Dhawan guide DC to a 7-wicket win against PBKS

Dhawan-62 guides Delhi to comfortable 7-wicket-win over Punjab
Dhawan-62 guides Delhi to comfortable 7-wicket-win over Punjab

Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets in Sunday’s second  match at the Narendra Modi Stadium. A brilliant innings from opener Shikhar  Dhawan (69*) made this win possible. Delhi choosing to bowl first after winning the  toss restricted Punjab to 166 for 6 wickets and then reached the target within 16.4  overs by losing 3 wickets. DC has now reached the top of the table with 12 points.  Punjab has suffered their 5th defeat this season and is positioned 6th with six  points. 

Apart from Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw scored 39, Steve Smith scored 24 runs and  Shimron Hetmyer 16*. For Punjab Kings, Riley Meredith, Chris Jordan and Harpreet  Brar took one wicket each. Earlier, thanks to captain Mayank Agarwal’s unbeaten  innings of 99 runs, Punjab gave the target of 167 runs. Punjab started off to bat first  and the team lost two wickets of Prabhsimran Singh (12) and Chris Gayle (13) for  just 35 runs. Mayank then provided stability to the team by sharing 52 runs  partnership for the third wicket with Dawid Malan (26).  

Mayank then shared a 41-run 23-ball partnership for the fifth wicket with  Shah Rukh Khan (4) to take Punjab to a respectable score. While others like Deepak  Hooda scored 1, Chris Jordan 2 and Harpreet Brar scored 4*. Punjab scored 76 runs  in the last 6 overs. For Delhi Capitals, Kagiso Rabada took 3 wickets and Axar Patel  and Avesh Khan took one wicket each.

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