It was a victorious start for captain Ravichandran Ashwin as Punjab cruised to 6-wicket over Delhi at Mohali in Match 2 of Indian T20 league. Delhi did not have enough runs on board and that was visible after Gautam Gambhir and Rishabh Pant was dismissed. Chasing 167, KL Rahul provided a blistering start becoming the fastest to score Indian T20 league fifty (14 deliveries). It was then over to Karun Nair (50), David Miller (24*) and Marcus Stoinis (22*) to add the finishing touch.

Earlier, Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Zadran also broke a plethora of records on his debut. This overall clinical performance has taken Punjab to the top of the points table. Let us see how Match 2 unfolded:

Mujeeb Zadran became the youngest player to make debut in Indian T20 league. He also became the youngest to scalp a wicket on debut. Zadran ended with figures of 2 for 28 © AFP
Mujeeb Zadran became the youngest player to make debut in Indian T20 league. He also became the youngest to scalp a wicket on debut. Zadran ended with figures of 2 for 28 © AFP
Gautam Gambhir played a lone battle until Rishabh Pant came in. He scored 55 and joined David Warner for most fifties in Indian T20 league. It was Gambhir's 36th fifty in the tournament © BCCI
Gautam Gambhir played a lone battle until Rishabh Pant came in. He scored 55 and joined David Warner for most fifties in Indian T20 league. It was Gambhir’s 36th fifty in the tournament © BCCI
After Mujeeb Zadran, Mohit Sharma joined the league of taking wickets and ended with figures of 2 for 33 © BCCI
After Mujeeb Zadran, Mohit Sharma joined the league of taking wickets and ended with figures of 2 for 33 © BCCI
Ravichandran had a successful outing as the skipper of the side with his maiden win as Indian T20 league captain. He ended with wicket apiece © AFP
Ravichandran had a successful outing as the skipper of the side with his maiden win as Indian T20 league captain. He ended with wicket apiece © AFP
KL Rahul provided a blazing start to Punjab with his fastest fifty and moved past Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan. Rahul was duly awarded Man of the Match © AFP
KL Rahul provided a blazing start to Punjab with his fastest fifty and moved past Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan. Rahul was duly awarded Man of the Match © AFP
After Rahul was dismissed, Karun Nair carried the momentum and slammed his 9th Indian T20 league fifty © AFP
After Rahul was dismissed, Karun Nair carried the momentum and slammed his 9th Indian T20 league fifty © AFP
Trent Boult ended Rahul's heist and removed him for 51 © AFP
Trent Boult ended Rahul’s heist and removed him for 51 © AFP
Gautam Gambhir ploy to juggle with bowlers worked against Delhi. Rahul Tewatia ended with a wicket © AFP
Gautam Gambhir ploy to juggle with bowlers worked against Delhi. Rahul Tewatia ended with a wicket © AFP
Once Nair was gone for 50, Miller and Stoinis took over and added the finishing touch with their unbeaten 41-run stand © AFP
Once Nair was gone for 50, Miller and Stoinis took over and added the finishing touch with their unbeaten 41-run stand © AFP
Punjab owner Priety Zinta was seen pumped as always and gave a warm hug to the player of the match, Rahul © AFP
Punjab owner Priety Zinta was seen pumped as always and gave a warm hug to the player of the match, Rahul © AFP