DC 119/1 (10.3 ov, David Warner 60*, Sarfaraz Khan 12*, Rahul Chahar 1/21)
10.41 pm Perhaps the most one-sided match thus far of the season comes to a close. The IPL bandwagon moves on to the two last-placed teams tomorrow – who would have thunk that Chennai and Mumbai would be fighting for those dubious places? We will see you on the other side for that clash. For the moment, goodbye from scorers Thilak, Chandan, and our commentary team of Ekanth and myself. Stay with ESPNcricinfo for detailed reports and analysis pieces in text and video, in English and Hindi. Goodnight!
Kuldeep Yadav is the Player of the Match. Speaks: “Thank you, but I think the Player of the Match should be shared with Axar Patel, because he took some valuable wickets in the middle overs. I have played with KG (Rabada) a lot and he rarely uses his feet, which is why I decided to give him the wrong ‘un. Rishabh told me to go round the wicket for the second wicket. I just decided to keep the pitch full and that’s how that wicket fell. Through this IPL, I have been quite confident and mentally clear about what needs to be done. When I err in length, I am not perturbed by it. If my length is good, then I can slip in the wrong ‘un and the flipper. I don’t see videos at all at this point of time, because I have played against all of these batters. I am just focusing on how I feel. I am enjoying my bowling after a long time, and a lot of credit should go for Rishabh for the way that he backs us bowlers, even when we go for runs. That’s a huge positive for us bowlers.”
Rishabh Pant speaks at the presentation: “There was a lot of confusion, because we learnt of the positive test in the morning. We were a bit nervous and there were talks of the game getting cancelled. But we spoke as a team that we must purely focus on the match. (On Warner and Shaw) Mostly I like to leave them alone because they know their roles. Delhi Capitals has to go through every game. Results are not in our control, but we have to give everything in our games. On a wicket like this, after one or two overs, I saw the ball was stopping a bit and I thought I should use more spin. I thought 150 would be a good enough score to stop them at.”
10.26 pm It’s not even half-past 10 and we are already preparing for the presentation. Mixed feelings about how quickly this game got over!
Tinura: “So Ekanth indeed proved to be a “good kid” as Debayan rightly said!” — Yeah, good in most aspects. Though he is a lousy doubles partner at ping pong
David Warner, 60* (30): The bowlers did a fantastic job to make ours easier. We had to go big in the powerplay. Credit to our bowlers to getting them out. (On being over the run-rate) Was grateful to have gotten to play the game. Form is temporary and class is permanent, I was just trying to be positive and am happy to have played with Shaw. The kids just want to know why I cannot get hundred, and why I cannot do it like Jos, who is hitting sixes as well.
Mayank Agarwal, Punjab Kings Captain: it is a tough one. We did not bat or bowl well, we have to put this behind. Losing too many wickets too early, but I do not want to dig too deep as the more we do it, the more the negatives that will come. 180 was a decent score but we were well short of that. In hindsight, I could have given the spinners an over or two but did not at the time.
9:45 pm: The second innings of this match felt like an afterthought. Warner looked imperious, Shaw went after the bowling and was effective. This win should give Capitals’ Net Run Rate a big push on the Points Table.