IPL 2021: Records smashed as Delhi Capitals pulls off emphatic chase against Punjab Kings
This was Delhi Capitals second win in the 2021 Indian Premier League, as along with a loss, it has risen to second in the table. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings suffered its second loss of the season, while along with a win, it remains at seventh place.
Delhi Capitals produced an animated show with the bat to tame Punjab Kings by six wickets in Match 11 of the 2021 Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan was the star of the game, while some records were scripted in the process.
Dhawan becomes one of the best
Dhawan managed to play a stellar knock of 92. Consequently, he has now scored the joint-most 50-plus scores during successful chases in the IPL, along with Gautam Gambhir (18). He has also won the second most Man of the Match awards in the tournament since 2018, one behind the record holder, AB de Villiers.
KL Rahul scripts an unwanted one
Rahul, too, played a commendable knock of 61 tonight. Meanwhile, he holds the record of having scored the most 50-plus score in a defeat (10) since IPL 2018.
Winning the toss, DC skipper Rishabh Pant elected to bowl, as Rahul and Maybank Agarwal nailed it with the bat, scoring respective 50-plus scores, besides propelling PBKS to a total of 195/4. In reply, Dhawan somewhat made it a one-person show, with DC chasing it down by six wickets.
Brief scores: PBKS 195/4 (Rahul- 61, Agarwal- 69; Avesh- 1/33) lost to DC 198/4 in 18.2 overs (Shaw- 32, Dhawan- 92; Richardson- 2/41) by six wickets.