Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals

IPL2024: Who Said What in the 56th match between the Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals?

RR was beaten by DC by 20 runs.

At Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi Capitals defeated Rajasthan Royals by 20 runs, maintaining their chances of making it to the IPL 2024 playoffs. Although they had several highs and lows throughout the game, their bowlers performed incredibly well in the final five overs to finish the job and win the match rather easily.

In the batting department, Abishek Porel and Jake Fraser-McGurk provided the host a brilliant start. After causing mayhem and smashing 50 runs off 20 balls, Fraser-McGurk in particular took charge of the game. The youthful player set the tone with 65 runs off of 36 deliveries, but sadly, he received very little help in the middle. Tristan Stubbs contributed a strong cameo of 41 runs off 20 balls towards the end of the innings, helping the team captained by Rishabh Pant score 221 runs.

Rajasthan was off to a terrible start, chasing an enormous objective. They lost Yashasvi Jaiswal’s wicket rather quickly, and Jos Buttler also didn’t appear to be in good form. But captain Sanju Samson came through once more, this time with some outstanding cricket to save Rajasthan from a precarious situation. He scored 86 runs off of 46 balls and was controversially out of the game, sparking discussion on social media.

The third umpire disregarded Shai Hope’s claim that he touched the rope when he was caught getting close to the ropes. The RR hitters lacked bravery after his expulsion, and soon the game was over. The failure to receive the expected late-game contributions from Rovman Powell and Donovan Ferreira resulted in the loss.

See Also: Donovan Ferreira’s biography.

1. A absurd freak show

It appeared as though Jake Fraser-McGurk was a beast on a quest. He destroyed Avesh Khan for 28 runs in an over, displaying his ruthlessness right away. Once again, the Australian international gave the hosts a strong start, which enabled them to score a huge amount of runs.

2. Mr. Reliable Samson Sanju

In contrast to every other season, Sanju Samson in IPL 2024 has proven reliable. He frequently got out to a strong start in tournaments but was unable to maintain the pace. But this time, Sanju is consistently delivering, which is encouraging for Team India in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup.

3. The Kuldeep Yadav programme goes on

    Wizard of spins Once more, Kuldeep Yadav shown mastery with the ball. Kuldeep conceded just 25 runs and took two wickets to remove Rajasthan from the game on a pitch that did not provide much support for the spinners.

      Sanju Samson, the outgoing captain, said:

      I think we had it in our hands, it was like 11-12 runs per over, it was achievable, these things happen in IPL. Yes, we are doing both the things fine, we will like to stick what the conditions demand, 220 was 10 runs extra to chase, the DC opener came out and did what he does, we still came back well. We have lost three games but all those games have been really tight, we have been playing remarkably well, we have to do some fine-tuning and we need to keep the momentum going. Yes and No actually, you have to give credit to someone like Stubbs who batted well against Sandeep, he scored 2-3 sixes extra against my best bowlers who are Yuzi Chahal and Sandeep Sharma. We have lost the game, we have to find out where we lost the game, we need to keep moving.

      Rishabh Pant, the winning captain, stated:

      The way our bowlers executed at the back end was the main positive and it was really good to see. We will try to learn from every game. Even when we lose or win, we will keep our head down and keep moving forward. As always Kuldeep delivered which was great to see. It was close to par and at the same time we were thinking that if we can restrict them to 200 that would be fair and that was the thought process.

      Kuldeep Yadav, POTM, stated:

      It is very important to bowl on a good length and that’s the main challenge when I bowl in the death overs. I have played against him (Ferreira) in South Africa and I knew he was a back foot player and wanted to stay a little full and quick and got him out first ball. I bowled a couple of seam-up deliveries to read what the batters are doing. Just the length matters for me and that was the plan. Whenever we score 200-plus obviously lot of pressure on the bowler and it is also an opportunity to take wickets and I was trying to back my strengths and keep believing.