PBKS Vs DC– IPL 2021 Match #11 Quick Review! Shikhar Dhawan back into contention with another fluent knock.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: DC won the toss and chose to field first.
Venue: Wankhede, Mumbai
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary & Paul Reiffel
What Actually Happened
- Winner: Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
- Scores: PBKS 195/4 – DC 198/4
- Player of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan
- Best Figures
- Lukman Meriwala – 1/32
- Jhye Richardson – 2/41
- Most Runs
- Mayank Agarwal – 69 (36)
- Shikhar Dhawan – 92 (49)
Moments of The Day:
The IPL is full of surprises and memorable moments. Here are my moments of today:
- Mayank impresses 69 (36), KL Rahul 61 (51) does not. In a 122 run partnership, Agarwal dominated. At one point, Agarwal – 66 (30) & KL Rahul 34 (30). In a high-scoring match at the Wankhede, the slow strike rate was the difference.
- Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan key to this Punjab lower order. After brief collapse to 179-4 in 18.5 overs, Hooda – 22* (13) & Shahrukh – 15* (6) carried PBKS to 195. They both have played 2 innings of note now. Gayle & Pooran’s form a major concern, especially with the likes of Dawid Malan & Moises Henriques on the sidelines.
Honorable Mentions: Prithvi Shaw’s blazing 32; Lukman Meriwala & Jalaj Saxena, domestic stars, get an IPL game; Steven Smith 9 (12) in comeback game.
T20 World Cup Spotlight: Has Dhawan Solidified His Spot?
Shikhar Dhawan is enjoying this phase of his career. He is taking catching galore and scoring runs galore. Brilliant strike rate as well.
- Las year KL Rahul (670 runs) edged Shikhar Dhawan (618) for the orange cap, and this battle continues in IPL 2021. Dhawan currently holds the orange cap with 186 runs, with KL at #3 with 157 runs.
- Dhawan’s golden run continues. 92 & 85 in the last 3 IPL matches and 98 & 67 in 2 ODIs against England earlier.
With 23-member squad possible for the T20 World Cup, has Dhawan solidified his spot? KL Rahul, despite the critics, will most likely make the squad, but as of now, Dhawan will be in the XI. Mayank Agarwal could be a wildcard entry as well.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: PBKS’ Death Bowling
- Another day, another unsuccessful defense by Punjab. Seasoned Mohammad Shami, Jhye Richardson, & Riley Meredith had economies of 13.25, 10.25, & 15.00 respectively. The young Arshdeep? 3-0-22-0 (7.33 economy). Chris Jordan needs to come back to this side if PBKS have any hope. Urgently.
IPL 2021 Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap Leaders
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Orange Cap, & Purple Cap. We will keep updating it in every article!
- Shikhar Dhawan – 186 runs (DC, 3 matches) [Earlier in the day, Glenn Maxwell (176) briefly overtook Rana (155)]
- Harshal Patel – 9 wickets (RCB, 3 matches)
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Royal Challengers Bangalore||3||3||0||0||6||+ 0.75|
|2. Delhi Capitals||3||2||1||0||4||+0.453|
|3. Mumbai Indians||3||2||1||0||4||+0.367|
|4. Chennai Super Kings||2||1||1||0||2||+0.616|
|5. Rajasthan Royals||2||1||1||0||2||+0.052|
|6. Kolkata Knight Riders||3||1||2||0||2||-0.633|
|7. Punjab Kings||3||1||2||0||2||-0.967|
|8. Sunrisers Hyderabad||3||0||3||0||0||-0.483|
Also, if you have not yet read our IPL Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- Chennai Super Kings – CSK Preview
- Delhi Capitals – DC Preview
- Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR Preview
- Mumbai Indians – MI Preview
- Punjab Kings – PBKS Preview
- Rajasthan Royals – RR Preview
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – RCB Preview
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – SRH Preview
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