DC beats RR by 13 runs to remain at top of the table

Delhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by 13 runs. Apart from Shikhar Dhawan and captain Shreyas Iyer, Tushar Deshpande, who made his debut in India’s top cricket league from this match, also played an important role in this victory of Delhi. Tushar took 2 wickets for 37 runs. He dismissed Shreyas Gopal on the last ball of the match.

Earlier, DC won the toss and chose to bat and scored 161 for 7 wickets. Rajasthan Royals, chasing the target, were able to score only 148 runs for 8 wickets. They lost the last 3 wickets for just 13 runs off 15 balls.

Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer each scored blistering half-centuries. For Rajasthan, Joffra Archer took 3 wickets for 19 runs. Apart from him, Jaydev Unadkat took 2 wickets in the final over of the first innings. Karthik Tyagi and Shreyas Gopal were also successful in taking one wicket each by conceding 30 and 31 runs respectively.

So far 22 matches have been played between Delhi and Rajasthan in the entire history of the league. Both of them have won 11–11 matches. However, barring a 10-run win in Jaipur (based on the DLS method) on 11 April 2018, Rajasthan’s team has not been able to beat the Delhi Capitals even once in the last 2 years. Delhi reached the top of the points table with this win. At the same time, Rajasthan Royals remains at number 7.

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