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PBKS Vs DC, IPL 2024 Match 2: Punjab Kings Win By 4 Wickets Against Delhi Capitals - As It Happened

Punjab Kings defeated Delhi Capitals by four wickets after a clinical performance at their new home ground in Mullanpur, Chandigarh. They chased down the 175-run target set by Delhi Capitals with four wickets in hand. Sam Curran played a fabulous knock and Liam Livingstone finished the game with a six. Earlier, Delhi Capitals batted first and despite a good start from the openers, couldn't manage to take the momentum. 'Impact' batter Abhishek Porel made 25 runs in the last over of Harshal Patel to take DC to a fighting total. Catch the highlights of the PBKS vs DC match 2 in the IPL 2024, here

Punjab Kings batter Sam Curran after completing his half-century in IPL 2024. Photo: X/ @IPL

Punjab Kings Vs Delhi Capitals, Highlights, IPL 2024 Match 2

Here are the highlights of the second match of Indian Premier League 2024 between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Chandigarh. Rishabh Pant came back to professional cricket after 14 months and played a short but entertaining inning of 18 runs. Batting first, Delhi Capitals put 174 runs on the board thanks to a brilliant cameo by 'impact' batter Abhishek Porel. Punjab Kings successfully achieved the target with four wickets and as many balls to spare. Catch the highlights of the PBKS vs DC match 2 in the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

Squads

Delhi Capitals: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant(c), Shai Hope(w), Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Jhye Richardson, Praveen Dubey, Rasikh Dar Salam, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sumit Kumar, Kumar Kushagra, Tristan Stubbs, Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal, Abishek Porel, Swastik Chikara

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Rilee Rossouw, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Rishi Dhawan, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Ashutosh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

Pitch Report

It is a black soil pitch with no turn expected. The square boundaries are 64 metres and the straight boundary is 75 metres. There are a lot of breezes, so expect some swing for fast bowlers. A high-scoring venue so expect a lot of runs from this match.

Toss Update

Punjab Kings have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Ricky Bhui, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Sumit Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Ishant Sharma

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Shashank Singh

What Captains Said

Shikhar Dhawan | PBKS Captain: We will take the field first. This is a new pitch. We shall seek fresh tactics. We've made some changes. We're used to this terrain now. We had a practice match. We'll hope for some luck at this place. We have four foreign players: Bairstow, Livingstone, Curran, and Rabada.

Rishabh Pant | DC Captain: We would've batted first. The wicket seemed to be a little slower. This is a very emotional time for me. I just want to enjoy the moment. Not thinking much. I am not concerned about last season. Very exciting times. We've done a good job preparing. We have four overseas hitters. Hope, Marsh, Warner, and Stubbs.

Delhi Capitals Start Batting

The Australian pair of David Warner and Mitch Marsh came out to open te innings for Delhi Capitals and Sam Curran opened the bowling attack for Punjab Kings. Marsh hit back-to-back fours but Curran made a comeback and gave just 10 runs from the first over.

DC - 10/0 (1)

Impact Substitutes

Delhi Capitals: Abishek Porel, Mukesh Kumar, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Vicky Ostwal, Praveen Dubey

Punjab Kings: Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Arshdeep Gets Marsh!

Mitchell Marsh was thrashing every second delivery and when Arshdeep Singh continued his attack from the other end, he started with a six. Then Singh changed the side and came around the wicket. Marsh hit the ball back to the point at Rahul Chahar.

DC - 40/1 (4)

14 Runs Off 7th Over!

Rahul Chahar was introduced into the attack in the seventh over and after taking four singles Shai Hope hit one six and a four to finish the over with 14 runs from it.

DC - 68/1 (7)

Patel Gets Warner!

Harshal Patel was introduced into the attack in the eighth over and David Warner welcomed him with a boundary. However, he bowled a bouncer and got rid of Warner by getting him caught behind.

DC - 74/2 (8)

Rabada Gets Hope!

Kagiso Rabada was brought back into the attack in the 11th over and Shai Hope smashed a brilliant six on the third delivery. Rabada struck back on the next delivery and got him caught by Harpreet Brar at covers.

DC - 95/3 (11)

Patel Gets Pant

Harshal Patel was brought back into the attack in the 13th over and delivered with the wicket of Rishabh Pant. Tristan Stubbs is the new batter at the crease.

DC - 111/4 (13)

Chahar Gets Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs tried to go for a big shot but got caught by Shashank Singh in the deep.

