DC vs RR Highlights, IPL Match Today: Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs
IPL 2020 Highlights, Delhi Capitals (DC) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): The Delhi Capitals fast bowler held their nerves in the death overs to lead them to an impressive 13-run win over the Rajasthan Royals. The victory took the Capitals on the top of the points table with 12 points in 8 matches. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Norje, and Tushar Deshpande were brilliant by giving away only 25 runs in the last 5 overs to close out the match. Shikhar Dhawan(57) and Shreyas Iyer(53) slammed half centuries but Jofra Archer’s (3/19) brilliant bowling with the new ball and at the death ensured Delhi Capitals could only manage 161 for 7 in the Indian Premier League match in Dubai. Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai. Rishabh Pant did not clear the fitness test so Alex Carey will continue to keep wickets for Delhi Capitals. DC handed debut to right-arm pacer Tushar Deshpande in place of Harshal Patel. Royals on the other hand, went in with an unchanged side.
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A superb last over by Tushar Deshpande, he finishes off with the wicket of Shreyas Gopal and the Delhi Capitals have won the match by 13 runs. They conceded only 25 runs in the last 5 overs. If we thought the Royals death-bowling was good, the Capitals’ one was better.
Wow what a terrific effort in the long off boundary from Ajinkya Rahane. He hold on to the catch but released the ball as soon as he realised he was falling over.
A simple catch in the covers, no timing on that shot from Jofra Archer. The two gun-pacers of the Delhi Capitals - Rabada and Nortje - are closing this match out here.
A single to finish. Just 4 runs off the 18th over and the important wicket of Robin Uthappa in it. Anrich Nortje you beauty. The equation has come down to 25 off 12 balls now.
BOWLED! A yorker at 150. You can’t get deadlier than that. Robin Uthappa had no chance of keeping that one out after he had danced down the track. The Capitals are well and truly in it.
Excellent shot from Rahul Tewatia. He sensed Rabada is going to bowl a bouncer, kept his weight on the backfoot and just ramped it over the keeper’s head for a boundary. Important boundary, RR now need 29 runs in the last 3 overs.
Four dots and only two singles - That’s Ravi Ashwin for you. The equation has just got very interesting now after that tidy over. The Royals need 37 runs off 24 balls with 5 wicket in hand.
8 runs from Tushar Deshpande’s over and there should’ve been a wicket but for that drop catch. So the Royals now need 39 runs off 30 balls, one would think they should get these runs.
Of that could prove to be very costly miss. It was pulled straight to Anrich Nortje at fine leg and he drops it despite setting himself up nicely underneath it, disappointment from the debutant Tushar Deshpande.
Sold down the river. That was a terrible c all from Robin Uthappa. He hit it straight back to the bowler Axar Patel and started to run, when Parag responded he sent him back. The young man had no chance of coming back. Good work from Patel too, he knocked the stumps down.
A six and a four from Uthappa’s bat in that Anrich Nrotje over, 11 runs from it. At the end of 13 over the Royals have reached 110 for 4, need 52 off 42 balls.
Short and wide from Nortje and Uthappa cuts it away to the right of Rahane at point. No chance for the deep cover fielder, it was a very well-timed shot from the experienced campaigner.
BOWLED! Straight through, a big roar from Axar Patel. It’s revenge for him. He was hit for his first two sixes in this IPL by Samson and now he has come back to get his wicket. it was definitely bit too close to cut. Samson has to go.
Didn Robin Uthappa change his course while running after seeing the throw, that is what will be checked by the third umpire. From the replays, it looks like he had turned his back before Shikhar Dhawan threw the ball And yes, the third umpire rules it not out. It was actually clever from Uthappa. He knew that the throw would be towards him, so changed his line and got his timing right.
Tushar Deshpande has got his maiden IPL wicket and it’s the bug one of Ben Stokes. It was a slower delivery, Stokes, who charged down the wicket, did not pick it. he ended up giving up a simple catch to long on. RR: 86/3
Only 4 singles, that’s a very good over from the experienced R Ashwin and he almost forced the false shot from Stokes. We are halfway through and RR at 85 for 2, needing 77 off 60 balls.
