He remains undefeated on 60 of 30 balls. Delhi wins with 9 wickets and 57 balls left. Smashing win that will do a world of good to their Net Run Rate. DC have now won three out of three.
DC 113/1 in 10 overs: Ellis† Warner brings out his 50 with a four. Nine from over.
DC 104/1 in 9 overs: Rahul Chahar. Sarfaraz cuts well for four. Sarfaraz takes 2 from the next ball. Warner sweeps for four. 12 left.
DC 92/1 in 8 overs: rabada. Warner rolls a six. DC’s peak continues. 8 left.
DC 84/1 in 7 overs: Rahul Chahar on the attack. Shaw takes a single first pitch. Shaw has crossed 2,000 runs in T20s. Warner singles from the second ball. Shaw has finished for 41 out of 20! Sarfaraz is in on 3. Gets a single from the last ball.
DC 81/0 in 6 overs: Nathan Ellis on the attack. Shaw gets another boundary, from an outer edge. 6 from about. End of PowerPlay.
DC 75/0 in 5 overs: Arshdeep Singh on the attack. There’s no stopping Warner. He now targets Arshdeep and shoots four more times. Shaw’s turn to cash in is bordered by deep mid-wicket. Shaw then unfolds a four through deep back point. 17 off the first over from Arshdeep. Need 41 to win 90 balls. Can DC stop this in the first 10?
DC 58/0 in 4 overs: rabada. Warner hits the first ball for four. DC openers are in a hurry. Warner gets a pair of the next ball. He brings the 50th up with another four, via midwicket. And another four – this time through deep midwicket. Bloodbath. Single and a point to finish. 15 left. Capitals need 58 runs in 96 balls.
DC 43/0 in 3 overs: Arora continues. Warner penalizes a full ball by drilling it into the ground for four. Runs thick and fast for DC openers. Meanwhile, Warner follows up the straight ride with a rear foot thrust for four. Shaw finishes the over with a six.
DC 26/0 in 2 overs: Rabada to share the new ball. Warner collects a four from the second ball. Shaw closes the end with another four. 12 left. Capitals need 89 runs in 107 balls.
DC 14/0 in 1 about: Shaw and Warner start the chase. Arora with the ball. Shaw squeezes a few out of the first ball. Shaw gets a four from an inside edge. Miraculous movement in the sky for Arora. Shaw taps the fifth ball for four. Shot! He ends the over with a four. 14 of the first left.
– START OF CHASE –
Delhi needs 116 to win.
Mustafizur. Arshdeep Singh goes on strike. Rishabh saves a certain foursome from the inside of Arshdeep. Arshdeep hits a fourth ball. Four dots including a run-out of the last ball. Punjab is all out at 115. Brilliant performance from DC. Khaleel: 4-0-21-2. Lalit 2-0-11-2, Kuldeep: 4-0-24-2.
PBKS 111/9 in 19 overs: Khaleel in the 19th. Arora on strike. He picks a single from the third ball. Only 2 out of the about. 4-0-21-2: Khaleel.
PBKS 109/9 in 18 overs: Chahar says one by dot for four while Lalit wanders in line. Chahar, unable to resist a slot ball angled into the pads, heads to Powell on a deep back square.
PBKS 104/8 in 17 overs: Mustafizur to Chahar, no flight. Two point balls. Three dots in three. SIX! Rahul Chahar has won one by six. Single from the fifth. Point to finish.
PBKS 97/8 in 16 overs: Axar in his fourth. Excellent over. Ultimately only one of them. Axar: 4-0-10-2.
PBKS 96/8 in 15 overs: Here’s Arshdeep Singh with the bat. Arshdeep finished with a four.
Rahul Chahar joins Shahrukh. Here’s Khalee. He strikes again, Shahrukh is caught behind it. PBKS in a downward spiral.
PBKS 90/7 in 14 overs: Kuldeep continues. He gets his first wicket, clean bowls Rabada! Nathan Ellis comes to the crease. AWAY! Kuldeep has another one, Ellis clears out now. 3 runs and 2 wickets from the over.
PBKS 87/5 in 13 overs: Jitesh Sharma is assigned lbw to Axar. He has assessed. Impact is the umpire’s call and hitting wickets. PBKS loses a review and Jitesh has to go. Here is Kagiso Rabada. He picks a single from the fourth ball. Shahrukh singles from the penultimate ball. Point to finish.
PBKS 85/4 in 12 overs: Kuldeep in his third. Two dots later, Kuldeep gives Shahrukh a reprieve – they squeeze a single. Jitesh picks 1 from the next ball. Shahrukh and Jitesh each choose a single of the last 2 balls.
PBKS 81/4 in 11 overs: Spin more. Axar Patel is on the attack again. Four singles from the over.
PBKS 77/4 in 10 overs: Kuldeep starts after rest. Jitesh, who plays a nice hand here, sweeps the fourth ball from the over for four. 1 to finish, 8 of them.
