It was an evening of mixed feelings for Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran, who was guilty of sloppy misfielding, involved in a run-out before he redeemed himself with a decisive 27-ball fifty in the Indian Premier League encounter against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Tuesday.

Off the second ball of Delhi’s innings, Shikhar Dhawan cut away a Glenn Maxwell length ball but Pooran didn’t collect the ball cleanly and conceded a boundary. Dhawan went on to score an unbeaten hundred, becoming the first batsman in IPL history to hit two consecutive tons.

Shikhar Dhawan becomes first batsman to hit two hundreds in two consecutive IPL matches


Later, chasing 165, a miscommunication between Pooran and Mayank Agarwal resulted in the latter being caught short of his crease. Pooran pushed a Ravichandran Ashwin ball wide off the off-spinner and took off for a single. Agarwal…

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