Covid 19 couldn’t get in the way for Delhi’s win. Several players and support staffs haave been affected by this infectious disease. DC All-rounder Mitchel Marsh admitted in a hospital few days ago. They had almost no preparation to play the match against Punjab Kings at Brabourne stadium. But Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel impressive performance helped DC to get two valuable points against PBKS.
Talking about the match, after winning the toss DC skipper Rishab Pant elected to field first. Punjab Super Kings batting order collapsed and scored only 115 in 20 overs. Jitesh Sharma scored (32) highest for the team.
In reply DC opener Prithvi Shaw and David Warner started explosive attack on Punjab bowlers. Crowd heard only sound of fours and sixes from their bat and scored 81 at the end powerplay. DC thrashed Punjab loosing only Shaw’s wicket. Again Warner scored match winning 60 runs. He scored three consecutive half centuries.
Kuldeep Yadav was awarded Player Of The Match. He grabbed two wickets and conceded 24 runs in his four overs quota. During presentation ceremony he shared his award with his team mate Axar Patel in a heartfelt gesture. Indian all-rounder Axar Patel was retained by Delhi Capitals in this year. He also bowled superbly along with Kuldeep. He took two wickets and gave only ten runs in four overs. Axar was not present during this ceremony.
“First of all, thank you so much, but I want to share my Man of the Match award with Axar Patel. He has bowled brilliantly and he has taken some crucial wickets during the middle phase overs. According to me, he (Axar) deserved the award, but I want to share the award with him,” Kuldeep said during the post-match presentation.
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