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IPL 2020 : RR vs DC Highlights – Match 23 | DC Won by 46 Runs

IPL 2020 RR vs DC Highlights: Rajasthan Royals is set to play the 23rd match of IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals. After facing a hat trick loss RR is in pressure to make a comeback in this match.

DC stands strong by winning four matches out of five they played so far.

Match: Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Delhi Capitals(DC)

Venue:  Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Details: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to field

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Shreyas Iyer | DC skipper: I guess there could be a little bit of turn and anything can happen. We are going with the same team. Everyone is looking forward to cementing their place and all the players have great potential to win games and I’m really proud of my team.

Steve Smith | RR skipper: We are gonna have a bowl. Looks a good surface and we want to chase it down. We are confident about our set-up and we need to get off a better start with the bat. We made two changes. Ankit Rajpoot and Tom Curran out and Andrew Tye and Varun Aaron in.

Playing XI

Delhi Capitals(DC) 

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron.

IPL 2020 RR vs DC Highlights

Delhi Capital(DC) Batting

Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan get in to the crease to lead Delhi Capitals(DC). Jofra Archer with an extra pace delivery dismissed Dhawan for 5 runs. The poor form continuous for Dhawan after playing six matches of the tournament.

Shreyas Iyer joins hand with Shaw where Archer with a short delivery dismissed in-form Prithvi Shaw while scoring 19 runs.  Andrew Tye gets in to bowl his first over of the tournament and dismissed the dangerous batsman Shreyas Iyer. DC struggles as they lose their three best players within the powerplay while scoring 50 runs at the end of the powerplay.

Pant dismissed by Jaiswal rocket throw
Pant dismissed by Jaiswal rocket throw

Marcus Stoinis gets in to join hands with Pant DC seems to struggle in maintaining a partnership. With an unnecessary run between the wicket, Pant got dismissed for 5 runs. At the end of 10th over DC scored 87 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Hetmyer gets in the crease and makes an impressive 45 runs off 24 deliveries which boosts the DC score to 149 runs while losing 6 wickets. With back to back wickets, DC scored 184 runs for 8 wicket loss.

Rajasthan Royals(RR) Batting

With a target of 184 to chase down, Jaiswal and Buttler get in to the crease. With a terrific catch by Dhawan of the Ashwin’s first over Buttler got dismissed for 13 runs. RR skipper gets in to join hands with young Jaiswal.

Hetmyer dismissed Steven Smith with a fabulous catch. Nortje dismissed Smith while scoring 24 runs. Sanju Samson the game changers gets in to the crease. But Stoinis soon dismissed Samson while scoring just 5 runs. RR gets in to the struggle after losing it’s top three aggressive batsmen.

With back to back wickets of the every over, RR ends the innings while scoring 138 runs. RR batsmen struggles to make a partnership which is much needed for the short format matches. Finally, DC bags their fifth and third consecutive victory by beating RR by 46 runs.

Watch RR vs DC highlights

Player of the Match

R Ashwin | DC: One of the important thing in this bowling attack is that most bowlers can bowl at any moment. It is sort of a role where you can put your hand up and be brave about it. Credit goes to the backroom staff.

I am in a very good space mentally and physically and it really shows. Really enjoying myself in both those spaces. I just need to take it out to practice once the planning is done and then go out and express myself.

I did use the carrom ball in the powerplay once or twice. It is just about how much you want to use it in the powerplay when you’re ahead of the game. I got a brilliant catch and getting that Jos (Buttler) wicket was important.

But the ball was soaking wet after the powerplay and the sweat didn’t help either. (On his injury) In a lot of positions, my body is taking over psychologically. I just don’t want to land awkwardly and put weight on it. But it is important that I look after myself and not stretch it.

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings


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