Snubbed for the 2019 ICC cricket World Cup by the selectors, Rishabh Pant vented his fury against the Rajasthan Royals and powered his side the Delhi capitals to a win by six wickets in their IPL encounter at Jaipur.
Pant was the star in Delhi win with a sensational 36 ball 78 runs. Studded with six fours and four sixes.
Chasing 192 for victory, Shikhar Dhawan got Delhi Capitals off to a rollicking start with a barrage of fours and sixes, adding 72 runs for the opening wicket with Prithvi Shaw, in only 7.3 overs.
But it was Pant, who played the most influential role in DC’s win, finishing it off with a six. The win took DC to top of the table
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Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane roared back to form with a scintillating century and propelled Rajasthan Royals to 191 for six.
Smith, who replaced Rahane as captain hours before the start of their last match against Mumbai Indians, struck medium pacer Sherfane Rutherford for three consecutive boundaries to score his second successive half century of the season.
And even as Smith and Ben Stokes got out in quick succession, Rahane was going strong, swiftly hitting Morris for a boundary over mid-off. At the other end, Ashton Turner fell for a third golden duck.
Steve Smith scored 50 and stitched up a 130-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane for the 2nd wicket