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PBKS vs DC Match 2 Commentary

Results
Match 2, Mohali, March 23, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Punjab Kings beat Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets

Commentary

2:15 PM IST Right then, we are done with Match number 2 of the 2024 Indian T20 League and it is Punjab who join Chennai as the first two victorious teams. Next up is a clash between Kolkata and Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and Kolkata are batting first in that game. You can simply switch tabs and tune in to our coverage of that game. Cheers!
2:15 PM IST Sam Curran is the Player of the Match for his match-winning knock of 63 runs. Curran says that he is really pleased and they didn't quite know how the ground would play but there's nothing better than starting off with a win. Adds that he knew they could take it deep as Delhi were one bowler short and enjoyed batting with Liam Livingstone. Adds that while batting you need to take risks at certain points and feels lucky that his catch was dropped. Reckons that the pitch played well and for a big ground, the ball was traveling well. Ends by saying that they were just focused on the win in this game and are just happy with it.
2:14 PM IST Shikhar Dhawan, the skipper of Punjab says it feels great to be on the ground and he has been preparing well for this season. Adds that the bowlers go through their own emotions and he did not get enough time to talk to them after the first innings. Mentions that they leaked a few extra runs and with it being the first game there were some nerves and the wicket under the light played better and Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone finished things perfectly for them. States that this is a new ground and they didn't think too much about it and just let the other team do the thinking while they could play accordingly.
2:07 PM IST The Presentation ceremony...
2:05 PM IST Earlier in the game, Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and opted to field first but it seemed to be the wrong decision as the Delhi openers went into overdrive early in the innings. Both David Warner and Mitchell Marsh looked solid but Marsh was cleaned up by Arshdeep Singh after which Shai Hope joined Warner and both batters looked in good touch. However, both of them got out after a good start and the returning skipper, Rishabh Pant couldn't hang around for much either. It was looking like Delhi would struggle to get to 150 but Axar Patel kept the innings afloat and the Impact Player, Abishek Porel went berserk in the final over to take them to a par score of 173 runs. For Punjab, Harshal Patel picked up wickets at crucial stages of the contest but went for plenty in that final over and overall, the bowling looked pretty solid with both spinners proving to be economical. In reply, Punjab played positive cricket throughout the chase and were able to get the victory in the final over.
2:00 PM IST The man of the moment, Liam Livingstone is down for a chat. He says that they did a lot well and the spinners dragged things back in the middle as the pitch got better under lights as well. Reckons that it is a pretty good start as a team for them. Adds that they have got a really good outfit and have options in the bowling and even after that flourish in the final over from Delhi, they did have the batting to chase it down. Mentions that he is just happy to have clinched the win and it has been a tough year for him batting-wise and appreciates the group and the hard work that he put in for his success. On Sam Curran, he says that they have got options and batting in that middle order will be pretty fun.
2:00 PM IST Rishab Pant, the skipper of Delhi says that Ishant Sharma's injury was crucial and it was evident that they played one bowler short. Appreciate Abishek Porel's knock and the bowlers for taking it deep. Mentions that they had a par score and with one bowler short they couldn't do much about it. Adds that the wicket played exactly how they wanted it to and credits Punjab for the way they played. Concludes that Porel's inning was a standout and the impact on the game was pretty big.
1:59 PM IST Delhi were already a bowler short when they decided to bring in Abishek Porel as an Impact Player late in their innings due to the middle order faltering and things got even worse when Ishant Sharma had to hobble off the field after having bowled just a couple of overs and that too after pickings up a couple of wickets, one with the ball and one in the field. Khaleel Ahmed has been a match-winner for Delhi in recent times but he was completely off his game and so was Mitchell Marsh as the pair of them got hammered. Kuldeep Yadav bowled a sensational spell picking up two wickets and along with Axar Patel got Delhi back in the game. Khaleel did bowl a pretty decent penultimate over and picked up two wickets which could have been three but David Warner put down a catch and also an earlier chance put down by Tristan Stubbs of Sam Curran proved to be really costly for them.
1:53 PM IST Punjab were aggressive throughout the chase and even when they lost a couple of wickets in quick succession twice, they just kept going at it. It was a stellar start from skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow but the former got out soon after and in the very same over, Jonny had an unfortunate dismissal. Prabhsimran Singh and Sam Curran then put on a quick stand with the former really going after the bowlers. Singh too fell and Jitesh Sharma followed suit after never looking settled at the crease. However, Curran held up one end and then opened up his arms when the opportunity came and so did Liam Livingstone. Curran got out on a valiant 63 in the penultimate over and Shashank Singh fell on the very next delivery but Livingstone kept his cool and finished things off in style in the final over.
1:49 PM IST Pheww, a bit of a nervy ending there but Punjab have managed to pull through and have started their campaign with a win. However, for Delhi, they have lost their opening fixture just like last season and have a lot to ponder upon. A new home ground for Punjab and maybe a new beginning as well for them as they notch up a win in their season opener at the new PCA Stadium in Mullanpur, Mohali in the final over.
End of over 19.28 runs
PBKS: 177/6CRR: 9.16
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19.2

