Punjab Kings (PBKS) produced a dominating show in Match 59 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 and registered a big win over Delhi Capitals (DC) at Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday. With the defeat, the Capitals were also eliminated from the race of playoffs in the ongoing 16th season of the cash-rich league.
Batting first, Punjab posted a total of 167/7 in their allotted 20 overs, with Prabhsimran Singh being the standout performer. He scored a magnificent century, scoring 103 runs off just 65 deliveries, which included 10 fours and 6 sixes. In response, Delhi struggled to get going and eventually managed to score only 136/8 in their 20 overs, falling short by 31 runs.
David Warner was the only significant contributor for the Capitals, scoring a quickfire 54 off just 27 deliveries, which included 10 fours and 1 six. For Punjab, Harpreet Brar was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with excellent figures of 4/30 in his four overs. Nathan Ellis and Rahul Chahar also chipped in with two wickets each. Earlier, Ishant Sharma shined with the ball for Delhi, picking up two wickets for 27 runs in his three overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
A remarkable bowling performance from @PunjabKingsIPL 👏🏻👏🏻
They clinch a crucial 31-run victory in Delhi ✅
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/bCb6q4bzdn #TATAIPL | #DCvPBKS pic.twitter.com/OOpKS8tFV5
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 13, 2023
Sadde 🦁s conquered Qila Kotla! 💪❤️#DCvPBKS #JazbaHaiPunjabi #SaddaPunjab #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/G1Wp2SKSHA
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) May 13, 2023
Another day, another IPL century! It's @prabhsimran01 who achieves this magnificent feat. His innings has been full of confident and enterprising strokes with calculated risks. A special innings on a difficult wicket. 👏#DCvPBKS #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/DcG9FZ5lan
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) May 13, 2023
Stunning innings on a tricky pitch. Bat speed to admire. @IPL Zindabad. What a platform for youngsters to showcase their talent. @prabhsimran01 @PunjabKingsIPL #IPL2023 🙏 pic.twitter.com/iv80EEJ3gv
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 13, 2023
Another young & promising batter joins the list of centurions!! What an incredible knock tonight from @prabhsimran01 when his team needed the most!! The spinners @thisisbrar & @rdchahar1 were just fantastic!! @PunjabKingsIPL still in the competition!! 💪🏾 #DCvPBKS
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 13, 2023
Terrific knock by @prabhsimran01 to reach his maiden #IPL century. He took just 20 balls to reach from fifty to hundred! #IPL2023 #DCvPBKS pic.twitter.com/wE2pzw3Vxg
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) May 13, 2023
How could Delhi choke from 69-0 to this? Seriously?
Apart from the two points, Punjab should thank them for bettering their NRR as well#PBKSvDC
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 13, 2023
Exceptional spell from Harpreet Brar. #DCvsPBKS #cricket #ipl2023 #punjabkings #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/9WA6qz19GJ
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 13, 2023
Punjab kings in IPL 2023:
– Beat Chennai in Chennai.
– Beat Mumbai in Mumbai.
– Beat Delhi in Delhi.
– Beat Lucknow in lucknow.
– Beat Rajasthan in Guwahati. pic.twitter.com/0Z74g8UwDZ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 13, 2023
IPL fans right now: pic.twitter.com/SjyTAnJ7mF
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 13, 2023
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 13, 2023
Congratulations to Prabhsimran Singh for his First IPL century. #DCvsPBKS pic.twitter.com/xRcFoWJugv
— MASS (@Freak4Salman) May 13, 2023
Virat Kohli appreciate Prabhsimran Singh on Insta Story 🔥👑 pic.twitter.com/siGprfKf8x
— Dennis🕸 (@DenissForReal) May 13, 2023
Indians to score a T20 century at Delhi
128* – Rishabh Pant in 2018 IPL
116* – Rishabh Pant in 2018 SMAT
103 – Prabhsimran Singh in 2023 IPL
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 13, 2023
Prabhsimran smashed a century on THIS PITCH that too against quality spinners like KULDEEP and AXAR, This is the innings that will be remembered for a long time , sad that big names didn't tweet about this innings
— Sukham Garg 🇮🇳 (@SukhamGarg19) May 13, 2023
David Warneresque shot by Prabhsimran Singh. Sensational ❤️🔥pic.twitter.com/n15ZqA9zEW
— Sexy Cricket Shots (@sexycricketshot) May 13, 2023
Well Played @prabhsimran01 ❤️🔥🤝 congratulations for your first hundred. @PunjabKingsIPL win this game for him 🙌🔥 pic.twitter.com/uN0eXSrq8T
— Gagan ⚡️ (@SlayingVirat) May 13, 2023
One Man Show "Prabhsimran Singh"
Maiden IPL Century 💥#DCvsPBKS @prabhsimran01 #prabhsimran pic.twitter.com/Y7j8lnLisM
— Mayank Pandey (@MayankP36121336) May 13, 2023
Take a bow, Prabhsimran Singh!
First 31 balls – 27 runs.
Last 34 balls – 76 runs.
– 103 in 65 balls with 10 fours and 6 sixes. The next best scorer for PBKS is 20, a one man show by Prabhsimran.@prabhsimran01 | @PunjabKingsIPL pic.twitter.com/5HDKNB7bhi
— Thambiraj Gounder (@ShreeThambiraj) May 13, 2023
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