A well-deserved victory for Delhi! They have extended their winning streak and have returned to the top of the standings. More importantly, they have all but guaranteed their position in the playoffs. Rajasthan, on the other hand, would be dissatisfied with their performance and will need to make a big turnaround in their remaining games to make the playoffs.
Rajasthan never got off to a good start with the bat after losing Liam Livingstone and Yashasvi Jaiswal early on. David Miller, too, did not last long, and runs were uncommon. They scored their first score after the Powerplay, which tells you a lot. Sanju Samson played well, but he received little to no backup, and with the required run rate increasing, it was always going to be impossible for Samson to do it all on his own. In the end, it was a difficult outing.
Delhi’s bowling was fantastic! Avesh Khan continues to impress in this event, and he got off to a good start. Anrich Nortje was as quick as ever, and he had another good game with the ball. Kagiso Rabada was also good, while the spinners choked the Rajasthan batsmen with tight lines and lengths. They gave nothing away and were just fantastic with the ball. Overall, a successful tour for Delhi.
Earlier in the game, after being put into bat, Delhi recorded a par score. Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant made useful contributions, and the lower order helped Delhi reach 154. Rajasthan’s bowling was good, and they may have expected to be able to chase this number down, but their batting crumbled under pressure.