Sumit Kumar to Liam Livingstone, 6 runs

SIX! Liam Livingstone doing what he is known for! Punjab win the first game by 4 wickets and get a win on their new home venue. A length delivery, outside off, Liam Livingstone frees his arms and deposits it miles into the sky over deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum to finish things off in some style.

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19.1

Sumit Kumar to Liam Livingstone, no run

On a fuller length, outside off, Liam Livingstone drives it straight to mid off.

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19.1

Sumit Kumar to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

WIDE! Bangs the deck hard over middle and off, the ball climbs further up over the batter and the umpire calls it a wide.

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19.1

Sumit Kumar to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

WIDE! Bangs it short and wayward of off, Liam Livingstone leaves it alone for a wide.

1:46 PM IST Who will bowl the final over? It will be Sumit Kumar and he has only 5 runs to play with. Had that catch been taken off the previous delivery, the debutant would have been breathing just a bit easier but will now have to conjure up something magical here.
End of over 194 runs
PBKS: 169/6CRR: 8.89RRR: 6
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18.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Harpreet Brar, 2 runs

Oh dear, has David Warner put down the catch that could have possibly given Delhi the advantage heading into the final over? Ahmed drops the length and hits the deck hard over off, Harpreet Brar mistimes his pull in front of long on where David Warner does everything to get to it and settles under it but spills it off his hands at the very end moment. The batters scamper for a couple of runs.

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18.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Harpreet Brar, no run

Bangs it shorter and just outside off at 140.3 kph, Harpreet Brar looks to upper cut but misses out by the pace on it.

1:43 PM IST Harpreet Brar walks out to face the hat-trick ball.
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18.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Shashank Singh, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Khaleel Ahmed takes two-in-two and is on a hattrick! Is there a twist in the tale? The short ball has paid off this time. Digs it short over middle and leg, Shashank Singh looks to pull but is late on the shot. The ball catches a top edge and balloons to the left of Rishabh Pant behind the stumps who takes a simple catch.

1:41 PM IST Shashank Singh is the new batter in.
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18.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Khaleel Ahmed gets his first wicket and Sam Curran has to walk back after a well-made 63-run knock. Bowls a slower one, angling into the left-hander on a good length, Sam Curran looks to play across the line and misses. The ball zips through the gap between bat and pat to rattle the stumps.

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18.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Bowls this fuller and outside off, Liam Livingstone miscues his swing towards long on for a single.

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18.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, 1 run

Fuller delivery into the stumps, Sam Curran gets across a bit nad looks to heave it but mistimes the shot to fine leg for a single.

End of over 1818 runs
PBKS: 165/4CRR: 9.17RRR: 5
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17.6

Mitchell Marsh to Liam Livingstone, 6 runs

SIX! Another short ball that is punished! Marsh digs it in on middle and leg, Liam Livingstone stands tall and waits for the ball before pulling it right off the centre of the bat over fine leg for half a dozen. Punjab in a hurry to get that first victory.

