After a few low-scoring thrillers in last few days, the first double-header of the season produced two high-scoring contests for the fans on Sunday. While KKR failed to chase the mammoth target against RCB, Delhi Capitals were certainly not in any mood to lose back-to-back games. Rishabh Pant's side produced an emphatic performance with the bat as they hunted down the 196-run target in only 18.2 overs, with 6 wickets remaining.
To begin the proceedings at Wankhede, it was a special batting performance from KL Rahul (61 off 51) and Mayank Agarwal (69 off 36) to set up a solid platform. They completely dominated the star overseas bowling line-up of Delhi Capitals, with Kagiso Rabada (1/43) and Chris Woakes (1/42) leaking a lot of runs.
In reply, it was the Gabbar show in Mumbai as Shikhar Dhawan went on to play a mesmerizing knock of 92 runs off 49 deliveries. Surprisingly, Mohammed Shami (0/53) had a rare bad outing as he looked completely clueless against the Delhi batting.
While it wasn't a great day for Punjab Kings, especially with Maxwell also scoring runs in the first match, it was kind of a perfect day for the netizens who did not miss any opportunity to roll-out some hilarious and rib-tickling memes on this contest.
Check out some of the best tweets here:
Brilliant 122-run opening partnership
Orange cap race between old teammates
Wait for Gayle storm continues
Nicholas Pooran finally gets off the mark
Not a great DC debut for Smith
DC coaches don't appreciate dropped catches
Gabbar was everywhere tonight
20 runs off Shami's over sealed the match for DC
Another disappointing day for PBKS fans
New season, same old bowling woes
Some fans have their own style of dealing with the loss