In a gripping encounter at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Mohali, the Punjab Kings secured a thrilling 4-wicket victory over the Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2024 match. The Punjab Kings’ chase of 175 runs set by the Delhi Capitals was powered by stellar performances from Liam Livingstone and Sam Curran, who steered their team to victory with composed batting under pressure.

Livingstone and Curran Lead Punjab Kings to Victory

Liam Livingstone emerged as the hero for the Punjab Kings, delivering a crucial maximum to seal the win for his team. His partnership with Sam Curran proved to be instrumental in steering the Punjab Kings ahead in the match after a shaky start. Curran, too, played a significant role with a masterful half-century, showcasing his ability to anchor the innings effectively.

Delhi Capitals Bowling Efforts

Despite the loss, Delhi Capitals’ bowlers put up a commendable performance, with Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel standing out. Yadav’s two crucial wickets and economical bowling helped keep Delhi in the game, while Patel’s disciplined bowling restricted the Punjab Kings’ scoring rate to around 6 runs per over.

Key Moments in the Match

The match witnessed several pivotal moments, including a fiery start by the Punjab Kings’ openers followed by stabilizing innings from Sam Curran and Prabhsimran Singh. However, quick wickets of Prabhsimran and Shashank Singh added to the tension before Livingstone and Curran formed another crucial partnership to steer their team towards victory.

Post-Match Reflections

Man of the Match, Sam Curran, expressed his satisfaction with the victory, highlighting the importance of starting the tournament with a win at their new home ground. Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of the Punjab Kings, emphasized the team’s strategy of assessing the conditions and letting the opposition make the initial moves on a new pitch. Liam Livingstone echoed Dhawan’s sentiments, noting the improvement in the pitch as the game progressed.

Closing Moments

Livingstone’s six in the final over ensured Punjab Kings’ victory, although Curran’s dismissal added a moment of tension. However, with just 6 runs needed from the remaining overs, Punjab Kings remained the favorites to win.


The Delhi Capitals’ playing XI featured notable names such as David Warner, Rishabh Pant, and Ishant Sharma, while the Punjab Kings’ lineup included Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, and Kagiso Rabada.

Looking Ahead

With this thrilling victory, the Punjab Kings have set a strong tone for their IPL 2024 campaign. As the tournament progresses, both teams will aim to build on their performances and maintain their momentum in the competition.

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