Result
53rd Match (D/N), Delhi, May 4 2019, Indian Premier League
115/9
(16.1/20 ov, target 116)
121/5
Capitals won by 5 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
8:38
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna

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

Match centre 
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals115/9(20 overs)
Delhi Capitals121/5(16.1 overs)

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.

16.1
6
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.

end of over 1615 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 115/5CRR: 7.18 • RRR: 0.25 • Need 1 from 24b
Rishabh Pant47 (37)
Axar Patel1 (1)
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."

15.6
1
Gopal to Pant, 1 run
shorter length, he's back and punching this to deep cover-point
15.5
6
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!
15.4
1
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

15.3
1
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

15.2
w
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
15.1
6
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

end of over 1516 runs
DC: 100/4CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 3.20 • Need 16 from 30b
Rishabh Pant39 (34)
Sherfane Rutherford5 (4)
Varun Aaron2-0-21-0
Ish Sodhi3-1-20-3
14.6
4
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.
14.5
6
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
14.4
1
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
14.3
1
Aaron to Pant, 1 run
full and wide, he plays a cracking square drive straight to deep point
14.2
1
Aaron to Rutherford, 1 run
back of a length on off, he pushes this off the back foot through cover-point to the sweeper
14.1
2
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."

14.1
1w
Aaron to Rutherford, 1 wide
142kph, fired down the leg side and called wide

Aaron back into the attack

end of over 143 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 84/4CRR: 6 • RRR: 5.33 • Need 32 from 36b
Rishabh Pant28 (31)
Sherfane Rutherford1 (1)
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"

13.6
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?!"

13.5
1
Sodhi to Rutherford, 1 run
full toss on leg, he clips this to deep backward square

Rutherford in

13.4
w
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
13.3
1
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
Best performances - batsmen
RR Pant
53 runs (38)
2 fours
5 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
21 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
60411713210
R Parag
50 runs (49)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
0520814129
Best performances - bowlers
A Mishra
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
Eco
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
IS Sodhi
O
3.1
M
1
R
26
W
3
Eco
8.21
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossRajasthan Royals , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2019
Player Of The Match
Amit Mishra
Season2019
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50- 19.20
Match days4 May 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Anil Dandekar
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Rajasthan Royals 0