Indian Premier League, 2020

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals - Match 23

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 09 October 2020

Rajasthan Royals 138/10

RR: 7.01 | Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Yashasvi Jaiswal bowled Marcus Stoinisbowled Marcus Stoinis343612
Jos Buttler c Shikhar Dhawan & b Ravichandran Ashwinc Shikhar Dhawan & b Ravichandran Ashwin13820
Steven Smith c Shimron Hetmyer & b Anrich Nortjec Shimron Hetmyer & b Anrich Nortje241721
Sanju Samson c Shimron Hetmyer & b Marcus Stoinisc Shimron Hetmyer & b Marcus Stoinis5900
Mahipal Lomror c Axar Patel & b Ravichandran Ashwinc Axar Patel & b Ravichandran Ashwin1200
Rahul Tewatia bowled Kagiso Rabadabowled Kagiso Rabada382932
Andrew Tye c Kagiso Rabada & b Axar Patelc Kagiso Rabada & b Axar Patel6601
Jofra Archer c Shreyas Iyer (C) & b Kagiso Rabadac Shreyas Iyer (C) & b Kagiso Rabada2400
Shreyas Gopal c Shimron Hetmyer & b Harshal Patelc Shimron Hetmyer & b Harshal Patel2300
Kartik Tyagi not out not out 2300
Varun Aaron c Rishabh Pant (W) & b Kagiso Rabadac Rishabh Pant (W) & b Kagiso Rabada1200
Extras 10 (b 0, lb 2, w 7, nb 1)
Total 138 (10 Wkts, 19.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
15-1 (Jos Buttler,2.3), 56-2 (Steven Smith,8.1), 72-3 (Sanju Samson,10.3), 76-4 (Mahipal Lomror,11.2), 82-5 (Yashasvi Jaiswal,12.1), 90-6 (Andrew Tye,13.5), 100-7 (Jofra Archer,14.5), 121-8 (Shreyas Gopal,17.2), 136-9 (Rahul Tewatia,19.1), 138-10 (Varun Aaron,19.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kagiso Rabada3.4 0 35 3 10.29
Anrich Nortje4 0 25 1 6.25
Ravichandran Ashwin4 0 22 2 5.50
Harshal Patel4 0 29 1 7.25
Axar Patel2 0 8 1 4.00
Marcus Stoinis2 0 17 2 8.50
Prithvi Shaw0 0 0 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan0 0 0 0 0
Shreyas Iyer 0 0 0 0 0
Rishabh Pant 0 0 0 0 0
Shimron Hetmyer0 0 0 0 0

That's it from this game. At Sharjah, it was always going to be the side that bowls well that takes the honours. This contest was all about that - which side bowled well. Delhi were superb and a touch above on that front and hence deserved the win. Saturday, 10th October 2020, sees a return to double-headers. In the first game, Punjab take on Kolkata, while in the second, Chennai take on Bangalore. The action starts at 1400 Local (1000 GMT). Catch us much in advance for the build-up. Until then, take care and goodnight.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the MAN OF THE MATCH for his exceptional bowling in the Powerplay. He says that most of the Delhi bowlers can bowl well during the Powerplay. States that it is important to put their hands up and volunteer to bowl in the Powerplay. Adds that he is in a really good mental and physical space, notwithstanding the shoulder injury. States that he wants to hit the nets and is eager for practice and to get out on the field and play. Ashwin says that his body is psychologically taking over many a times. Says that he does not want to stretch too much. 

Shreyas Iyer, the Delhi skipper, says that he is really happy with the performance. Adds that the wicket was stopping a bit in the second innings. States that they were gonna bowl first as he thought that the pitch will play flat and is happy that things worked out in their favour. Is happy with the support staff for the way they are conducting team meetings as well. Goes onto say that they have worked hard and everyone is taking responsibilities and they are progressing well. States that they have to be consistent in their approach and they need to refocus every game.

Shimron Hetmyer is up for a chat. He says that he was working a lot on his fielding during training. Adds that the ball travels here a lot and he backs himself to take these kind of catches. States that it felt great to hit a few balls properly with the bat. Adds that he was training hard and is pleased that it worked out in this game.

Steven Smith, the Rajasthan skipper, says that they are not playing good enough for the 40 overs. Adds that the bowlers did a reasonable job but feels, they gave a few runs in the end. States that they gave 15 to 20 runs too many. Adds that they need to remain positive and the batters need to make contributions at the top of the order. Goes onto say that he spent some time out in the middle but could not get hold of one which he should have. Adds that Stokes is out of quarantine on Saturday and they will have to see if Ben can play on Sunday because he is out of match practice. 