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17.5

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 1 run

Drops the length short again, outside off, Sam Curran misses out and slaps it straight to mid off for a single.

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17.4

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, no run

Goes around the wicket and bowls it fuller and into the stumps, Sam Curran tucks it back to the bowler.

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17.3

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! Precisely done. Short and wide outside off, Sam Curran latches onto this before slashing it over backward point for four more. Punjab now just need 17 more runs.

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17.2

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 6 runs

SIX! Brings up the fifty-run partnership between these two. On a back of a length over middle and leg, Sam Curran swivels across and pulls it beautifully over fine leg for a maximum.

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17.1

Mitchell Marsh to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Bangs it shorter in length outside off, Liam Livingstone miscues his pull to long on for just one.

End of over 1711 runs
PBKS: 147/4CRR: 8.65RRR: 9.33
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16.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Bowls it straighter and into middle and off, Liam Livingstone drives it to long off for a single. Punjab now need 28 off 18 balls.

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16.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Liam Livingstone, 4 runs

FOUR! Two-in-two for Liam Livingstone and Punjab are inching closer. Khaleel bangs it on a good length but on leg, Liam Livingstone flicks it late and steers the ball to fine leg fence for yet another boundary.

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16.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Liam Livingstone, 4 runs

FOUR! Edged and gone past Rishabh Pant. Fuller delivery outside off, with pace off, Liam Livingstone extends his arms and looks to slash but gets an outside edge to the right of the keeper for a boundary.

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16.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, 1 run

Fuller and into the stumps again, Sam Curran flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

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16.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, no run

Attacks the stumps, on a fuller length, Sam Curran makes room and looks to ease it through off but chops it back onto the deck.

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16.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Bangs it on a good length, outside off, Liam Livingstone cuts it with an angled bat to deep point for a single.

1:27 PM IST Strategic break! Just under 10 runs an over required for Punjab as they need 39 runs off 24 balls and with two set batters at the crease and 6 wickets in hand, it should be a straightforward win from here. Delhi's spinners have bowled well but both Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel are bowled out and with Ishant Sharma still off the field, it will be a huge challenge for their expensive pacers to pull things back. Can Delhi pull off a miracle though? Let's find out.
End of over 166 runs
PBKS: 136/4CRR: 8.50RRR: 9.75
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15.6

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Fuller and outside off, Liam Livingstone pushes it to point for a single.

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15.5

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, no run

Floats it up, outside off, Liam Livingstone gets an inside edge onto his pads trying to cut it square on off.

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15.4

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

FIFTY for Sam Curran! His first against Delhi and fourth in the Indian T20 League. Shorter and on off, Sam Curran punches it to mid-wicket for a single.

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15.3

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 2 runs

A good stop by Sumit Kumar at covers! Shorter delivery outside off, Sam Curran slaps it hard to the left of cover for a couple of runs.

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15.2

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Goes fuller and into the stumps, Liam Livingstone eases it to deep mid-wicket for one.

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15.1

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Digs it short and outside off, Sam Curran punches it down to long on for a single.

End of over 1518 runs
PBKS: 130/4CRR: 8.67RRR: 9
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14.6

Mitchell Marsh to Liam Livingstone, 6 runs

SIX! Smashed away and Liam Livingstone has finally arrived to the party! Marsh bowls it halfway down the track and at a gentle pace over the stumps, Liam hangs deep in the crease and clobbers the ball well over deep square leg for a biggie. 18 off that over and Punjab now need 45 runs off 30 balls.

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14.5

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 1 run

Takes pace off and bowls it slightly short around off, Sam Curran stays back and punches it down to long on for a single.

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14.4

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 2 runs

Excellent running! Back of a length and angled across off stump, Sam Curran is hanging back and adjusts well to just dab it away in front of mid-wicket and into the open spaces for a couple of easy runs.

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14.4

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 1 run

WIDE! Full and wide outside off, that one almost landed beyond the cut strip, Mitchell Marsh is under immense pressure here.

