In the 32nd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Delhi Capitals (DC) steamrolled Punjab Kings (PBKS) to register their third victory in the tournament at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday.

The dominance began with DC bowlers having complete authority in the proceedings to pack Punjab’s innings for a mere 115 runs in 20 overs. The likes of Khaleel Ahmed (2/21), Axar Patel (2/10), Kuldeep Yadav (2/24) and Lalit Yadav (2/11) all picked up two wickets each to derail Punjab’s batting unit.

For Punjab, only four batters – Jitesh Sharma (32), Mayank Agarwal (24), Shahrukh Khan (12), and Rahul Chahar (12) – could score in double digits.

In reply, DC openers – Prithvi Shaw and David Warner – continued the dominance with a full assault on PBKS bowlers. The dynamic duo took Punjab bowlers to the cleaners, smashing 81 runs in the powerplay – making the highest in the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league. The pair went on to form a remarkable partnership of 83 runs before Chahar got rid of Shaw (41).

Highest Powerplay totals in IPL 2022:

  • 81/0 – DC vs PBKS Brabourne*
  • 73/1 – CSK vs LSG Brabourne
  • 72/2 – PBKS vs CSK Brabourne
  • 68/0 – DC vs KKR Brabourne

After Shaw’s dismissal, Warner kept the run-rate high, and eventually, DC chased down the paltry target in 10.3 overs with nine wickets in hand. The Aussie star smashed a brilliant half-century and stayed unbeaten at 60 off 30 deliveries.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

#Twitter #erupts #blows #PBKS #onesided #contest #IPL


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