Ahmedabad: Shikhar Dhawan’s pleasant 69 eclipsed Mayank Agarwal’s unbeaten 99 because the Delhi Capitals beat the Punjab Kings by seven wickets within the IPL on Sunday to climb to the highest of the factors desk.
Agarwal, who was main the group within the absence of standard skipper KL Rahul, successfully used the proper bat in his solely hand to carry Punjab Kings to 166 for six.
The Delhi Capitals barely sweated within the chase, galloping to victory in 17.4 overs, their sixth win in eight video games.
For the Punjab Kings, it was their fifth loss in eight video games, summing up their inconsistent journey to this point.
The damaging opening duo of Prithvi Shaw (39 of twenty-two) and Dhawan (69 of 47) gave one other free begin to Delhi who ran to 63 and not using a loss in six overs. Each hit scrumptious exercises and offside punches.
Towards the course of the sport, left-arm spinner Harpeet Brar continued the place he left off within the RCB recreation to dismiss the Shaw set on his very first ball which spun simply sufficient to chop the stump.
After that wicket, Punjab managed to decrease the scoring fee by nearly conceding a run of over 7-10.
Nonetheless, additionally they wanted common wickets to remain within the recreation, however that by no means occurred.
After Steve Smith fell, Dhawan hit the accelerator and swept Ravi Bishnoi for a six to complete his forty fourth fifty within the IPL. It was adopted by about 4 in the identical finish.
From there, nothing stopped Delhi as ultimately, West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer (16 of 4) smashed two sixes and a 4 within the 18th to carry DC residence with 14 balls to spare.
Beforehand, Agarwal single-handedly handed 160 together with his essential shot comprising of eight fours and 4 sixes.
Delhi stored issues tight on the facility play, conceding 39 factors and sacking Prabhsimran Singh (12) and highly effective Chris Gaye (13).
Gayle missed a fast draw from Rabada after taking pictures the South African for a whopping six.
Agarwal, who will lead the group as Rahul recovers from acute appendicitis, stabilized the innings alongside IPL debutant Dawid Malan (26) as the 2 shared a 52-innings partnership.
Capitals took full management of the sport in 14th place when Axar Patel discovered Malan’s stumps earlier than Deepak Hooda ran away following a confusion with Agarwal on the opposite finish, leaving the Punjab at 88 for 4.
Agarwal did not get a lot help from the opposite finish afterwards, however took it upon himself to carry the group to a aggressive whole.
Agarwal making a small place for himself and sending Rabada for a straight six within the penultimate plus was probably the greatest strikes up his sleeve.
He was brutal on Avesh Khan on the finish of the twentieth, breaking some limits and a six to finish the heats in fashion.
The final go lasted 23 and the Delhi Capitals fled 64 factors on the final 30 balls.