- The Delhi team scored 147 for 8 wickets on the basis of Pant’s Fifty.
- Unadkat (3 wickets) and Mustafizur (two wickets) bowled strong for Rajasthan.
- In reply, Rajasthan did not start well and 5 wickets fell for 42 runs.
- After this, David Miller stole the half century and Maurice gave the victory by hitting a fast unbeaten 36 runs.
In the 7th match of the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals registered a thrilling win over Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets. In the match, captain Rishabh Pant’s 51 runs in 32 balls, Delhi scored 147 runs for 8 wickets. In response, Rajasthan’s top-4 players put their arms in front of Team Delhi’s fast bowlers, but the most expensive sold after David Miller, Chris Morris, won the team by stormy batting in the last two overs. Got it done. This is his first win in the tournament.
For him, David Miller scored the highest innings of 62 runs in 43 balls, while Maurice smashed an unbeaten 36 off 4 balls in 18 balls. He hit a winning six. Jaydev Unadkat remained unbeaten after scoring 11 runs in 7 balls. On the other hand, Avesh Khan took 3 wickets from Delhi, while Kagiso Rabada and Chris Woakes picked up two wickets each.
Maurice rained runs in the last two overs
In the 19th over, Chris Maurice thrilled Rabada into the match, hitting two sixes. Rajasthan needed 12 runs to win in the last over. In the 20th over, Maurice scored two runs off the first ball of Tom Karan, while the next ball was six at the backward square leg. Now Rajasthan needed 4 runs in 4 balls. Maurice gave the team victory by blowing a six off the fourth ball.
Thrill of delhi innings
The bowling performance of the bowlers led by Jaydev Unadkat led the Rajasthan Royals to hold the Delhi Capitals to 147 for eight in the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. Unadkat took three for 15 in four overs while Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets for 29 runs. For Delhi, captain Rishabh Pant scored 51 runs before he was run out. Apart from them, only Tom Karan (21) and Lalit Yadav (20) were able to touch the 20-run mark.
Delhi batsmen could not put a single six
The exact bowling of the Royals can be gauged from the fact that Delhi’s innings did not take a single six. Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and invited Delhi to bat first and their bowlers left no stone unturned to justify their decision. In the second over of the innings, Unadkat gave a good start to the Royals by getting Prithvi Shaw (02) caught by David Miller at the backward point with a slow ball.
This is how the early wickets fell
Opener Shikhar Dhawan (09) hit a four off Chetan Sakariya but his best catch was caught by wicketkeeper Samson off Unadkat. Pant opened the account with fours on Unadkat but the fast bowler caught Ajinkya Rahane (08) in the next over with his own ball and Delhi scored 36 for three in six overs. In the next over, Mustafizur gave a fourth blow to Delhi by sending Marcus Stoinis to the pavilion without opening the account.
Pant and Lalit Yadav handled the innings
Pant and debutant Lalit Yadav then took over the innings. Yadav opened the account with two fours on the most expensive player of the IPL auction, Chris Maurice. Pant welcomed Rahul Tewatia with four fours. 20 runs scored in this over. Pant completed a 30-ball half-century with a four over Mustafizur. He, however, was run out with an accurate throw from the bowler in an attempt to steal a quick run in Parag’s next over. He hit nine fours in his 32-ball innings.
The century of Delhi’s runs was completed in the 15th over but in the same over from Maurice, Tewatia took a great catch of Yadav (20), running back from mid on. Tom Karan (21) and Chris Woakes (15 not out) played some attractive shots in the final overs to bring the team score to close to 150 runs.
Like Delhi, Rajasthan too has its initial setback
Rajasthan Royals started chasing the target, similar to Delhi. Half of his pavilion returned to score 42 runs. Chris Woakes led the opening pair Jose Butler (2) and Manan Vohra (9) in the third over, while in the fourth over Kagiso Rabada showed captain Sanju Samson the path of the pavilion on a personal score of just 4 runs.
Half innings returned for 42 runs.
Shivam Dubey (2) and Ryan Parag (2) were followed by Avesh Khan in the 8th and 10th overs respectively. In this way, the team’s score was 42 runs for 5 wickets. Here David Miller and Rahul Teotia took over and took the team’s score closer to 100 runs. David Miller was batting aggressively from the start and looked to lead the team to victory, but once again the wicket fell at the other end. On the team score of 90, Rahul Tewatia (19) was caught by Rabada at the hands of Lalit Yadav.
Miller’s struggling Fifty between falling wickets
David Miller completed the half-century in 40 balls amid falling wickets at one end and pressure to increase the run pace. After two consecutive sixes to Avesh Khan in the 16th over, Lalit Yadav was caught out. He scored 62 runs in 43 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes. After this, Chris Maurice and Jaydev Unadkat took over and returned to win the team.