3 back to back wins for Punjab despite Dhawan's century

3 back to back wins for Punjab despite Dhawan's century

Nicholas Pooran's explosive half-century-inspired Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to clinch their third consecutive victory in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

Delhi, who won the toss and elected to bat at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, lost 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs to post a total of 164 runs.

Shikhar Dhawan, who scored a record century for Delhi, played an unbeaten 106 off 61 balls with 12 fours and 3 sixes.

Delhi could not make a big total as other batsmen could not contribute significantly. Mohammad Shami was the top wicket taker for Punjab with 2 wickets.

Batting in reply with a target of 165 runs, Punjabchased down the target of 165 in from 19 overs with 5 wickets in hand.

Pooran, who scored a half-century for Punjab, added 53 runs off 28 balls with 6 fours and 3 sixes. Glenn Maxwell made 32, Chris Gayle made 29 while KL Rahul was dismissed for 15 runs.

With the victory, Punjab has now climbed to fifth position in the table with 8 points in 10 games. Delhi is still at the top with 15 points from 10 games.

Match Summary :
Kings XI Punjab 167 for 5 (Pooran 53, Maxwell 32, Rabada 2-27)
Delhi Capitals 164 for 5 (Dhawan 106*, Shami 2-28)
by 5 wickets