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14.3

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! Down the wrong line and Sam Curran helps himself to another boundary. Slow and short just down leg, Curran swivels and pulls it away wide of short fine leg to make it two boundaries in three deliveries.

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14.2

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, no run

A good bumper now from Marsh as this is bowled quick and around off stump. Sam Curran knows that short third is inside the ring and looks to ramp it away but misses.

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14.1

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! That was hit really hard! Poor delivery from Mitchell Marsh as he bowls it short and well wide outside off stump. Sam Curran latches onto it and slaps it well in front of the man at deep point for a boundary.

End of over 144 runs
PBKS: 112/4CRR: 8.00RRR: 10.50
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13.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

On a dragged length around middle, Sam Curran waits and works it away to deep mid-wicket for an easy single.

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13.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, no run

Flatter again on off stump, Sam Curran looks to back away and cut but under-edges it back onto the deck.

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13.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, no run

A lot quicker and flatter around off stump, Sam Curran plays it out on the off side.

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13.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Shorter one on the pads, flicked away in front of mid-wicket for a single by Liam Livingstone.

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13.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

DROPPED! Kuldeep Yadav creates another wicket-taking opportunity and Tristan Stubbs has made a mess of it in the end. Tossed up on the stumps, Sam Curran stapes down the pitch and lifts it straight back over the bowler's head. Stubbs makes good ground to his right from long on but slows down towards the end and has to put in the dive. The ball pops out of the hands and Curran gets a singfe.

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13.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

A direct hit and it would have been close! Flatter one angled across the right-hander, Liam Livingstone taps it to the left of Shai Hope at covers and scampers across for the single.

End of over 135 runs
PBKS: 108/4CRR: 8.31RRR: 9.57
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12.6

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Keeps it full and slides it into the legs, Liam Livingstone wrists it towards fine leg and picks up a single. 67 needed now off 42 balls.

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12.5

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, no run

Nice and full at the stumps, Liam Livingstone plays it back to the bowler.

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12.4

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, no run

On a length and at the stumps, just sticking in the pitch a bit and Liam Livingstone manages to block it out.

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12.3

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Short and angled across the left-hander, Sam Curran stands tall and dabs it to deep point for a single.

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12.2

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 2 runs

Wow, that was so clean in the deep from David Warner! Full and straight, driven firmly back past the bowler by Sam Curran. Warner scampers across to his right at long on and dives in to grab the ball in one smooth motion and throws it back quickly as well. The batters get two runs.

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12.1

Axar Patel to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Starts the new spell with a slider and gets it into the pads, Liam Livingstone tucks it around the corner for a run.

End of over 125 runs
PBKS: 103/4CRR: 8.58RRR: 9
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11.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Floated up on middle and leg, Liam Livingstone presses forward and knocks the ball down to long on for yet another single.

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11.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

Slows it up a bit and flights it on a length on middle and leg, Sam Curran flicks it past square leg for one more.

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11.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Liam Livingstone, 1 run

Tossed up on leg stump, worked away in front of square leg for a single.

1:07 PM IST Liam Livingstone walks out to bat next for Punjab.
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11.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Jitesh Sharma, no run

OUT! STUMPED! This time Rishabh Pant has his man and that is some average cricket from Jitesh Sharma. Kuldeep Yadav bowls this one flatter and pushes it across the right-hander. Jitesh looks for the reverse sweep but loses his balance a bit and ends up missing it. Pant collects the ball well and dislodges the bails quickly yet again. It is sent upstairs and the replays show that Jitesh got his whole body outside the crease when the bails came off and has to walk back after just getting a reprieve.

1:06 PM IST And again, Rishabh Pant has knocked the bails off in a flash. The umpire sends it upstairs for a check. The replays show that Jitesh Sharma is well outside the crease and Rishabh Pant gets his man this time around.
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11.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

Floated up on a length around middle and turning away, Sam Curran covers the line and tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

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11.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Floated up full and well outside off stump, Jitesh Sharma looks to drag the sweep but gets it off the cue end of the bat towards short third for a quick single. Kuldeep isn't happy as Khaleel Ahmed was a bit sluggish in the field but Rishabh Pant calms things down.

