In house of simply six days, Rajasthan Royals have twice been undone by Delhi Capitals within the ongoing IPL 2020 – the primary at their looking floor in Sharjah, their solely loss on the venue this season, and second on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium on Wednesday. The defeat, by a margin of 16 runs, solely added to their current woes, though not affecting their place within the factors desk, the place they nonetheless stand seventh with simply three wins from eight video games. Delhi, in the meantime, survived, regardless of scoring simply 32 runs of their final 5 overs, to as soon as once more go high of the desk.
With an skilled set batsman in, within the type of Robin Uthappa with 32 off 25 and a death-over marauder in Rahul Tewatia on the crease, Rajasthan appeared set to chase 29 off the final three overs. However the pair succumbed to the deadly mixture of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada so as to add simply seven extra to the board for the lack of Uthappa.
Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer hit stroke-filled half-centuries however Delhi Capitals misplaced momentum in the direction of the tip to be restricted to 161 for seven towards Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League match right here on Wednesday.
The final 5 overs of the Delhi Capitals innings yielded solely 32 runs and so they misplaced 4 wickets, a sign how they missed Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer.
DC had a disastrous begin to its innings after opting to bat because it misplaced Prithvi Shaw off the primary ball of the match with a gem of a supply from Jofra Archer (three/19) that jagged again in after pitching and crashed into the center stump after getting an inside edge.
To make issues worse for DC, Ajinkya Rahane was holed out to Robin Uthappa off Archer at mid-on an over later.
However then skipper Iyer (53 off 43) joined palms with Dhawan (57 off 33) and the duo initially performed cautiously earlier than opening as much as take DC ahead.
They shared 85 runs for the third wicket off 55 balls to maintain DC’s momentum going after the early jolts.
Dhawan appeared in nice nick from the onset, usually discovering the boundary together with his trademark pulls and photographs sq. off the off facet.
Within the course of he scored his 39th fifty within the IPL off simply 30 balls however quickly after reaching the feat he departed whereas attempting to drive the pacer, caught at brief third man by Kartik Tyagi off leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal.
His runs got here off 33 balls which had six boundaries and two hits over the fence.
After Dhawan’s dismissal, Iyer took the onus on himself and upped the ante with some lusty hits and within the course of acquired to his fifty off 40 balls within the 15th over bowled by Jaydev Unadkat, that yielded 17 runs, together with two sixes.
However quickly after, Iyer departed, caught by Archer at long-off off Kartik Tyagi as he went for an additional huge hit.