Delhi beats Rajasthan to back top of points table
Published: 01:50 AM, 10 October 2020
Delhi Capitals have beaten Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs in 23rd Match (N) of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Sharjah, returning to the top of the IPL point table.
Earlier, Royals captain Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bowl first.
The Capitals posted 184-8 and skittled the seventh-placed Royals for 138 in 19.4 overs to make a fifth win in six games and move two points clear of Mumbai Indians at the summit.
Shimron Hetmyer (45 off 24) and Marcus Stoinis (39 off 30) top-scored for Delhi managed a good fighting ending with a score of 184-6.
However, Jofra Archer was supreme, taking 3 for 24 and giving up a mere three runs in the innings' last over.
In chasing of 185 the Royals’ batsmen struggled with Ravichandran Ashwin as well as Kagiso Rabada.
Ravichandran Ashwin featured 2-22, led a disciplined bowling performance, Kagiso Rabada took three wickets, helping Delhi to bowl out for only 138 to secure a comprehensive 46-run victory.