Harpreet Brar took 4 wickets for 30 runs in a spell of 4 overs.
Delhi Capitals have their eighth defeat in 12 matches
With the win of Punjab, the hopes of reaching the playoffs remain intact.
New Delhi. New Delhi. Even David Warner’s half-century innings could not give victory to Delhi Capitals. In the 59th match of IPL, Punjab Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by 31 runs at their home on the basis of Prabhsimran Singh’s brilliant century and Harpreet Brar’s excellent bowling. This is Punjab’s sixth win in 12 matches in the current season. This is Delhi’s seventh defeat in 12 matches. With this victory, Punjab has kept itself in the playoff race. The Delhi team was out of the race for the playoffs.
Chasing the target of 168 runs, Delhi Capitals got off to a good start. The opening pair of David Warner and Phil Salt got a half-century start. Both added 69 runs for the first wicket. Salt got out after scoring 21 runs. After this, Mitchell Marsh could not do anything special and after scoring 3 runs, he got out LBW on Rahul Chahar’s ball and kept walking. Harpreet Brar caught Riley Russo at the hands of Sikandar Raza and gave the third blow to Delhi.
Russo returned to the pavilion after scoring 5 runs in 5 balls. Akshar Patel contributed one run while Manish Pandey was not allowed to open the account by Harpreet Brar. Delhi had lost its 6 wickets on a total score of 86. For Delhi, David Warner scored 54 runs off 27 balls. Aman Khan and Praveen Dubey got out after scoring 16-16 runs. Harpreet Brar took the maximum 4 wickets for Punjab. Nathan Ellis and Rahul Chahar took 2-2 wickets.
Prabhsimran Singh played an inning of 103 runs in 65 balls.
Earlier, with the help of opener Prabhsimran Singh’s 103 runs in 65 balls, Punjab Kings scored 167 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. Apart from Prabhasimran, who scored the first century in IPL, the rest of the Punjab batsmen failed. Punjab did not have a good start and Ishant Sharma put pressure on Punjab by taking two wickets in the initial spell. Ishant, who came to bowl in the second over, was welcomed by Shikhar Dhawan with a six, but on the very next ball, he kept walking by handing a catch to Riley Russo. Shikhar scored seven runs.
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Punjab had lost 3 wickets in 6 overs
Akshar Patel In the fourth over, Prabhsimran tried to reduce the pressure by hitting two fours. Ishant, however, bowled Liam Livingstone (four) on the first ball in the very next over. At the other end, Prabhsimran tried to increase the pace by hitting Akshar for a six in the sixth over. However, Akshar bowled Jitesh Sharma (five) and gave another blow to Punjab. After six overs of the powerplay, Punjab’s score was 46 runs and three of its batsmen had returned to the pavilion.
Prabhsimran Singh took advantage of life donation
After this, Prabhsimran and Sam Karen waited for the loose balls while playing carefully. Both added 72 runs in 54 balls in the fourth wicket partnership. Prabhsimran got life on the score of 68 when in the 15th over, Russo dropped his catch at the Longan boundary off Praveen Dubey. In the same over, however, Karen was caught by Aman Khan at the boundary. Karen scored 20 runs in 24 balls. Kuldeep Yadav got Harpreet Brar (2) caught by Mitchell Marsh on the first ball of his last over. In the same over, Prabhsimran kept the scoreboard moving by hitting a six over backward square leg and a four over the bowler’s head.
Prabhsimran Singh completed the century in the 18th over.
Prabhsimran Singh completed his first century by hitting Khaleel Ahmed for fours in the third and fourth balls of the 18th over. The 22-year-old batsman touched triple digits in 61 balls with the help of ten fours and six sixes. His innings was ended by Mukesh Kumar who was handed the ball in the 19th over. He took the valuable wicket of Prabhasimran by giving just three runs in this over. In the last five overs, Punjab scored 50 runs losing 3 wickets.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 13, 2023, 23:06 IST