TATA IPL 2024: Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals 2nd Match Highlights and  Player of the Match: In the second match of Tata IPL 2024, in the match between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals, with the help of Liam Livingstone’s decisive six in the last moments, Punjab Kings achieved a thrilling victory over Delhi Capitals by 4 wickets.

The specialty of the match was that Delhi wasted chances on the field, which proved costly. Chasing the target of 175 runs, the Punjab team made a strong start with Dhawan and Bairstow but faltered for a while.

Batting at No. 4 with Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran took advantage of DC’s fielding flaws to keep the scoreboard ticking. Despite a late effort by Khaleel Ahmed to turn the match in DC’s favor by taking two wickets in the 19th over, Curran’s crucial 63 runs set the stage.

Earlier, DC had set a target of 174 runs, which was boosted by a 25-run attack in the last over. Despite a good start, DC’s batsmen, including Warner and Marsh, failed to score.

Shai Hope’s 33 runs was the highest score, with Abhishek Porel’s cameo also adding to his total. Punjab’s bowlers, especially Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel, kept things tight, taking two wickets each.

The match underlined the importance of fielding and seizing the moments, with Punjab Kings beating Delhi Capitals to start their campaign with a win.

TATA IPL 2024: After the PBKS vs DC match, Both Captains shared Feelings

Captain Rishabh Pant: “Losing Ishant to injury really affected us, essentially leaving us a bowler short. Abishek’s performance was a highlight, but being a bowler down made it tough.

Despite the nerves, I felt our score was competitive, but Ishant’s absence due to injury put us at a disadvantage. We’re not looking for excuses, but playing short-handed on this pitch was a challenge.

Abishek’s innings was exceptional, especially considering his limited experience; his effort really lifted our finale.” 

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Captain Shikhar Dhawan: “It’s a fantastic feeling to start with a win. Being back on the field and gearing up for this tournament has been my focus since the last IPL ended.

I won’t lie, stepping into this competitive arena again had me a bit nervous. After the explosive last over, I chose not to engage with anyone immediately since I was about to bat, and I believe in giving the bowlers their space to process their emotions. We’ve got time tomorrow to regroup, discuss, and enhance our game for the better.” 

TATA IPl 2024: PBKS vs DC Match No.2 Player of the Match

Sam Curran: “Feeling great about our opening win and my performance. The key was to stay until the end. Cricket’s about taking calculated risks at the right moments. Having a bit of luck on your side definitely helps. The conditions were in our favor tonight, with minimal spin and the pace on the ball aiding my gameplay.”

TATA IPL 2024: Punjab Kings Batting: 177/6 Overs 19.2

BatterRunsBalls4s6sStrike RateDismissal
Shikhar Dhawan (c)221640137.50b Ishant Sharma
Jonny Bairstow9320300.00run out (Ishant Sharma)
Simran Singh261750152.94c David Warner b Kuldeep Yadav
Sam Curran634761134.04b Khaleel Ahmed
Jitesh Sharma (wk)9910100.00st Rishabh Pant b Kuldeep Yadav
Liam Livingstone38*2123180.95Not out
Shashank Singh01000.00c Rishabh Pant b Khaleel Ahmed
Harpreet Brar2*200100.00Not out

TATA IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals Batting: 174/9 Overs 20 

BatterRunsBalls4s6sStrike RateDismissal
David Warner292132138.10c Jitesh Sharma b Harshal Patel
Mitchell Marsh201222166.67c Rahul Chahar b Arshdeep Singh
Shai Hope332522132.00c Harpreet Brar b Kagiso Rabada
Rishabh Pant (c)(wk)181320138.46c Jonny Bairstow b Harshal Patel
Ricky Bhui370042.86c Jitesh Sharma b Harpreet Brar
Tristan Stubbs580062.50c Shashank Singh b Rahul Chahar
Axar Patel211321161.54run out ((sub) Tanay Thyagarajan)
Sumit Kumar290022.22c Jitesh Sharma b Arshdeep Singh
Abishek Porel32*1042320.00Not out
Kuldeep Yadav120050.00run out (Shashank Singh)

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