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