Both Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals coming from big losses against CSK & RR respectively. They will meet in Wankhede for third game of the season.
Toss Update :
“We will love to bowl first. In the second innings there will be a dew, so we need to make the use of the first 10 overs. I have been talking with the senior players and Ricky Ponting. We are making Two changes. Smith comes in for Curran. Meriwala also comes in. Smith will help us at the top.” Rishabh Pant at the toss.
“Hopefully we can learn from the last game. The first six overs are the key, if we can bat normally in that phase. We need wickets in hand. You quickly reflect on those kind of innings. It happens with every team, so you need to forget about it. Hopefully we will be able to make runs on this wicket. It’s a good pitch to bat on so we need to make the most out of it. Murugan Ashwin misses and Jalaj Saxena comes in the XI” KL Rahul added
End of the inning : Mayank Agarwal alongwith KL Rahul posted 122 runs partnership. Mayank Agarwal smashed 69 runs in just 36 balls. While KL Rahul scored fifty but this time too slow. Good to see both of them in form. Mayank Agarwal smashed four sizxes in this inning including two in over of Kagiso Rabada.
KL Rahul scored 61 runs but the strike Rate is only concern. He played an inning with strik rate of 119.60. Last season’s orange cap holder scored his second fifty of the season. Punjab Kings managed to post 195 runs for Delhi Capitals.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw started the inning very well. Prithvi Shaw depart after smashing quick 32 runs. This quick cameo helped Shikhar Dhawan to settle down on the pitch. Arshdeep Singh got the breakthrough for Punjab. But, Shikhar Dhawan continued his fantastic form and smashed 92 runs.
Result : Delhi Capitals now in top two, just before the Royal challengers Bangalore on the points Table.