Rilee Rossouw 37-ball 82 not out finally trumped the Livingstone carnage because it was yet one more IPL run fest on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium in entrance of a packed crowd.
Delhi performed the celebration spoiler’s function to perfection as they managed to outlive a Livingstone particular. It was one other 400-plus mixture thriller as boundaries gallored and bowlers ducked for canopy.
Already out of the playoff race, Delhi lastly got here to the celebration of their penultimate match of the season to submit an imposing 213/2 after PBKS opted to bowl.
Rossouw exhibited some distinctive strokeplay in 82 not out blitz, whereas Prithvi Shaw (54; 38b) additionally slammed a fifty on his comeback after a couple of month as DC scored their first 200-plus complete of this season.
In response, PBKS managed simply 198/8 within the stipulated 20 overs regardless of all of the fielding harakiri dedicated by DC.
Englishman Livingstone slammed a 48-ball 94, studded with 5 fours and as many as 9 sixes, but it surely was not sufficient as the full proved an excessive amount of.
Whereas Delhi now are ninth on the desk after a comfort win, Punjab Kings attributable to this heavy defeat keep placed on 12 after 13 video games and even a win within the final match and a 14-point end may not be sufficient as the web run-rate -0.308 solely added insult to damage.
As It Occurred
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However DC’s fielding effort did give them sufficient possibilities.
As many as three catches had been dropped together with Livingstone on three, and Taide on 35, each within the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav who returned with 0/21 from his three overs.
In addition they missed two run-out possibilities when each the batters, Livingstone and Taide, had been out of the crease however DC couldn’t handle to hit the stumps on a sloppy outing.
PBKS took a tactical determination to retire out rookie Atharva Taide after his 42-ball 55 (5×4, 2×6) as he merely discovered it troublesome to get going after first a part of the innings.
Livingstone stored the PBKS run chase going racing to a 30-ball fifty, his sixth of the event as he introduced the equation all the way down to 38 from final two overs from being an close to not possible 79 from 4 overs.
The Englishman turned it on in fashion within the seventeenth over when Khaleel began off with no-ball for peak as he leaked 20 runs.
Three sixes off Mukesh Kumar within the subsequent over put the equation heading in the right direction for PBKS earlier than Anrich Nortje, who had dropped Livingstone early on, redeemed himself with an ideal penultimate over.
Nortje conceded simply 5 runs and cleaned up Sam Curran (11), whereas PBKS misplaced one other when Harpreet Brar was run out.
DC bowlers stifled PBKS’ tall chase early on with leftarm seamer Khaleel Ahmed beginning off with a maiden, whereas Ishant Sharma dismissing Dhawan off the primary ball.
From 10/1 in three overs, PBKS duo Prabhsimran and Atharva lastly stepped it up with 5 boundaries (4×4, 1×6) in a row throughout two overs.
Already out of playoff race, DC acquired off to a flying begin with Prithvi Shaw smashing a 54 on his comeback after practically a month.
Shaw, who made his final look on this season’s IPL in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders on April 20, returned to kind to submit a 35-ball 50, his first in 13 IPL innings.
Shaw copped physique blows from Rabada en route his 38-ball knock (7×4, 1×6) as he alongside along with his skipper David Warner (46 from 31b; 5×4, 2×6) gave their finest begin of the season.
The duo put collectively a 94-run opening stand, their highest this season earlier than Rossouw took cost of the proceedings along with his maiden IPL fifty that got here off 25 balls.
Rossouw took cost when he despatched his South African teammate into the orbit with a six over long-off.
He adopted it up with a boundary after which a chic pick-up six over deep sq. leg as there was no trying again for the South African from there on.
Rabada went on to concede 36 from his three overs, whereas Sam Curran took 2/36.
From a sedate six for no loss in two overs, DC raced to 61 with out shedding a wicket within the powerplay with Warner and Shaw placing up their highest opening partnership this season after PBKS opted to bowl.
This was the second occasion when DC didn’t lose a wicket contained in the powerplay this season.
DC acquired going when Warner whacked Curran for back-to-back boundaries earlier than taking over Rabada.
Shaw pulled Rabada for a boundary earlier than Warner took on the South African pacer with two sixes in three balls in a 17-run over.
They cruised to 50 inside 5 overs as Warner and Shaw took on the Punjab bowlers.
Nothing went in PBKS’ favour on Wednesday, with Rahul Chahar dropping a sitter to provide Warner a reprieve on 39. The Aussie was performed in by a spectacular catch by Shikhar Dhawan however by then DC had been heading in the right direction for his or her first 200-plus complete this season.
(With inputs from PTI)
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