Rajasthan Royals’ home comeback couldn’t have been scripted in a better way as the team got off to a 10-run win over Delhi Daredevils in a run-curtailed encounter. Earlier, after being asked to bat first, the Royals could manage to score 153/5 in 17.5 overs when rain decided to announce its arrival.
Gautam Gambhir, after winning the toss, chose to bowl first. He also brought in Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell at the expense of his fellow
The Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur has always been a fortress for the hosts, but if you are looking at the way they began today, you would be hard-pressed to believe that. D'Arcy Short, BBL’s highest run-getter, was run out for the second consecutive time, this time by Vijay Shankar, in the second over and their worries further increased when Ben Stokes edged to Rishabh Pant on a brilliant Trent Boult delivery, which reduced the team to 28/1 in 4.1 overs.
After the talisman’s dismissal, the Royals’, two old dogs - Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson - joined hands to steered the team, taking RR to 90/3 in 11 overs. The stage was set for the lower-middle order to fire, and Jos Buttler stood up to the task scoring a handsome 29 runs off 18 balls before perishing to Mohammed Shami. Although Rajasthan had two
The short target gave Delhi the
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