Prabhsimran Singh produced an impressive hundred as Punjab Kings recovered from a dismal begin to publish a aggressive 167 for 7 in opposition to Delhi Capitals of their must-win IPL match on Saturday. The 22-year-old opener seemed effectively in management as 10 of his hits reached the ropes, whereas six crossed over it throughout his 65-ball 103, solely his second T20 hundred and first in IPL. Prabhsimran paced his innings effectively as he scored 27 from his first 30 balls earlier than he exploded as his subsequent 76 runs got here from 35 balls. An aggressive method on a sluggish observe backfired for Punjab with the group shedding three wickets for 46 within the first six overs after DC skipper David Warner requested them to bat first.
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Prabhsimran and Sam Curran (20) then steadied the ship with a 72-run partnership off 54 balls.
Ishant Sharma was on the forefront as he recovered from a first-ball six to take away Shikhar Dhawan (7) within the subsequent ball with Rilee Rossouw taking the catch at deep backward sq. leg.
Following two nine-run overs, Ishant returned to destroy the stumps of Liam Livingstone (4), who paid the value for dancing down the pitch after being away from strike for someday with Prabhsimran producing three boundaries.
Prabhsimran seemed in good contact as he despatched Axar Patel for a six with a reverse hit however two balls later the left-arm spinner cleaned up Jitesh Sharma (5) who seemed to play an inside out shot.
Kuldeep Yadav (1/32) and Praveen Dubey (1/19) stored it tight however Prabhsimran picked up the odd boundaries and rotated the strike to maintain issues shifting for his group.
The momentum shifted drastically after the eleventh over when Prabhsimran blasted two successive sixes after which a 4 off Mitchell Marsh, milking him for 21 runs.
He accomplished his fifty off 42 balls within the thirteenth over earlier than slamming Kuldeep Yadav and Dubey into the stands for 2 maximums.
Curran tried to hitch the occasion however he could not clear the ropes as Dubey picked up a wicket. Nevertheless, there was no stopping Prabhsimran as he smoked Kuldeep for a six over deep sq. leg after a 4 to inch nearer to his century.
He achieved the milestone with back-to-back fours off Khaleel, reaching the three-digit determine in 61 balls.
Prabhsimran lastly was dismissed when he was in search of a scoop shot. He ended up being bowled by Mukesh Kumar.
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