IPL 2021: Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris star as RR beat DC by three wickets, declare first win of season
Mumbai: David Miller’s combative 43-ball 62 and Chris Morris’ well timed onslaught (36 not out) powered Rajasthan Royals to a dramatic three-wicket win over Delhi Capitals of their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Mumbai on Thursday.
Opting to bowl, RR pacer Jaydev Unadkat took three wickets for 15 runs to limit the Capitals to 147 for eight.
Miller then anchored the Royals’ chase nevertheless it was Morris whose blitzkrieg took Royals dwelling with two balls to spare. It’s Royals’ first win of the season.
The Royals have been 17 for 3 within the fourth over and 52 for five on the midway mark. They wanted 58 from the final 5 overs and 12 from the ultimate over.
Morris ended the run chase with a six off Tom Curran.
Royals’ run chase was, nevertheless, in tatters as quickly because it began.
Chris Woakes eliminated openers Manan Vohra (9) and Jos Buttler (1) in an area of three balls within the third over.
Within the subsequent over, Kagiso Rabada dismissed the harmful Royals captain Sanju Samson — the one centurion to this point this season — with Shikhar Dhawan taking the catch on the slip.
Shivam Dube (2) perished whereas enjoying an pointless uppish shot at a size ball off Avesh Khan with Dhawan taking his 78th catch of the IPL.
The identical pair labored in tandem two overs later with Dhawan taking his third catch of the day after Riyan Parag (2) had miscued an Avesh Khan supply.
The Royals have been 52 for five on the midway mark and by then the asking fee has gone as much as almost 10 an over.
However, Miller and Rahul Tewatia (19) stored the Royals within the hunt with a 48-run stand for the sixth wicket earlier than Rabada got here again to offer the much-needed breakthrough for the Capitals.
Earlier, a superb three-wicket burst from pacer Unadkat helped RR prohibit DC to 147 for eight.
Unadkat (3/15 off 4 overs) dismissed Prithvi Shaw, Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane to set off DC’s top-order collapse from which they by no means recovered absolutely.
Captain Rishabh Pant’s blistering 32-ball 51, studded with 9 fours, was not sufficient as DC might solely submit a modest whole after being put in to bat.
That Riyan Parag run-out.
These Samson and Tewatia catches.
That JD spell.
That Morris innings.
This workforce. 💗
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 15, 2021
DC made a disastrous begin as they have been two wickets down for 16 runs within the fourth over with Unadkat dismissing the opening duo of Shaw (2) and Dhawan (9) cheaply.
Shaw was the primary to go within the second over, caught at backward level earlier than Dhawan perished whereas trying a ramp shot with RR captain and wicketkeeper Samson taking a shocking diving catch to his proper.
Rahane’s (8) underwhelming IPL kind continued as he supplied a straightforward caught-and-bowled likelihood to Unadkat with a gradual ball that clocked simply 110km per hour.
DC have been 36 for 3 on the finish of power-play however the stoop continued as Marcus Stonis (0), foxed by a Mustafizur Rahman (2/29) supply, checked his shot on the final minute to supply a working catch to Buttler.
The run fee began growing as soon as captain Pant got here to the crease however nonetheless DC have been 57 for 4 on the midway mark.
As soon as he had a full measure of the pitch, Pant opened up and hit 4 boundaries, three of which have been consecutive, to take 20 runs from the eleventh over bowled by Rahul Tewatia.
Pant, in wonderful kind this 12 months, reached to his fifty off 30 balls within the twelfth over, with a 4 off Mustafizur however he was run out the following over with bowler Riyan Parag’s throw crashing onto the stumps.
Delhi have been 88 for five then.
After Pant’s exit, Curran gave some respectability to the DC innings with a 16-ball 21.
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