The 40th tie of the IPL 2019 turned out to be quite an exciting one as Shreyas Iyer’s Delhi Capitals went on to beat the Rajasthan Royals by six wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. All thanks to Rishabh Pant who made 78 not out and became the party spoiler for the Rajasthan Royals. After winning the toss, Shreyas Iyer decided to bowl first. Ajinkya Rahane went bonkers as he was seen hitting it all over the park and played an unbeaten knock of 105 runs. During the course of his innings, he scored 11 fours and three sixes. Rajasthan Royals’ Steve Smith also made a half-century. Titbits from others helped the team reach a total of 191 runs. RR vs DC, IPL 2019 Highlights: Delhi Capitals Wins by Six Wickets.
In reply, Delhi Capitals went got a slower start as opposed to Rajasthan. Prithvi Shaw missed out on his half-century as he got out on 42 runs. Shikhar Dhawan, on the other hand, scored a fifty. But it was Rishabh Pant who played a very vital role in guiding the team to victory as he came in at the very crucial juncture where it looked like DC would lose the game. Pant started off slowly with Shaw, but then as the game progressed, went for big hits. Pant ended the game with a six. Check out the video highlights of the game here.
Check out some stats of the game.
# Ajinkya Rahane surpassed Rohit Sharma in the list of scoring most runs against Delhi Capitals in IPL. Rahane now has 746 runs whereas Rohit Sharma has 745 runs.
# Rahane also became the highest scorer for Rajasthan Royals with an unbeaten knock of 105 runs.
# Former Rajasthan Royals captain also scored his second century in the IPL.
# Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith brought in the highest second-wicket stand for Rajasthan Royals by scoring 130 runs.
# Steve Smith brought up his third half-century of the IPL 2019.
# Ashton Turner got dismissed on a duck for the third time.
# Riyan Parag became the youngest player in IPL 12 for getting his maiden wicket.
# Rishabh Pant scored second half-century in IPL.
# Shikhar Dhawan made his fourth IPL fifty.
With this, Delhi Capitals are now on the top of the IPL 2019 points table with 14 points. But they have a better run rate as compared to Chennai Super Kings who also have 14 points. Mumbai Indians stand on number three and Sunrisers Hyderabad is on number four.