It is very comforting for any fast bowler to see a batsman’s wicket flying. And when this batsman is Chris Gayle, it is something else. Something similar was seen in the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings on Sunday evening. Punjab batsman Chris Gayle hit a superb six off Delhi’s fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, but on the next ball, Rabada scattered his balls.
Gayle hit Rabada for a six on the first ball but the young South African pacer took his revenge on the
Delhi Capitals won the toss and decided to bowl first. The bowlers did not give Punjab a chance to play more openly, Rabada achieved success by dismissing Prabhasimran Singh in his first over. In the Powerplay, the Punjab team tried to gain momentum. Acting captain Mayank Agarwal tried to bring the team’s innings back on track by hitting fours in Avesh Khan’s over.
Gayle was also trying to get in color. Gayle hit a big six off the first ball of Rabada’s next over. However, the next ball Rabada threw a full toss, surprising everyone. He probably wanted to throw the yorker but missed the length. Gayle also missed out on this. He dodged it. Although Rabada missed the length, the ball at a speed of 144 kmph was in the line of the wickets.
Gayle did not understand the ball and the ball went straight to the wickets. After this, the ball fell in the air, hitting the flocks. Gayle was dismissed for 13 runs off 9 balls.
On the back of opener Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 69, Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7 wickets to register their sixth win in IPL 2021. In this match played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Delhi chased down the target of 167 runs and won for 3 wickets in 17 overs.
The Punjab Kings have given the Delhi Capitals a target of 167 runs on the back of captain Mayank Agarwal’s unbeaten 99 runs. Punjab, batting first, scored 166 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Rabada took the maximum 3 wickets from Delhi.