Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's a wrap of this game. Thanks for reading. Goodbye and good night from myself and Alex. Cheers

Pant: Always happy whenever I take the team home. Last time I could not finish it, so this time I wanted to finish it. The pitch is always turning at Kotla, I just took the game deep. Firstly, we thought about doing within 10 overs [and go ahead of CSK], but then after wickets we just milked it around. Sometimes, you need to change your game according to this situation and that's what I did today.

7.20pm Cheers, Alex. Here's Rahane: We had our moments from the first game, but could not capitalise. Some of the guys are playing their third or fourth game, so it's tough on them. Really happy with Parag - the way he handled pressure and showed his character. Gopal continued his form from last year and he's a magnificent legspinner who always thinks about wickets. We knew 150 would have been difficult, but we did not bat according to the plan. The spinners - Ish was fantastic - KG bowled well. My season was good, batting-wise. As a captain, it's a different role.

Delhi win by five wickets with 23 balls to spare. Rajasthan's season is over. Brilliant knock by Pant to finish off the great work his bowlers did to restrict the Royals to just 115. Deivarayan will step in for the post-game presentation.

Sodhi to Pant, SIX runs, he smashes this short ball into the crowd over wide long on! Pant brings up the win and a half-century in style! Brilliant innings. It was a drag down and he sat back and clubbed it to ice the game.

One run to win. Sodhi to bowl.

16 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 115/5 (1 run required from 24 balls, RR: 7.18, RRR: 0.25)

  • Rishabh Pant47 (37b)
  • Axar Patel1 (1b)
  • Shreyas Gopal4-0-21-2
  • Varun Aaron2-0-21-0

Ashish : "Good to see Pant playing a mature innings with a good mix of restraint and aggression when required."

Gopal to Pant, 1 run, shorter length, he's back and punching this to deep cover-point
Gopal to Pant, SIX runs, thumped over long on! A leg break tossed up in his arc, he swung hard, smearing it over long on into the crowd!
Gopal to Patel, 1 run, shorter length, he's back and pushing this to the gap at cover-point

Short leg and slip in for Axar

Gopal to Pant, 1 run, googly, short outside off, he's back and cutting hard to deep point

Pant on strike as they crossed. Axar is in

Time out was taken

Gopal to Rutherford, OUT, caught by Livingstone running in from long on! Great comeback from Gopal. He tossed up the googly, Rutherford ran down the track, tried to launch down the ground, got under it and hit a towering sky ball to long on, Livingstone ran in, sat under it forever but took the catch well.

SE Rutherford c Livingstone b Gopal 11 (11m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

Gopal to Rutherford, SIX runs, Pulled over deep square leg and it just clears Parag on the rope! Short drag down, it said 'hit me', he hammered it flat over square leg, Parag jumped up on the rope but it just carried over him!

Gopal back

15 | 16 Runs | DC: 100/4 (16 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 3.20)

  • Rishabh Pant39 (34b)
  • Sherfane Rutherford5 (4b)
  • Varun Aaron2-0-21-0
  • Ish Sodhi3-1-20-3
Aaron to Pant, FOUR runs, short and wide and he slices this over backward point! Too wide, Pant threw his hands through the line at speed and it sailed over the fielder in the ring, one bounce four.
Aaron to Pant, SIX runs, hooked over short fine! Clever shot. It was a short slower ball, he steps inside the line and helped it on it's way over short fine and it carried all the way! Brilliant batting
Aaron to Rutherford, 1 run, short ball, he tries to pull, gets a bottom edge onto body and it rolls away into the off side for a single
Aaron to Pant, 1 run, full and wide, he plays a cracking square drive straight to deep point
Aaron to Rutherford, 1 run, back of a length on off, he pushes this off the back foot through cover-point to the sweeper
Aaron to Rutherford, 2 runs, shorter on the hip, he works this off the hip behind square, they push for two, taking on Lomror's throw and it's wide of the stumps! It would have been tight if the throw was better

Tushar: "Rutherford is very underrated in this setup. He is good batsman and has played well in the limited chances he has got. I dont think Delhi needs to worry here. He will take them through."

Aaron to Rutherford, 1 wide, 142kph, fired down the leg side and called wide

Aaron back into the attack

14 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 84/4 (32 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.33)

  • Rishabh Pant28 (31b)
  • Sherfane Rutherford1 (1b)
  • Ish Sodhi3-1-20-3
  • Krishnappa Gowtham4-0-16-0

Srinath Rajagop: "One NZ gets 100 wickets while the other 150 in the same match.. wow"

Sodhi to Pant, no run, shorter leg break, he's back and punching this to cover

Abhay Paropkari: "On cue! This is getting interesting. Will they lose their heads again?!"

Sodhi to Rutherford, 1 run, full toss on leg, he clips this to deep backward square

Rutherford in

Sodhi to Ingram, OUT, caught off the glove trying to sweep! Sodhi does it again. He's down to sweep from off the stumps, it catches the glove and pops up, Rahane runs from slip behind the keeper to complete the catch.

CA Ingram c Rahane b Sodhi 12 (24m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 52.17

Sodhi to Pant, 1 run, top edge lands safely back over the bowler's head! He tried to slog sweep, it bounced a touch more, he got a top edge that landed between long on and long off
Sodhi to Ingram, 1 run, leg break short down leg, he's back and glancing this fine
Sodhi to Ingram, no run, tossed up on off, he defends on the front foot

Ish Sodhi is back

13 | 4 Runs | DC: 81/3 (35 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.23, RRR: 5.00)

  • Colin Ingram11 (20b)
  • Rishabh Pant27 (29b)
  • Krishnappa Gowtham4-0-16-0
  • Shreyas Gopal3-0-6-1

Abhay Paropkari: "DC are no strangers to collapses. A wicket or two here could totally trigger another brainfade. You never know. RR might still be in with a shout if they get a wicket or two here"

Gowtham to Ingram, 1 run, shorter and wider, he is back and slapping a cut short to deep point
Gowtham to Pant, 1 run, 92kph, on off, he punches to cover, there's a mix up, but Gopal misfields to allow a single
Gowtham to Pant, no run, flatter on off, he defends from the crease

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

1st28S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd0SS IyerPP Shaw
3rd33SS IyerRR Pant
4th22CA IngramRR Pant
5th23SE RutherfordRR Pant
6th15AR PatelRR Pant