Result
23rd Match (N), Sharjah, Oct 9 2020, Indian Premier League
184/8
(19.4/20 ov, target 185)
138
Capitals won by 46 runs
Player Of The Match
Delhi Capitals
1:54
1m
• Saurabh Somani

Impressive Delhi Capitals stifle Rajasthan Royals to go top of the table

The Capitals showed why they're among the title favourites this year as they tied down the Royals by 46 runs in Sharjah

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Delhi Capitals184/8(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals138(19.4 overs)

That ends what we have to offer you tonight. A weekend of double headers is in store. Go hydrate yourself and come back tomorrow. Cheers

R Ashwin, who is the Man of the Match: "One of the important things about this attack is that most of the bowlers can bowl at any time. I know my role comes up when the game is nicely poised. An over where a wicket is needed or the pressure is up. You have to be brave at that time and put your hand up. Today the ball was soaking well, and the sweat didn't help much."

Shreyas Iyer: "I a really happy with the way we came out after first innings. We thought this might be an under-par total but the bowlers did their job. The wicket did surprise us a little bit because we thought it would quicken up with the dew. I am really happy with the way the bowlers execute their plans. I am also really happy with the support staff who prepare us so well. We have to be consistent with out approach. That should be our mindset, and not take anything lightly."

Steven Smith: "Not playing good enough over the full 40 overs. We are doing some good things in patches, but unfortunately not executing well under pressure. I think we gave a few away in the end. The wicket was not as good as it has been. It was a little stoppy. We gave away 10-15 too many. Ben Stokes comes out of quarantine tomorrow, we play day after. He hasn't had any practice. So we will need to have a chat around that."

Delhi Capitals were pushed tonight. Rajasthan Royals bowled well at them, and DC were quite short of what we have seen scored in Sharjah. It was an interesting challenge, and the way their middle order responded with positive batting despite falling wickets, and the way their bowlers responded with hostile aggression and precision will be highly satisfactory to the DC leadership

19.4
w
Rabada to Aaron, OUT
looks to ramp a slower short ball but sends it only as far as a limping Pant can go to catch. Is it a cramp or is it a strain? Rabada has three
VR Aaron c †Pant b Rabada 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
19.3
1
Rabada to Kartik Tyagi, 1 run
slower short ball, Tyagi pulls this down, gets a single
19.2
1
Rabada to Aaron, 1 run
quick, on a length, into the body, worked to leg

Varun Aaron is the last man in

Abhinandan : "All the criticism thrown at yashaswi seems little harsh to me. I have seen him play in domestic matches last season. He can hit them ball clean and big. I just think the big stage and quality of bowling is making him nervous and Rest of batting of RR hasn't helped either."

19.1
w
Rabada to Tewatia, OUT
another brace for Rabada. It is just crazy how often he has been getting these. Slower offcutter first up, Tewatia early into the slog, plays this on
R Tewatia b Rabada 38 (29b 3x4 2x6) SR: 131.03

Rabada to bowl the last over

end of over 197 runs
RR: 136/8CRR: 7.15 • RRR: 49.00 • Need 49 from 6b
Rahul Tewatia38 (28)
Kartik Tyagi1 (2)
Anrich Nortje4-0-25-1
Harshal Patel4-0-29-1
18.6
1
Nortje to Tewatia, 1 run
slower ball, nearly a yorker, dug out for a single to keep the strike for the last over
18.5
4
Nortje to Tewatia, FOUR runs
Rabada drops. This short ball gets big on Tewatia, who pulls this more high than long. Rabada moves to his right at long leg, gets to it, but can't hold on. He is a few yards in so he has to leap. Had he been on the fence, this would be an easy catch
18.4
Nortje to Tewatia, no run
low full toss, driven to deep point, but he turns down the single again

Abhishek: "Next match Manan Vorah should get a chance in place of Jaiswal"

18.4
1w
Nortje to Tewatia, 1 wide
bouncer, 144ks, too high as he has dug this in too short
18.3
Nortje to Tewatia, no run
backs away, Nortje follows him, and he pulls but straight to long leg. Turns down the single
18.3
1w
Nortje to Tewatia, 1 wide
slower ball, big wide down the leg side
18.2
Nortje to Tewatia, no run
wide on the crease, short of a length, on off, another defensive push
18.1
Nortje to Tewatia, no run
short of a length, no room, defended

Nortje to bowl out. Can Tewatia get a fifty? That is the only contest left here

end of over 189 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 129/8CRR: 7.16 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 56 from 12b
Kartik Tyagi1 (2)
Rahul Tewatia33 (22)
Harshal Patel4-0-29-1
Anrich Nortje3-0-18-1
17.6
HV Patel to Kartik Tyagi, no run
bouncer, well outside off, and Tyagi wants to have nothing to do with it
17.5
1
HV Patel to Tewatia, 1 run
slower short ball, no power in the pull, gets a single to deep midwicket
17.4
6
HV Patel to Tewatia, SIX runs
Tewatia has some belated fun. Gets an on-pace length ball on off, and uses the angle and the pace to hit him over cover-point for six

Joshua John The: "Be honest guys. You should definitely give the Man of the match award to Shimron Hetmyer. Scored enough runs to defend, took some stunning catches to seal the chase. Do you want anything else?"

17.3
1
HV Patel to Kartik Tyagi, 1 run
slower ball, full, worked to midwicket for one

Kartik Tyagi comes in

17.2
w
HV Patel to Gopal, OUT
Hetmyer you beautiful beautiful fielder. His second stunning diving catch in the deep. Gopal makes room to loft this length ball inside out. Hetmyer dives to his left and also in front to take this clean. The soft signal is out. The hard signal has to be out as he has his fingers under it. The third umpire is convinced after watching many replays
S Gopal c Hetmyer b HV Patel 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
17.1
1
HV Patel to Tewatia, 1 run
short of a length, around off, punched square and they are still diving around. Saves three runs
Best performances - batsmen
SO Hetmyer
45 runs (24)
1 fours
5 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
pull
18 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
1211194610
MP Stoinis
39 runs (30)
0 fours
4 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
10 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
1010118414
Best performances - bowlers
JC Archer
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
3
Eco
6.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
K Rabada
O
3.4
M
0
R
35
W
3
Eco
9.54
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossRajasthan Royals , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Ravichandran Ashwin
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days09 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Match Referee
Vengalil Narayan Kutty
PointsDelhi Capitals 2, Rajasthan Royals 0