Delhi Capitals loved a 13-run victory in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday which took the aspect to the highest of the desk in IPL 2020. Shikhar Dhawan, the stand-in captain for DC after Shreyas Iyer’s injury-induced absence, scored an vital half-century earlier than their bowlers held the Royals in a powerful efficiency.
Batting first, DC placed on 161/7 on the scoreboard, earlier than proscribing the RR to 148/eight, because of sensible dying overs bowling from the DC pacers. Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel had been additionally on the highest of the sport, taking a wicket a bit.
After the sport, Dhawan and Anrich Nortje talked concerning the recreation and opened up on their performances.
Dhawan performed a comparatively aggressive innings within the recreation in opposition to RR, scoring 57 off 33 deliveries.
“Feels nice to have back-to-back fifties. Right this moment, we had been two wickets down, I knew wicket was taking part in a bit gradual so it was vital to cash-in on the primary six overs. It was a aware effort from my aspect and simply unleash my pictures. Glad that it went my approach,” stated Dhawan.
The DC opener additionally heaped reward on pacer Tushar Deshpande, who made his debut yesterday.
“It was good to see Tushar responding so properly and calmly within the heated moments. That Stokes’ wicket was a game-changer for us,” stated Dhawan.
Anrich Nortje, in the meantime, recorded the quickest supply within the 2020 version of the match (156.2 km/h) throughout the match. It is usually the quickest pace recorded in IPL since 2012. His seething tempo grew to become the discuss of social media however he solely realised that he had damaged the file after the sport.
“I heard about it after the sport, did not learn about it on the time. However sure, I used to be working laborious to attempt to get the tempo up. I have been working laborious on entrance arm and different easy stuff. Comfortable to get the tempo behind it however clearly, you continue to wish to land the ball in the correct areas, in order that’s a very powerful factor,” stated Nortje.