Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals in today’s match. The Delhi bowlers were able to keep the Rajasthan batsmen in check. Delhi had challenged Rajasthan for a 185-run victory. But the Rajasthan team could not successfully pursue this challenge.
Rajasthan did not get off to a good start in the chase for Delhi. Rajasthan opener Jose Butler (13) could not make a big play. Butler’s dismissal saw a good partnership between Rajasthan skipper Steven Smith and Yassvi Jaiswal. The duo put on 57 for the second wicket. But Smith was dismissed this time by Delhi fast bowler Enrich Nortje and the pair broke up. Smith was able to score 24 runs this time.
Jaiswal was expected to make a big splash when Smith was dropped. Because he was well settled. But Jaiswal was dismissed for 34 not out. After Jaiswal’s dismissal, other Rajasthan batsmen could not bat for long and lost their wickets.
So far, it has been raining runs on the Sharjah pitch. But with the Rajasthan Royals bowling accurately, the Delhi Capitals batsmen failed miserably. Joffra Archer gave Delhi two early hits. Meanwhile, two Delhi batsmen were run out. Therefore, the Delhi team could not pose a big challenge to Rajasthan this time. Delhi had challenged Rajasthan for 185 runs to win this time.
Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat first. The Delhi team did not have a good start this time. Because both of their openers were dismissed early. Shikhar Dhawan was able to score five runs this time, while Prithvi was dismissed for 19 runs. Rishabh Pant, meanwhile, committed suicide by being run out, he was able to score five runs.
Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer was expected to play a big role this time. But Rajasthan’s successful Jaiswal gave up this time and showed the way to the tent by running Shreyas. Shreyas had to settle for 22 runs this time. The pair of Marcus Stoinis and Shamron Hetmirel were reading that they would give Delhi a big lead. But Marcus was caught by Rahul Tewatia off captain Steven Smith and the pair broke up. Marcus was able to score 39 runs this time.
After Marcus’ dismissal, Hetmirel was responsible for keeping Delhi’s score moving. Heitmeyer was the highest run scorer for Delhi this time. Heitmeyer hit 45 off 24 balls with one four and five sixes. Archer took three wickets in the match.