IPL 2019 Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals: When on the song and in full flow – Rishabh Pant has the attitude and skill which makes him a perfect example of a fearless new age cricketer who can dent best of the bowlers at will on the cricket field. On Monday, Pant was again in the middle of things when he came out to bat at number four for Delhi Capitals during match 4o versus Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Chasing a stiff 192-run target, Shikhar Dhawan (54) and Prithvi Shaw (42) knitted a crucial 72-run opening stand for Delhi. But Rajasthan did come back with two quick wickets in the span of 8 balls. Post that, it was all but Pant’s show, as he conjured an 84-run partnership with Shaw and almost sealed the deal for the visiting side. The 21-year-old played a sensational knock of 78 runs off just 36 balls, it included six boundaries and four huge maximums at a strike-rate of close to 217. (SCORECARD)
Here’s how the fans on Twitter applauded Rishabh Pant’s magnificent batting effort:
Earlier, blending panache with power, Ajinkya Rahane roared back to form with a scintillating century and propelled Rajasthan Royals to 191 for six against Delhi Daredevils in IPL. Rahane remained not out on 105 off 63 balls, decorating his knock with three sixes and 11 fours, while Steve Smith contributed 50 off 32 deliveries.
Asked to bat after Shreyas Iyer called correctly at the toss, Rahane spearheaded Rajasthan Royals’ innings after getting a life on 16, the culprit being Ishant Sharma, who dropped a sitter at sort fine-leg. The drop hurt the visitors, but Delhi did well to prevent RR from going past 200.
Delhi Capitals Playing XI: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rishabh Pant, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (capt), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni.