DC vs PBKS highlights: Delhi moves to top of points table after 7 wkts win
Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 69 off 47, while another opener Prithvi Shaw (39) and Steven Smith (24) also chipped in as DC chased down the target in 17.4 overs.
Asked to take bat first, stand-in skipper Mayank Agarwal hit an unbeaten 58-ball 99, while debutant Dawid Malan (26) scored 52 as Punjab posted 166 for six.
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Earlier, It was a brilliant display of clean hitting from Agarwal who used the straight bat effectively in his crucial knock comprising eights fours and four sixes.
Delhi Capitals kept things tight in the powerplay, conceding 39 runs and sending back Prabhsimran Singh (12) and the mighty Chris Gaye (13).
Gayle missed a fast full toss from Rabada after pulling the South African for a massive six.
Agarwal, leading the side in the absence of in-form skipper KL Rahul, steadied the innings alongside IPL debutant Dawid Malan (26) as the two shared a 52-run partnership.
Capitals took total control of the game in the 14th over when Axar Patel found the stumps of Malan before Deepak Hooda ran himself out following a mix up with Agarwal at the other end, leaving Punjab at 88 for four.
Agarwal did not get much support from the other end thereafter but he took it upon himself to take the team to a competitive total.
Agarwal making a slight room for himself and sending Rabada for a straight six in the penultimate over was one of the best shots of his innings.
He was brutal on Avesh Khan in the 20th over, smashing couple of boundaries and a six to end the innings on a high.
|Prithvi Shaw||b Brar||39||22||3||3|
|Shikhar Dhawan||not out||69||47||6||2|
|Steve Smith||c Malan b Meredith||24||22||1||0|
|Rishabh Pant||c Mayank b Jordan||14||11||1||1|
|Shimron Hetmyer||not out||16||4||1||2|
Total: 167-3 in 17.4 Overs
Punjab Kings's scorecard
|Prabhsimran Singh||c Smith b Rabada||12||16||0||1|
|Mayank Agarwal||not out||99||58||8||4|
|Chris Gayle||b Rabada||13||9||1||1|
|Dawid Malan||b Axar||26||26||1||1|
|Deepak Hooda||runout (Hetmyer/Axar)||1||1||0||0|
|Shahrukh Khan||c Hetmyer b Avesh||4||5||0||0|
|Chris Jordan||c Lalit b Rabada||2||3||0||0|
|Harpreet Brar||not out||4||2||1||0|
Total: 166-6 in 20 Overs
DC vs PBKS playing 11
Delhi Capitals playing 11: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Steven Smith, Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Avesh Khan
Punjab Kings playing 11: Prabhsimran Singh(w), Mayank Agarwal (c), Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
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