Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 32 |4/20/2022 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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Kuldeep Yadav is the Player of the Match, he says he wants to share this award with Axar Patel as he was brilliant tonight. Adds that Pant played a key role in the second wicket as he asked him to come around the wicket. Tells that he is confident and mentally clear in this season and is focusing on himself rather than what the batter is thinking. Mentions that he does not watch videos much as he just focuses on his rhythm now. Adds that he is really enjoying his bowling after quite some time, he gives credit to Rishabh who backs him as well.
Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi, says there was too much confusion in their camp because in the morning they got to know there was another case of Covid, but they wanted to focus on their cricket today. Mentions that he likes to leave Warner and Shaw alone since they know their role very well. Sates that results are not in their control, but they can keep improving. Adds that when Lalit bowled in the Powerplay, he thought spinners could come into play throughout the game.
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David Warner is down for a chat. He says the bowlers did a good job and they tried and chased the low total quickly as it sometimes becomes scratchy. They just needed to get out of the room and play cricket. Tells that he just sticks to the basics, form is temporary, class is permanent. Jokes that his kids ask him, why aren't you scoring a century as 60 these days is normal.
Mayank Agarwal, the skipper of Punjab, says it was a day to forget for them and will move on rather than dig in this game. Adds that they were losing too many wickets early on but if you look in the game, there are too many negatives and they need to look forward. Tells that he could have brought spinners early on but he didn't think so.
David Warner and Prithvi Shaw came out to bat with some intent and started firing from the word go and they scored 81 runs within the Powerplay. Shaw did perish soon after the Powerplay, but Warner notched up his half-century and guided Delhi home with ease. Their best performance of the season so far, outstanding with the ball and phenomenal with the bat as well. This victory will surely help their net run-rate as well.
It was always going to be a tough task to defend just 116 runs, but Punjab bowlers were taken to the cleaners right from the beginning of the chase. Rahul Chahar did grab the wicket of Shaw, but the damage had already been done by then. Cannot really blame the bowlers here, they did not have much to defend. Overall, a disappointing performance from Punjab, they were well below their best.
It's been a dominating performance from Rishabh Pant and his men! This game was in doubt earlier due to Covid, but Delhi would be mighty pleased with the show they have put on here after all the problems in their camp. With this victory, they have grabbed a total of 6 points and have moved to the 6th spot in the points table. While Punjab have now suffered back-to-back defeats.
Rahul Chahar to David Warner, FOUR! Warner hits the winning runs. Short and on middle. Warner pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. Delhi win by 9 wickets, with 57 balls to spare.
Rahul Chahar to Sarfaraz Khan, Touch short and outside off. Khan punches it to deep cover for a single. Scores level.
Rahul Chahar to David Warner, Darted on the pads, flicked to square leg for one more.
END OF OVER 10 | 9 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 113/1
Nathan Ellis to David Warner, A full toss, on off. Warner drives it through covers for a single.
Nathan Ellis to Sarfaraz Khan, Full and on off. Khan pushes it to mid off for a single. One hit away from the victory.
Nathan Ellis to Sarfaraz Khan, Wide! Short and down the leg side. Khan misses his hoick. A wide.
Nathan Ellis to David Warner, On middle, it is flicked to deep square leg for a single.
Nathan Ellis to David Warner, FOUR! Fifty for David Warner! A superb innings from him! This will give him so much confidence. A length ball, outside off. Warner looks to cut but gets an outside edge, fine to third man for a boundary. Gets a round of applause from his teammates.
Nathan Ellis to Sarfaraz Khan, Length ball, outside off. Khan dabs it to third man for a single.
Nathan Ellis to Sarfaraz Khan, On a length and on middle. Defended to mid on.
END OF OVER 9 | 12 Runs & 0 Wkt | DC 104/1
Rahul Chahar to David Warner, FOUR! Warner is one short of his fifty! Tossed up, on off. Warner slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket. The fielder there is stationed wide there. Delhi just need 12 runs now.
Rahul Chahar to Sarfaraz Khan, Around off, it is hit to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Rahul Chahar to Sarfaraz Khan, On a length and on off. Khan gets on his knee and sweeps it to deep square leg. The fielder runs to his left, dives and commits himself to save a couple.
Rahul Chahar to Sarfaraz Khan, FOUR! Drops it short and outside off. Sarfaraz Khan cuts it hard and late past point for a boundary.