End of over 1111 runs
PBKS: 98/3CRR: 8.91RRR: 8.55
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Sumit Kumar:1-0-11-0
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10.6

Sumit Kumar to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Nice and full on the stumps, Jitesh Sharma presents the full face of the bat and pushes it down to long on for a single.

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10.5

Sumit Kumar to Jitesh Sharma, 4 runs

FOUR! Not the length to bowl with that pace. Too short and too wide, Jitesh Sharma slaps the ball dead square on the off side and the ball races to the fence.

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10.4

Sumit Kumar to Sam Curran, 1 run

Pitches it up now around off, Sam Curran nudges it on the off side and they scamper across for a quick single.

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10.3

Sumit Kumar to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! Too easy! Banged in halfway down the pitch at about 120 clicks and Sam Curran is able to pull it away well in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

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10.2

Sumit Kumar to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Good length around off, steered away behind point for one.

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10.1

Sumit Kumar to Jitesh Sharma, no run

NOT OUT! So close yet so far for Rishabh Pant and Delhi! Fuller in length and angling down the leg side, Jitesh Sharma walks forward and gets strangled down the leg side as Pant is super quick to move to his blind side, collect the ball and whip off the bails. It is sent upstairs and first the UltraEdge is checked. It shows a spike when the ball is next to the pads and the replays eventually show that Jitesh just managed to get back into the crease in time.

12:59 PM IST Is that out? Rishabh Pant is lightning fast on that stumping effort and the leg umpire sends it upstairs for a check. The replays roll and the ultraedge confirms that there was no spike as the ball passed the bat. Jitesh Sharma has his foot grounded in time and it will be NOT OUT!
12:58 PM IST Sumit Kumar has been handed the ball now.
End of over 104 runs
PBKS: 87/3CRR: 8.70RRR: 8.80
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9.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Fuller and into the stumps, Jitesh Sharma clears his front leg and works it to long on for a single.

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9.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Jitesh Sharma, no run

Darts a yorker outside off, Jitesh Sharma fails to dig it out as the ball zips through to the keeper.

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9.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

Floats this one fuller and just outside off, Sam Curran drives it to the left of cover and steal a single.

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9.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Off the mark straight away! Tossed up around off stumps line, Jitesh Sharma slices it to sweeper cover for a single.

12:54 PM IST Jitesh Sharma walks out to bat next for Punjab.
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9.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! That's the wicket Delhi were looking for. Kuldeep Yadav bowls the wrong'un on a fuller length around middle and off, Prabhsimran Singh looks for the big heave but mistimes it off the toe end of the bat, straight to David Warner at long on who takes a simple reverse cup catch.

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9.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

LEG BYES! Floats it up into the pads, Sam Curran looks to flick it but misses. The ball clips his front pad and rolls to the leg side as the batters cross.

End of over 98 runs
PBKS: 83/2CRR: 9.22RRR: 8.36
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Axar Patel:2-0-14-0
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8.6

Axar Patel to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

Goes fuller and attacks the off stump, Prabhsimran Singh presses ahead and blocks it to the off side.

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8.5

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Tossed up on middle and off, Sam Curran tucks it to deep mid-wicket for one.

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8.4

Axar Patel to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

Bowls this on a fuller length and angles it into the pads, Prabhsimran Singh tucks it to square leg region for a single.

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8.3

Axar Patel to Prabhsimran Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! Muscled that one! Served on a shorter length, over the stumps, Prabhsimran Singh makes room and rocks back to slap it through covers for a boundary.

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8.2

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Shorter in length, just outside off, Sam Curran punches it to long on for a single.

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8.1

Axar Patel to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

Goes fuller and on middle, Prabhsimran Singh dances down the track and chips it in front oflong on for a single.

