RR vs DC, IPL: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Buttler and Boult lead Rajasthan Royals to a 57 run win

Yashasvi Jaiswal carted Khaleel Ahmed for five fours to start Rajasthan Royals' innings after they were sent in by Delhi Capitals

RR vs DC, IPL: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Buttler and Boult lead Rajasthan Royals to a 57 run win
  • Sinchan Saha | April 8, 2023 | 3:27 pm

IPL 2023, 11th Match: Rajasthan Royals 199 for 4 (Buttler 79, Jaiswal 60, Mukesh 2-36) beat Delhi Capitals 142 for 9 (Warner 65, Chahal 3-27, Boult 3-29) by 57 runs

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The outcome is almost entirely determined by the first over of each innings. After the Delhi Capitals were sent in, Yashasvi Jaiswal carted Khaleel Ahmed for five fours to begin the Rajasthan Royals’ innings; Additionally, Trent Boult eliminated Impact Sub Prithvi Shaw and No. 2 as the chase began, adding to his arsenal of deadly first overs. Three balls to Manish Pandey from opposite ends.

After one over, the Capitals were 0 for 2; The Royals went 20 for zero. In Guwahati, the disparity between the two sides was so large. In light of Capitals’ hat trick of defeats to begin the season, the Royals’ 57-run victory margin was justified.

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal bash away

Royals headed into this coordinate with the most elevated run rate in the powerplay among all sides to have batted for no less than 12 overs during that stage this season. That total was 11.83, and they furthered their reputation by scoring 68 runs against the Capitals in the first six overs. Jaiswal led the assault, hitting 41 of 21 shots in the first six games. On the other side, Buttler was on 24 from 15. Up until that point, there had only been 14 fours hit, or 56 runs out of 68.

Buttler went after Anrich Nortje after Jaiswal had targeted Khaleel in the first over (boundaries flowed over midwicket, through deep third, to deep extra cover, over long-on, and above short third). In the second over, three boundaries were hit, with the third being the easiest and most impressive: It was pushed wide of mid-off with great timing and placement, and it appeared as if it were a soft pat on the back.

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As if that weren’t bad enough, Nortje had to suffer even more: He turned from midfield on the final ball of the fourth over and ran 25 yards to try to catch Buttler’s missed throw over his right shoulder. However, in the end, he juggled, and the ball flew out of his hands. At that point, Buttler was 18; he wrapped up with 79.

Following that, Jaiswal cut, reverse swept, and swept Axar Patel in the fifth over for three fours. He scored 60 as the first stand of 98 came to an end in the ninth over.

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Shaw took the place of Khaleel for the Capitals to begin their pursuit of 200. However, Shaw survived all three deliveries. He went flicking across the line as Boult pitched one full on fourth stump; In the end, Shaw won on the outside. Sanju Samson, behind the stumps, flung himself to one side to get it one-gave and give Capitals a discourteous shock.

When the Capitals were 42 for 3 after seven overs, the Royals decided to bring in M Ashwin in place of Buttler. However, it turned out that his assistance was merely ceremonial: He only came on when the Capitals needed an unattainable 82 runs in the final four overs, and he almost had David Warner right away. The batter hit straight to extra cover, where Jaiswal was stationed. However, when the ball was hit, he was found to be standing a few yards outside the circle, which led to a fielding-restriction violation. As a result, it was deemed a no-ball, and Ashwin’s single over was scored at 11.

Trent Boult lets it rip – again

Boult had started the season against Sunrisers Hyderabad going 2 for 21. The first over saw the loss of both of those wickets. Boult took two wickets in his team’s first over tonight for the fourth time in his IPL career.

The ball had landed on a perfect line and an enticing length, despite the possibility that Samson was equally responsible for the first wicket: Boult threw it on the fuller side in the middle and off, aiming it slightly across, so Shaw could catch up.

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The following ball, he angled one into Pandey, the comeback man, who was undone by the darting fuller ball. Warner had to persuade Pandey to write a review; The latter, he was aware of the trajectory of the ball. It was shown in replays to have hit the leg stump. Boult’s first spell read 2-1-9-2 before he finished the day with 3 for 29. That over finished a double-wicket maiden.

Warner’s consolation fifty

While only two others in the Capitals’ chase reached double figures, Warner managed 65 from 55 balls. They had a glimmer of hope when he and Lalit Yadav made a 64-run partnership for the fourth wicket, but it wasn’t enough for them to recover from 36 for 3 in the sixth over. A third loss straight properly understood, passing on Capitals with a reasoning to do.