Indian Premier League, 2021

Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings - Match 11

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: 18 April 2021

Delhi Capitals 198/4

RR: 10.8 | Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Prithvi Shaw c Chris Gayle & b Arshdeep Singhc Chris Gayle & b Arshdeep Singh321732
Shikhar Dhawan bowled Jhye Richardsonbowled Jhye Richardson9249132
Steven Smith c Jhye Richardson & b Riley Meredithc Jhye Richardson & b Riley Meredith91200
Rishabh Pant c Deepak Hooda & b Jhye Richardsonc Deepak Hooda & b Jhye Richardson151601
Marcus Stoinis not out not out 271331
Lalit Yadav not out not out 12620
Chris Woakes
Lukman Meriwala
Ravichandran Ashwin
Kagiso Rabada
Avesh Khan
Extras 11 (b 0, lb 2, w 6, nb 3)
Total 198 (4 Wkts, 18.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
59-1 (Prithvi Shaw,5.3), 107-2 (Steven Smith,11), 152-3 (Shikhar Dhawan,14.5), 180-4 (Rishabh Pant,17.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Arshdeep Singh3 0 22 1 7.33
Mohammed Shami4 0 53 0 13.25
Jalaj Saxena3 0 27 0 9.00
Jhye Richardson4 0 41 2 10.25
Deepak Hooda2 0 18 0 9.00
Riley Meredith2.2 0 35 1 15.91
KL Rahul 0 0 0 0 0
Mayank Agarwal0 0 0 0 0
Chris Gayle0 0 0 0 0
Nicholas Pooran0 0 0 0 0
Shahrukh Khan0 0 0 0 0

Right then. That is all we have from this game. Delhi were very dominant and have got the better of Punjab here. The action in the Indian T20 League continues as on Monday, 19th April 2021, we will see the clash between Chennai and Rajasthan at 1930 local (1400 GMT). We hope to have your company for that game. Until then, cheers and take care! 

SHIKHAR DHAWAN IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! He says that it was a conscious effort to increase his strike rate and he started taking more risks as well. Feels that he is not afraid of changes and he is open to them and he keeps trying and he is not afraid to get out as well. States that he has worked on playing strokes through the leg side and it also depends on who is bowling and what plan he has against them. Opines that he is more relaxed at the crease and he is also very attentive. On opening with Shaw, he feels that it is great and he made a huge impact for the team, in the Powerplay. 

Rishabh Pant, the Delhi skipper, says that he is happy with the victory. Adds that Punjab got off to a strong start but their bowlers did well to restrict them to 195. Mentions that Dhawan was solid with his batting today. Further says that he likes to keep the environment light so that the players can relax and focus on their methods and processes. 

KL Rahul, the Punjab skipper, says that he could not get a birthday gift but he is okay as there are many games left in the tournament. Adds that 195 was a good total on the board. Mentions that there was dew in the second innings and it made it tough for them. Credits Delhi for batting well.  Tells that he did ask the umpires to change the ball a couple of times as it was getting wet but adds since the rules do not allow it, the umpires didn't accept the request.

Earlier in the day, due to KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal's exploits with the blade, Punjab ended up on a good total. They had some good lusty blows from Gayle, Hooda, Shahrukh towards the end, saw them finish at just around the 200-run mark. The bowling by Delhi was poor in the first half of the first innings, but they did come back nicely in the last 10 overs. In the end, their complete display, with bat and ball, sees them end on the winning side.

Marcus Stoinis is up for a chat. He says that he is happy with his performance. Adds that they thought Punjab will make 250 but the bowlers did well to keep them under 200. Mentions that Dhawan was terrific with his batting and it helps the team if he gives a good start. Further says that he was not required to bowl today and he is fine with that.

Another outing with the ball, where Punjab just seemed to be missing the zest, for them to defend this total. Shaw pushed them back first, and when he fell. Dhawan took over the task of punishing the bowlers and in the end, they just did not put a stop to the boundaries that Delhi were scoring. It was once again Arshdeep Singh, who was the pick of the lot, as in his 3 overs, he gave away just 22 runs and took a wicket to his name and bowled very nicely. Shami, Meredith, and Richardson had a tough outing and were not able to click. 

Just like how the openers of Punjab provided a strong platform for them, the openers for Delhi, Dhawan, and Shaw set the platform with a strong, attacking start. Shaw fell after his quick burst and Smith followed him back too. Dhawan, though, was in a different mood as he kept smacking all the bowlers. Reached into the 90s and then lost his wicket, but by then, the game was already set for Delhi to win, and then, some good shots from Pant, Stoinis, and Yadav, towards the fag end of the innings, saw them go past the line easily. 

A very comprehensive display by Delhi has seen them win this clash against Punjab, by 6 wickets. Even though the total was a big one, they batted brilliantly and have chased this total down, with 10 balls to spare. 