Earlier, after winning the toss, Rajasthan opted to field. They were exceptional with the ball and in the field, taking wickets, effecting run outs. They restricted Delhi to 184 and would have fancied a win. But Delhi were a step above and their bowlers executed the plans really well to put Delhi back on top in the points table. Stay tuned for the presentations...

Delhi were really outstanding with the ball. They needed to be as they were defending a rather small total, given the dimensions and prior results at Sharjah. However, they seemed to have taken a cue from Mumbai's game against Hyderabad earlier and have pulled off a wonderful heist. Rabada picked up a 3-fer again, with Ashwin and Stoinis complementing with 2 wickets each. Nortje, Axar and Harshal shared a wicket each. Everyone scripted their names in the wicket table. And oh....needless to add, Delhi were top-notch in the field as well. Truly exceptional, especially Hetmyer with 2 catches and Rabada as well. They were a step above Rajasthan and thoroughly deserved the win.

Jaiswal started stroking after Samson's departure but it was pretty short-lived. He perished after making 34 off 36 balls. And after that, Rajasthan had pinned their hopes on Tewatia, hoping he can pull off another marvel again. But it was not to be this time as Tewatia fell towards the end and posed no danger at all this time around. Overall, a very poor effort from Rajasthan, with the bat. 

Rajasthan would have fancied themselves to ace this chase and get back to winning ways, especially at their much-favoured ground. But they lost Buttler pretty early. After that a recovery of sorts was engineered by Smith and Jaiswal before the skipper fell. Jaiswal was also eating up the deliveries and found the going pretty tough in the middle. Samson's recent poor run of form continued and Lomror was back in the hut quickly as well.

What a win for Delhi, 46 runs, that too in Sharjah. We thought Rajasthan had bowled exceptionally well to restrict Delhi to under 190. They did but Shreyas' men responded with a greater touch. Needless to add that they are proving to be the side to beat in this edition. 

19.4
0
Kagiso Rabada to Varun Aaron, OUT! CAUGHT! That's it! Rabada takes his third! Pant is limping but still manages to take the catch! Short ball around off, Aaron looks to play it to the off side but it takes the top edge and goes to the right of the keeper. Pant is limping but still takes the catch comfortably. DELHI WIN BY 46 RUNS.
19.3
1
Kagiso Rabada to Kartik Tyagi, Short ball around middle, Tyagi pulls it to deep square leg and takes a single.
19.2
1
Kagiso Rabada to Varun Aaron, Good length ball on middle, Aaron flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Varun Aaron is the last man in. 

19.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! DRAGGED ON! 2nd wicket for Rabada and he has been brilliant yet again! Good length ball outside off, Tewatia looks to swing it across the line but it takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the stumps. Delhi have been brilliant with the ball.

Kagiso Rabada will bowl the final over. 

18.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Very full on off, Tewatia pushes it to the off side for just a single.
18.5
4
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, DROPPED AND FOUR! Rabada drops it and it goes for a four! Won't matter as the game is already in the bag for Delhi. Short ball around middle, Tewatia pulls it to deep square leg. Rabada comes across and looks to catch but it bursts through his hands and goes for a boundary.
18.4
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Low full toss outside off, Tewatia drives it to deep cover and refuses the single.
18.4
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, WIDE! Around middle, Tewatia lets it go. Wide given as it is above shoulder height.
18.3
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball around the pads, Tewatia makes room and then pulls it to fine leg. Refuses the single.
18.3
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, Tewatia looks to pull but misses. Wided. 
18.2
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Fullish on off, Tewatia pushes it to the off side.
18.1
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Good length ball on off, Tewatia defends it to cover. 
17.6
0
Harshal Patel to Kartik Tyagi, Short around off, Tyagi sways away from it. 56 needed in the last two overs.
17.5
1
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball on middle, Tewatia pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
17.4
6
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! Nicely played! That's what Tewatia can do! Good length ball outside off, Tewatia slashes it over deep point for a maximum. 
17.3
1
Harshal Patel to Kartik Tyagi, Full on middle, Tyagi works it to mid-wicket for a single.

Kartik Tyagi makes his way out to the middle.

Is that a clean catch? The soft signal is out! The third umpire is taking a long time to take a decision and he finally rules it in the favour of Delhi. Shreyas Gopal has to walk back.

