The IPL was suspended on 4 May after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported in its bubble.
IPL 2021: Hosting tournament in India was a right call, situation deteriorated quickly, says PBKS co-owner Ness Wadia
The Indian Premier League was on Tuesday suspended indefinitely after multiple COVID-19 cases were reported in its bio-bubble, ending a month-long relatively smooth run for cricket's most glamorous event in the middle of a raging pandemic.
The 30-year-old from Bengaluru, who is leading the side in place of regular skipper KL Rahul, slammed a 58-ball 99 to single-handedly take Punjab to 166 for six after losing wickets in a bunch in the middle overs.
IPL 2021: Shikhar Dhawan powers Delhi to dominant win over Punjab as Mayank Agarwal's unbeaten 99 goes in vain
For Punjab Kings, it was their fifth loss in eight games, summing up their inconsistent run so far.
Highlights PBKS vs DC, IPL 2021, Match 29, Full Cricket Score: Dhawan's unbeaten 69 takes Delhi to 7-wicket win
IPL 2021, Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Delhi Capitals (DC): Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings by 7-wickets to go top of the IPL points table.
IPL 2021: KL Rahul diagnosed with acute appendicitis, flies to Mumbai for surgery; Mayank Agarwal to lead Punjab Kings
PTI has learnt that Mayank Agarwal will lead the side in Rahul''s absence, starting with tonight''s match against Delhi Capitals here.
For Capitals, there is a chance of veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra making a comeback into the playing XI after DC watched Bishnoi get so much success in the past few games.
Here's all you need to know about the 26th match of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals.
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IPL 2021: RCB coach Simon Katich defends out-of-form Yuzvendra Chahal, says his place is not under scanner
With only four wickets in seven games at an economy rate of 8.26, it will be difficult for RCB to persist with Chahal for far too long.
Harpreet Brar dismissed Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers as PBKS defeated RCB by 34 runs.
Playing just his fourth IPL game, Harpreet Brar took three crucial wickets in Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers while conceding just two runs in two overs to post figures of 3/19.
Batting first, PBKS posted 179/5 and defeated RCB by 34 runs.
The win took Punjab (6) to fifth place behind Mumbai Indians (6) in the points table from the sixth place, while RCB (10) remained at number three.
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Pooran, who has played all the six matches for PBKS so far in IPL 2021, expressed his desire to play a part after his franchise too pledged support by providing oxygen concentrators.
IPL 2021: PBKS' inconsistent batting in focus as KL Rahul and Co have task cut out against high-flying RCB
Smarting from a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, it will not be an easy task for a struggling Punjab side to stand up to the challenge thrown by an RCB team, which has been firing on all cylinders.
Here's all you need to know about the 26th match of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
IPL 2021: It's not nice to be honest, watching from afar, says KKR's Eoin Morgan on India's COVID-19 situation
With the second wave of the pandemic wreaking havoc, IPL is witnessing player pull-outs due to fear of bubble fatigue at one end and a generous donation of $50,000 to buy oxygen cylinders from Pat Cummins.
Unless they are able to show more consistency in their batting, Punjab Kings will have to get used to hanging around at or near the bottom of the standings.