It was a complete efficiency by Punjab Kings towards Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2023 recreation. Prabhsimran Singh’s magnificent maiden IPL hundred was properly complemented by Harpreet Brar’s 4 wicket haul as Punjab Kings on Saturday saved their slim play-off hopes alive with a complete 31-run win over Delhi Capitals, who had been knocked out of rivalry within the course of. If Prabhsimran confirmed super resolve throughout his 65-ball 103 to single-handedly energy PBKS to 167 for 7, Brar (4/30) and Rahul Chahar (2/16) then spun an internet to strangle Delhi’s chase as the house facet managed simply 135 for 8, regardless of a scorching 27-ball 54 by skipper David Warner.
The win took Punjab to 12 factors from 12 video games, simply exterior the highest 4 however they might want to win the subsequent two matches as properly to maintain hopes of a playoff, whereas it was the top of the highway for Delhi.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis continues to steer the run-getters’ checklist with 576 runs in 11 runs. Gujarat Titans’ Rashid Khan led the wicket-takers’ checklist with 23 scalps.
Earlier, whereas none of his batting colleagues may cross 20 runs on a sluggish pitch, Prabhsimran’s perseverance paid off as he lifted Punjab from 46 for 3 to a aggressive complete.
Warner and Phil Salt supplied a flying begin to Delhi’s chase however the spin duo of Brar and Chahar triggered a collapse with the hosts inexplicably dropping six wickets for simply 19 runs to slide from 69 for no loss to 88 for six in 10.1 overs.
Brar and Chahar had been rewarded for bowling full and straight as wickets tumbled like 9 pines on the Arun Jaitley stadium.
If Brar noticed the again of Warner, Phil Salt (21), Rilee Rossouw (5), Manish Pandey (0), Chahar picked up wickets of Mitchell Marsh (3) and Axar Patel (1) of their quota of 4 overs.
With 66 wanted off 36 balls, Aman Khan (16) and Praveen Dubey (16) tried their fingers earlier than changing into the victims of Nathan Ellis (2/21) as DC slumped to their eighth loss in 12 video games to remain on the backside with eight factors.
Earlier, Prabhsimran appeared properly in management as 10 of his hits reached the ropes, whereas six crossed over it throughout his 65-ball 103, solely his second T20 hundred and first in IPL.
The 22-year-old paced his innings properly, scoring 27 from his first 30 balls earlier than exploding to amass his subsequent 76 runs from 35 balls.
An aggressive method on a sluggish observe backfired for Punjab with the workforce dropping three early wickets for 46 within the first six overs after DC skipper David Warner requested them to bat first.
Prabhsimran and Sam Curran (20) then steadied the ship with a 72-run partnership off 54 balls.
Ishant Sharma was on the forefront as he recovered from a first-ball six to take away Shikhar Dhawan (7) within the subsequent ball with Rilee Rossouw taking the catch at deep backward sq. leg.
Following two nine-run overs, Ishant returned to destroy the stumps of Liam Livingstone (4), who paid the value for dancing down the pitch after being away from strike for someday with Prabhsimran producing three boundaries.
Prabhsimran appeared in good contact as he despatched Axar Patel for a six with a reverse hit however two balls later the left-arm spinner cleaned up Jitesh Sharma (5) who appeared to play an inside out shot.
Kuldeep Yadav (1/32) and Praveen Dubey (1/19) saved it tight however Prabhsimran picked up the odd boundaries and rotated the strike to maintain issues shifting for his workforce.
The momentum shifted drastically after the eleventh over when Prabhsimran blasted two successive sixes after which a 4 off Mitchell Marsh, milking him for 21 runs.
He accomplished his fifty off 42 balls within the thirteenth over earlier than slamming Kuldeep Yadav and Dubey into the stands for 2 maximums.
Curran tried to affix the occasion however he could not clear the ropes as Dubey picked up a wicket. Nonetheless, there was no stopping Prabhsimran as he smoked Kuldeep for a six over deep sq. leg after a 4 to inch nearer to his century.
He achieved the milestone with back-to-back fours off Khaleel, reaching the three-digit determine in 61 balls.
Prabhsimran lastly was dismissed when he was on the lookout for a scoop shot. He ended up being bowled by Mukesh Kumar.
With PTI inputs
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