Punjab Kings’ chances of making the IPL 2023 Playoffs were destroyed. As Delhi Capitals lost despite missing three catches and a run-out opportunity.
Punjab Kings’ celebration was spoiled when they already eliminated Delhi Capitals narrowly defeated them in Dharamsala on Wednesday. Keeping them in the running for the IPL 2023 Playoffs.
After scoring 213, Delhi was in complete control until the 15th over, when PBKS had gotten to 128/5. Before Liam Livingstone let loose, DC thought they had a good chance to win with 86 needed to win off five overs.
Prithvi Shaw and David Warner gave DC a rousing start
Prithvi Shaw’s reality check to David Warner regarding DC’s appalling fielding: “We were too casual because we scored 213”.
But if DC did lose the game, a lot of it was due to their subpar fielding. Head coach Ricky Ponting couldn’t believe his eyes as two absurdly simple opportunities were missed by Anrich Nortje and then Yash Dhull, both off the bowling of Kuldeep.
Nevertheless, the ground fielding wasn’t the best either, with a few shoddy attempts almost undoing the outstanding work of DC’s batters after Prithvi Shaw and Rilee Rossouw had pounded out half-centuries.
“As you said, it was difficult for the fast bowlers there. On this particular wicket, I believe our spinners performed admirably. I believe dropped catches occur during games. But perhaps we were a little careless in between because we scored 213 points”.
But a victory is a victory nonetheless. Naturally, it’s a little late, but we’ll still enjoy it today. Everyone raises their hands while remaining silent. In a video that IPL uploaded, the DC opener said, “Everyone is grinning”.
For Shaw, who has been having form issues, last night’s game was also a chance for redemption. Shaw’s IPL 2023 performance, which consisted of 101 runs from 7 games, hasn’t exactly been the most noteworthy.
After working his way through the nets and getting his focus back on the game. The youngster blasted 54 off 38 balls to finally gain some traction after being dropped from the Playing XI for six games.
“I believe the mindset was fairly straightforward. After losing in three to four games, being dropped, and then coming back. I won’t deny that I felt under pressure”.
”But the practice sessions I had put in had prepared me for it by making sure I didn’t miss anything and working extra hard. These were the small things that motivated me tonight”, Shaw continued.