Delhi Capitals had given a target of 162 runs to Rajasthan Royals. In response to which Rajasthan could score only 148 runs.
On the basis of excellent bowling, Delhi Capitals have defeated Rajasthan Royals in the 30th match of IPL 2020 to reach the top of the points table. Batting first after winning the toss, Delhi scored 161 for seven wickets in the stipulated over, Rajasthan could only manage 148 runs in reply. In this season of IPL, both the teams met face to face for the second time and Delhi won the second time too.
Although Delhi disappointed at the start of the innings in terms of batting, the half-century innings of Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan took over the team and placed a challenging score in front of Rajasthan. After this, the Delhi bowlers did wonders. During the fielding, Delhi's captain Iyer went out injured.
Chasing a target of 162 runs, Jos Buttler and Ben Stocks gave Rajasthan a quick start. Butler hit fours in the first three overs and added 37 runs, but on the last ball of the third over, Enrich Nortje bolted him and gave Rajasthan the first blow.
Butler scored 22 runs off 9 balls with 3 fours and a six. Captain Steve Smith was also out soon after Butler returned to the pavilion. Ashwin caught his catch on his own ball. Smith was able to score only one run.
Ben Stocks tried to handle the innings after falling two wickets for 40 runs, but Tushar Deshpande made him his first victim in the IPL. Rajasthan got a third blow as stock on 86 runs.
Stocks scored 41 runs off 35 balls with 6 fours. Shortly after the stock returned to the pavilion, Sanju bowled to Samson Patel. After losing four wickets for 97 runs, the responsibility of handling Rajasthan was that of Robin Uthappa and Ryan Parag, but due to Uthappa's mistake, Parag was run out.
Uthappa, after playing an innings of 32 runs, had once hoped to win, but Norte bolted him, after which Rajasthan suffered a 7th blow for 138 runs as Jofra Archer. Rahul Tewatiya was present at one end, but after he did not get strong support at the other end, Rajasthan slowed down and the gap between the goal and the ball increased. On the last ball of the match, Deshpande made Gopal his second victim.
Joffra Archer shook the Delhi Capitals at the beginning of the innings. On the first ball of the match and innings Jofra Archer bolted the opening batsman Prithvi Shaw of Delhi.
After Shaw's Golden Duck, Archer dismissed Ajinkya Rahane in the third over and gave Delhi two big shocks for 10 runs. After this, opener Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer tried to handle the innings together and there was a good partnership between the two.
Iyer was joined by Marcus Stoinis after Dhawan returned to the pavilion, but young bowler Karthik Tyagi gave the fourth blow for 132 runs after Iyer was caught by Archer. Iyer scored 53 runs off 43 balls with 3 fours and two sixes. After the captain's return to the pavilion, the Delhi batsmen formed a small partnership. Marnes Stoinis 18, Alex Carrie 14, Akshar Patel scored 7 and the innings led to 161 runs in the prescribed over.
The Rajasthan bowlers looked quite aggressive. Especially Jofra Archer, who took three wickets for 19 runs. He gave Unadkat two successes, Karthik Tyagi and Gopal one each.