|Liam Livingstone||PBKS||94 runs, 48 balls|
|Rilee Rossouw||DC||82 runs, 37 balls|
|Prithvi Shaw||DC||54 runs, 38 balls|
|David Warner||DC||46 runs, 31 balls|
|Shardul Thakur||DC||2 wickets for 27 runs|
|Kuldeep Yadav||DC||2 wickets for 25 runs|
Liam Livingstone's valiant effort went in vain as Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by 15 runs in the IPL 2023 encounter at Dharamsala on Wednesday. Chasing a staggering 214 Livingstone scored 94 off 48 balls as PBKS managed 198/8 on the board. Apart from Livingstone, Atharva Taide scored a half-century before declaring himself retired out at 55(42).
Earlier, Rilee Rossouw dished out a commanding show and Prithvi Shaw made a smashing return as Delhi piled a gigantic 213/2 in 20 overs after being asked to bat first.Rossouw returned unbeaten on 82 off 37 balls, which featured six boundaries and the same number of maximums. Meanwhile, making a return to the XI, Shaw lived upto the expectations and scored 54(38). He provided his side with a strong start with skipper David Warner. Together the pair added 94 runs in 10.2 overs, before Dhawan grabbed a stunning catch to get rid of Warner for 46(31). Phil Salt too chipped in with a 14-ball 26.Chasing a stiff target, Punjab Kings got off to a poor start as openers Mayank Agarwal (16) and Jonny Bairstow (11) were dismissed inside the powerplay.
Shikhar Dhawan (28) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (11) tried to steady the innings but their partnership was broken by Shardul Thakur, who dismissed Rajapaksa. Dhawan too fell soon after, caught by Shaw off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav.With the asking rate mounting, Punjab Kings needed Livingstone to come good and he did just that. He smashed the ball all over the park and brought the equation down to 37 runs off the last two overs. However, he was dismissed on the final ball of the match, caught by Shaw off the bowling of Axar Patel.
With this win, Delhi Capitals have moved to the top of the points table with 14 points from 10 matches. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, are in sixth place with 12 points from 10 matches.
|1||Gujrat Titans - Q||14||10||4||0||0||0.835||20|
|2||Chennai Super Kings - Q||14||8||5||0||1||0.652||17|
|3||Lucknow Super Giants - Q||14||8||5||0||1||0.284||17|
|4||Mumbai Indians - Q||14||8||6||0||0||-0.044||16|
|5||Rajasthan Royals - E||14||7||7||0||0||0.148||14|
|6||Royal Challengers Bangalore - E||14||7||7||0||0||0.135||14|
|7||Kolkata Knight Riders - E||14||6||8||0||0||-0.239||12|
|8||Punjab Kings - E||14||6||8||0||0||-0.304||12|
|9||Delhi Capitals - E||14||5||9||0||0||-0.808||10|
|10||Sunrisers Hyderabad - E||14||4||10||0||0||-0.590||8|
|Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result|