In the 30th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) Season-13, Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 13 runs. With this win, Delhi reached the top in the points table.
Delhi defeated Rajasthan in the 5th match in a row. Delhi also defeated RR by 46 runs in the first match of this season. Delhi’s Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer made a fifty in the match.
Delhi Capitals has not lost a single match in this season on the Dubai ground. The team has won all 4 matches played here so far. Rajasthan lost 2 out of 3 matches and won one.
Delhi Gave a Target of 162 Runs
Delhi won the toss and gave a target of 162 runs while batting first. In response, Rajasthan Royals could manage to score only 148 runs for 8 wickets. Ben Stokes scored 41, Robin Uthappa 32, Sanju Samson 25, Jos Buttler 22 and Rahul Tewatia 14 runs.
Anrich Nortje Bowled The Fastest Ball of The Season
Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest bowl of the season. Nortje bowled at a speed of 156.2 kmph. Jos Buttler hit a boundary on this ball. After this, Nortje bowled Buttler on the second-fastest ball of the season at 155.1 kmph.
Samson Hits The Most Sixes This Season
Sanju Samson has become the batsman hits the maximum sixes in the season. He has played 8 matches in which he hits 18 sixes. At number two is Nicholas Pooran of Kings XI Punjab, who has hit 16 sixes in 7 matches. Samson is ranked 17th in the overall IPL with 107 sixes in 101 matches. Chris Gayle’s is at the top of this list. He has hit 326 sixes in 125 matches of IPL.
Delhi Captain Iyer Was Out of The Match Due to Injury
Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer went out of the ground due to injury. He suffered a shoulder injury while fielding the last ball of the 5th over of the innings. Iyer was trying to stop Ben Stokes’ shot at Nortje’s ball. In his absence, Shikhar Dhawan captained him.
Dhawan-Iyer 85-Run Partnership
Delhi had a very poor start. The team lost two wickets for 10 runs. Both of the initial setbacks were given by Jofra Archer. Prithvi Shaw was bowled on the first ball of the match. Ajinkya Rahane was caught by Robin Uthappa for 2 runs. After this, opener Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer shared an 85-run partnership for 57 balls for the third wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan & Shreyas Iyer’s Fifty
Shikhar Dhawan scored the highest 57 and Shreyas Iyer scored 53 runs for Delhi Capitals. It was Dhawan’s 39th and Iyer’s 15th Fifth in the IPL. For Rajasthan, fast bowler Jofra Archer took 3 wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs. Apart from him, Jaydev Unadkat took 2 wickets, while Karthik Tyagi and Shreyas Gopal took 1-1 wickets.
Shikhar Dhawan’s 39th Fifty in The IPL
Shikhar Dhawan became the first Indian to made 39 fifties in the IPL. In this case, Dhawan has left Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina. The trio has made 38–38 fifties in the league. Dhawan has become the second player after David Warner (46) to become the highest player in overall fifties in IPL.
Delhi’s Flop Show in Last Overs
Delhi scored 32 runs and losing 4 wickets in the last five overs of their innings. During this, Alex Carry scored 14 and Marcus Stoinis scored 18 runs. In the last over of the innings, Unadkat took two wickets off the last three balls. He sent Alex and Axar Patel (7 runs) back to the pavilion.
Man of The Match
Anrich Nortje is adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling figures of 2/33. Anrich Nortje bowled the fastest bowl of the season. Nortje bowled at a speed of 156.2 kmph.
P Shaw, S Dhawan, A Rahane, S Iyer (C), M Stoinis, A Carey (WK), A Patel, R Ashwin, K Rabada, T Deshpande, A Nortje
B Stokes, J Buttler (WK), S Smith (C), S Samson, R Uthappa, R Parag, R Tewatia, J Archer, S Gopal, J Unadkat, K Tyagi
Delhi defeated Rajasthan in the match number 30 after which Delhi Capitals reached at Number 1 spot in points table. Delhi Capitals played 8 matches so far in the tournament in which DC won 6 matches and faces loss in 2 matches.