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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals are now the table-toppers after beating Rajasthan Royals in the 30th match of this season

October 15, 2020

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Durba

Delhi Capitals moved to the head of the IPL 2020 points table with a clean bowling presentation to defend 162. Delhi Capitals' bowling execution was first class. Their batting was not up to the mark and tumbled off in the last few overs. Rajasthan Royals endured the fifth defeat of IPL 2020 and lost a game they believe they ought to have won.

Jofra Archer set things up for them by sending Prithvi Shaw for a first-ball duck in the absolute first over of the game. Following the loss of Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer manufactured a strong partnership to place the Delhi Capitals on the front foot. Notwithstanding, the Royals pulled things back magnificently in the last few overs to restrict the Capitals to 162.

Rajasthan got off to a solid start

Rajasthan Royals got off to a rankling start. Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes had a solid opening stand until Anrich Nortje tore open the game for them. Ben Stokes, Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Robin Uthappa every single had all a solid start. However, none could proceed to stay at the end and make a game-winning score.

Subsequently, in the long run, it came down to Rahul Tewatia again and he couldn't take the Royals over the line this time around. Rahul Tewatia has done this many times. He has been in stupendous form in the IPL 2020 with the bat. His bowling may not have troubled the batsmen that much, but he has been able to win matches for the Rajasthan Royals with the bat in hand. His half-century against the Kings XI Punjab was his best innings this year. He hit 5 sixes in one over of Sheldon Cottrel. With the help of his half-century and 5 sixes in one over, the Royals won the match which was looking impossible for them at one point. Rajasthan Royals would be hoping for Tewatia to continue his form and give valuable contributions to the team in the remaining matches.

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Durba