So Rishabh Pant spoils Rajasthan Royals hope to enter the playoffs as he managed to score yet another half-century in this edition of the Indian Premier League. SCORECARD
RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets (Rishabh Pant 53, Ish Sodhi 3/26)
WICKET: Everyone is Delhi camp wants to finish the game. Rutherford gave his wicket away. Unnecessary shot in the end.
So Pant is making it look easy here. he has been able to time the ball to perfection, which eventually has helped Delhi Capitals be on top! After 15 overs, it's 100/4.
WICKET: And when Pant's extravaganza doesn't consume him, Ingram's cheek will. Fourth wicket down! Rahane takes easy one!
At the end of 11 overs, Delhi has 75 runs on the board. With 9 overs still remaining and just 41 more needed. On has to say, that Capitals are on the driver's seat.
WICKET: Shreyas Gopal tossed the ball up and Shreyas Iyer couldn't clear the fence. Oh dear, is there a twist in game? Or Delhi we reach small total comfortably?
The powerplay belongs to Delhi Capitals even when they have lost both their openers. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are looking solid and this should be an easy chase. After 6 overs, it's 46/2.
WICKET: Knocked him over! Ish Sodhio picks two in two!
WICKET: Oh dear! Can we term it as jinx? Sodhi picks the big fish on the first ball of his spell. Dhawan departs!
Delhi Capitals is off to a blistering start. Shikhar Dhawan has been the aggressor as the score ticks to 28/0 in three overs.
INNINGS BREAK: Rajasthan 115/9 in 20 overs vs Delhi (Riyan Parag 50, Amit Mishra 3/17)
ALERT: 50 up for this young sensation. What a player! That's Riyan Parag for you!
WICKET: After a small cameo of 6 runs, Ish Sodhi needs tyo go back to the pavilion.
Back to back boundaries for this young sensation! Royals total goes upto 90.
STRATEGIC TIME OUT! Can Rajasthan play their remaining overs?
WICKET: The only updates we have for you today is of wickets. Rajasthan Royals batting order is falling like a pack of cards. They are just not clicking with each other. Krishnappa Gowtham's IPL comes to an end with that!
Oh dear! How unlucky has he been! Hat-trick ball, he tossed it up and TRENT BOULT drops! You gotta feel for him at the moment. After 12 overs, it's 58/6.
WICKET: Golden DUCK for Stuart Binny! Gets a nip and Rishabh Pant didn't do any mistake. Mishra picks two in two ball
WICKET: This is it. A small cameo from Shreyas Gopal's willow comes to an end. Amit Mishra bowls a googly, and he came down the ground. Misses it completely in the end. Half-side back to the pavilion.
The first leg of the innings comes to an end and Delhi has been able to dominate the first half. At the end of 10 overs, it's 55/4.
Amit Mishra into the attack for the first time today. With two right-handers at the crease, the ball will come into them. Sweep seems to be the best option here.
Strategic TIME OUT! A much needed for Rajasthan Royals. They came with a plan but were just not able to execute it.
50 up for Rajasthan Royals. It took them 8.5 overs to reach the milestone. This remains to be seen if they can build the innings from here. After 9 overs, it's 51/4.
The powerplay belongs to the hosts here. They have been able to restrict the opposition and have taken four crucial wickets. Going forward, the onus will be on Shreyas Gopal and Riyan Parag to take team to a decent total. Remember, anything between 140-150 will be difficult to chase here. After 6 overs, it's 30/4.
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WICKET: Ishant Sharma is on fire. Fourth wicket down! Mahipal gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Rajasthan on verge of losing the game early here!
WICKET: Confusion..Confusion! Rajasthan Royals in all sorts of trouble at Kotla. Third wicket down in no time.
Mahipal Lomror comes to the crease now. The onus to build the innings is on him and in-form Sanju Samson.
WICKET: Knocked him over. Oh dear! Rajasthan Royals has to win this encounter and have already lost both their openers. Ishant Sharma strikes again!
At the end of the first three overs, Rajasthan Royals have lost their captain Ajinkya Rahane and haven't been able to strike freely. After 3 overs, it's 15/1.
WICKET: Ishant Sharma bowls a slower one and Rahane gets a top-edge, went straight to the fielder. Skipper departs!
Ajinkya Rahane and Liam Livingstone are out in the middle. So are the players. It's game time!
Here are the two playing XIs:
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson(w), Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas
TOSS: Rajasthan Royals opt to bat vs Delhi Capitals
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another crackerjack of an encounter as Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals hots Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.