IPL 2019: Pant trumps ton-up Rahane as Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals to go top

Delhi Capitals won a match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday. In Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Rajasthan presented a strong challenge of 192 runs on the brilliant innings of Ajinkya Rahane (105 not out). In response, Delhi achieved this goal in 19.2, thanks to the brilliant inning of Rishabh Pant (78 not out).

Pant put the winning six on Jaydev Unadkat’s ball. Pant hit six fours and four sixes in his 36-ball innings. Apart from them, Shikhar Dhawan (54), Prithvi Shaw scored 42. Shreyas Gopal got two wickets from Rajasthan while Dhawal Kulkarni and Riyan Parag got one wicket each.

This is the seventh win in 11 matches of Delhi and now it has reached the top of the points table with 14 points. At the same, Rajasthan have faced 7th defeat in 10 matches and the team is at seventh in the points table with six points. Earlier, Rajasthan batted first after losing the toss and scored 191 runs by losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Rajasthan’s inning

Ajinkya Rahane (unbeaten 105) scored the highest run opener from Rajasthan side. He planted 11 fours and 3 sixes in his innings of 63 balls. Rahane’s the second century in IPL.

Rajasthan started poorly, and Sanju Samson (0) run out of the team’s score of five runs. After that, Rahane and Smith (50) presented a 130-run partnership for the second wicket in 75 balls. For Delhi, Kagiso Rabada got two wickets while Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, and Chris Morris took one wicket each.

Rajasthan’s team has returned to victory line this season after changing their captain. Captaincy in the hands of Smith, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane as the new captain, the team beat former champions Mumbai Indians by five wickets in their home ground. As soon as Smith becomes the captain, runs from his bat has begun.

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