Delhi Capitals dictated the proceedings in the Indian Premier League clash against Punjab Kings as they won by nine wickets. They started the match on a strong note and bowled out Punjab for a paltry 115 in 20 overs.
In response, the opening pair of David Warner and Prithvi Shaw got Delhi to a flying start. The pair added 81/0 in the first six overs, which is also the highest by the franchise in the powerplays. Shaw was dismissed by Rahul Chahar on 41 off 20 balls. Warner and Sarfaraz Khan then guided the side home with 57 balls to spare.
Earlier in the evening, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, and the in-form batter Liam Livingstone failed to provide Punjab with a good start and were dismissed inside the powerplay overs. Jonny Bairstow also failed to do much. Jitesh Sharma along with Shahrukh stitched a small partnership before the former was trapped LBW by Axar Patel.
Among the DC bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Khaleel Ahmed, and Lalit Yadav scalped two wickets each. The Delhi camp was hit by COVID as Tim Seifert and Mitchell Marsh are infected along with four members from the support staff.
Punjab Kings: 115 all out in 20 overs (Jitesh 32, Kuldeep 2/24, Lalit 2/11, Axar 2/10)
Delhi Capitals 119/1 in 10.3 overs (Shaw 41, Warner 60 n.o.).