Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs today. After this victory, the Delhi team got to push the Mumbai Indians. See exactly what has changed in the multiplication table after this victory of Delhi.
Before this match, Delhi had played seven matches. In these seven matches, Delhi had won five matches and lost two matches. Therefore, the Delhi team was second in the table. But in today’s match, Delhi beat Rajasthan by 13 runs in the last over. With this victory, Delhi has got two points. Therefore, after the victory, Delhi has pushed Mumbai Indians in the table. Because after this victory, Delhi has topped the table. Therefore, Mumbai will have to settle for second place. Also, Delhi has become the first team to score 12 points in the IPL so far. Therefore, with 12 points, Delhi team is at the top position.
Before this match, Rajasthan had played seven matches. Rajasthan had won three of the seven matches, while they had lost four of them. In today’s match, Rajasthan lost to Delhi. So now Rajasthan has lost five out of eight matches. Prior to this match, Rajasthan was ranked seventh in the table. Even after this defeat, their seventh position in the table remains.
Chasing Delhi’s challenge, Rajasthan got off to a stormy start with Jose Butler. But Butler was not able to make a big play this time. Butler hit 22 off nine balls with three fours and a six. Steven Smith, who came to bat after Butler’s dismissal, was able to score only one run this time. R. Ashwin showed him the way to the tent.
After Smith’s dismissal, openers Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson batted well for some time. The duo put on a 46-run stand for the third wicket. But Tushar Deshpande, playing his first match for Delhi, broke the deadlock. Stokes went on to take a big hit on Snow’s bowling. But his shot was missed and Delhi got a big win this time. Stokes hit 41 off 35 balls with six fours.
Sanju was in charge of the team after Stokes was dismissed. But after that, Sanju could not stay on the pitch for long. This time Akshar Patel tripped Sanju. Sanju hit 25 off 18 balls with two sixes. After Sanju’s dismissal, Robin Uthappa, who has not been in form till now, showed a strong batting pattern. But at the crucial moment, Uthappa was dismissed and the pressure on Rajasthan increased. Uthappa scored 32 off 27 balls.
Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries in the match against Rajasthan Royals. The duo washed the Rajasthan bowlers well this time. Dhawan and Iyer’s half-centuries helped Delhi to a 162-run victory over Rajasthan. Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first. But this time, Delhi did not start well. Because on the first ball, they got a big shock in the form of Prithvi Shaw. After that, Ajinkya Rahane came to bat. But Ajinkyalaha did not play well in this match either. Ajinkya could score only 2 runs in this match.
After Prithvi and Ajinkya hit two wickets, Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer came to bat. This time Dhawan and Iyer also had a good partnership. The duo put on a crucial 85-run stand for the third wicket this time around to give the team a good shape. Dhawan also hit a half-century this time. But after scoring a half-century, Dhawan could not bat for long on the pitch. Dhawan hit 57 off 33 balls with six fours and two sixes. This was the best score of the Delhi team.
After Dhawan’s dismissal, Shreyas Iyer took all the responsibility of the team on his shoulders. Iyer celebrated his half-century with a six. But after scoring a half-century, Iyer could not bat for long. Iyer was caught by Karthik Tyagi of Rajasthan and Joffra Archerkarvi. Iyer hit 53 off 43 balls with three fours and two sixes. After Iyer’s dismissal, Marcus Stoinis was unable to bat this time. Marcus was able to score 18 off 19 balls. If Marcus had batted well, Delhi could have reached 170-180, but this time Marcus failed miserably.