Punjab Kings (PBKS) opener Mayank Agarwal credited Delhi Capitals (DC) bowlers for his or her superlative present within the final eight overs of the IPL recreation by which PBKS suffered a six-wicket loss at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
Put in to bat, Punjab skipper KL Rahul (61 in 51 balls, 7×2, 2×6) and Agarwal (69 in 36, 7×4, 4×6) had a gap stand of 122 by the thirteenth over. However, they misplaced Rahul, Chris Gayle (11) and Nicholas Pooran (9) later.
“It [pitch] wasn’t as straightforward because it appeared within the second innings. DC batted exceedingly effectively and there was the dew issue as effectively. Credit to the Delhi bowlers – how they executed after the 12 overs. They executed the subsequent eight overs superbly,” Agarwal mentioned on the post-match digital press convention on Sunday night time.
For DC, pacers Avesh Khan, debutant Lukman Meriwala, Chris Woakes and Kagiso Rabada took one wicket apiece as Punjab amassed 195-4.
Shikhar Dhawan’s 49-ball 92 (13×4, 2×6), Prithvi Shaw’s 17-ball 32 and an unbeaten 27 in 13 balls from Marcus Stoinis helped DC beat PBKS with 10 balls to spare.
Agarwal did not carry out in his first two games scoring 14 towards Rajasthan Royals. He was dismissed for a duck via a fantastic outswinger from Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar. When requested about his sturdy comeback, Agarwal remarked: “I don’t wish to reside within the previous games. I wasn’t considering too a lot. I simply plan to maintain a mindset that labored for me final 12 months. I didn’t wish to stress too a lot about it and needed to look ahead. So, I simply went on the market and caught to what works for me. I used to be batting effectively within the nets. It is nearly holding form, stepping into good positions and doing the issues that work for me,” added Agarwal.