The most economical bowler of DC is going the journey today. It was a short one, Samson hopped on the backfoot in the wink of an eye and pulled it away deep into the stands. Royals: 81 for 2 after 9 overs.
Reverse sweep played to perfection by Ben Stokes. He is a master at these type of shots. Nothing much wrong from Axar Patel, Stokes just played with the field and got enough connection to get it over the in-field for a boundary. RR:74/2
That was a hit me ball from Ashwin. It was on the pads with the fine leg up and Ben Stokes is too good a player to let that opportunity go. He pulls it away over fine leg for a boundary.
That’s huge! A monstrous six from Sanju Samson’s bat. He dances down the track, reaches the pitch of the ball hits it deep into the stands, that’s almost as big as the six MS Dhoni hit last night.
A calm end to the powerplay after a high-octane start, 7 runs from Kagiso Rabada’s 2nd over. The Rajasthan Royals have reached 50 for 2 after 6 overs.
DC captain Shreyas Iyer has walked off the field grabbing his left shoulder. He dived to save the ball in the last ball of the fifth over and in the process jarred his shoulder with the ground. He looked to be in some pain while walking off. And looks it will be Shikhar Dhawan who will take over the captaincy for the time being.
Three balls over 150, that is becoming a quite a norm for Anrich Nrotje here. Only 3 runs from it, time to rebuild for the Rajasthan Royals.
Steve Smith’s short innings came to an end as Ashwin takes a catch off his own bowling. He could only manage one run off 4 balls. Sanju Samson comes into bat. RR 40/2 after 4 overs.
He was going for big runs with Buttler smashing the ball all over the park. But the South African made an impressive comeback by castling Buttler.RR 37/1 after 3 overs.
It was an effortless glance from Jos Buttler and it travelled all the way for a six. RR needs Buttler to fire today.
Ben Stokes has smashed a four off the bowling of Tushar Deshpande.
That was creamed through the covers. Both Stokes and Buttler have got off the mark with superbly timed shots. This was a fuller length delivery from Rabada, Buttler transfers his weight beautifully to the front foot and just strokes it through the covers.
WOW what a start to the RR innings. Archer had started off by dismissing Prithvi Shaw and now Ben Stokes starts with a scorching flick shot off Rabada for a boundary.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will begin the RR chase and Kagiso Rabada will start the proceedings for Delhi Capitals.
2 wickets in the last 3 balls and Delhi Capitals finish with 161 for 7 after 20 overs. It has been a brilliant performance by the death-ball bowlers of Rajasthan Royals bowlers. Jofra Archer has been outstanding, with figures of 3 for 19.
3 balls of the 19th over bowled and DC managed to score only 4 runs from it. Alex Carey and Axar Patel can’t find the boundaries, really good stuff from Unadkat.
OUT! Wonderful stuff by Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer ends up with three wickets. 14 dots in his 4 overs. Marcus Stoinis has to go. Delhi Capitals 153/5 with only 1 over to go.
Pinpoint yorkers from Kartik Tyagi, only 5 runs from the over. Delhi are not getting the finish here. They are 148 for 4 after 18 overs.
Alex Carey made room and hit that Jofra Archer bouncer for a flat six. That’s what he can do when he gets going and DC would be hoping he gets going tonight.
OUT! What a way to end a magnificent over from Kartik Tyagi. It was full outside off, Iyer went for a big heave, got a top edge and Jofra Archer takes a good running catch. Iyer has to go for a well-made 53. DC: 132/4 with only 4 overs to go now.
That was mighty close but the third umpire rules it in favour of Shreyas Iyer and Delhi Capitals and rightly so. Ben Stokes feet touched the ground before he could release the ball and so it’s a six, it also brings up Iyer’s fifty off 40 balls.
SIX! That came out of nowhere. Shreyas Iyer had been playing second-fiddle to Dhawan for a long time but now he is set and he shows what he can. A length ball from Unadkat and KIIyer just slogs it over long on for a six. He has also brought up 1000 runs in the IPL as captain.
1000 runs and counting as Captain for @ShreyasIyer15