Ajinkya Rahane’s Century in Vain, as DC Beat RR by Six Wickets

RR vs DC Match Summary: Ajinkya Rahane masterclass innings was overshadowed by Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan, as the duo helped Delhi Capitals win the match against Rajasthan Royals by six wickets on Monday.

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant hogged all limelight at the latter part of the innings as he anchored Delhi’s chase to register their seventh win in the tournament.

It was an uncharacteristic Rishabh Pant’s innings who played an unbeaten 78 run knock off just 36 deliveries on Monday. What was even more impressing to see that Pant not only played the big boundaries but also took the odd singles and doubles in his match-winning knock.

He along with Prithvi Shaw put on an 84-run partnership for the fourth innings to set up the chase. Prithvi too played a decent hand for his 42 off 39 deliveries, though the right-handed batsman had been lucky on a couple of occasions in his stay at the crease.

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan gave a powerful start to Delhi Capitals, amassing as many as 59 runs in the powerplay over along with Shaw. Shikhar Dhawan played aggressively, while Prithvi Shaw played as a second fiddle to the former in that period.

Dhawan took on the bowlers right from the start of the innings. It only took two balls for the left-hander to strike his first six of his innings. The Southpaw scored 54 runs off 27 deliveries, including eight fours and two sixes.

Earlier Ajinkya Rahane Powered Rajasthan to put on a Mammoth 191 on the Board

RR vs DC Match Summary: Having not enjoyed a very impressive IPL season till this match, Ajinkya Rahane went hammer and tongs on Wednesday.

Rahane was dropped earlier in his innings by Ishant Sharma and, post that the right-handed batsman didn’t stop himself from striking boundaries all around the ground.

Rahane struck eleven fours and three sixes in his mesmerizing knock of 105 runs off 63 balls. Steven Smith too continued his good form, scoring another half-century, which included eight fours in his innings.

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Delhi Capitals have now jumped to the first position in the points table, overtaking Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, having won seven matches in 11 games. DC now have to win only one game in remaining three games in order to qualify for the playoffs.  

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