The Delhi Capitals show their quality and outclass the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. When the match was hanging in the balance in the last few overs Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada once again stood up for their side.
The prolific fast bowling duo bowled hard lengths and made it impossible for RR batsmen to chase down 162. Debutant Tushar Deshpande too impressed on his debut as he in his 4 overs gave away 37 runs but also picked 2 wickets.
Delhi Capitals Win By 13 Runs
No heroics from Rahul Tewatia in the end as DC registered their 6th win of IPL 2020. The RR batting lineup kept losing wickets in the run chase and always stayed behind the asking rate. Eventually, they fell short by 13 runs at Dubai.
Previously in the first innings DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer led the charge with the bat and scored a well-constructed half-century. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan also continued his good form and contributed with a fine knock of 57.
It Was A Team Effort – Shikhar Dhawan
However later in the field, Iyer injured his shoulder and couldn’t take further part in the match. In his absence, Shikhar Dhawan captained the side well and shuffled his bowlers intelligently.
After the win, DC once again climb at the top of the IPL 2020 table. Here’s what the Delhi Capitals stand-in captain Shikhar Shawan had to say in the post-match presentation.
“He’s (Iyer) in pain but his shoulder is moving. We’ll get a proper report tomorrow. One moment it was quiet even and to pick it back from there was a team effort. Was important we stayed positive as a team. Knew their batting isn’t deep.
“Knew if we got their top-order we can get them. Every time we want them to deliver they’re delivering. The courage he showed, line and length he bowled was amazing (Deshpande). Have to keep the momentum. Long tournament. Will keep the process going”, Shikhar Dhawan post the win against Rajasthan Royals.