TATA IPL 2023: Match 64 – PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report: In yesterday’s IPL match held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 31 runs. As a result of this loss, DC became the first team to be eliminated from the playoffs race.
After losing the toss, Punjab was sent into bat and managed to put up a score of 167/7 on the board, with opener Prabhsimran Singh’s brilliant 103 off 65 balls being the highlight of their innings. During the chase, Delhi’s openers started off strong and raced away to 69 runs within seven overs. However, the spin duo of Harpreet Brar (4/30) and Rahul Chahar (2/16) combined their efforts to restrict the chasing side to 136/8.
It is clear from the scorecard that PBKS’ innings revolved around Prabhsimran’s remarkable performance, despite DC continuously taking wickets on the other end. Prabhsimran, the aggressive opener, hit 10 fours and six sixes before getting out in the penultimate over while attempting to scoop Mukesh Kumar.
As per PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report, In the second over, Punjab lost their skipper Shikhar Dhawan (7) as he flicked Ishant Sharma to deep square leg. The experienced pacer also dismissed Liam Livingstone (4), who charged towards the pacer but missed his swipe. Jitesh Sharma (5) was then deceived by Axar Patel and got bowled, leaving Punjab in a difficult situation at 45/3.
According to PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report, Prabhsimran and Sam Curran (20 off 24) formed a crucial partnership of 72 runs for the fourth wicket. Following a few silent overs, Prabhsimran decided to take on Mitchell Marsh and hit him for two sixes and one four off consecutive deliveries.
PBKS opener had a chance of getting dismissed at 68, but Rilee Rossouw dropped the catch at deep backward square leg off Praveen Dubey’s bowling. However, Delhi got some relief as Sam Curran got out on the very next delivery while trying to break the shackles.
Prabhsimran achieved his first-ever IPL century by hitting consecutive fours off Khaleel Ahmed in the 18th over. However, Delhi would have been content with limiting Punjab to a score of under 170.
PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report: David Warner’s Blitz in Vain
During the chase of 168, David Warner, the captain of DC, played an impressive inning of 54 runs off 27 balls. Despite his efforts, Punjab’s spinners were able to showcase their dominance and DC lost the match. Warner played aggressively during the opening partnership of 69 runs, hitting boundaries with ease during the powerplay.
In order to PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report, Brar broke the partnership by dismissing Phil Salt (21 off 17) with a delivery that skidded through. After that, the wickets kept falling. Chahar trapped Marsh (3) lbw, while Rossouw (5) was caught at deep midwicket off Brar’s bowling. Warner’s dismissal was a significant setback for Delhi’s chances, as he was trapped leg-before by the left-arm spinner. PBKS made a wise decision to review the original decision of not out, which was overturned.
According to PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report, Axar couldn’t put up a fight this time and was dismissed lbw by Chahar for just 1 run. Brar cleaned up Manish Pandey for a duck, and at 86/6, the contest was all but over, crushing DC’s slim chances of qualifying for the IPL 2023 playoffs.
PBKS vs DC: Who Won Player of the Match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 Match?
PBKS’s Prabhsimran played remarkable innings, scoring a century, while Brar was exceptional with the ball. Leg-spinner Chahar also contributed significantly by taking two crucial wickets.
According to PBKS Vs DC Highlights and Match Report, Ishant was the star performer for DC, taking two important wickets, while the team’s captain, Warner, played an impressive innings of a swashbuckling half-century.
Prabhsimran’s outstanding century earned him the title of Player of the Match.
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