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Punjab Kings 195/4 (20 ov)
Delhi Capitals 198/4 (18.2 ov)
Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan
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And that brings this Super Sunday to a close - barely an edge-of-the-seat moment across both encounters today but some exhilarating innings across the two games certainly gave us much to rejoice about. Thank you so much for tuning in to our coverage of this contest and do ensure to be back at the same time tomorrow as Chennai Super Kings face Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium. Until then, I've been Sooryanarayanan Sesha and on behalf of my co-commentator Shashwat Kumar, here's wishing you good health and a request to mask up and stay safe! Good night!
Where next for both these teams? Well, they take a flight out to Chennai as their Mumbai sojourn draws to a close. No two ways over the fact that the Capitals will be the happier of the two sides. With Anrich Nortje waiting in the wings and Axar Patel to rejoin the squad soon, things are looking upwards for Rishabh Pant & Co. as they get back to winning ways in style. As for the Punjab Kings, a new venue might just bring their bowlers some respite given how much the Chepauk surface has had to offer the bowlers. They will look to bounce back at the earliest after having suffered back-to-back losses now.
The ever-smiling and the ever-delightful Shikhar Dhawan's clarity of thought was very evident during the post-match interview. No wonder then that he is timing it better than ever and it augurs so well for the Delhi Capitals going forward.
Shikhar Dhawan is the Player of the Match

Dhawan: 
It was a conscious effort from my side to work on that (strike rate). I am very happy it. I am not someone who makes a lot of changes but I try it out in the nets first. I am not afraid of getting out as well. I try those (leg-side) shots in the nets and also how to use the pace of the bowler. My slog shot has improved a lot. I used to play it well before as well but I am playing it even better now. I am absolutely relaxed; I have played this game for so many years so if I don't relax now then I never will be able to. At the same time I ensure that I don't take things for granted. (On batting with Shaw) It is great; he was the aggressor today and allowed me to take some time. We made a great impact in the first few overs. (About his thigh five celebration) It is going to go red but I have a powerful thigh (laughs).
Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals Captain): Very happy. If you are coming from a loss, winning the next game is very important. I have already started enjoying captaincy but we were under pressure at the start since the wicket was not doing much. The bowlers came back really well to keep them down to 190+. Credit to them. I speak to him (Shikhar) about setting the field and things like that; he has a lot of experience so there is a lot of stuff you can talk to him but what he brings to the team at the end of the day is brilliant. I try to ensure that they (debutants like Meriwala) enjoy themselves and give their best.
Marcus Stoinis (Delhi Capitals): It's nice to get into the tournament. Pretty important game to win - still early in the tournament but we needed this. Around the 10-over mark we wanted to keep them under 250 (laughs); we did well to keep them under 200. Shikhar is brilliant - he's carried on his form from the last year and he is really hungry for runs. The team does well when he plays well. The start of the tournament is probably the time where you can try a few things. Eight games in, every game feels like a final so with five or six games to go, we should know our best XI. Glad that I wasn't required with the ball.
KL Rahul (Punjab Kings Captain): Victory would have been sweet (on my birthday). Slightly disappointing but we have a lot of games left. Hoping we can come back stronger. Right now it does like 10-15 runs short but I felt while batting in the middle that 196 was good. While batting with Mayank we felt that 180 plus was good but at Wankhede with dew coming in it made life tough. Well played to Shikhar Dhawan and Delhi Capitals. We know that bowling second is a challenge. We as a bowling unit prepare for such situations as well but it does get difficult especially against quality batters. It does get different in the second innings and I am not saying that just because we are on the losing side. We saw last year as well that it gets tough in the second half. I myself asked the umpires to change the ball but that wasn't allowed as per the rules.
Match Summary: An absolute canter from the Delhi Capitals - they were on the ascendancy right from the first over with Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan hitting it like a beach ball out there. The bottom-handed lifts from Shaw and the sublime placement from his senior partner Dhawan simply made life tough for the Punjab Kings bowlers as they seemed to have no counter answer to that. A 59-run partnership inside the Powerplay set things up perfectly despite the fall of Shaw as Dhawan carried on thereafter and carted the bowlers around the park. En route to a 33-ball half-century, he put on an absolute masterclass in timing and placement, while ensuring that the asking rate never soared beyond control.

Steve Smith perished after a rusty stay in the middle and skipper Rishabh Pant too unusually struggled for timing. But Dhawan continued with his mayhem at the other end and looked all but set for a 3rd IPL hundred before he was undone by a slower one from Richardson. And if the wickets of Dhawan and Pant gave the Punjab Kings a glimmer of hope, they were vanquished much quicker by a powerful Marcus Stoinis cameo as the Capitals romped home without breaking a sweat!

There was nothing much to take out of the bowling effort for the Punjab Kings - Mohammed Shami had an off day, Riley Meredith struggled to find the right length and even though the offies Jalaj Saxena and Deepak Hooda were decent enough for these dewy conditions, it was just not to be for the Kings. Arshdeep Singh continued to impress while Jhye Richardson showed a better display of mixing his variations. Eventually, they will rue the fact that they left a lot of runs out there with the bat.
Easy as you like for the Delhi Capitals - they have dished out a capital punishment to the Punjab Kings as they storm home by 6 wickets with as many as 10 deliveries to spare!
18.2 Riley Meredith to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! STOINIS FINISHES IT IN STYLE! Dug into the track at the batsman on middle and off stump. Stoinis gets up on his toes and pummels that one over mid wicket for a boundary! Delhi get their 2nd win of the season and these are ominous signs for the other teams in the IPL!
18.1 Riley Meredith to Lalit Yadav, back of a length delivery on middle and leg stump. Lalit gets onto the back foot and cue ends his pull stroke towards deep square leg for one
18.1 Riley Meredith to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! NO BALL TOO! Waist height full toss outside off stump. Lalit throws his bands at it and scythes that one over backward point for a boundary!
Riley Meredith, right-arm fast, is back into the attack.
We're into single digits now as just 8 runs stand in between Delhi Capitals and their second win of the competition. A couple of hits is all they need to cap off a highly professional run-chase.
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cricket ball icon Jhye Richardson
17.6 Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, low full toss outside off stump. Lalit gets onto the front foot and clinks the ball towards the fielder in the ring at extra cover for a sharp single
17.5 Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, SAFE! Knee height full toss on middle and leg stump. Lalit looks to hit that one into next week but gets a massive top edge that goes miles up in the air. The ball comes down with snow on it and unsurprisingly, eludes Shami at short fine leg
17.4 Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, FOUR! CONNECTS THIS TIME! Full delivery outside off stump. Lalit gets down on one knee again and whacks that one past square leg for four!
17.3 Jhye Richardson to Lalit Yadav, WELL WELL! Yorker just outside off stump. Lalit goes way across his stumps and hacks across the line as the ball squirms underneath his bat
17.2 Jhye Richardson to Marcus Stoinis, low full toss outside off stump. Stoinis gets onto the front foot and slices that one towards the fielder at deep extra cover for a single
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