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#VIVOIPL2021 : David Miller, Chris Morris, Jaidev Unadkat Help Rajasthan Royals Beat Delhi Capitals By Three Wickets

Picture : Twitter / IPL
Picture : Twitter / IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad made amends for their narrow loss against Punjab Kings in their first match as they held on to beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets in Wankhede in yet another low scoring thriller.

Earlier RR Skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and asked Delhi Capitals to bat first. Unlike the previous match, Delhi began badly and lost wickets early on dashing hopes of a big total . Prithvi Shaw ( 2), Shikhar Dhawan ( 9) , Ajinkya Rahane ( 8), Marcus Stoinis ( 0). Delhi were reeling at 37/4 in 6.5 overs. However, Skipper Rishabh Pant batted responsibly and scored an attacking 32 ball 51 before he was run-out . Lalit Yadav ( 20), Tom Curran ( 24), Chris Woakes ( 15) threw their bats around as Delhi struggled to reach a modest 147/ 8 in their 20 overs.

For the Royals, Jaidev Unadkat was outstanding with figures of 3/15 ( 4 overs), and well supported by Mustafizur Rahman 2/29 ( 4 0vers), Chris Morris 1/27 (3 overs), Chetan Sakariya 0/33 (4 overs), Riyan Parag0 16 ( 2 overs), Rahul Tewatia 0/27 ( 3 overs)

Chasing a modest target the Royals did have some hiccups on the way as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Jos Buttler ( 2), Manan Vohra ( 9), Skipper Sanju Samson ( 4), Shivam Dube ( 2), Riyan Parag ( 2). Top order collapsed in a heap. Another defeat was on the cards . But David Miller , who got a chance in absence of injured Ben Stokes( out of tournament with finger injury) rolled back years with a powerful match turning innings . Miller scored a superb 43 ball 62 with seven fours and two sixes. Rahul Tewatia ( 19) chipped in with a a cameo. But when they needed the big finish and power towards the end, Chris Morris delivered the power punch a a blazing unbeaten 18 ball 36 with four towering sixes and helped Royals cross the line with 2 balls to spare. Jaydev Unadkat was with him on the other end with 11 ( 7 balls). Morris smashed two sixes and took 14 ( when they needed 12) of Tom Curran’s final over to help Royals reach 150/7 in 19.4 overs.

Delhi will left rue their target and top order collapse for the loss. Their bowlers tried their best. Chris Woakes 2/22 ( 4 overs), Avesh Khan 3/32 (4 overs), Kagiso Rabada 2/30 ( 4 overs), Ravichandran Ashwin 0/ 14 ( 3 overs), Tom Curran 0/35 ( 3.4 overs), Marcus Stoinis 0/15 ( 1 over). Shikhar Dhawan was the star in the field with as many as many a three catches.

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