RR vs DC as it happened…
Captaincy Snatched, plenty of questions raised, well answered them pretty well by Ajinkya Rahane by a blistering ton after 7 years in VIVO IPL.
Delhi Capitals won toss at the Royals Fortress and chose to field.
Rajasthan Royals had a quality start despite losing Sanju early, but Ajinkya Rahane and Skipper both had a different mood as they managed a partnership of 130 runs that to with maintaining a run rate close to 10 and right at the time when it was appearing like a score of 215+ Axar got Steve trapped who managed a fluent knock of 50 runs and what followed like previous matches Royals found it hard to maintain the momentum and kept losing wickets on other hand while Ajinkya lasted till the End with a beautiful 100 and Royals managed a total of 191 on the board which despite of slow run rate in last overs appeared to be a very good total on a ground where the average par score was just 159.
Delhi Capitals came into the game in second innings really well, ready to produce the goods which seemed perfectly through Shikhar’s knock who managed a quick half ton and continued his form which he regained in last match.
After the power play Rajasthan attacked the Capitals and took 2 important wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer but instead of seeming like Royals getting a hold of the match it happened to be a further loosening the hold as Rishabh Pant gathered his lost form and played turnaround knock of unbeaten 78 in just 36 deliveries and clinched the match from the hands of Royals. Not to forget a sensible knock from the young guy not so young in the business though-Prithvi Shaw who missed a well-deserved half century but has gathered eyes of many with his supporting innings firstly for Shikhar Dhawan then with Rishabh Pant.
After the victory the Delhi Capitals are now at the top of the table and on a rim of qualifying for the playoffs after 7 years whereas the last qualifier’s Rajasthan Royals are almost out of the race of playoffs or on the extremity as now even if they manage to win all of their remaining matches still they will be dependent of the other results.
The match not just bought elation for the DC and their fans but also for the Indian Cricket team and their fans as their one opener has found his momentum though the other one is still in search.