17.2
0
Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal, OUT! CAUGHT! Another great catch from Shimron Hetmyer! We have seen him take great catches in this match and here is another. Short ball outside off, Gopal hammers it to deep cover. Hetmyer dives forward and takes a good catch. Gopal is waiting. The on-field umpires converge and go upstairs. The soft signal is out. The replays roll in and after a lot of replays, the third umpire gives it out. 
17.1
1
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Length ball outside off, Tewatia punches it to point where the fielder fumbles, allowing the batters to take a single.
16.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball down the leg side, Tewatia pulls it to fine leg and crosses over for just a single.
16.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Shreyas Gopal, Length ball outside off, Gopal drives it to deep cover and crosses over for a single.
16.4
1
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball on the pads, Rahul pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
16.3
4
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, EDGY FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Tewatia looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and goes past the third man fielder for a boundary. 
16.2
6
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! Just goes over the ropes! Full toss on middle, Tewatia launches it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
16.1
0
Anrich Nortje to Rahul Tewatia, Good length ball outside off, Tewatia punches it to cover. 
15.6
1
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Low full toss outside off, Tewatia plays it to long off for a single.
15.5
2
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Brilliant from Axar Patel! Short ball around middle, Tewatia pulls it to deep square leg. Axar Patel comes across and dives to make a terrific stop. Saved two runs.
15.4
0
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, SWING AND A MISS! Short ball outside off, Tewatia looks to pull but misses.
15.3
1
Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal, Full ball on the pads, Shreyas works it to long on for a single.
15.3
0
Harshal Patel to Shreyas Gopal, WIDE! Very full ball down the leg side, Gopal looks to flick but misses. Wide given.
15.2
1
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, In the air... but safe! Great effort from Kagiso Rabada! Full ball outside off, Tewatia looks to go over long off. It takes the top edge. Rabada chases after it from covers and dives forward but it falls safely. A single taken.
15.1
0
Harshal Patel to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball around off, Tewatia punches it back to the bowler. 

Harshal Patel is back into the attack.

14.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, Outside off, Tewatia guides it to third man for a single.

Shreyas Gopal is the next man in. 

14.5
0
Kagiso Rabada to Jofra Archer, OUT! CAUGHT! Rajasthan's innings is falling apart! The 7th wicket is down and it is Jofra Archer! The fielding has been excellent and this is another one of those occasions! Fuller on off, Archer clears his front leg and then looks to lift it over long off. It takes the top edge and it goes towards long off. Iyer runs back and takes a very good catch. 85 needed for Rajasthan, in 31 balls.
14.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Rahul Tewatia, Length ball outside off, Tewatia guides it to third man for a single.

Match 23 sees Rajasthan take on Delhi in Sharjah. Talking about Rajasthan, they started off well winning two out of two but have slumped losing their last three games. Their batting has looked below par but since this game is in Sharjah, they could swing back into form.  Rajasthan's bowling has not seemed to click, with the exception of Jofra Archer. They will need to make some more changes to find their best eleven. May be, get Andrew Tye in for this game, in place of Tom Curran, who has not been at his best this season. While that might affect the batting a touch, it is worth a go on a batsman's paradise, right? Delhi, on the other hand, are completely contrasting to their counterparts as they have been in fine form winning 4 out of their 5 games. The batting looks in terrific shape, with everyone chipping in. Their bowling might be shuffled a bit though, as this game is taking place in Sharjah, a batsman's paradise. Axar Patel might be dropped for this game and since Amit Mishra is not available, Ishant Sharma might be thrown into the mix. Rabada and Nortje have been in supreme form and will look to continue the same. Delhi look like the team to beat in this tournament and it will be a big mental boost for Rajasthan if they beat this team. An exciting clash awaits.

Rajasthan Royals Team Squad -David Miller,Manan Vohra,Riyan Parag,Robin Uthappa,Shashank Singh,Steven Smith,Yashasvi Jaiswal,Ben Stokes,Mahipal Lomror,Rahul Tewatia,Shreyas Gopal,Tom Curran,Anuj Rawat,Jos Buttler,Sanju Samson,Akash Singh,Andrew Tye,Aniruddha Joshi,Ankit Rajpoot,Jaydev Unadkat,Jofra Archer,Kartik Tyagi,Mayank Markande,Oshane Thomas,Varun Aaron

Delhi Capitals Team Squad -Ajinkya Rahane,Prithvi Shaw,Shikhar Dhawan,Shimron Hetmyer,Shreyas Iyer,Axar Patel,Daniel Sams,Keemo Paul,Lalit Yadav,Marcus Stoinis,Alex Carey,Rishabh Pant,Amit Mishra,Anrich Nortje,Avesh Khan,Harshal Patel,Ishant Sharma,Kagiso Rabada,Mohit Sharma,Ravichandran Ashwin,Sandeep Lamichhane,Tushar Deshpande