Right then, this match got over in the blink of an eye. A completely one-sided affair where Punjab put together a flawless show and handed Delhi their fifth successive loss. We have one more match left in the evening and it's a big one. Two heavyweights, Kolkata and Hyderabad will clash in a short while. Do join us for all the action. Cheers!
Man of the Match, Sandeep Sharma says that he was feeling great. Mentions that this being his local ground, he knew what lines to bowl. Credits his coaches for the improvement in his bowling. On that brilliant caught and bowled, he says that he has been practicing.
Punjab's skipper Glenn Maxwell admits that the last few games were frustrating and is satisfied with the kind of performance they put in front of their home crowd. Adds that they didn't think the wicket will be on the slower side but it worked in favour of his bowlers. He is satisfied with his own bowling performance.
Delhi skipper, Karun Nair says that it was a pretty disappointing performance from them. Feels that losing too many wickets at the start and lack of intent proved to be their undoing. Adds that they have to pull their socks up and put this defeat behind. Mentions there wasn't much difference in the wicket, maybe a touch slow but definitely not a 67 all-out wicket.
To sum up this game, the visiting side was blown away by some magical bowling by Sandeep Sharma. They were bundled out for 67 and then Punjab chased it down without breaking a sweat. Martin Guptill exploded from the word go and smashed his maiden Indian T20 League fifty off just 27 balls. This is also Punjab's biggest victory in terms of wickets as they move one position ahead on the points table.
Delhi crushed! They were first blown away by the tsunami named Sandeep Sharma and then Martin Guptill arrived to complete the destruction. Nothing went Delhi's way and Punjab registered a massive victory which will boost their net run rate.
Shahbaz Nadeem to Martin Guptill
Maiden Indian T20 League fifty for Martin Guptill! Sliding into the pads, Guptill sweeps it through backward square leg for a single to win the game for his side. There was no stopping him today! PUNJAB WIN WITH EASE BY 10 WICKETS AND 73 BALLS TO SPARE!
Pitched outside off, guided to short third man. After a confusion in the middle, both the batsmen opt against the single.
SIX! Fuller one around off, Guptill kneels down and clobbers it over wide long on for a maximum. Doesn't even look at it as the ball sails into the stands.
Shahbaz Nadeem to Hashim Amla
Sliding into the pads, Amla covers his stumps and works it on the leg side for a single.
Flatter one outside off, driven through covers for a single.
Shahbaz Nadeem is introduced into the attack. 9 more needed for a win.
Amit Mishra to Martin Guptill
Served on the pads, swept on the leg side for a single.
Served around middle and leg, Guptill looks to sweep it but gets a top edge but falls short of Morris at mid-wicket. He fumbles a touch but still doesn't concede any run.
Guptill dances down the track and takes it on the pads.
Amit Mishra to Hashim Amla
Served outside off, pushed through covers for a single.
Another googly but full this time. Martin clips it through square leg for a single.
SIX! Welcome says Guptill! Googly on the shorter side, Guptill picks it early. Stays back and hammers it way over mid-wicket for half a dozen.
Amit Mishra comes into the attack.
Mohammed Shami to Martin Guptill
Shami goes full this time, Guptill drives it straight to mid on. Rabada there misfields and a single is taken.