12:47 PM IST Strategic break! This has been a fine contest thus far and after Punjab got off to a thundering start, one over from Ishant Sharma has made things pretty even. However, Punjab are going hard at the opposition bowlers and both Prabhsimran Singh and Sam Curran look fairly set. Also, Delhi could be a bowler short after Ishant hobbled off the pitch and the spin duo of Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav will have to do the heavy-lifting if the are to win this clash.
End of over 88 runs
PBKS: 75/2CRR: 9.38RRR: 8.33
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7.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, no run

Bowls this straighter and into the stumps, Sam Curran tucks it to mid-wicket.

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7.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! Beautifully done! Kuldeep digs this on a fuller length and into the pads, Sam Curran rocks back and pulls it along the ground square of the wicket towards deep square leg fence for a boundary.

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7.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

Drags the length short, outside off, Prabhsimran Singh slaps it to long off for one.

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7.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

Quicker and fuller, into the stumps, Sam Curran works it to mid-wicket for a single.

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7.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

Sees the batter advance and pushes this wider on off, on a fuller length, Prabhsimran Singh manages to reach out and drill it straight past the bowler towards long off for a single.

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7.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Sam Curran, 1 run

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it fuller and into the stumps, Sam Curran rocks back and punches it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

12:43 PM IST Spin from both ends as Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack.
End of over 77 runs
PBKS: 67/2CRR: 9.57RRR: 8.30
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6.6

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Shorter and wider on off, Sam Curran with a cross bat punches it to long off for a single.

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6.5

Axar Patel to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

Angles it into the pads, on a fuller length, Prabhsimran Singh flicks it to square leg for a single.

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6.4

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Flights it into the pads, Sam Curran tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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6.3

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 2 runs

Fuller on middle and off, Sam Curran drives it to wide of long on for a couple of runs.

1
6.2

Axar Patel to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

LEG BYES! A loud appeal for LBW and there were doubts about that one but Rishabh Pant did go upstairs for the review. Bowls it fuller and on middle, drifting back into the right-hander, Prabhsimran Singh dances down the track to push it through off but misses as the ball onto his front pad. The replay shows that it was pad clipping first and but the ball tracking confirms that the ball was missing leg. The batters cross for a run.

12:39 PM IST Oh, Rishabh Pant has reviewed it! A prolonged appeal from Axar Patel for LBW but the umpire remained unmoved. The third umpire is called in and the ball seems to be in contact with bat and ball at the same time. The third umpire checks it thoroughly and deems that it is just pad and they move on to Ball Tracking which shows that the ball would have missed leg stump. The onfield call of NOT OUT stands!
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6.1

Axar Patel to Sam Curran, 1 run

Tossed up on middle and leg, Sam Curran tucks it in front of deep mid-wicket for a single.

12:38 PM IST Axar Patel comes into the attack straight after the Powerplay.
End of over 67 runs
PBKS: 60/2CRR: 10.00RRR: 8.21
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5.6

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 1 run

Shorter and wider on off, Sam Curran slashes it to deep point for a single to end the powerplay. Punjab are well and truly on course to chase the total down.

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5.5

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, no run

A slight mixup but no damage done. Another fuller delivery outside off, Sam Curran pushes it to the left of point. Prabhsimran Singh sets off for thee run but is rightly sent back by Curran.

0
5.4

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, no run

Bowls this wider on off, on a fuller length, Sam Curran drives it sweetly straight to the fielder at cover.

12:32 PM IST Halt! Oh, dear! Ishant Sharma is down on the deck and seems to be grimacing with pain. Ishant just twisted his right ankle while picking up the ball and had an awkward fall. The physio is out to have a look but hopefully, Sharma is fine. He does get up but is seen hobbling off the field with the physio and this could be a heavy blow to Delhi. Pravin Dubey comes in as a substitute fielder and after a prolonged halt, we are set to resume play.
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5.3

Mitchell Marsh to Prabhsimran Singh, 1 run

Drags the length a bit on middle and takes pace off, Prabhsimran Singh tucks it to mid-wicket region for a single. Ishant Sharma seems to have hurt his ankle trying to stop the ball.

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5.2

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 1 run

Angles it into the pads, on a fuller length, Sam Curran clips it to deep square leg for a single.

