IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings: Records broken
Delhi Capitals rode on Shikhar Dhawan's brilliant knock to chase down Punjab's 195 in match number 10 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Sunday. Put into bat, Punjab managed 195/4 in 20 overs. Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul hit respective fifties. In reply, Dhawan was on song as DC chased down the target. Here's more.
How did the match pan out?
Punjab openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul added 122-run for the first wicket. Both batsmen smashed respective fifties to give Punjab a solid platform. DC hit back and got three crucial wickets that kept Punjab below the 200-run mark. Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan registered crucial cameos. In reply, DC openers batted well and set the base. Dhawan's 92 helped DC win.
KL Rahul hits these records
KL Rahul hit a 51-ball 61, including seven fours and two sixes. This was his second fifty in IPL 2021. Rahul has raced to 2,804 runs in the IPL at 45.22. He went past Yiuvraj Singh's tally (2,750). He hit his 23rd fifty in the IPL. Rahul now has 249 fours in the IPL. He also hit his second fifty against Delhi.
Mayank hits eighth fifty as Punjab notch partnership record
Mayank smashed a 36-ball 69, hitting even fours and four sixes. The opener has raced to 1,773 runs at 21.36. Mayank, who hit his maiden fifty this season, now has eight fifties in the competition. He has 170 fours and 71 sixes. Their 122-run stand is the highest for Punjab against DC in the IPL.
Dhawan gets these records after another brilliant knock
Dhawan led the charge for DC with another brilliant knock. He hit his second fifty this season and is now the Orange Cap holder. Dhawan has raced to 5,383 runs at 34.95. He now has 43 fifties under his belt. The Indian batsman has also amassed 615 fours so far. He is now the second-highest scorer against Punjab (825), going past Suresh Raina (822).