Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten on 69 after facing 47 deliveries as his side beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) by seven wickets in Match 29 of IPL 2021.
Put in to bat first, Punjab’s stand-in skipper Mayank Agarwal smashed a 58-ball 99* and led his team to 166/6 in their stipulated overs.
Mayank became the second batsman after Suresh Raina in 2013 to remain unbeaten on 99 at the end of the innings. He hit two fours and a six off the last three balls of the first innings and stitched a partnership of 52 runs for the third wicket with debutant Dawid Malan (26) and a 41-run stand for the fifth wicket with Shahrukh Khan (4).
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
All Over: @DelhiCapitals beat #PBKS by 7 wickets and with 14 balls to spare to register their 2nd consecutive win. Opener @SDhawan25 finishes unbeaten on 69. #DC have lost only 1 of their last 5 games. https://t.co/Rm0jfZKXXT #PBKSvDC #VIVOIPL #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/apKB5wS3X7
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 2, 2021
What a knock @mayankcricket , unfortunate not to get to triple figures but a knock that was fabulous! Felt @PunjabKingsIPL were short by 10 but they can certainly make it up with some disciplined bowling! Looks like an interesting chase for @DelhiCapitals ! #PBKSvsDC
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) May 2, 2021
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 2, 2021
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 2, 2021
The @DelhiCapitals move to the 🔝 of the table with a convincing victory!
— boAt (@RockWithboAt) May 2, 2021
The orange cap holder and never let's the team fail. He is a true GABBAR
What have been more impressive is his scoring rate and he is just getting better and better. #PBKSvDC
380 runs in 8 innings 😍🙏👏🙌 pic.twitter.com/PbM2OIZwMO
— I'm in hate with you (@Forshitssake25) May 2, 2021
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) May 2, 2021
CSK and RCB fighting for top spot .
— cricbuff (@Sakd0323) May 2, 2021
Delhi Capitals moves to top of the points table in #IPL2021 with 6 wins lead by a new captain Rishabh Pant.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 2, 2021
— Siddharth (@Sid22780) May 2, 2021
— Kisslay Jha🇮🇳 (@TrollerBabua) May 2, 2021
— Twood VIP™ (@Twood_VIP) May 2, 2021