IPL 2019, RR vs DC Highlights: Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Monday. Rishabh Pant played an exciting and unbeaten knock of 78 off 36 balls to help his side chase 192-run target set by the hosts. Opener Shikhar Dhawan also slammed a half-century to set the foundation of Delhi’s chase while Prithvi Shaw played a slow knock of 43 runs off 39 balls.
Put in to bat first, the hosts put up 191/6 in their 20 overs. Ajinkya Rahane’s unbeaten century went in vain and so did new captain Steve Smith’s half-century as Rajasthan Royals lost a flurry of wickets towards the end.
Indian Premier League, 2019Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 21 May 2019
Rajasthan Royals 191/6 (20.0)
Delhi Capitals 193/4 (19.2)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 40 ) Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets
A superb hit from Pant for six and DC need just 6 off the final over! Pant gets the runs when it matters the most
WICKET! Sherfane Rutherford slams a six, follows it up with a four before getting dismissed DC need 17 off 12 balls
Gopal gets a breakthrough, as opener Pritvhi Shaw departs for 42 off 39 balls DC need 31 off 20 balls to win the match
Shaw gets in the groove
Pant keeps the momentum going
Rishabh Pant have started finding the boundaries as DC get 12 runs off this over. DC are 93/2 after 11 overs.
OUT! Shreyas Gopal gets the much needed breakthrough as Shikhar Dhawan departs soon after smashing half-century. Dhawan steps down but misses, departs for 54.
Four, drop, four, four!
14 runs off the over as Delhi Capitals are 59/0 at the end of powerplay. This is followed by a strategic timeout.
Delhi Capitals openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw bring up 50-run partnership as the latter is dropped by Turner. Not a great day for Turner
SIX, FOUR, FOUR
Shikhar Dhawan is on fire in Jaipur, brings up a six and follows it up with two boundaries. 15 runs off this over as DC are 37/0 after four overs
SIX! Shikhar Dhawan slams the first maximum of the innings, follows it up with a boundary as DC are 15/0 after two overs.
Three off first over
Billy opens the bowling for the second time as Delhi get three runs off the first over in their 192-run chase
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw open for Delhi Capitals as they chase 192-run target. Binny will open the attack
OUT and finish
A wicket on the last ball as Rajasthan Royals end their innings at 191/6. Despite a flurry of wickets towards the end, the hosts rode on Ajinkya Rahane's brilliant knock of unbeaten 105 off 63 balls.
WICKET! Rabada strikes with a perfect yorker as Binny departs for 19. RR are 187/5 after 19.3 overs.
Binny is adding up a boundary every over with the innings coming close to its end. RR are 183/4 after 19 overs. Can they get past 200-run mark?
OUT! Ishant strikes and Turner departs for a duck! That's Hat-trick of golden ducks for Turner! He becomes the first ever batsman to get out for five successive ducks in T20 cricket. RR are 165/4 after 17 overs
Dismissed for three consecutive ducks in IPL:
A Dinda (2009-11)
Rahul Sharma (2012-13)
G Gambhir (2014)
S Thakur (2017)
P Negi (2018-19)
A TURNER (2019)
Reactions pour for Rahane
What a fantastic knock this has been. Such a treat to watch. Well done @ajinkyarahane88 .— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) April 22, 2019
Another 🦆 for Turner. Who would have thought..... #RRvDC— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 22, 2019
Oh yeahhh 🙌🙌— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 2019
What a knock, Ajju 😎 pic.twitter.com/bETLRwqm4H
OUT! Ben Stokes departs for eight, shakes his head in disappointment after failing to take toll of a full toss, finds Iyer at long-on. Morris with the wicket as 158/3 after 16 overs
Five overs to go
Rajasthan Royals at a comfortable 150/2 with five more overs remaining. Rahane close to bringing up a century.
Smith 50 and OUT
Steve Smith slams half-century off 32 balls and departs on the next one, giving Delhi Capitals the much needed breakthrough. That's back-to-back fifties for Smith!
100 up for Rajasthan
The old and new skipper have helped their side Rajasthan Royals cross the 100-run mark. RR are 104/1 after 11 overs and with that comes 100-run partnership between Rahane and Smith
Smith joins Rahane in some power-hitting. The two are on a roll, giving the home fans something to cheer about. Smith and Rahane with a strong start at home as Rajasthan Royals are 95/1 at the halfway mark
Ajinkya Rahane brings up his fifty off 31 balls against Delhi Capitals. This is his second half-century of the season. This is one of his best knocks in recent times.
End of powerplay
Rahane is on fire today, he has raced away to 41 off 26 balls and already put up a fifty-run partnership with Steve Smith after Samson's dismissal. Rajasthan Royals are 52/1 as the powerplay comes to an end.
Drop, four, six
Ishant drops Rahane, who responds with a SIX and a FOUR as RR are 38/1 after five overs
Rabada almost pulls off a blinder diving to his left at mid-on, but the ball is inches away. RR are 25/1 after four overs.
FOUR! Rahane is off to a good start, uses his feet and flicks the ball over mid-wicket. RR are 18/1 after three overs
WICKET! Early joy for Delhi Capitals as Rabada sends Samson back in the pavilion for a duck. A misunderstanding between Samson and Rahane resulted in the dismissal of the former in the first ball of the second over
FOUR! Rahane begins the match with a boundary in response to Ishant's tidy start. Five runs off the first over
Rahane and Samson open for Rajasthan Royals. Ishant opens the attack as the match is underway in Jaipur
DC Playing XI
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma