Delhi beat Rajasthan by 33 runs in match 36 of Indian T20 League 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Electing to field first, Delhi managed to score 154/6 in their 20 overs on a wicket where scoring runs looked difficult. Shreyas Iyer stood out for Delhi with the bat scoring 43 off 32 balls, ably supported by handy contributions from Pant and Hetmyer in the end.
In reply, Rajasthan were off to the worst possible start losing three wickets inside the Powerplay without a single boundary. Rajasthan never really recovered from the setback despite Sanju Samson's unbeaten 70 off 52 balls as the captain ran out of partners at the other end.
With the win, Delhi have now leapfrogged Chennai to move at the top of the standings.
Here's what happened during the match
Delhi move to the top of the standings!
With the win over Rajasthan, Delhi have leapfrogged Chennai to move to the top of the points table. They have almost sealed the semi-final spot! Interesting to see if they finish in the top two positions.
Meanwhile, Punjab will be up against Hyderabad in the second match of the double-header. Follow us on SportAdda for live updates.
Delhi win by 33 runs!
Excellent performance by Delhi bowlers to defend 156. Rajasthan were never in the game after those three early wickets in the Powerplay. Nevertheless, Delhi have proved yet again why they are title contenders this year!
Rajasthan need 54 off 12 balls!
Getting a little difficult for Rajasthan now! Run-rate has reached over 25 per over. It's make or break for Rajasthan now!
Good over from Axar. Just 9 off it!
Nice and flat from Axar Patel. Doesn't allow Samson and Tewatia to get underneath the ball. Delhi have an upper hand here! Rajasthan need 64 off 24 now!
Back-to-back boundaries from Samson!
Just what the doctor ordered! Rajasthan get the big over they needed. Brings the equation down to 73 off 30. Remember Pant needs to bowl one over from Axar. Rajasthan will surely look to target that. That could well be the deciding over of the game!
Rajasthan need some big overs!
With run-rate creeping to almost 14 an over, Rajasthan are in desperate need of some boundaries. Can Tewatia and Samson break the shackles? We will know in a while