Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 17 runs to jump to fourth in the standings

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Mumbai: Needing 26 off the last over, Rahul Chahar (25* off 24) started the final over with a four off Shardul Thakur, but in the end they lost by 17 runs. Thakur returned his best IPL figures of 4 for 36 in 4 overs. And with the victory, Delhi Capitals jumped to fourth position in the points table.

Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by 17 runs in an IPL match here on Monday to inch closer towards play-offs qualification as they climbed to fourth place in the points table. Batting first, Mitchell Marsh struck a fine half-century to take Delhi Capitals to 159 for 7 after a sudden middle-order collapse. Marsh scored 63 off 48 balls with four fours and three sixes while Sarfaraz Khan (32 off 16 balls) also made useful contribution.

For Punjab Kings, Liam Livingstone bowled both off-breaks and leg-breaks to pick up 3 for 27 in 4 overs. In reply, Punjab Kings managed 142 for 9 with Axar Patel (2/14 in 4 overs), Shardul Thakur (4/36 in 3 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/14 in 3 overs) among wickets. Jitesh Sharma top-scored with 44 off 34 balls.

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