IPL 2021: Match 29, PBKS vs DC – Who Said What
DC won the contest by seven wickets as they jumped to the top position on the points table.
Updated - May 2, 2021 11:31 pm
The 29th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 got underway between Punjab King and Delhi Capitals. DC won the contest by seven wickets as they jumped to the top position on the points table. After having the toss in his favour, Rishabh Pant invited the PBKS to bat first. It was a one-man show for Punjab as the stand-in skipper Mayank Agarwal owned every inch of responsibility. He fell just one runs short of his century (99* off 58) and helped his team post 166 runs on the board.
Despite being on the losing side, Agarwal was declared as the player of the match for his ultimate batting show. The new member of Punjab Dawid Malan played a cameo of 26 in the middle to help the scoreboard ticking. While Kagiso Rabada picked three wickets for DC, Axar Patel kept a tight check on the runs as he conceded at 5.25 and picked a wicket alongside.
Chasing the target, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan set the fine tone for DC. While Shaw added 39 runs on the board, Dhawan shouldered responsibilities till the end (69* off 47) to get the team over the line. Towards the end, Shimron Hetmyer accelerated DC’s innings like fire as he wrapped up the game by smashing 16 off 4 deliveries. Harpreet Brar maintained fine figures from the bowling section of Punjab as he picked a wicket while conceding at 6.33
Losing skipper and player of the match Mayank Agarwal said:
He’s (KL Rahul) going for a surgery, hopefully he should be back. Would’ve liked two points but we were ten short on that wicket and for the kind of PowerPlay they had, we had to really scramble there. One batsman had to bat through and that was the plan, it was my day and tried to get as many as we can but didn’t get as many in the middle overs but at least ended well. We have to shut this off and turn up next game and put our best foot forward, figure ways how to get those two points. Kudos to Harpreet, the way he turned up and also hit a crucial boundary, he’s bowling exceedingly well. It’s about doing well as a unit, hopefully we will doing well next game.
Winning skipper, Rishabh Pant said:
Shikhar and Prithvi gave us a very good start. In the first innings, the ball was gripping and even in the second innings, it was slow but the way they started was commendable. It feels so good when you have a great start in every match. Most of the things are sorted but we need to try a few things for the Kolkata leg. The competition is very good, we have a gun pace bowling attack and it’s difficult to make everyone play. I am enjoying captaincy, learning each and every day. Everyone is helping me.