In the 64th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Delhi Capitals (DC) got the better of Punjab Kings (PBKS), registering a thrilling 15-run victory at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Wednesday.
Put in to bat; the Capitals posted a massive total of 213/2 in their allotted 20 overs. Captain David Warner scored 46 runs off 31 deliveries, including 5 fours and 2 sixes, while Prithvi Shaw contributed 54 runs off 38 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six.
But Rilee Rossouw was the standout performer for DC as he played an outstanding knock, smashing 82 runs off just 37 deliveries, which included 6 fours and 6 sixes.
Punjab put up a valiant effort in their challenging chase but fell short by 15 runs, finishing at 198/8 in their 20 overs. Atharva Taide shined with the bat with 55 runs off 42 deliveries, including 5 fours and 2 sixes. However, it was Liam Livingstone who kept Punjab in the game.
The England superstar played a magnificent innings, smashing 94 runs off just 48 balls, which included 5 fours and 9 sixes. But, his efforts were not enough to secure the victory for Punjab. Ishant Sharma and Anrich Nortje were the pick of the bowlers for DC, both claiming 2 wickets each.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
WHAT DRAMA! WHAT. A. FINISH! 👏 👏@DelhiCapitals hold their nerve and overcome the @liaml4893 storm to seal a 1⃣5⃣-run victory 🙌 🙌
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/lZunU0ICEw #TATAIPL | #PBKSvDC pic.twitter.com/8uwoxAunC5
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 17, 2023
Top effort and a monstrous knock from @liaml4893 but it wasn’t @PunjabKingsIPL’s night at Dharamshala! Good to see @PrithviShaw among the runs!! @Rileerr was just unstoppable tonight!! Brilliant from @imK_Ahmed13 & @AnrichNortje02 too!! 💪🏾 #PBKSvDC
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 17, 2023
This game was won by the team that committed fewer errors, it seems. PBKS is no longer in the race to 16. Now, only one between RR and PBKS can reach 14. And that, I daresay, might not be enough. #TataIPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 17, 2023
Even after almost 4-5 chances of catches & Run out @PunjabKingsIPL missed to register win. Some smiles in @DelhiCapitals camp at last stage of specially for @PrithviShaw #IPL2O23.@Rileerr & @liaml4893 what a seemless performance by you guys. #DCvsPBKS @IPL pic.twitter.com/byw7MW0eNn
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) May 17, 2023
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) May 17, 2023
A mad, nerve-jangling, sensational, imperfect game. But the drama was unmissable. #PBKSvsDC
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 17, 2023
That Livi special nearly got us home! 💔#PBKSvDC #JazbaHaiPunjabi #SaddaPunjab #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/iscOcurLe2
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) May 17, 2023
a T20 finish that left you like this? pic.twitter.com/xaBP2lGnr8
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 17, 2023
Close but we register a win 🙌
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 17, 2023
Delhi Capitals end Punjab Kings’ playoffs hopes by handing them a 15-run defeat in Dharamsala. #cricket #ipl2023 #PBKSvsDC https://t.co/MJNZA4hEua #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/uh7czxu4Sm
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 17, 2023
So, Punjab are out. Mumbai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Lucknow fighting for the remaining three spots now. #DCvsPBKS #IPL2023
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 17, 2023
Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings.
Good news for CSK, LSG, MI, RCB, RR, KKR. pic.twitter.com/FsdMzCGYUu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 17, 2023
Punjab shot itself in the foot with that chase decision. Why would you want to even entertain the possibility of a 200+ chase in a must-win game, even if against DC?! #IPL2023 #PBKSvDC
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) May 17, 2023
Players retired out in IPL
R Ashwin (RR) v LSG, 2022
Atharva Taide (PBKS) v DC, today
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 17, 2023
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