In the 30th match of IPL 2020, DC made their second victory against Rajasthan Royals. The nail-biting match was won by Delhi defending the Royals for 13 runs. Winning this match helps Delhi to regain their First position in the point table.
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DC captain Shreyas Iyer opted to bat, winning the toss. Jofra Archer slapped on Delhi’s face making their opener Prithvi Shaw clean bold on the first ball of the innings. The new batman Rahana also struggled against the royal seemers. Archer made advantage by sending back Rahana by the half of 2nd over. Delhi seems to collapse with the loss of 2 wickets for 10 runs by the end of two overs. But the Dc skipper joined with open Shikhar Dhawan and steadied the innings both of them scored brilliant half-centuries. Late by 12 over DC again began suffering the fall of wickets at regular intervals, anyhow the team managed to reach a decent score of 161 with loss of 7 wickets.
For the Royals Jofra Archer destroyed the Capitals picking up 3 wickets, other seemer Unadkat picked two wickets, along with these two Tyagi and Gopal joined picking 1 wicket each.
In the second innings, RR made a beautiful start, both Butler and Stocks slammed the Rajasthan bowler until they got Butler dismissed at the third over by Nortje. But Stocks continues in punishing the bowler at one side where else he was unable to get a perfect companion in punishing DC. The skipper Smith had gone with 1 run. Sanju stayed a bit scoring 25 runs off the 18 deliveries faced.
As they both stayed together 161 looked pretty easy for the Duo, but Stocks failed at the 10th over before R Ashwin. After that Robin Uthappa made a try but he failed. Uthappa scored 32 runs, he was bould by Nortje bringing the game in favour of DC. From this onwards RR never came back to the hope.
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The slightest hope was Tewati but he was unable to repeat the marvellous performance he did for the team against SRH and KXIP. DC bowlers troubled the royals mid-order managing the line and length. RR was only able to reach 148 with the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
For DC Nortje and Tushar picked 2 wickets each, all the remaining bowlers R Ashwin, Rabada and Axar Patel took 1 wicket each. With this win Delhi Capitals gained the first position in point table with 12 points but Rajasthan Royals will remain at 7th position with 6 points. Now its very difficult for RR to qualify for playoffs.