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IPL 2019: Delhi on top as Rahane's ton loses to Pant blitz

JAIPUR: In the tip, it become a quite one-sided contest with Delhi Capitals crossing the line towards Rajasthan Royals with four balls to spare within the Indian Premier League. With Rishabh Pant taking part in an unbeaten knock of 78, Delhi Capitals had no hassle chasing a mammoth 192 towards a toothless bowling assault.


Despite making a tall rating, Royals found themselves at the improper finish of the barrel at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium right here on Monday.

Shikar Dhawan, who said later that he has turned vegetarian some months back, made his purpose transparent from the start, notching up a breezy 54 off 27 balls. Capitals, top on self assurance after their five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, did the entirety proper from the start, hitting 62 runs within the Powerplay.

After dropping skipper Shreyas Iyer cost effectively, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw took the staff closer home. It was once their partnership that guided the visiting side to a convincing win. Shaw fell late within the innings however the injury had been done by way of then.

While this helped Delhi inch closer to the playoffs, it added to Royals' woes.

Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane dished out a trendy 58-ball century and remained unbeaten on 105, while new captain Steve Smith (50) supplied the suitable make stronger because the duo powered Rajasthan Royals to a challenging 191/6.

Rahane were given a lifestyles when Ishant Sharma dropped a simple catch at short wonderful leg. But the batsman made amends as he despatched the following two balls for a six and a four.

With the playoffs combat beginning to warmth up, it would be the highest time for Royals to seek out shape. But it wasn’t a easy get started. They suffered a setback to start with when one among their most enterprising and constant batsmen, Sanju Samson, who has the power to show the sport on its head, had to depart for a duck.

A miscommunication between Samson and Rahane saw the latter dropping his wicket. Rahane was once no longer positive of taking a unmarried off Rabada. Samson rushed out however didn’t realize Rahane preventing to start with.

By the time it was once too late for Samson to react and Rabada picked up the ball and hurled a throw at the non-striker's finish, knocking the stumps down to find a diving Samson in need of his ground.

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