Preity Zinta watches Kings XI Punjab overpower Delhi Capitals in Dubai - in pictures

Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten century not enough to secure victory for Delhi

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Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten century went in vain as Kings XI Punjab easily defeated Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Tuesday.

Delhi opener Dhawan remained unbeaten on 106 from just 61 balls, with 12 fours and three sixes as the Capitals posted 164-5.

It was a one-man effort from Delhi as every other batsman barely went beyond a run a ball.

It became clear the total was not going to be adequate as first Chris Gayle (29 from 13 balls) and Nicholas Pooran (53 from 28) blasted nine fours and five sixes between them to make the chase a walk in the park.

Punjab reached the target with five wickets and six balls in hand. Co-owner Preity Zinta was in the stands on Tuesday as she watched her team coast to victory and rise to fifth in the table with their fourth win.

The win was in stark contrast to their previous match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday that required two Super Overs to decide the winner. Punjab eventually prevailed there and captain KL Rahul was glad to get a straightforward win for a change.

"My heart keeps reaching new limits every game but yeah it is nice to finish it in the 19th over for once," Rahul said.

"I didn't sleep a whole lot after that Sunday game. Took a long time to sink in. Kept thinking all night how we could have closed it off before the Super Over. But it keeps us humble."

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