Thursday, May 23, 2024

DC vs RR : Second straight win for Rajasthan Royals; Delhi Capitals lost by 12 runs leader


Jaipur; News Agency: Delhi showed good spirit while chasing the challenge of 186 runs set by Rajasthan Royals. However, Rajasthan won the match by 12 runs to continue their winning streak at home this season. Tristan Stubbs scored 44 off 23 balls for Delhi; But Avesh Khan did not allow Stubbs and Axar Patel to complete the challenge of scoring 17 runs in the last over. Due to this, Delhi had to face the second defeat in a row. (DC vs RR)

In the 9th match of 'IPL' on Thursday, Rajasthan Royals set a challenge of 186 runs for victory against Delhi Capitals. Taking on this challenge, Delhi Capitals lost two batsmen in the power play. Andre Berger ended Mitchell Marsh's innings for 23 runs. Berger then had Ricky Bhui also run back to zero. (DC vs RR)

Avesh Khan delivered the third blow by dismissing Delhi Capitals opener David Warner for 49 runs. Delhi were reduced to 97 for 3 in 11.2 overs. At this time the required run rate was reduced to two behind the ball and all expectations were on captain Rishabh Pant. But, Yuzvendra Chahal gave Delhi a big blow by dismissing Rishabh Pant who scored 28 off 26 balls. Trent Boult dropped a simple catch to Tristan Stubbs in the 17th over bowled by Ashwin. Stubbs then created a twist in the match by smashing 19 runs off Ashwin's over; But Avesh Khan managed to save 17 runs in the last over. Delhi reached 173 for 5.

Earlier, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and elected to bowl first. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 185 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal (5), Jos Buttler (11) returned cheaply to put pressure on the home team. Then the Rajasthan team ended the powerplay with a slow run.

Skipper Sanju Samson (15) also couldn't do anything special; But Rian Parag, who came to bat in the middle order, ruled the field. He woke up the home fans with his half-century. Parag top-scored, hitting an unbeaten 84 off 45 balls with 6 sixes and 7 fours. Pollen washed Enrique Nortje well. Parag scored 25 runs in Northje's last over from Delhi. He scored 4,4,6,4,6 and 1 run off the last ball. He R. Ashwin (29), Dhruv Jurrell (20) and Shimrom Hetmyer helped with 14 not out. Rajasthan scored 185 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs.

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