4
5.1

Mitchell Marsh to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! Three in three for Punjab! Fuller delivery, just outside off, Sam Curran drills it through covers for a boundary.

End of over 511 runs
PBKS: 53/2CRR: 10.60RRR: 8.13
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4.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Prabhsimran Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! Through the offside this time! Looks to go full and wide but Prabhsimran Singh is early to step out and thumps the ball past covers for back-to-back boundaries. 11 off that over and Khaleel Ahmed continues to prove expensive.

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4.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Prabhsimran Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! In the zone and muscled away! A short ball, angled in from around the wicket and sitting up nicely for the batter. Prabhsimran Singh nails the pull and gets it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

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4.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, 1 run

Back of a length and around off, Sam Curran stands tall and punches it away through the gap at covers for a single.

2
4.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, 2 runs

Good length again around off stump, Sam Curran pushes at it and gets it off the inner half of the bat through square leg. There is a slight fumble in the deep which allows Curran to get back for the second run.

0
4.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, no run

Nails the yorker now, full and in the blockhole around off stump, Sam Curran jams it out on the off side.

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4.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Sam Curran, no run

Good length in and around the stumps, Sam Curran blocks it off.

12:25 PM IST Khaleel Ahmed (1-0-17-0) comes back into the attack.
End of over 48 runs
PBKS: 42/2CRR: 10.50RRR: 8.31
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3.6

Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

Just short! Nagging length around off stump, Prabhsimran Singh is caught on the crease and almost ends up chipping it back to the bowler.

12:23 PM IST Sam Curran walks out to bat next for Punjab.
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3.5

Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

OUT! RUN OUT! What an unfortunate way to get out for Jonny Bairstow and the tide has turned once again. Ishant Sharma sees Prabhsimran Singh coming down the pitch and just drags the length back a bit, angling it into the body. Singh checks his shot and pushes it with solid timing and straight back. The ball crashes into the stumps at the other end and Ishant is certain he got a finger on it and Bairstow seems to be in trouble here. The replays roll in and the third umpire is happy that the ball did get deflected off the fingers and Bairstow is out of his crease.

12:22 PM IST Is that out? Ishant Sharma might have got his fingers on the ball as it shatters the stumps at the nonstriker's end. Jonny Bairstow seems to be short of crease and the umpire sends it upstairs for a check. The replay confirms Jonny Bairstow is well short of crease and Punjab lose another wicket.
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3.4

Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

Back of a length and over off stump, Prabhsimran Singh stays back and keeps it out on the off side.

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3.3

Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! A good effort from Tristan Stubbs but the ball went just too quickly. Hard length around off stump, Prabhsimran Singh gives the charge and hits it hard and well wide of mid off for another boundary. Punjab have come out with an aggressive mindset here.

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3.2

Ishant Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Comes from over the stumps now and bowls it a bit full, angling it into off stump and getting it to nip away a bit. Prabhsimran Singh gets squared up and gets an outside edge in between the keeper and short third for a boundary.

12:18 PM IST Prabhsimran Singh walks out to bat at number 3 for Punjab.
W
3.1

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Ishant Sharma with an improved line and he gets the better of Shikhar Dhawan here. Ishant steams in and bowls it around the top of the stumps, angling it in from around off stump. Dhawan, in a punishing mood, comes down the pitch and looks to hoick it over mid-wicket but is beaten all ends up and the stumps are shattered. A big breakthrough for Delhi as Dhawan departs after a quick start.

End of over 39 runs
PBKS: 34/0CRR: 11.33RRR: 8.29
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2.6

Mitchell Marsh to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Goes very full and around off stump, Shikhar Dhawan drives it away towards David Warner at sweeper cover for a single.

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2.5

Mitchell Marsh to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Bowled back of a length and around off, blocked off the back foot in front of covers.

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2.4

Mitchell Marsh to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs

Excellent effort in the deep from David Warner! Short and wide, cut away by Shikhar Dhawan behind point. Warner scampers across to his left and puts in the dive but the ball rolls off his body and yet he manages to hustle and keep it in play. Two runs are taken.