18.2
4
Riley Meredith to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis finishes it in style! Short delivery on middle, Stoinis pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. DELHI WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
18.1
1
Riley Meredith to Lalit Yadav, Short delivery on off, Lalit pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.1
4
Riley Meredith to Lalit Yadav, NO BALL AND FOUR! High full toss outside off, Yadav punches it through point for a boundary. Free Hit coming up!
17.6
1
Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, Full outside off, Yadav pushes it towards covers for a single.
17.5
2
Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, Full toss on middle, Lalit flicks it over fine leg but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Shami runs to his left to catch it but it falls short of him. Two runs taken.
17.4
4
Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full and outside off, Yadav sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
17.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, Full and outside off, Yadav looks to sweep but misses it.
17.2
1
Jhye Richardson to Marcus Stoinis, Full delivery on off, Stoinis drives it through point for a single.

Lalit Yadav comes out now! 

17.1
0
Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, OUT! CAUGHT! Hooda does well to hold onto that catch! Slower short delivery on middle, Pant looks to smack it over long on but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards long on where Deepak Hooda tries to take it in the first attempt but the ball pops out, tries again, but the ball pops out again. This happens three or four times, before he finally holds on. The third umpire comes and confirms that this is a clean catch. 

Is that a clean catch? Deepak Hooda feels that it is. Replays confirm the legality of the catch and Pant is out of here. 

16.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 20 runs from the over!
16.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, Full on off, Stoinis pushes it through mid off for a single.
16.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Shami is becoming expensive now! Length delivery on middle, Stoinis lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
16.3
6
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Stoinis pulls it over long on for a maximum.
16.3
0
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, NO BALL! High full toss on off, Stoinis punches it uppishly towards point where Saxena takes the catch and claims it. The umpires get together to check for the catch and refer this to the third umpire upstairs and the third umpire confirms the same. Another no ball is called and a Free Hit is coming up! 

The third umpire is called for now, to check the catch. First, they want to check if this was above the waist. As seen from the replays, you can see that the ball was above the waist and so, a no ball has been called. Another Free Hit coming up!

16.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis makes good use of the Free Hit! Full delivery on middle, Stoinis lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
16.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Rishabh Pant, NO BALL! Full delivery on middle, Pant drives it through mid on for a run. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Shami oversteps! Free Hit coming up!
16.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, Low full toss on middle, Stoinis drives it past the bowler where it hits the stumps at the other end. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single.
15.6
1
Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Full on middle, Stoinis flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. Delhi need 36 runs in 24 balls!
15.5
2
Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length on off, Stoinis punches it through point. Two runs taken.
15.4
1
Arshdeep Singh to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
15.3
1
Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length on off, Stoinis pushes it through mid off for a single.
15.2
2
Arshdeep Singh to Marcus Stoinis, Full on off, Stoinis drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
15.1
1
Arshdeep Singh to Rishabh Pant, Short delivery on middle, Pant pulls it through square leg for a single.

Arshdeep Singh (2-0-14-1) comes back into the attack. 

14.6
0
Jhye Richardson to Marcus Stoinis, Full delivery on off, Stoinis pushes it to mid off.

Marcus Stoinis heads out now! 

14.5
0
Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! TIMBER! The slower one does the trick for Punjab and Dhawan, who has played an amazing inning, goes back for 92. Sadly for him, will not be able to reach his hundred. Nevertheless, he will be very happy with his knock, as he has put Delhi in a very strong position in this game. Jhye bowls a nice slower, yorker-length ball on middle and leg, Dhawan shuffles across and looks to play the paddle sweep but he missed. The stumps are shattered behind him. 
14.4
1
Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle, Pant drives it through mid on for a single.
14.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, Slower delivery on middle, Pant looks to slog it but gets hit on the thigh pad. The ball goes close to the stumps but Pant does well to stop the ball with his bat.
14.3
0
Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Down the leg side, Pant looks to flick but misses it.
14.2
6
Jhye Richardson to Rishabh Pant, SIX! That is played so effortlessly! Full on middle, Pant flicks it over square leg for a maximum. He did not even look at the ball, after hitting it. 
14.1
1
Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, Full toss on off, Dhawan sweeps it towards square leg for a single.
13.6
0
Riley Meredith to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length on off, Pant looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it. 18 runs from the over. Big over for Delhi!
13.5
0
Riley Meredith to Rishabh Pant, Good length delivery on off, Pant looks to flick but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where it falls short of Pant.
13.4
1
Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, Short of a length on leg, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
13.4
0
Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FIVE WIDES! Down the leg side, Dhawan looks to flick but misses it. It goes past the keeper's dive towards fine leg for a boundary. This is a very poor start to the over for Meredith. 
13.3
4
Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Three in a row for Shikhar Dhawan! Short again on middle, Dhawan pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Moves into the 90s here. He is finding the gaps beautifully! 
13.2
4
Riley Meredith to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Good shot! Short delivery on off, Dhawan cuts it through point for a boundary. Two-in-two for Dhawan here.