Capitals finish league stage with win; Royals eliminated
Ishant and Mishra took three wickets each and Pant cracked an unbeaten 53 as Royals paid for a meek batting performance
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.
One run to win. Sodhi to bowl.
Ashish : "Good to see Pant playing a mature innings with a good mix of restraint and aggression when required."
Short leg and slip in for Axar
Pant on strike as they crossed. Axar is in
Time out was taken
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 back into the attack
Srinath Rajagop: "One NZ gets 100 wickets while the other 150 in the same match.. wow"
Abhay Paropkari: "On cue! This is getting interesting. Will they lose their heads again?!"