For the first time in the current Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season, Delhi Capitals recorded consecutive wins after beating Punjab Kings by 17 runs at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy on Monday. However, the game didn’t start well for the team led by Rishabh Pant, as lead-off hitter David Warner was sent back to the pavilion by Liam Livingstone on the very first ball of the game. It was Warner’s last-minute decision to take the attack on the first pass, and in the end it failed.
Punjab Kings had lined up for righthanded batter Sarfaraz Khan when he was all set to take the bat. However, at the last minute, Warner walked Sarfaraz and the lefthanded batter took the bat.
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On the first pitch of the game, Warner eventually gave a simple catch to the backward point fielder and was fired for a golden duck.
Before the first bowl was bowled, Murali Karthik, commenting on Star Sports, said: “What’s interesting here is that when Liam Livingstone was getting ready to bowl, Sarfaraz took the attack, she left the field for the right-hander and suddenly David decided Warner that he wanted to take the bat. So they changed the whole field and switched the batters.”
Speaking of the same after the dismissal, Karthik said: “Actually if you saw Sarfaraz he would have already taken the guard and grudgingly trudged to the other side and now David Warner is going to do that? Might as well have allowed justice – hander to take strike.”
In the match, Delhi Capitals posted 159/7 in 20 overs thanks to Mitchell Marsh’s knockout of 63 runs off 48 balls.
Shardul Thakur then returned with four wickets as Delhi Capitals defended 159 and defeated Punjab Kings by 17 runs.
Delhi Capitals has now moved to fourth spot in the IPL points table.
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