Player of the Match Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL 2020 Delhi Capital(DC) beat Rajasthan Royals(RR) being consistent on top of the point table.

Poor starts of Delhi Capitals (DC) cheap dismissal Shikhar Dhawan 5 runs off 4 balls, Shreyas Iyer 22 runs off 18 balls, Rishabh Pant 5 runs off 9 balls, Marcus Stoinis 39 off 30 balls and Prithvi Shaw 19 runs off 10 balls.

Delhi Capitals (DC) posted a total of 184 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the 23rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Shimron Hetmyer was the highest run-scorer smashing 45 runs off 24 deliveries in an innings comprising of a boundary and five sixes. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis provided support with a knock of 39 runs off 30 deliveries, hitting 4 sixes.

English pacer Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers, accounting for three wickets 4-0-24-3.

On the Other hand Rajasthan Royals (RR) after winning the toss and opting to bowl in the 23rd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Rajasthan Royals (RR) team 138 all out, RR batsmen managed to get going after being handed a target of 185 runs, with the likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith dismissed cheaply Rahul Tewatia 38, Yashasvi Jaiswal 34.

Kagiso Rabada completed three dismissals with Ravichandran Ashwin and Stoinis accounting for two wickets, as DC maintained their winning run.

Shreyas Iyer | DC (winning) captain: I’m really happy with the way we came out in the second innings. We thought it was an under par score but it was stopping on the wicket and the bowlers executed their plans really well. We were also going to bowl first with the dew factor, but thankfully it went in our favour. I am enjoying captaincy because the players make it really easy, especially the bowlers. Even the way the support staff is managing the team meetings is commendable. I think the mixture in our team is really good and we have worked really hard on this. The boys have shared their thoughts pre-tour and their strengths and weaknesses. I am happy with how we are progressing and hoping to maintain the momentum. We can’t take anything lightly and need to come with our plans, execute them well.

R Ashwin | MoM: One of the important thing in this bowling attack is that most bowlers can bowl at any moment. It is sort of a role where you can put your hand up and be brave about it. Credit goes to the backroom staff. I am in a very good space mentally and physically and it really shows. Really enjoying myself in both those spaces. I just need to take it out to practice once the planning is done and then go out and express myself. I did use the carrom ball in the powerplay once or twice. It is just about how much you want to use it in the powerplay when you’re ahead of the game. I got a brilliant catch and getting that Jos (Buttler) wicket was important. But the ball was soaking wet after the powerplay and the sweat didn’t help either. (On his injury) In a lot of positions my body is taking over psychologically. I just don’t want to land awkwardly and put weight on it. But it is important that I look after myself and not stretch it.

Steven Smith | RR (losing) captain: We are not playing good enough over the 40 overs, and not executing when the pressure is coming on and you can’t win many games that way. The bowlers did a good job, and I don’t think the wicket was as good as it has been here, a bit stoppy tonight, and we gave away 10-15 extra runs. We have to remain positive, turn things around quickly. At the moment it doesn’t seem to be going our way. I’m not batting too well either. I did feel good tonight with the bat but didn’t get hold of one that I feel like I should have. Stokes hasn’t had a lot of practice, he gets out of quarantine tomorrow, so we’ll see if he plays the day after tomorrow.

 

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