Delhi Capitals defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. The win is Delhi’s sixth this season and second at home. Chasing 164, Delhi Capitals reached the target in the last over with two balls and five wickets to spare. Captain Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten half-century to guide his side home. Apart from him, opener Shikhar Dhawan also made a valuable contribution of 56 runs. DC vs KXIP Highlights IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals Beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 Wickets.
Delhi Capitals did lose few quick wickets towards the end but captain Iyer stood tall and made sure his side collect the two valuable points. The right-handed batsman scored 58 off 49 balls and slammed five fours and a six during his stay.
Delhi Capitals have struggled to win at home and now the victory will boost their confidence ahead. Iyer following the win said that he is “really satisfied on winning this one after losing three home games.” Shikhar Dhawan Comes Up With a Hilarious Response After Ravi Ashwin Issues Mankad Warning, Watch Video.
The Delhi captain also praised senior batsman Dhawan. “Dhawan is playing fearless cricket right throughout the season and that's helping us. Either of the top four batsman has to stay there till the end and take the team through. I took the responsibility today and I hope to continue that in the matches to come,” Iyer said. IPL 2019 Points Table Updated.
Here are some stats from DC vs KXIP IPL 2019 match
# Shikhar Dhawan becomes the first player to hit 500-plus fours in IPL.
# Since 2017 this is Delhi's only second win over Kings XI Punjab.
# Dhawan now has 35 IPL half-centuries while Iyer has 12.
# This was Delhi's tenth win over KXIP in 24 matches.
Earlier batting first, Kings XI Punjab managed to post 163 after Chris Gayle scored 69 off 37 balls. Apart from him, Mandeep Singh and debutant Harpreet Brar scored 30 and 20 (off 12 balls) respectively while rest of the batsmen failed to make a significant contribution.