After a nail-biting encounter between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the cricket fans were treated to watch a high-scoring competition between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals on Friday.
Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to take the field. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals posted a mammoth total of 222 runs after losing just two wickets.
Once again, it was Jos Buttler who stole the show from Delhi Capitals, having scored 116 off 65 balls and it was his third hundred of this season. Chasing a huge total on the board, Delhi Capitals lost the match by a margin of just 15 runs.
Rishabh Pant was the top scorer for Delhi, as he smashed 44 runs for his team. Lalit Yadav tried his best in the middle and Rovman Powell played a quick cameo of 36 off just 15 balls. In the end, Rajasthan Royals won their 5th match this season and will be ruling the table with 10 points.
Jos Buttler smashes his third century of this season:
Winning the match against Delhi Capitals, the English batter Jos Buttler shared a few words about his form in the post-match presentation.
"Was a special knock, enjoyed it. I love this stadium, it was a fantastic atmosphere, my first IPL was here with the Mumbai Indians. I am enjoying the best form of my life, I need to continue with this form all the way through," Jos Buttler was quoted as same as in Cricbuzz.
"The ball swung in the first over and it was a bit tricky. You need to soak up that pressure and come through it. Once you get through it, the confidence comes back.
We have managed to build such good partnerships, Devdutt played well from the other end, and we decided to attack and put the pressure back on Delhi," he added.
"The wickets may change, there are going to be used wickets with only four grounds in the tournament. There wasn't any dew tonight, the teams might favour batting first if the conditions are different. Everyone will need to adapt as the tournament goes on," he further added.
Besides, during Rajasthan Royals' inning, Khaleel Ahmed dropped an easy catch of Sanju Samson when he was batting at 28, and then he ended up the innings by remaining unbeaten on 42 runs.
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