Delhi Capitals (DC) registered their sixth win as they defeated the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the ongoing 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Match 28 of the IPL saw the young guns of DC clinching a convincing win by seven wickets in their pursuit to chase 166 runs put on the board by PBKS.
From horrible mix-up running resulting in Deepak Hooda’s run out to the slip of bat from Rishabh Pant’s hands while attempting a lofted shot, the match was full of unique instances.
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In haste to chase the total, DC’s young skipper Rishabh Pant attempted a lofted shot intending to hit the boundary and inch closer to the target. However, the poorly attempted shot didn’t just cost him his wicket but mockingly saw willow slipping out of Pant’s hands. Pant’s wicket fell when DC needed 20 runs off 22 balls, soon after which Shimron Hetmyer took to the crease and fiercely smashed the last runs to get DC their win.
The instance happened during the 17th over when Punjab’s key pacer Chris Jordan pitched the ball just outside off while Pant was batting at the striker’s end. To wrap things quickly, Pant smashed hard trying to clear the rope but ended up getting caught by PBKS skipper Mayank Agarwal at extra cover. The sturdy batsman had to depart after scoring just 14 runs.
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As DC won the match in their clash against PBKS, they now rise to the top of the table shining with 12 points. PBKS, however, have still a lot to do as they are at the sixth position with just six points on the table.
DC will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next clash on Saturday while PBKS will square off Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their next match on Thursday.