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Ravichandran Ashwin got his shoulder injured against Kings XI Punjab: BCCI/IPL

India’s senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets in his first over for Delhi Capitals against Kings XI Punjab but at the end of the same over he injured his shoulder and he had to leave the field.

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Ashwin was bowling in the last over of the powerplay. He dismissed Karun Nair and Nicholas Pooran in the same over. But when he dived in an attempt to stop a run on the last ball he got injured his shoulder. Ashwin was painfully upset and walked out of the ground along with Delhi physio Patrick.

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Earlier it was looking that he may be ruled out of the tournament. But now in the post-match presentation Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer has confirmed that Ashwin is fine and he will be ready for the next game. Here is what he said,

“I briefly spoke to Ashwin, and Ashwin said he’ll be ready for the next game, but at the end of the day it’s the physio’s decision. He [Ashwin] is a strong-minded guy, and hopefully, he’ll be available.”

About the match

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Delhi Capitals team against Kings XI Punjab in 2nd match of IPL 2020 at Dubai: IPL/BCCI

Talking about the match, Delhi Capitals wins the match in super over as IPL 2020 saw its first super over the game in 2nd match only.

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Delhi Capitals batted first after losing the toss. Despite the top order faltering in front of the brilliant bowling led by Mohammed Shami, Delhi Capitals scored a challenging score of 157 for eight in the Indian Premier League against Kings XI Punjab with a blistering batting final over from Marcus Stoinis.

Delhi managed to score 57 runs in the final three overs with Stoinis contributing significantly. He scored 53 off 21 balls which included seven fours and three sixes.

While chasing 158 runs King XI Punjab also got a disaster start. Kings XI Punjab was at 55/5 at one time and the chase was looking tough for them. But Mayank Aggarwal played a brilliant inning scoring 89 runs in just 60 balls.

But his inning went in vain after Kings XI Punjab lost in the super over after getting the match tied.


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