Punjab keep eighth within the 10-team desk
Delhi Capitals survived a blazing 94 by Liam Livingstone for a comfort 15-run win to push Punjab Kings to the brink of IPL elimination on Wednesday (17).
South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw smashed an unbeaten 82 to information Delhi to 213-2, a complete that was threatened by Livingstone’s 48-ball blitz within the Himalayan hill city of Dharamsala.
Livingstone and Atharva Taide placed on a 78-run stand. After Taide retired out on 55, the remainder of the batting fell flat.
Delhi, who have been already out of the play-off-race, saved the opposition to 198-8 regardless of Livingstone’s 9 sixes and sloppy fielding, together with two dropped catches.
“It was a foul efficiency within the subject however we are going to take the win,” Delhi skipper David Warner mentioned.
Punjab keep eighth within the 10-team desk and have to win their ultimate group match and depend upon different outcomes and net-rate to make the play-offs.
“It was irritating,” Punjab captain Shikhar Dhawan mentioned. “We didn’t bowl very well within the first six wickets, we should always have taken some wickets the way in which it was swinging.”
IPL heavyweights Mumbai Indians and Chennai Tremendous Kings are two of the seven groups in rivalry for 3 remaining play-off spots within the T20 event.
Defending champions Gujarat Titans turned the primary workforce to qualify for the play-offs early this week and guaranteed themselves a top-two end within the group stage.
Warner (46) and Prithvi Shaw (54) placed on 94 runs for the opening wicket to put the muse for Delhi’s mammoth whole.
The left-handed Warner set the tempo together with his attacking 31-ball knock as he hit former Delhi tempo bowler Kagiso Rabada for 2 sixes.
Punjab left-arm fast and massive purchase Sam Curran denied Warner his fifty, however the left-handed Rossouw got here in attacking with sixes and fours.
Shaw raised his fifty earlier than falling to Curran. Rossouw completed off the innings with a harmful partnership with England’s Phil Salt.
Rossouw, who struck his first IPL half-century and was named man of the match, and Salt, who hit a 14-ball 26, took aside the opposition assault as they scored 41 runs within the ultimate two overs.