Things started bizarrely for Delhi Capitals against Punjab Kings in the do-or-die clash. After being put in to bat first, the Capitals lost David Warner on the very first ball. However, Mitchell Marsh and Sarfaraz Khan showed great intent and started counterpunching against PBKS bowlers. Khan, in particular, looked in great touch as he smashed Harpreet Brar for a six and then two boundaries in the third over.
He continued his aggressive intent against Rishi Dhawan as well. Sarfaraz hit Dhawan for consecutive boundaries in the fourth over. With runs coming at a quick rate, Mayank Agarwal tossed the ball to Arshdeep Singh. Meanwhile, Sarfaraz continued to attack the bowlers as he hit Arshdeep for a first-ball boundary.
He survived a chance on the third delivery of the over as Rahul Chahar could not hold on to a tough chance. After this ball, Arshdeep and Sarfaraz exchanged a few words. And on the very next delivery, Khan tried to take on Arshdeep as he hoicked a slower ball towards long-on. With no pace on the ball, Khan could not time his shot and the ball was caught by Rahul Chahar.
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Mitchell Marsh falls short of partners!
Coming to Delhi’s innings, the DC batters showed urgency on the field as they kept gifting their wickets to Punjab bowlers. The biggest culprit among all was the captain himself who threw away his wicket in a bizarre fashion. After hitting Livingstone for a maximum, Pant got greedy and tried to get another one but ended up getting stumped.
Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh could only see his partners playing woeful shots and walking back to the pavilion. The DC all-rounder scored a brilliant half-century (63 off 48 balls) but fell short of partners. In the end, DC posted 159/7 in their 20 overs which looks 15-20 runs short of the par total.