PBKS vs DC: Twitter Reacts As Delhi Brush Aside Punjab To Bolster Playoff Hopes


Delhi Capitals (DC) registered a nervy victory over Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the DY Patil Stadium on Monday to keep their playoff hopes alive in the ongoing IPL 2022 season.

Needing a win to stay ahead of the other teams fighting for the 4th spot, Delhi was off to a poor start as they lost David Warner on the first delivery. Sarfaraz Khan and the in-form Mitchell Marsh stitched a 52-run partnership to get them out of the rut.

The former’s wicket caused a bit of stutter with Lalit Yadav and Rishabh Pant not being able to capitalize on the platform. The pitch began to slow down and so did DC’s scoring rate.

Marsh top-scored with 63 for Delhi

They needed a strong finish but unfortunately were unable to find one. The last 8 overs saw only 52 runs being scored as Arshdeep Singh and Liam Livingstone ended up with three wickets each.

In response, Punjab raced away to 38 in the 4th over before Jonny Bairstow fell to Anrich Nortje. What followed ended PBKS’ hopes in the game. From 53/1, Punjab slipped to 67/6 with all their mainstream batters back in the hut.

Kuldeep Yadav did the damage as he got the dangerous Liam Livingstone stumped, virtually ending Punjab’s hopes before the halfway stage of the match. The rest was just a formality for Delhi but they made it tough for themselves. Eventually, they managed to scrape across the line courtesy of good death bowling.

Shardul Thakur, DC
Shardul Thakur was the pick of the bowlers for Delhi. (Image: Twitter)

They now move into the fourth spot and push RCB out of a playoff spot. Delhi will face off against Mumbai Indians in the final game where a win will secure them the chance to play in the knockout stages.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to PBKS vs DC:

 

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