Toss: Delhi won the toss and opted to
samson & Ajinkya Rahane comes out to open
out – run out!
let down by opener Rahane here. Run out before even facing a ball. Rahane’s
call, Samson is left stranded halfway on the pitch only for Kagiso Rabada to
nail the direct-hit. “Absolute waste of a wicket!” You can say that.
gets a life!
It was a
perfect set-up as Axar Patel darted it around middle and leg-stump, Rahane
sweeps it and found Ishant Sharma waiting at short fine leg. And ka-boom, it’s
down. Next two balls from Axar to Rahane: 6, 4. The moment’s gone.
end of powerplay RR 52/1
on 40* off 25. Who would have imagined? That dropped catch might seems to have
shaken Rahane up.
Fifty for Rahane off just 32 balls
partnership off just 58 balls. Even Smith has come into his own now, using his
wrists to place boundaries through point. Even Amit Mishra couldn’t contain the
highest second wicket partnership for Rajasthan Royals
out for smith!
there off only 31 balls and mistimes one to Morris on the ropes soon after.
Axar strikes. Partnership is 130* off 71 already. And you must know about the
lap shot that Rahane played off Morris. SIX OVER FINE LEG!
Out to a
full toss. Fails to find power and timing, and finds Shreyas Iyer in the deep.
Chris Morris with the wicket. RR 157/3
stuns with a 58-ball hundred
you call a man who was dropped on 16, only to miraculously rediscover his
timing? Ajinkya Rahane. At least for today. Ishant Sharma won’t possibly be
able to make up for that drop. Rahane has looked imperious. Timing, placement,
and intent – as Sanjay Manjrekar pointed out.
Royals get to 191/6
thanks to Ajinkya Rahane, who sparkled in his innings of 105* off 63. Steven
Smith made 50 off 32 balls, but the others were disappointed. Ben Stokes made 8
off 8 and Sanju Samson, for little fault of his own, was run out before facing
a ball. You could say that they could have gotten more here. Only 56 runs in
last 7 overs. Good pitch, dew around, so it should be an interesting chase. But
Delhi Capitals not the best exponents of that, so we’ll see how it pans out.
Join us back after this short break!
struggling at the other end but not Dhawan, who warmed up with a six and a four
in Dhawal Kulkarni’s first over. Can Delhi Capitals chase this? Would be
thrilling to watch that chase. They have the pitch to do that.
drops Shaw on 10
Ashton Turner’s greatest outing in a cricket match. Misjudged pull from Prithvi
Shaw and it’s coming straight to him at deepish mid-wicket. Dropped.
falls after fifty
half-century for him, his fastest in IPL ever, but he falls soon after. Steps
out and is deceived by Shreyas Gopal, who hurls it wider and gets him stumped.
WICKET: Shreyas Iyer falls
the day for him. And 17-year-old Riyan Parag becomes the second-youngest to get
a wicket in the IPL. Gets Iyer miscuing the big hit to deep mid-wicket. DC 77/2
falls as well
39. All he needed was to give the strike back to Rishabh Pant. But he went for
the big hit, lost his wicket and also stacked up a dot ball for his side. Riyan
Parag with a good catch under pressure. 31 needed off 20.
don’t come off
times have we seen that this season? Shaw backs away, the full toss hits the
bails, lights them up.. and they don’t come off. Something’s wrong with the
bails this season.
keeps Delhi in with the chase
a fifty off 26 balls and is looking strong for more. Shaw has kept one end
taught, scoring 42 off 36 balls. 41 runs needed off last 4 overs.
successive ducks in T20
Turner, oh Ashton Turner. Third consecutive duck in IPL. A slower ball from
Ishant, and he’s found extra cover. DC 163/4
does his job
off 5 balls and holes out in the deep. Despite that wicket, Dhawal Kulkarni
comes up with an average over, conceding 13 runs in the 18th over. 17 needed
odd 2 overs. It’s Delhi’s game to lose.
beat Rajasthan by 6 wickets
Pant has done it for Delhi Capitals. A phenomenal innings of 78* off 36 balls.
With Prithvi Shaw set from one end, Pant could slide into his innings with ease
and could attack right away. And unlike other times, he stayed till the end.
Ajinkya Rahane scored a superb 58-ball hundred but Rajasthan Royals scored only
56 runs in last 7 overs, and that came back to haunt them.
Man of the match: Rishab Pant for his unbeaten match winning knock of 78*