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IPL 2023: Rossouw, Prithvi fifties lead Delhi Capitals to 15-run win, dent PBKS' playoff chances
IPL 2023: Rossouw, Prithvi fifties lead Delhi Capitals to 15-run win, dent PBKS' playoff chances

Dharamshala, May 18 : Riley Rossouw's blistering knock of unbeaten 82 off 37 and Prithvi Shaw fine fifty (54 off 38) followed by a collective bowling effort led Delhi Capitals (DC) to a thrilling 15-run win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in an IPL 2023 match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium.

David Warner and Shaw stepped up and gave DC the perfect start. The skipper fell four short but Shaw scored a fine fifty. Then, Rossouw and Philip Salt (26) joined hands to give the perfect finish, scoring 51 runs off the last three overs as DC posted 213/2 in 20 overs.
In reply, after a shaky start, Atharva Taide ( 55 off 42) and Livingstone's blitzkrieg (94 off 48) brought PBKS back in the game. However, Delhi bowlers did well to keep taking wickets from one end despite fireworks from Livingstone as they dealt a hammer blow to Punjab's chances of qualifying for the play-offs with a 15-run win.
DC could have wrapped the game early. They dropped a couple of catches, had a couple of run out chances missed and a few no-balls at the wrong time, which stretched the match to the end. Chasing 214, PBKS had a poor start as they lost their skipper early in the Power-play. After a maiden opening over by Khaleel Ahmed. Ishant Sharma struck in the next over and sent the skipper back to the hut for a duck.
PBKS recovered from a shaky start as Prabhsimran Singh and Atharva Taide took calculated risks to take the PowerPlay score to 47/1. In the next over, Axar Patel sent Prabhsimran back to the hut. Livingstone got a lifeline in the eighth over as he slog-sweep it straight in the hands of Anrich Nortje at deep mid-wicket who dropped a sitter. An over later, Dhull dropped Taide.
The luck was on Taide's side as he got another lifeline in the 12th over. After hitting Axar for four consecutive boundaries. He looked to slog-sweep but got a top edge to mid-off. Warner ran from the covers but left it for Aman Khan, who ran too long off but the ball was just out of his reach. Soon Taide brought up his fifty off 38 balls. At the end of the 15th over, he got retired out and PBKS were reeling 128-3.

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