The Delhi Capitals dominated the Punjab Kings by nine wickets in match 32 of IPL 2022. In the first innings, the Delhi bowling had a field day as four bowlers took two wickets. But the pick of the bowlers was Kuldeep Yadav with figures of 2-24 from four overs.
Similarly, the Capitals continued the great run of form as the opening pair of Prithvi Shaw (41) and David Warner (60*) scored 83 in six overs. Then it was Sarfaraz Khan (12) who hit the winning runs as the Delhi-based franchise registered its third victory.
Changes in the points table
After the 32nd match of the tournament, the Delhi Capitals are sixth on the table with six points from six games. They also have a net run rate of +0.942. Whereas Punjab Kings are eighth on the table with six points from seven games with a net run rate of -0.562.
The Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will go head to head in the season’s first IPL El Classico. Both teams enter this game after losing their previous games. MI lost to Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs. While Gujarat Titans defeated CSK by three wickets.
What did the captains say?
Punjab Kings captain Mayank Agarwal was disappointed with the team’s performance. He said, “It’s a tough one, a day to forget for us, best to move on and not think too much into the game. We didn’t bat and bowl well, we just need to move on from today. We have been losing too many wickets too early, that’s a concern. Don’t want to dwell too much, if we do so, a lot of negatives will come out. A total of around 180 could have been competitive. In hindsight, I could have given a couple of overs early for the spinners, but I didn’t do so.”
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant has extremely happy with the team’s victory and opined, “Obviously, there was confusion in our camp because in the morning we got to know that Tim (Seifert) is also positive. There was some confusion, nervousness and what are we going to do now kinda feeling, but we spoke in the team meeting and pointed out on what we can focus, there was so much noise from the outside that we thought we will focus on the match.”
“Mostly I like to leave them (Shaw and Warner) lone as everyone knows their roles in the team. We will look to improve in every match and that’s the only thing we can control, results are not in our control but we can learn from our mistakes. On a wicket like this, I thought the ball was stopping a bit and that’s why I used more of the spinners”, Pant added.