Review of eleventh match of IPL Delhi Capitals Versus Punjab Kings :
Delhi Capitals registered their second victory of IPL 2021 in three matches played till now. Rishabh Pant –led Delhi Capitals bounce back with a victory, beating KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings by six wickets in eleventh match of IPL 2021 played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Sunday, 18th April 2021
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and taken the decision of fielding first.
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal scored half –centuries for Punjab Kings and scored 122 runs for the first wicket. KL Rahul scored 61 runs off 51 balls including 7 fours and 2 sixes, while Mayank Agarwal smashed 69 runs in 36 balls including 7 fours and 4 sixes. Punjab Kings set the target of 195/4 in 20 overs. Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan also played fine knocks.
While chasing the target set Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan played brilliantly, hitting 92 runs in 49 balls but failed to complete the century. Delhi Capitals chased down the target of 195 runs in 18.2 overs with 10 balls to spare and thus won the match by 6 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan was player of the match as he has shown excellent performance to power his side to the victory.
Important stats and numbers related to eleventh match of IPL are:
Shikhar Dhawan, player of the match played in excellent manner and completed his 5383 in IPL surpassing David Warner who has completed his 5347 and achieved the third position in the list of IPL run scoreres.
Mohammed Shami has made most expensive spell in IPL history as he gave 53 runs in 4 overs without taking a wicket.
It happened for the fourth time that Shikhar Dhawan smashed a score in the 90s in IPL. Only David Warner has achieved more than Dhawan that is 5 scores in the 90s.
It was 250th T20 match for Ravi Ashwin and became the second Indian bowler after Ravindra Jadeja who has played his 254 T20 matches to have such a great achievement.
Partnership KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal has given 122 runs to Punjab Kings and it was the fifth-highest opening partnership for Punjab Kings in IPL.
Shikhar Dhawan has registered his 45 fifty+ scores in IPL surpassing Virat Kohli who is having 44 fifty + scores and has not attained the top position among Indian players in the tournament.