PBKS 69/4 in 9 overs: Mustafizur is back for another crack. Jitesh gets a single first pitch. Jitesh finds the fence of the fifth ball. Point to finish. 6 from about.
PBKS 63/4 in 8 overs: Kuldeep Yadav on the attack. Jitesh gets a four-first ball. He then draws the third ball for another four. Point and a single to finish. Nine of Kuldeep’s first.
PBKS 54/4 in 7 overs: Khaleel Ahmed is on the attack again. Jitesh collects a boundary first pitch. He follows it up with a few of the following. He squeezes a single out of the third. AWAY! Unraveling PBKS. Bairstow has been eroded. He has pulled a short ball to a deep fine leg. Shahrukh Khan is next. 2 points to finish.
PBKS 47/3 in 6 overs: Axar Patel attacks. AWAY! Dangerous man Livingstone is stunned! Jitesh Sharma joins Bairstow. Jitesh is wide with a single. Two dots to finish. End of PowerPlay.
PBKS 44/2 in 5 overs: Mustafizur to Mayank Agarwal, punt ball. Agarwal collects two of the following. AWAY! Mustafizur gets the breakthrough, Mayank cuts through. He goes in for a 15-ball 24. Livingstone with his side in a tricky position. Mustafizur to Livingstone, 1 drive. Bairstow hits the fifth ball for four. He ends the over with another four.
PBKS 33/1 in 4 overs: Lalit Yadav comes on the attack. Dhawan takes two of the first ball. Dhawan finds out right after hitting a four! Big wicket. Bairstow joins Agarwal. Couple of polka dot balls to finish. 6 runs and a wicket.
PBKS 27/0 in 3 overs: Mayank hits a straight four first ball. Thakur under the pump. He gets a single next ball. Loud call for lbw of the third ball, but it threw outside the leg stump and was rightly not given. Batsmen walk a leg bye. Agarwal hits a four next ball, and he ends up with another four from the last ball. 14 left.
PBKS 13/0 in 2 overs: Khaleel Ahmed against Agarwal, concedes a wide first pass. Agarwal squeezes a single next ball. Dhawan plays a punt ball. 2 to Dhawan from the third ball, courtesy of a throw. Point ball. Dhawan picks up a single from the fifth ball. Agarwal singles from the last ball. 6 left.
PBKS 7/0 in 1 over: Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal open. Shardul Thakur with the new ball. Mayan on strike. Wide slip in place. The first four come out of the second ball, Mayank is in the air. 7 from the first left.
TOSS UPDATE: Rishabh Pant has won the toss and Delhi Capitals will field first. DC chooses Sarfaraz Khan. Nathan Ellis comes in for Odean Smith and Mayank Agarwal returns in place of Prabhsimran Singh.
Punjab kings (XI . play): Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (w), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Capitals of Delhi (XI . play): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
UPDATING: Delhi Capitals just arrived at CCI. Only the team of 15 and the technical staff are in the stadium today. Meanwhile, the BCCI statement confirms that Tim Seifert has become the sixth member of the Delhi Capitals contingent to have contracted Covid-19.
UPDATING: Punjab Kings players and support staff have reached the venue.
UPDATING: A second foreign player in the Delhi Capitals camp has tested positive for Covid-19. From now on, the match has started. Decision expected around 6 p.m.
Delhi Capitals has had a turbulent campaign in the Indian Premier League so far. The franchise has also faced a lot of uncertainty following the coronavirus cases in their contingent.
Due to the COVID-19 wave at the camp, Wednesday night’s game was rescheduled from Pune to Brabourne Stadium just over 24 hours before the toss. The Capitals are eager to return to Brabourne as both of their wins in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League were recorded at this venue.
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Since the loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, Capitals players – with the exception of Mitchell Marsh, who was hospitalized as a precaution after contracting COVID-19 – had been confined to their rooms for most of the day. A group of players trained in the evening at the Mumbai Cricket Association’s Bandra-Kurla Complex facility. It must have helped the Capitals not only find Marsh’s replacement for the crucial game, but also work out his strategy for the failed batting order.
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Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will hope that Mayank Agarwal returns to the park. He injured his ankle and it remains to be seen if he will be assessed by the medical team. The team felt its absence on Sunday during the loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Placed in the middle with three wins and as many losses, the Kings will be on the lookout for their batters to lend much-needed support to the in-form Liam Livingstone. They will also expect Kagiso Rababa to lead the pace attack.
DC vs PBKS COMPLETE SQUADS
Capitals of Delhi: Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel, Anrich Nortje, David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Kuldeep Yadav, Ashwin Hebbar, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KS Bharat, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Chelittan Sakariya Yadav, Ripal Patel, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Pravin Dubey, Lungi Ngidi, Tim Seifert, Vicky Ostwal
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad , Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH IPL 2022 – DC vs PBKS LIVE?
The IPL 2022 match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network † Star sports 1† Star Sports 1 HD† Star Sports 3and Star Sports 3 HD† The online streaming of the IPL 2022 competition is available on Disney+Hotstar†