After the Capitals won the toss and elected to field first, KL Rahul took to Sandeep Lamichhane but was dismissed by the Nepalese tweaker in the second over. Thereafter, the likes of Mayank Agarwal and David Miller got out cheaply as well.
Fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer helped Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab by five-wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. Chasing 164 to win, Iyer hit a boundary in the last over as Delhi romped home with two balls to spare.
The Capitals started their run-chase positively. Unfortunately, a direct hit from Mandeep from the covers saw the dismissal of Prithvi Shaw, who got 13 from 11 with a four and a six. Then, Shikhar Dhawan and DC captain Shreyas Iyer took charge and kept the scoreboard ticking while also taking care of the required rate, by picking the odd boundary. The left-handed Dhawan got to his fifty in 36 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan: It was very important for us to win this game. We are playing good cricket and want to qualify for the knockouts. We have become better in finishing the game, but we have to get better. I knew that we had to cash in the first six overs because it gets harder and slower after that. I have been preparing well for it and executing it on a match day. I just focus on my process and I feel that as an experienced player, I communicate more to ensure that we don’t lose wickets in crucial situations.
Top innings from Shreyas Iyer. The kind a top-order player should play in a run-chase.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 20, 2019
@DelhiCapitals Please send Rishabh Pant to open the innings. You can’t trust him in middle order.Let him play his game.
— DeepaK Godiyal (@DeepaKGodiyal1) April 20, 2019
Apparently, Rishabh Pant has no idea whether Raj and Simran got together.
As usual, he didn’t stay till the end.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 20, 2019
Rishabh Pant is Maxwell of India..Maxwell batting excites so as Rishabh.. now maxwell is on top of his game after a long period of time.. and it can b happens only in team like Australia.. after so much failure ge still gets chances.. and now he is showing hid ability.. #CWC19
— mayank singh (@wishmayank) April 20, 2019
Rishabh Pant must remember that even M.S Dhoni became the cult he is now when he started finishing off games… Pant needs to follow suit.. Finish them off, stay unbeaten .. #DCvMI
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) April 20, 2019
So Rishabh Pant is just one season wonder like Paul Waulthaty……
Such overrated player 🙏#DCvKXIP
— Shashank (@49shashank) April 20, 2019
— Varun Kumar Singh (@VarunKumar65) April 20, 2019
Shreyas Iyer : Play defensive
Rishabh Pant : pic.twitter.com/ZYLHYSV5b0
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 20, 2019
Rishabh Pant is more style than substance. He is too raw, always trying to impress with flashy knocks. It will take sometime to get some sense and maturity in him. Useless short today too to get out. https://t.co/TGiWldrHFx
— Namit 🇮🇳 (@Namitraii) April 20, 2019