LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD (TARGET FOR RR: 162)Nortje is back into the attack. This is his third over. End of OVER 12: 4 runs and a wicket off Axar’s over. RR 99/4Riyan Parag comes to the creaseOVERS 11.4: WICKET!
Axar castles Sanju Samson for 25. Big wicket for DC. Arm bowl from Axar. The bowler is pumped up. Top work from him. Sanju is dejected. RR 97/4
OVERS 10.2: WICKET! Tushar Deshpande ends Ben Stokes’ stay at 41 runs. What a moment for the debutant. His first IPL wicket is BEN STOKES. He exults in celebration. Stokes plays this towards long on but fails to connect well. Easy catch for Lalit Yadav (sub) at boundary ropes. RR 86/3
9 overs gone! RR 81/2, need 81 in 66 balls
OVERS 8.6: SIX! Sanju goes over the deep mid wicket region. That’s a powerful hit. Axar isn’t happy.
Axar starts his second over.
End of OVER 8: 8 runs off Ashwin’s over. RR 67/2
OVERS 7.2: FOUR! Poor delivery from Ashwin. Stokes shuffles and plays this towards backward square leg.
End of OVER 7: 9 runs off Axar’s over. RR 59/2
OVERS 6.3: SIX! Whoaa..!! What a shot from Sanju. He picks the length and dispatches the ball straight down the ground.
OVERS 5.2: FOUR! Stokes nails this towards mid wicket region. Superb shot from Stokes.
Rabada starts his second over.
5 overs gone! 3 runs off Nortze’s over. RR 43/2
Sanju Samson comes to the crease
OVERS 3.6: WICKET! Ashwin removes Smith for 1. What a delivery from him. Brilliant caught and bowled by Ashwin. Smith isn’t happy. RR 40/2
Ashwin comes into the attack.
End of OVER 3: 16 runs off Nortze’s over. RR 37/1
Steve Smith comes to the crease
OVERS 3: WICKET! Nortze gets his man. Nortze castles Buttler for 22. The dangerous Buttler gone. Big wicket for DC. Nortze exults in celebration. DC 37/1
OVERS 2.5: FOUR! Butter hits back-to-back boundary off Nortze.
OVERS 2.1: SIX! Nortze to Buttler. And the England batsman says Thank you very much in his typical style. He picks the length and smashes the bowler over long on. RR 27/0
Anrich Nortze comes into the attack.
End of OVER 2: 11 runs off Tushar’s over. RR 21/0
OVERS 1.4: FOUR! Stokes walks down and plays this beautifully through cover. What a shot from him.
OVERS 1.2: FOUR! Stokes stays in his crease and smashes Tushar for a boundary.
Tushar Deshpande comes into the attack
End of OVER 1: 10 runs off Rabada’s over. RR 10/1, need 152 to win
OVER 0.5: FOUR! Buttler drives this beautifully thought cover. Magnificent shot from the England cricketer. RR 10/0
OVER 0.4: RUN OUT CHANCE! Stokes plays this towards short cover and calls for a quick single. Rahane collects the ball and throws. The ball misses the stumps by a whisker.
OVER 0.1: FOUR! What a start from Stokes. He uses the pace and flicks the ball towards deep square leg for a boundary.
Kagiso Rabada will open the attack for DC. Here we go!!!
RR openers Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are at the crease.
Welcome back! RR need 162 to win against DC.
It’s (the wicket) on the slower side and it had a good bounce early on, but I feel we should have got 10-15 more. We got a good bowling side and looking forward to sealing the game as our bowers are in good form. I was enjoying my batting in the middle and it felt good. I was practicing that shot (reverse sweep) for a few months but unfortunately it didn’t go my way today. We got a great spinners and fast bowling attack as well, we got much more quality and we are gonna go for the win tonight.
Delhi Capitals post 161/7 against Rajasthan Royals
Shikhar Dhawan 57
Shreyas Iyer 53
Jofra Archer 3/19
OVERS 20: WICKET! Unadkat removes Axar for 7. Delhi Capitals 161/7 against Rajasthan Royals.
OVERS 19.5: FOUR! Axar smashes Unadkat towards extra cover region.
R Ashwin comes to the crease.
OVERS 19.4: WICKET! Unadkat removes Carey for 14. Caught by Jofra. Another catch for the pacer. Delhi have failed to score in the death overs. DC 157/6
OVERS 19.2: Axar smashes Unadkat towards extra cover. He will get 2 runs.
Axar Patel comes to the crease. Unadkat to bowl the last over.
What a spell from Jofra. 4-0-19-3
OVERS 19: WICKET! Jofra ends his quota of 4 overs with another wicket. He removes Stoinis for 18 runs. Short from Jofra. Stoinis goes for a pull but finds Tewatia at deep mid wicket. DC 153/5
Archer starts his fourth and last over
Kartik ends his quota of 4 overs. 4-0-30-1
End of OVER 18: Brilliant over from Kartik. He concedes just 5 runs. DC 148/4
3 overs to go! Can Stoinis and Carey take DC past 180?
Kartik Tyagi starts his third and fourth over.
End of OVER 17: 11 runs off Archer’s over. DC 143/4
OVERS 16.5: SIX! Powerful shot from Carey. He uses the pace, stays back and cuts the ball over deep backward point. Superb shot from him. DC 142/4
Jofra starts his third over.
Alex Carey comes to the crease
End of OVER 16: DC 132/4
OVERS 15.6: WICKET! Tyagi ends Iyer’s stay at 53. Iyer smashes this hard but fails to connect this well. Jofra takes an easy catch at long off. Big wicket for RR. Taygi gets the big fish.
