Updated: April 5, 2020 9:46:00 pm
The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) was initially scheduled to kick off on March 29. The Covid-19 virus performed spoilsport, nonetheless, bringing the sporting world – and with it the IPL – to a standstill. With the IPL season postponed indefinitely for the time being, we at indianexpress.com determined to jog some recollections and relive a few of the finest clashes between the franchises and standout performances. Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) was set to be the blockbuster match of the day (Sunday, April 5) in accordance to the authentic schedule.
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Let’s check out the historical past, and the memorable contests and head to head document between the two franchises which have taken over the years.
2008: The first conflict between the two
Delhi Capitals, then referred to as the Delhi Daredevils emerged victorious the first time each the groups took on one another. After electing to bat first, Rajasthan Royals might solely handle 129/eight on the board, which Delhi chased down comfortably in simply 15.1 overs.
2008: All-round effort by Shane Watson earns Rajasthan Royals last ticket
Shane Watson’s heroics with each bat and the ball ensured Rajasthan Royals a cushty win in the semi-final conflict towards Delhi in the similar version. The Aussie all-rounder scored 52 serving to Royals publish a stiff 192/9 on the board. Watson then went on to scalp three wickets, bowling at an financial system of three.33. His efforts with the ball helped the Royals bundle out Daredevils on 85.
2012: Daredevils tumble Royals by 1 run
What initially regarded like a straightforward chase for Royals ultimately noticed them dropping the contest. Chasing 153, Royals began on a stable observe with the opening pair of skipper Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane including 99 runs for the first wicket. Dravid was dismissed on 40 however Rahane remained firmed at the different finish, enjoying an unbeaten knock of 84 in 63 deliveries. However, his efforts weren’t sufficient as Royals fell quick by one run.
2015: Deepak Hooda steers Royals house
Deepak Hooda’s 25-ball 54 proved pivotal in Royals 185-run chase. Batting at a strike-rate of 216, he smashed three boundaries and 4 maximums and was additionally named as the man of the match. However, what went unnoticed was his contribution with the ball. In the high-scoring contest, his financial system stood as the finest as he simply conceded 20 in his 4 overs.
2019: Rishabh Pant’s blitz nullifies Ajinkya Rahane’s ton
Rishabh Pant’s 38-ball 76 helped Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. Batting first, Rajasthan put up a formidable 191/6 courtesy of Ajinkya Rahane’s incredible hundred. However, fifties from Shikhar Dhawan and Pant sealed the win for DC with 4 balls to spare.
The groups have fared towards one another in 20 matches, out of which Royals have emerged victorious on eleven events. Delhi have gained the different 9 matches.
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