1
2.3

Mitchell Marsh to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

Hits the deck hard and extracts some extra bounce off the deck as well. Jonny Bairstow manages to keep it down and plays it back past the bowler for one more.

1
2.2

Mitchell Marsh to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Pitched up on middle, Shikhar Dhawan with a gentle push off the full face of the bat and he scampers across for one as the ball just goes past the stumps at the other end.

4
2.1

Mitchell Marsh to Shikhar Dhawan, 4 runs

FOUR! Just wide of the fielder but once again, there's just too much width on offer from the Delhi bowlers. Full and wide outside off, Shikhar Dhawan is able to free his arms and slaps the ball wide of the diving fielder at point for a boundary.

12:13 PM IST Mitchell Marsh is introduced into the attack.
End of over 28 runs
PBKS: 25/0CRR: 12.50RRR: 8.33
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1.6

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Slightly uppish but safe enough! Pitched up in and around the off stump, Shikhar Dhawan just checks the drive and pushes at it. The ball goes in between mid off and cover and they get a single as well.

0
1.5

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

A stifled appeal for LBW but no one supports the bowler here. Good length around middle and angling in, Shikhar Dhawan looks to get inside the line and flick it away but misses. The ball goes off the pads to short fine leg for no run.

0
1.4

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Shortens the length a bit more and bowls it around off, Shikhar Dhawan looks to come forward but has to adjust and play it out on the off side.

0
1.3

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Looks to use his feet but Ishant Sharma drags the length a bit and angles it into the body. Shikhar Dhawan manages to fend it away to the off side.

0
1.2

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Gets it right this time! Fuller one on the fifth stump line, angling in and then seaming away. Shikhar Dhawan plays well inside the line this time.

1
1.2

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

WIDE! All that momentum built-up at the end of the first innings has been thrown away here by Delhi. Good length and flirting with the tramline outside off, called a wide as the ball nips away.

4
1.1

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, 4 runs

FOUR! Gives the charge and gets full purchase! Slightly short and wide, Shikhar Dhawan comes down the track and smashes the ball square through covers for a boundary. It is carnage out there at the moment from Punjab's openers.

1
1.1

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

WIDE! And again! Nice and full, good seam presentation but it is bowled just a bit too wide outside the off stump.

1
1.1

Ishant Sharma to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

WIDE! Wayward start from the veteran! Comes from around the stumps and bowls it full and wide, beyond the tramline for an extra.

12:05 PM IST Ishant Sharma to share the new ball from the other end.
End of over 117 runs
PBKS: 17/0CRR: 17.00RRR: 8.31
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0.6

Khaleel Ahmed to Jonny Bairstow, 4 runs

FOUR! Wow, that is some shot and that is some first over of the chase! Overpitched again and outside off, Jonny Bairstow with a gentle push off the front foot and the timing just takes the ball racing through covers and into the fence. 17 off the over, one to forget for Khaleel Ahmed.

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0.5

Khaleel Ahmed to Jonny Bairstow, 4 runs

FOUR! That is pure class from Jonny Bairstow! Length ball on off and angling across, Bairstow stays put, no foot movement and just glides the ball away perfectly to third man for a boundary.

1
0.4

Khaleel Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Keeps it full and angles it into the legs of the batter, Shikhar Dhawan gets inside the line and flicks it away to the left of deep backward square leg for a single.

4
0.3

Khaleel Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, 4 runs

FOUR! More width on offer and the outfield is electric fast. Pitched up full and wide, looking for some swing, Shikhar Dhawan just throws his hands at it and gets it well wide of third man for another boundary.

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0.2

Khaleel Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Much better from Khaleel Ahmed! Brings the line much closer to the off stump and bowls it slightly back of a length. Shikhar Dhawan stays back and punches it away to point.

4
0.1

Khaleel Ahmed to Shikhar Dhawan, 4 runs

FOUR! A fast start for Shikhar Dhawan and Punjab! Loose delivery from Khaleel Ahmed to begin with as he bowls it short and wide outside off, seaming away a bit. Dhawan latches onto it and taps it through cover-point for a boundary.

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