Kartik Tyagi starts his third over.
End of OVER 15: 17 runs off Unadkat’s over. DC 129/3
FIFTY! Shreyas Iyer brings up his half-century off 42 balls
OVERS 15: Brilliant effort from Stokes at the boundary ropes. Iyer picks the length and smashes Unadkat over mid wicket region. Stokes dives, grabs the ball and throws the ball before landing outside the boundary. Is it a catch? Stokes is not looking confident. Umpires have gone upstairs. It’s a SIX. Brilliant effort from Stokes. Second six for Iyer in this over.
OVERS 14.4: SIX! Iyer is shifting gears now. Poor delivery from Unadkat. Iyer picks the length and dispatches the ball over cow corner. DC 121/3
Jaydev Unadkat is back into the attack.
End of OVER 14: 8 runs off Gopal’s over. DC 112/3
OVERS 13.2: FOUR! Stoinis plays this with full power. Brilliant timing from him. The ball sails between mid wicket and long on for a boundary. DC 108/3
Gopal starts his fourth and last over.
End of OVER 13: 7 runs off Tewatia’s over. DC 104/3
OVERS 12.5: FOUR! What a shot! Iyer plays this inside out and lofts the ball over extra cover. Confident shot from the DC skipper.
Tewatia starts his third over.
End of OVER 12: 11 runs off Gopal’s over. DC 97/3
Marcus Stoinis comes to the crease.
OVERS 11.4: WICKET! Shreyas Gopal ends Shikhar Dhawan’s stay at 57 runs. Dhawan goes for a reverse hit but fails to connect well and gets a top edge. Tyagi takes an easy catch. A brilliant knock comes to an end. Big wicket for Royals. DC 95/3
OVERS 11.1: SIX! That’s huge. Dhawan is on fire today. He welcomes Gopal with a magnificent maximum over deep mid wicket fence.
Gopal starts his third over.
OVERS 11: FIFTY! SHIKHAR DHAWAN BRINGS UP HIS HALF-CENTURY OFF 30 BALLS. DC 86/2
OVERS 10.3: FOUR! Flighted delivery from Tewatia. Dhawan lofts this inside out softly towards extra cover region. Supwerb stuff from him. He moves to 49 with this boundary.
Tewatia is back into the attack. This is his second over.
10 overs gone! DC 79/2. Dhawan 44*, Iyer 27*
OVERS 9.2: FOUR! It’s a one-handed shot from Iyer. The DC skipper hits this straight down the ground for a boundary.
OVERS 9.2: NO BALL! Second no ball from Royals. FREE HIT COMING UP.
Stokes starts his second over. Iyer is on the strike.
9 overs gone! 7 runs off Gopal’s over. DC 68/2. Dhawan 42*, Iyer 19*
Shreyas Gopal starts his second over.
OVERS 7.6: FOUR! Dhawan goes for slogsweep. Superb shot from him. DC 61/2
Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack
End of OVER 7: DC 52/2
Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack
End of OVER 6: 14 runs off Tyagi’s over. DC 47/2
OVERS 5.5: FOUR! Dhawan sends Tyagi towards backward square leg.
OVERS 5.2: FOUR! What a shot from Dhawan. The left-hander drives this though extra cover.
Tyagi starts his second over.
End of OVER 5: 13 runs off Stokes over. DC 33/2
OVERS 4.5: FOUR! Second four of the over. Iyer sends Stokes towards long on. DC 33/2
Ben Stokes comes into the attack
End of OVER 4: 8 runs off Tyagi’s over. DC 20/2
OVERS 3.3: SIX! Short from Tyagi. Dhawan pulls it over fine leg fence. Superb shot from the left-hander. DC 19/2
Kartik Tyagi comes into the attack
End of OVER 3: 2 runs off Archer’s over. DC 12/2
Shreyas Iyer comes to the crease
OVERS 2.3: WICKET! Jofra takes his second wicket, Rahane falls for 2. Short from Archer. Rahane goes for a pull but fails to connect it well. Uthappa takes an easy catch towards mid on. Jofra is on fire tonight. DC 10/2
Jofra starts his second over.
End of OVER 2: 7 runs off Unadkat’s over. DC 10/1
OVERS 1.6: Dhawan plays this superbly towards deep mid-wicket. DC 10/1
Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack
End of OVER 1: 3 runs off Archer’s over. DC 3/1
Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease
OVER 0.1: WICKET! Jofra Archer strikes, Prithvi Shaw departs for a first-ball duck. What a start for Archer and RR. Archer castles Shaw in style. Shaw can’t believe this. Archer celebrating the wicket with an Assamese traditional dance – Bihu dance. DC 0/1
Jofra Archer will open the attack for RR.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are at the crease.
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (captain), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Tushar Deshpande, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals):
I was gonna bat as well. Hopefully we can bowl well, restrict them and chase it later on. It’s obviously used wicket and hopefully we will put some pressure with the ball. We are playing the same team. And yes, Ben (Stokes) will open again.
Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals):
We will bat first. It’s been dry and like we saw the other games, it’s holding a bit. We want to approach every game positively and we got really good bowling attack to execute our plans. We got good back-ups who can come and perform, we are definitely missing him (Pant). We got one change. Tushar Deshpande is making his debut for us and he comes in for Harshal Patel.
TOSS: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer wins toss, opts to bat against Rajasthan Royals
Both the captains – Shreyas Iyer (DC) and Steve Smith (RR) are in the middle. It’s time for toss.
It’s Match 30 of the cash-rich league
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