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IPL2022 on 20-04-2022
The Delhi Capitals (DC) team spent the last 4 days inside their hotel, not too sure whether they will be playing this IPL12022 on 20th April 2022. Six members of this team have been detected to be ‘positive’ for the virus. They were given the green signal and luck seemed to be on their side with them winning the toss and also managing to get the PBKS team bowled out for only 115 runs.
Though the PBKS team was aggressive in their approach they did not seem to have the depth to match the DC team.
Agarwal off to a flier
Agarwal went to bat first and started off with intent. He hit 3 boundaries in 3 over’s staying beside the ‘line’ of the ball. In these 3 over’s the PBKS team was 27 runs for no loss.
Wicket an over times four
Though not planned but Rishabh Pant managed to get an immediate wicket. This was the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan when Dhawan tried to help the ball to fine leg.
In the following over, Agarwal tried to be beside the line but ended up ‘playing’ to Mustafizur Rahman.
In the last over of the powerplay the PBKS team did not slow down. Liam Livingstone made an effort to get Axar, but seemed to have missed and got stumped. Jonny Bairstow managed to nail a ‘flat pull off’ Khaleel, but found the long leg precisely. 21 runs made but 4 wickets were down.
The ‘New’ Four
Shahrukh Khan and Jitesh Sharma stemmed the wickets fall, but unfortunately this partnership ended at only 31. Jitesh paid a price with lbw when he tried to sweep Axar, who is considered to be one of the toughest bowlers for sweeping.
The last hope of a ‘fighting’ total completely disappeared when Shahrukh edged a ‘Khaleel’ offcutter through to Pant.
The last 2 wickets managed to add only 23 but this did not seem to bother the DC team at all.
Warner, Shaw romp home
The target given by the PBKS team was of no trouble to the DC team but in no way they were going to take this lightly. Most of the teams are aware of the importance of the ‘net run-rate’. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw decided to bat freely from ball one.
It was a ‘hit-off’ between the two when Warner decided to go after Rabada in the 4th over. Warner managed to hit 2 fours off Arora and Shaw managed a six. In the 4th, Warner raised 3 fours off Rabada . This took them to 50 in 3.3 overs. This is considered to be the fastest half century in this IPL season.
The powerplay was ended with 81 by the DC team. The powerplay did not seem to dim their intent .Warner added to his ‘record of fifty-plus scores’ and Shaw fell for 41 runs off 20 balls when he tried hitting Rahul Chahar for a 6.