PBKS vs DC - Punjab Kings Won by 4 Wickets

PBKS vs DC: Punjab Kings Won by 4 Wickets

In the electrifying atmosphere of PCA New Stadium, Mullanpur, the Punjab Kings faced off against the Delhi Capitals (PBKS vs DC) in what was the second match of the season.

Let check out PBKS vs DC head to head in the IPL.


The Punjab Kings, showing strategic acumen, won the toss and decided to put the Delhi Capitals to bat first.

PBKS vs DC - Shikhar Dhawan with Rishabh Pant Toss moment
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Punjab Kings Team

Shikhar Dhawan (c)Jonny Bairstow (wk)Liam Livingstone
Jitesh SharmaSam CurranShashank Singh
Harshal PatelHarpreet BrarSimran Singh
Kagiso RabadaArshdeep SinghRahul Chahar

Delhi Capitals Team

David WarnerMitchell MarshShai Hope
Rishabh Pant (c)(wk)Ricky BhuiTristan Stubbs
Axar PatelSumit KumarAbishek Porel
Kuldeep YadavKhaleel AhmedIshant Sharma

First Innings

DC Batting

PBKS vs DC - Shai Hope putting up a valiant 33 off 25 balls
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The DC batting lineup started strong, with Shai Hope putting up a valiant 33 off 25 balls, but it wasn’t enough to solidify a daunting total.

Abishek Porel, despite a lack of information on his performance, presumably played a supporting role. He scored 32* runs in 10 balls. He is not out.

David Warner, known for his explosive batting, could only muster 29 runs off 21 balls before being dismissed by Harshal Patel.

PBKS Bowling

PBKS vs DC - Arshdeep Singh, with his precise bowling, claimed 2 crucial wickets
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The PBKS bowlers showcased a disciplined performance. Arshdeep Singh, with his precise bowling, claimed 2 crucial wickets, setting back the DC batting momentum.

Harshal Patel, despite being expensive in the final over, managed to bag the prized wicket of Warner. He took 2 wickets in 4 overs.

Harpreet Brar took 1 wicket in 3 overs. He took Ricky Bhui’s wicket.

Second Innings

PBKS Batting

PBKS vs DC - Sam Curran scored 63 runs in 47 balls
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Responding to DC’s challenge, the Kings’ batting was a display of resilience and skill.

Sam Curran, the star of the match, hammered a brilliant 63 off 47 balls. Liam Livingstone provided crucial support with a quickfire 38 off 21 balls, ensuring the Kings stayed in the hunt.

Prabhsimran Singh, although details of his performance are scarce, likely contributed to setting a solid foundation for the chase. He scored 26 runs in 17 balls with five 4s.

DC Bowling

PBKS vs DC - Kuldeep Yadav taking 2 wickets in 4 overs
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The DC bowlers, led by Kuldeep Yadav, tried to stem the flow of runs with his economical spell, taking two wickets in 4 overs.

Khalil Ahmad took 2 wickets and Ishant Sharma took 1 wicket. Despite their efforts, couldn’t prevent the Kings from reaching the target.

Man of the Match

Sam Curran’s all-round excellence not only won him the Man of the Match but also sent a strong message to the opponents: the Kings are here to claim their throne.

In the end, the Punjab Kings emerged victorious by 4 wickets, marking a thrilling start to their campaign.

As the dust settles on this encounter, both teams will look back at what could have been and what was.

For PBKS, it’s a victory to savor and build upon.

For DC, it’s back to the drawing board to regroup and come back stronger.

The season is long, and this match was just the beginning of what promises to be an exhilarating journey.

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