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167dThe Report by Peter Della Penna

Capitals finish league stage with win; Royals eliminated

Ishant and Mishra took three wickets each and Pant cracked an unbeaten 53 as Royals paid for a meek batting performance

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Pant
53(38) 2x4 - 5x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
6 0 4 1 17 13 2 10
R Parag
50(49) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 2 0 8 14 12 9

Best performances - Bowlers

A Mishra
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IS Sodhi
IS Sodhi
O3.1
M1
R26
W3
Eco8.21
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

That's a wrap of this game. Thanks for reading. Goodbye and good night from myself and Alex. Cheers

Pant: Always happy whenever I take the team home. Last time I could not finish it, so this time I wanted to finish it. The pitch is always turning at Kotla, I just took the game deep. Firstly, we thought about doing within 10 overs [and go ahead of CSK], but then after wickets we just milked it around. Sometimes, you need to change your game according to this situation and that's what I did today.

7.20pm Cheers, Alex. Here's Rahane: We had our moments from the first game, but could not capitalise. Some of the guys are playing their third or fourth game, so it's tough on them. Really happy with Parag - the way he handled pressure and showed his character. Gopal continued his form from last year and he's a magnificent legspinner who always thinks about wickets. We knew 150 would have been difficult, but we did not bat according to the plan. The spinners - Ish was fantastic - KG bowled well. My season was good, batting-wise. As a captain, it's a different role.

Delhi win by five wickets with 23 balls to spare. Rajasthan's season is over. Brilliant knock by Pant to finish off the great work his bowlers did to restrict the Royals to just 115. Deivarayan will step in for the post-game presentation.

16.1
6
Sodhi to Pant, SIX runs, he smashes this short ball into the crowd over wide long on! Pant brings up the win and a half-century in style! Brilliant innings. It was a drag down and he sat back and clubbed it to ice the game.

One run to win. Sodhi to bowl.

END OF OVER:
16 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | DC: 115/5 (1 run required from 24 balls, RR: 7.18, RRR: 0.25)

  • Rishabh Pant47 (37b)
  • Axar Patel1 (1b)
  • Shreyas Gopal4-0-21-2
  • Varun Aaron2-0-21-0

Ashish : "Good to see Pant playing a mature innings with a good mix of restraint and aggression when required."

15.6
1
Gopal to Pant, 1 run, shorter length, he's back and punching this to deep cover-point
15.5
6
Gopal to Pant, SIX runs, thumped over long on! A leg break tossed up in his arc, he swung hard, smearing it over long on into the crowd!
15.4
1
Gopal to Patel, 1 run, shorter length, he's back and pushing this to the gap at cover-point

Short leg and slip in for Axar

15.3
1
Gopal to Pant, 1 run, googly, short outside off, he's back and cutting hard to deep point

Pant on strike as they crossed. Axar is in

Time out was taken

15.2
W
Gopal to Rutherford, OUT, caught by Livingstone running in from long on! Great comeback from Gopal. He tossed up the googly, Rutherford ran down the track, tried to launch down the ground, got under it and hit a towering sky ball to long on, Livingstone ran in, sat under it forever but took the catch well.

SE Rutherford c Livingstone b Gopal 11 (11m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

Capitals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28S DhawanPP Shaw
2nd0SS IyerPP Shaw
3rd33SS IyerRR Pant
4th22CA IngramRR Pant
5th23SE RutherfordRR Pant
6th15AR PatelRR Pant