Rajasthan Royals have gone to the top of the table after defeating Delhi Capitals by 15 runs. Last night, they faced Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, where Josh Buttler scored a brilliant century against the DC. However, the victory moves Rajasthan to the top of the table for a while. They have equal points with Gujarat Titans. But the Titans have played one match fewer than the Royals. On the other hand, Delhi Capitals remain in the same place, 6th.
Last night, Delhi’s captain Rishab Pant won the toss and elected to bowl first, as did the other captains. After winning the toss, most skippers chose bowling first this season. However, Rajasthan Royals had to start batting as they lost the toss. So, Josh Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal started the batting innings for the Royals. Their beginning was so impressive. They started hitting from the very first over. In addition, Josh Buttler was a bit more aggressive than his partner.
However, they successfully played the powerplay without losing any wickets. Both Josh Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal got the half-centuries in this match. Unfortunately, their partnership broke when Padikkal lost the wicket in the 16th over. But before breaking the partnership, both players added 155 runs together on the scoreboard. On the other hand, Buttler kept playing brilliantly. He got his third century of the tournament in this match. Moreover, he made another brilliant partnership of 47 runs with the new batsman, Sanju Samson. Anyway, Buttler’s brilliant innings ended in the 19th over. He scored the highest 116 runs before losing the wicket. Relying on his bat, Rajasthan Royals scored 222 runs in 20 overs.
Chasing down a massive target, the Delhi Capitals started their innings carefully. David Warner and Prithvi Shaw looked calm on the pitch. However, Warner tried to play aggressively. But he couldn’t stay longer on the ground. Their opening partnership ended in 43 runs as David Warner lost the wicket in the 5th over. Delhi Capitals lost another wicket in the next over. After that, Prithvi Shaw tried to tackle the situation with Rishab Pant. They added 51 runs together on the scoreboard. But the disaster started when their partnership had broken. The remaining batsmen could play a meaningful full innings to win the match. So, Delhi’s innings ended with 207 runs. As a result, Rajasthan Royals secured a victory and moved to the top of the table.