Agarwal, leading the team in the absence of regular skipper KL Rahul, effectively used the right bat in his only hand to bring Punjab Kings to 166 for six.
The Delhi Capitals barely sweated in the chase, galloping to victory in 17.4 overs overs, their sixth win in eight games.
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For the Punjab Kings, it was their fifth loss in eight games, summing up their inconsistent journey so far.
The destructive opening duo of Prithvi Shaw (39 of 22) and Dhawan (69 of 47) gave another loose start to Delhi who ran to 63 without a loss in six overs. Both hit delicious workouts and offside punches.
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Against the course of the game, left arm spinner Harpeet Brar continued where he left off in the match against RCB to clear the Shaw set on his very first ball which spun just enough to cut the stump.
After that wicket, the Punjab managed to lower the scoring rate by almost conceding a run of over 7-10.
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However, they also needed regular wickets to stay in the game, but that never happened.
following Steve smithFalling Dhawan hit the accelerator and swept Ravi Bishnoi for a six to finish his 44th fifty in the IPL. It was followed by two to four in the same course.
From there, nothing stopped Delhi as in the end West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer (16 of 4) smashed two sixes and a four in the 18th to bring DC home with 14 balls to spare.
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Previously, Agarwal single-handedly had beaten the team beyond 160 with his crucial hit comprising eight fours and four sixes.
Delhi kept things tight on the power play, conceding 39 points and sacking Prabhsimran Singh (12) and powerful Chris Gaye (13).
Gayle missed a quick draw from Rabada after shooting the South African for a whopping six.
Agarwal, who will lead the team as Rahul recovers from acute appendicitis, stabilized the innings alongside IPL debutant Dawid Malan (26) as the two shared a 52-innings partnership.
The Capitals took full control of the game in the 14th when Axar Patel found Malan’s stumps before Deepak Hooda ran away following a shuffle with Agarwal on the other end, leaving the Punjab at 88 for four. .
Agarwal didn’t get much support from the other end afterwards, but took it upon himself to bring the team to a competitive total.
Agarwal making a small place for himself and sending Rabada for a straight six in the penultimate plus was one of the best moves up his sleeve.
He was brutal on Avesh Khan at the end of the 20th, shattering some limits and a six to end the heats in style.
The last pass lasted 23 and the Delhi Capitals fled 64 points on the last 30 balls.