IPL 2019: DC won by 5 wickets against RR
A wicket like Kotla has always been dicey. Very few people know and understand the surface properly. Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra turned in the performances that never allowed the visitors to settle down.
Winning the toss Royals choose to bat first.
RR Playing XI – A Rahane (c), L Livingstone, S Samson (wk), M Lomror, R Parag, S Binny, K Gowtham, S Gopal, I Sodhi, V Aaron, O Thomas.
With RR’s middle order weakened with the departure of Smith, Stokes, and Butler, a lot laid on Rahane’s contribution. Rahane preferred to open the innings and trying to flick Ishant out of the ground he holed out to Shikhar Dhawan. It was getting difficult for Royals to score against Ishant’s good length deliveries. In order to add runs on board, Liam Livingstone too was dismissed after smashing a six and four. After the match, Livingstone posted a heartfelt goodbye to IPL.
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My time in the @iplt20 has come to an end… thanks to all the players, staff and most importantly the fans at @rajasthanroyals what an amazing experience it’s been!! The Indian people have been so welcoming and I look forward to coming back here in the future! But for now… it’s back to @lancashirecricket for the county season 🙌👍
Sanju Samson, who was expected to anchor the innings was run out soon after. The stage was set for Mishra who cashed in on the demoralised batting line up and got three scalps. Riyan Parag, the young all-rounder scored a fifty that only helped Royals a 100+ score. Royals were restricted to 115/9.
DC Playing XI – P Shaw, S Dhawan, S Iyer (c), R Pant (wk), C Ingram, S Rutherford, K Paul, A Patel, A Mishra, I Sharma, T Boult.
Capitals batsmen hardly broke sweat as they marched to second on the points table. DC reached the target in 16.1 overs though lost 5 wickets while chasing the score. Rishabh Pant didn’t take any risk and played freely only towards the end. Pant’s 53 saw three sixes and a four which came off the last six balls he faced.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) May 4, 2019
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