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IPL 2020: Match 2: 5 Talking Points From Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Match

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab 5 talking points
Delhi Capitals celebrate their win (Credit: IPL)

The second match of IPL 2020 between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab ended with Shreyas Iyer’s men winning the match in the Super Over. Speedster Kagiso Rabada delivered a splendid over to hand Delhi two crucial points from nowhere. Time and again, Rabada has done this for his side to be one of the Super Over specialist.

This was the first Super Over of the season and a game that had plenty of talking points through its topsy-turvy contest.

Here is a look at the 5 talking points from the Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab contest:

1) Season’s First Super Over

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab 5 talking points
Super Over (Credit: IPL)

The first and the most important among the five talking points between the Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab contest was that this was the season’s first Super Over. Though, Punjab should have won the match in the last over had Mayank Agarwal (89) who played so well for the game’s entirety just knocked it around instead of going for the ‘glory shot’ as pointed out by former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar during commentary.

Though they have won the game, Delhi would look to avoid getting into a Super Over ahead in the tournament. For Punjab’s cause, their batsmen should look to finish games sensibly.

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2) The Enigmatic Prithvi Shaw

Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab 5 talking points
Prithvi Shaw (Credit: Twitter)

Shaw’s numbers in the last five games for Delhi Capitals including the last one doesn’t read great. He has scored 4, 8. 56 and 5 in his last five matches for the team. Seeing his performance. Replacing hm with seasoned campaigner Ajinkya Rahane should be the talking point in the Delhi camp, after narrowly escaping a defeat.

3) Kagiso Rabada- Delhi’s Super Over Hero

Kagiso Rabada; the Super Over specialist (Credit: IPL)

This is the second time Delhi’s Kagiso Rabada has taken his team to a win in the Super Over. Previously he bowled Delhi Capitals to victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium last year.

He delivered an unplayable yorker to Andre Russell which became the talking point of the match after the match ended in a tie after the first 40 overs. Prithvi Shaw scored 99 in that match, which is his highest IPL score.

4) Lowest Super Over Score Ever By KXIP

Nicholas Pooran (Credit: IPL)

2 is the lowest Super Over score in the history of the IPL. Rabada was too good for KXIP skipper KL Rahul first and then Nicholas Pooran who was cleaned up by a peach of a yorker.

The next lowest score is six each by Mitchell Johnson (vs RR in 2015) and Jasprit Bumrah (vs GL in 2017). Punjab failing to score big in the decisive Super Over will be a talking point in the KXIP camp.

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5) The Marcus Stoinis Factor in Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Match

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis raises his bat after scoring fifty. (Photo Credit: IPL)

Marcus Stoinis proved his potential for Delhi Capitals in the very first game of their campaign. A match-saving 53 off 21 balls including two wickets in the game and bowling the final over. He took matters into his own hands when Delhi wobbled big time. Going forward sending Stoinis bat higher up the order might e a talking point in coach Ricky Ponting’s mind.

Delhi Capitals vs Kings Xi Punjab in IPL have played some real cliffhangers in recent times and the fans were treated to another riveting encounter on Sunday. Stoinis knock will certainly be one of 5 talking points from the Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab match.

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