Watch: Mohammed Shami throws the ball at a moving Shikhar Dhawan during the game between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals
Punjab Kings must be really disappointed with the fact that they succumbed to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in their previous fixture. KL Rahul's side managed to score just 106/8 in 20 overs and CSK easily chased down the target. In the process, MS Dhoni became the first captain to finish the game within 90 minutes.
With 1 win and 1 defeat to their campaign so far, Punjab Kings ensured to take the third game very seriously as they played against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Batting first, Punjab Kings got off to an electrifying start to the game. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stitched together a 122-run stand for the first wicket.
Lukman Meriwala took his first wicket on his IPL debut as he dismissed Mayank Agarwal in the 13th over. A couple of overs later, Kagiso Rabada sketched a plan to dismiss PBKS captain KL Rahul. Mayank and KL Rahul scored 69 and 61 runs respectively. Mayank scored 7 boundaries and 4 sixes whereas KL Rahul hit 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Mohammed Shami throws the ball at a moving Shikhar Dhawan
Apart from Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan tried their best to add some quick runs in the end. Hooda scored 22 off 13 balls including 2 sixes whereas Shahrukh Khan scored 15 off 5 balls including 2 fours and a six. Punjab Kings posted a whopping 195/4 in their quota of 20 overs.
In reply, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw got off to a pretty good start. However, during the third ball of the second over, Dhawan got distracted a bit as he was not ready to play against Mohammed Shami. Hence, he kept moving away from the wickets, signaling Shami that he was not ready to face the ball.
But Shami who sprung into bowling action with full pace decided to deliver the ball towards the southpaw. Luckily, it did not hit the batsman as he moved away from the wickets. Mohammed Shami's frustration was there for everyone to see in the game. Dhawan scored a match-winning 92 off 49 balls including 13 fours and 2 sixes at a strike rate of 187.76 as Delhi Capitals chased down the target in 18.2 overs. DC won the game by 6 wickets.