IPL 2021: Match 29, PBKS vs DC – Delhi Capitals Player Ratings
The Capitals chased the target of 167 down with 14 balls to spare.
Updated - May 2, 2021 11:14 pm
Delhi Capitals (DC), on Sunday, May 2, beat the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by seven wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The team, captained by Rishabh Pant, went to second in the points table with a net run rate of 0.466 below toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
After electing to field first, the Capitals restricted the Punjab-based team to 166 for six in their quota of 20 overs. Mayank Agarwal’s unbeaten 58-ball 99 led the charge for PBKS. But he didn’t get much support from the others second Dawid Malan had the second-best score of 26.
In the run-chase, DC came out firing on all cylinders and never allowed the required rate to escalate. In the end, Pant’s men finished the chase with 14 balls to spare. With the defeat, Punjab stayed at sixth in the points table.
Here are the DC Player Ratings for the PBKS vs DC match:
Prithvi Shaw- 7.5/10
Prithvi Shaw pressed the accelerator right from the word go. He scored 39 runs off 22 balls before Harpreet Brar castled him. His knock was laced with three fours and as many sixes, helping DC score 63 runs in the powerplay.
Shikhar Dhawan- 9.5/10
Shikhar Dhawan played a gem of a knock as he stayed not out on 69 runs off 47 balls with six fours and two sixes. The southpaw looked fluent and never took his foot off the paddle.
Steve Smith- 6/10
Steve Smith managed 25 runs off 22 balls with one four. He was placing the ball in the gaps, but he couldn’t carry on. It was fast bowler Riley Meredith, who accounted for the right-hander’s wicket in the 13th over.
Rishabh Pant- 6/10
Rishabh Pant was prudent in his decision-making, making bowling changes at the apt time. But with the bat, he got out after an ugly shot while facing Mohammed Shami. He scored 14 runs with a four and six.
Marcus Stoinis- 6/10
Marcus Stonis didn’t have much to do in the game. He didn’t get a chance to bat as the DC top order made light work of the target. He bowled one over and conceded six runs, but he didn’t concede a boundary.
Shimron Hetmyer- 7/10
Shimron Hetmyer came to bat in the death overs and played some delightful shots. In only four balls, he smashed 16 runs and hit one four and two sixes. He looked at his brutal best during his stay in the middle.
Axar Patel- 9/10
Axar Patel was exceptional with the ball in hand. In his four overs, the left-arm spinner gave away on 21 runs with an economy rate of 5.25. He also got the all-important wicket of England’s Dawid Malan.
Lalit Yadav- 5/10
Lalit Yadav bowled reasonably and though he didn’t get a wicket, he didn’t go for a whole lot of runs either. In three overs, he conceded only 25 runs at an economy rate of 8.33 with only two dot balls.
Kagiso Rabada- 9/10
Kagiso Rabada picked up the wickets of Prabhsimran Singh and Chris Gayle in the powerplay to set PBKS back. In his final spell, the speedster also nipped out Chris Jordan. He bowled at an economy of nine.
Ishant Sharma- 4/10
Ishant Sharma bowled a maiden and showed accuracy. But in the other three overs, he went for 37 runs. The fast bowler conceded two fours and three sixes and had an overall economy rate of 9.25.
Avesh Khan- 6/10
Avesh Khan turned out to be the most expensive bowler for the Capitals on the day. He conceded 39 runs in the four overs he bowled. However, he also churned out the big wicket of Shahrukh Khan at the death.