Delhi Capitals (DC) v/s Rajasthan Royals (RR)
IPL2021 on 15/04/2021
Rajasthan Royals (RR) came back from the brink as they were 104 for 7 at one time against the Delhi Capitals (DC).
The RR team with 150 for 7, (Morris-36, Miller-62, Avesh 3 for 32) beat the DC team 147 for 8 (Unadkat 3-15 and Pant 51) by 3 wickets.
Chris Morris and David Miller managed to drag the RR team back after they were 17 for 3 and 104 for 7.
There was not a single six hit in the initial 35 over’s of this match. This was the very first time a T20 match innings ended sans any six at the Wankhede stadium. Miller along with Jaydev Unadkat and Morris managed 7 sixes between them. The RR team scored 60 runs in the final 4.4 overs.
Unadkat under-cutting the Capitals
Jaydev Unadkat managed to go through the DC team batting with the changes in pace when he bowled 3 overs in the Powerplay. Prithvi Shaw managed to get a leading edge to point in the 2nd over. Shikhar Dhawan was caught behind by Sanju Samson in the 4th, and Rahane managed to chip one back in the 6th to Unadkat.
Mustafizur Rahman, with slow balls, made it 4 wickets. Marcus Stoinis was caught off by a leading edge in the 7th. DC team was 37 for 4 after 7 overs.
Pant goes along Ground
Of the 72 runs scored by the DC team in the 9.3 over’s, Pant was at the wicket and scored 51 runs. These runs were scored of only 32 balls. He managed this without trying to hit, or even hitting a six.
Pant looked good enough for a big knock when he called Lalit Yadav for a quick single, even though the ball had just gone past Riyan Parag, the bowler. In the last seven over, the DC team managed only 5 boundaries. They were 5 down by the 13th over. The DC team went from 88 for 5 to 147 for 8 in the twenty overs.
Tewatia, Miller start the comeback
Miller seemed to be in good touch like Pant had, and Rahul Tewatia provided him the much needed company. Though 2 batsmen, who were left-handed were in the middle, Pant took off R Ashwin though he was stifling. He went to Stoinis and this led to a shift in the momentum.
In the only over by Stoinis, there were 3 fours, followed by 2 more in the next. This was the 14th over of the innings that was bowled by Tom Curran.
It was fitting for Unadkat to keep the partnership going with a 6 off Woakes. Curran bowled the 18th over to make it 27 off 12 balls, but due to the wet ball, Rabada and Curran seem to have suffered. Morris connected with 2 balls of Rabada, and managed to bring down the equation to 12 runs off the last over.
The second ball of the last over, Morris managed to smok this over the square leg. Royals went over the line with a full-toss.