PBKS vs DC: The game between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals ended with an exciting last-over finish. In the end, it was David Warner and his team that thrashed Shikhar Dhawan and his men by 15 runs. This loss has certainly come as a spoiler for PBKS, and they are almost out of the race for the playoffs. However, this game saw both captains register contrasting records with the bat. Punjab won the toss, and Dhawan asked Delhi to bat first.

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Warner looked good and added a 94-run opening stand with Prithvi Shaw, who made 54 off 38. The DC skipper got out for 46 runs and was the first wicket to go. However, during his inning, he broke his own record for most IPL runs against a single opponent in the tournament. Notably, Warner scored 1075 runs against KKR, which is the most by a batter against one team. However, with his 46-run inning last night, he has taken his tally to 1084 runs against the Punjab Kings in the IPL.

PBKS vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan register an unwanted IPL record to his name

PBKS vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan Registers an Unwanted Record; David Warner Broke His Own “All-Time” IPL Record
PBKS vs DC: Shikhar Dhawan Registers an Unwanted Record; David Warner Broke His Own “All-Time” IPL Record

DC scored 213/2 in their first inning. Rilee Rossouw was the top scorer, who played a blistering inning of 82 not out from 37 balls. It was a must-win game for PBKS, and they needed a good start to chase a huge total. However, Khaleel Ahmed bowled a maiden over first up. It was followed by a wicket on the first ball in the second over. Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma dismissed the PBKS skipper for a golden duck in the second over.

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It was a rare failure for Dhawan, as he was in excellent batting form this season. With his golden duck, he registered an unwanted IPL record. The left-hander equaled former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir and CSK star Ajinkya Rahane for the joint-most ducks as an opener in the IPL. The record for the most ducks as an opener belongs to Parthiv Patel (11). It was a good start for Punjab in a do-or-die game.

Atharva Taide scored a rusty half-century for Punjab. He made 55 off 42 and retired out. On the other hand, Liam Livingstone did his all to take his team home. He remained till the very end and got out of the last ball. He scored 94 off 48, with five fours and nine sixes. But Punjab fell short by 15 runs. PBKS have only one game left to play on Friday against the Rajasthan Royals.

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