Delhi Capitals (DC) are blessed with one of the most aggressive opening pairs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have been outstanding as the duo scored a combined 688 runs so far. They played a pivotal role in the victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Dhawan and Shaw made a quick-fire start against PBKS, and it set the tone for the rest of the chase. Mohammed Shami & Co. couldn’t recover from the early assault and let the game drift away from them. DC grabbed their sixth win of the season with 14 balls to spare.
PBKS vs DC – Player of the Match
It seems Dhawan is determined to win the Orange Cap this time around. The left-hander played yet another fantastic innings to help DC go top of the points table. Like the previous game, he let Shaw do the damage in the powerplay. Once the youngster went back to the pavilion, he rotated the strike well with Steve Smith. Dhawan didn’t allow Ravi Bishnoi to slow down DC’s scoring rate, scoring 19 runs off the spinner’s last two overs.
PBKS vs DC – Top 3 Fantasy Performers
1) M Agarwal (135 points) – Mayank Agarwal led PBKS from the front in the absence of K L Rahul. He came agonizingly close to a second IPL hundred, but it wasn’t enough to set a formidable target. The opener clinched 123 batting points and eight fielding points.
2) S Dhawan (91 points) – The 35-year-old brought up his third half-century and is now 20 runs away from reaching 400. India’s white-ball specialist registered his fifth 50-plus score this season and is now the leading fantasy points chart with 559 points. A 25% of fantasy cricket players picked him as the captain on Sunday. Will the numbers increase against KKR?
3) K Rabada (77 points) – Chris Gayle wouldn’t quickly forget that moment. After hitting the South African pacer for a six, his off-stump went for a walk in the next delivery. It was Rabada back to his best as he grabbed his first three-wicket haul in IPL 2021.
PBKS vs DC – Match Stats
|Top scorer||M Agarwal – 99*|
|Best bowling figures||K Rabada – 3/36|
|Most sixes||M Agarwal – 4|
|Most fours||M Agarwal – 8|
|Best economy rate||A Patel – 5.25|