RR Vs DC match today was a scintillating one. In this highly anticipated match-up, the Delhi Capitals faced off against the Rajasthan Royals at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Saturday. With both teams looking to secure their first win of the season, tensions were high as the two sides took the field.
Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bat first, a decision that would prove crucial as they went on to score an impressive 199/4. The opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler got Rajasthan off to a flying start, putting on 98 runs before Jaiswal was removed by Mukesh Kumar in the 9th over for a quickfire 60(31).
Despite this setback, Rajasthan Royals managed to maintain their momentum thanks to some big hitting from Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer towards the end of the innings. Buttler was eventually caught-and-bowled by Mukesh for a well-made 79(51), while Hetmyer remained unbeaten on 39(21).
RR Vs DC – Poor start by DC leads to defeat
In response, Delhi got off to a disastrous start, losing Prithvi Shaw and Manish Pandey in consecutive balls to the bowling of Trent Boult. Things went from bad to worse for Delhi as they lost three wickets and managed only 38 runs in the powerplay. Ravichandran Ashwin added to Delhi’s misery by picking up two wickets in quick succession.
Despite the early setbacks, Lalit Yadav and David Warner put on a valiant effort, adding 64 runs for the fourth wicket. However, Boult struck again, removing Lalit for a well-played 38(24). Following his dismissal, Delhi lost their momentum and could only manage 142/9 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chahal picks 3 wickets
Warner was the standout performer for Delhi, scoring a gritty 55-ball 65. However, his efforts were not enough as Rajasthan secured a commanding 57-run victory.
The result leaves Delhi Capitals still searching for their first win of the season, while Rajasthan Royals will be buoyed by their impressive performance. With plenty of cricket still to be played, both teams will be looking to build on this result and push for a spot in the playoffs.
In the end, it was a thrilling contest that showcased the very best of T20 cricket. Fans can look forward to more exciting matches as the IPL season continues to unfold.
RR Vs DC : Highlights
Powerplay (1-6 Overs) :-
RR- 68/0 (11.3 rpo, 14×4, 0x6) || DC- 38/3 (6.3 rpo, 6×4, 0x6)
Middle Overs (7-15 Overs) :-
RR – 62/3(6.8 rpo, 4×4, 2×6) || DC- 75/2 (8.3 rpo, 7×4, 0x6)
Death Overs (16-20 Overs) :-
RR- 69/1 (13.8 rpo, 5×4, 5×6) || DC- 29/4 (5.8 rpo, 2×4, 0x6)