DC - 128/6 (15.4)

25 Runs Off Final Over!

Hrashal Patel came to bowl the final over and Impact Substitute player Abhishek Porel smashed him for 25 runs. He started with a four, then a massive six and then against two fours followed by another six.

DC - 174/9 (20)

Target Set For PBKS!

Punjab Kings dominated most of the game but Delhi Capitals' Abhishek Porel played a crucial cameo in the end to take Delhi to a fighting total of 174 runs. Now, Punjab Kings need 175 runs off 120 balls to win the match.

Innings Break!

Brief Score: DC - 174/9 (20)

Shai Hope - 33 (25), Abhishek Porel - 32 (10) | Arshdeep Singh: (4-0-28-2)

PBKS Start Chase!

Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow opened the batting for Punjab Kings and Khaleel Ahmed opened the bowling attack for Delhi Capitals. Dhawan started with two boundaries and Bairstow ended the over with a couple of boundaries. 17 runs came off the first over.

PBKS - 17/0 (1)

Ishant Gets Dhawan!

Ishant Sharma continued his attack from the other end and bowled Shikhar Dhawan on the first delivery. Impact Substitute Prabhsimran Singh came to bat and got involved in a run-out which sent Bairstow back.

PBKS - 42/2 (4)

Prabh, Curran Rebuild Innings!

Prabhsimran Singh and Sam Curran have been successful in building a partnership after two blows in a single over off Ishant Sharma, who by the way is out of the ground now after some injury in his leg. Pravin Dubey is the substitute fielder.

PBKS - 67/2 (7)

Kuldeep Gets Prabhsimran!

Kuldeep Yadav continued his attack from the other end and trapped Prabhsimran Singh in his spin web. Warner took a good catch in the deep. Jitesh Sharma joined Sam Curran at the crease.

PBKS - 87/3 (10)

Axar Bowls 5-run Over!

Axar Patel was brought back into the attack in the 13th over in front of Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran and he conceded just five runs in the over.

PBKS - 108/4 (13)

Curran Completes 50!

Sam Curran took a single on Axar Patel's fourth delivery of his final over and completed his half-century. Now, Punjab Kings need 39 runs in the last four overs with Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone present at the crease.

PBKS - 136/4 (16)

Khaleel Gets Two In The Over!

With 10 runs needed in the final two overs, Khaleel Ahmed delivered a brilliant 19th over conceding only four runs and grabbing two wickets from it. Now, 6 runs needed in 6 balls.

PBKS - 169/6 (19)

PBKS Win By 4 Wickets!

With only six runs needed in the final over, Sumit Kumar bowled two wide balls and then Liam Livingstone smashed a six on the second delivery to finish the game.

PBKS - 177/6 (19.2)

Rishabh Pant | DC Captain

I believe Ishant's injury was plainly visible on the pitch; we were already one bowler short due to our batting; Abishek Porel played great to provide those extra runs, but we were always one bowler short. At various points throughout the game, the lads did an excellent job of re-engaging us. I was worried (on his return), and there was some tension, but I eventually began to enjoy myself. No excuses, having a bowler short was never a good thing, but PKBS deserves praise for how they performed. He's new to Porel, only his third or fourth game, but the manner he batted was quite impressive; we look forward to seeing more from him as the season progresses.

Shikhar Dhawan | PBKS Captain

It felt amazing, and I was glad to be on the ground. After the last IPL, I was a little concerned since I was playing such competitive cricket. [on the discussion during the innings break] I didn't talk to anyone at the time since I had a batting practice. The bowlers require their space, so we will talk tomorrow to learn and improve. We leaked a few more runs, and this is the opening match of the season, so tensions are high. I believe the pitch improved under the lights, and Sam batted brilliantly before Livi finished it off. I didn't know anything about records here; it's fresh territory.

Sam Curran | POTM (PBKS)

Very happy. There is nothing better than starting the tournament on our new home field. They were, those two are world-class bowlers who have played a lot of cricket for India, but we knew if we could get deep, we would have a chance. Batting with my dear friend Livi at the other end was fantastic. At that point, I had to take those chances, and fortunately, luck was on my side. Under the lights, the wicket improved marginally; the ball was moving, but there was no spin or velocity. [on him bowling a single over] We have some wonderful choices this season and some nice acquisitions; perhaps in Bangalore things will be different, but most importantly, we won.

That's all from our side!

Punjab Kings have won the first match of the season by beating Delhi Capitals at their home venue in Mullanpur. Sam Curran played a brilliant 63-run knock to help Punjab achieve the 175-run target with four wickets in hand. That's all from our side. Goodnight!

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