Saturday, May 25th, 2024

IPL 2024: Delhi won, derailed Rajasthan Royals, tied CSK-SRH-LSG, playoff issue stuck

New Delhi. Delhi Capitals has made the IPL playoff equation interesting by defeating Rajasthan Royals. With this win, Delhi Capitals have achieved 12 points in the points table. With this, he has equaled Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Supergiants. That means now 4 teams have equal points in the points table. Rajasthan Royals remains at second position with 16 points.

Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals competed in IPL 2024 on Tuesday. It was a do-or-die match for Delhi, winning which would have kept its playoff hopes strong. On the other hand, there was a chance for Rajasthan Royals to win the match and secure a place in the playoffs. Instead of Rajasthan, Delhi Capitals carried out their intentions in this match. It defeated Rajasthan Royals by 20 runs in this very important match.

4, 4, 4, 6, 4, 6… The one who did not get a place in the T20 World Cup team, made a splash, scored 28 runs in the over, fastest fifty…

Batting first in this match, Delhi Capitals scored 221 runs for 8 wickets. On his behalf, opener Jack Fraser McGurk scored 50 runs in 20 balls. Abhishek Porel played an inning of 65 runs in 36 balls. Tristan Stubbs scored 41 runs in 20 balls in the last overs and took Delhi beyond 200. Gulbadin Naib contributed 19 runs and Rishabh Pant-Akshar Patel contributed 15 runs each. Ravichandran Ashwin took maximum 3 wickets for Rajasthan Royals. Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma took one wicket each.

Rajasthan’s opener flopped
Rajasthan Royals, who set out to chase the difficult target of 222 runs, did not have a good start. Its opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 4 runs and Jos Buttler scored 19 runs. Jaiswal was caught by Khalil Ahmed at the hands of Akshar Patel. After this, Axar Patel gave the second blow to Rajasthan by dismissing Jos Buttler. With this, Rajasthan’s score became 67 runs for 2 wickets.

Sanju Samson’s captaincy innings went in vain
In this moment of pressure, captain Sanju Samson took charge. He had caught the eye during the 63-run partnership with Jos Buttler. After Butler’s dismissal, Sanju Samson made a partnership of 36 runs with Riyan Parag (27). After Parag’s dismissal, Sanju got a good partner in the form of Shubham Dubey. Both of them took their team to 162 runs. On this score, Sanju Samson was caught by Shay Hope on the ball of Mukesh Kumar. Sanju Samson played an inning of 86 runs in 46 balls. However, after the dismissal of Sanju Samson, the rest of the batsmen did not live up to the expectations and Rajasthan Royals stalled at the score of 201 runs for 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

Delhi left Lucknow behind
After this victory, Delhi has 12 points in 12 matches. That means if it wins both its matches then it can reach 16 points. In the points table, currently Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are at the first two positions with 16 points each. After this, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are at third and fourth position respectively with 12-12 points. Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Supergiants also have only 12 points each. But in terms of run rate, Delhi team is in a better position than Lucknow. Due to this, he is at fifth position in the points table and Lucknow is at sixth position. However, Chennai-Hyderabad-Lucknow have played one less match each than Delhi. For this reason, the claim of these three teams to go to the top-4 is stronger than that of Delhi.

tag: Delhi Capitals, ipl 2024, IPL play-off, ipl playoff, Rajasthan Royals, sanju samson

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