DC vs RR, IPL 2020 Highlights: Deshpande, Nortje shine as Delhi beats Rajasthan by 13 runs

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Tushar Deshpande defended 22 off the last over to take Delhi Capitals over the line.   -  BCCI/IPL

Tushar Deshpande has six deliveries to defend 22. He starts with a wide. 21 off six. Tewatia on strike. Sensational from Rahane. He has saved five. Tewatia got just one. Gopal gets Tewatia back on strike with another single. 19 off 4.  19 off 3. Tushar is nailing the yorker. Terrific bowling from the debutant. He has done it, has Tushar Deshpande. Brilliant. He finishes with a wicket, does Deshpande. 4-0-37-2 as Delhi moves top of the points table with a 13-run win over Rajasthan. They had the game in the bag, did Rajasthan and then saw it slip away. Massive props to DC's bowling attack - Nortje was parsimonious at the death and Tushar showed nerves of steel, defending 22 off the final over.

Rabada to bowl the 19th. Tewatia takes a single. Archer swings and misses. Dot. 24 off 10. Another dot. This is getting close now. Rabada gets a wicket - Archer perishes. RR need 24 off eight. Shreyas Gopal is at the crease. Takes a single and gets Tewatia back on strike. Tewatia retains strike for the final over with a single. 22 off 6.

GONE! Nortje turning it on at the death now - cleans up Uthappa with a yorker! Big wicket in context of the match. Jofra Archer joins Tewatia. Terrific over. Four runs and a wicket. RR 137/6 after 18 Overs. Royals needs 25 in 12 balls.

Rabada is back into the attack. Make or break stage in the game you'd say. Rabada's propensity to pick wickets at the death is something Delhi will be looking for. Uthappa, after a close shave off the second ball, collects a brace off the next. He gets off strike with a hasty single. Uthappa hasn't found his timing at all but he is still out there! SHOT! Tewatia is doing it again - ramp shot over the keeper's head for four! Eight from the over. RR 133/5 after 17 Overs. 29 off 18.

Ashwin to bowl out. Will they play him out or look to attack? They play him out. Tidy finish from Ash. 4-0-17-1. Royals need 37 off 24 balls. RR 125/5 after 16 Overs.

Tushar Deshpande is back into the attack. Can he nip out another one? Almost, almost! Tewatia would've been a goner if Nortje had held onto that catch at deep fine-leg. That should've been taken. Eight runs from the over. RR 123/5 after 15 Overs.

WICKET! Delhi are back in this all right. Miscommunication between Parag and Uthappa costs the former his wicket. He is run out as Rajasthan lose their fifth. In comes the magician, Rahul Tewatia! FOUR! That should ease the nerves - Uthappa has reverse swept that to the third-man fence for four. Five runs and a wicket. RR 115/5 after 14 Overs. Rajasthan Royals needs 47 runs in 36 balls.

Anrich Nortje [2.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack. Crucial phase of play coming up. Another wicket now and Delhi will be right on top. Meanwhile, Nortje goes short and wide and it's four for Uthappa. The 100 comes up for the Royals. SIX! That's what you get with Nortje's pace - a top edge off Uthappa's willow flies over fine leg for six. 11 from the over. RR 110/4 after 13 Overs. Rajasthan Royals needs 52 runs in 42 balls

Axar Patel is back into the attack. Samson and Uthappa have kept the scorecard ticking with ones and twos. Axar Patel has made amends! He cleans up Samson. What a breakthrough. Two set batsmen back in the hut. Riyan Parag comes to the middle. A slip in place. Huge over. Just four runs and a wicket. RR 99/4 after 12 Overs. Rajasthan Royals needs 63 runs in 48 balls

Tushar Deshpande [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack. They need wickets! Can the debutant grab them a wicket? Oh yes, he can! It's the big one - Stokes.  Just what Delhi wanted. Uthappa joins Samson. Very good over from Mumbaikar until he overstepped on the last ball! Free hit. Uthappa on strike. And it costs Deshpande for four runs. 10 off the over. RR 95/3 after 11 Overs.

Ashwin into his third over. Three singles off the first four balls. This partnership is starting to take the game away from Delhi. Good over from Ashwin nevertheless. Just four off it. RR 85/2 after 10 Overs. Rajasthan Royals needs 77 runs in 60 balls

SHOT! Stokes knows only one way - attack and he is executing his plan to perfection here. Reverse sweeps this over third-man for four. It's Samson's turn now - he goes big again as he launches this over deep square-leg for six. 14 from that over. Royals are waltzing towards the target. RR 81/2 after 9 Overs. Axar Patel has conceded 23 off his first two overs!

Ravichandran Ashwin [1.0-0-3-1] is back into the attack after the first time-out. FOUR! Goes down on one knee and hits it behind square leg for four. Connects the slog sweep to perfection. Four singles and a boundary from that over. RR 67/2 after 8 Overs. Rajasthan Royals need 95 runs in 72 balls

Axar Patel, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack. Shreyas Iyer is off the field - FYI. HUGE! Samson has absolutely clobbered this down the ground for six. Humongous strike that. That landed on the third floor over the sightscreen. Nine from the over. RR 59/2 after 7 Overs.

Kagiso Rabada [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack. Stokes is unfazed by the loss of wickets as he despatches this to deep mid-wicket for four. Seven from the over. Six gone. End of the powerplay. Equally balanced right now. RR 50/2 after 6 Overs.

Sanju Samson has joined Stokes. Nortje into his second over. This man can bowl fast, really fast. What pace. The second ball was clocked at 150! Three singles off that over, the last one may have hurt Shreyas Iyer. He put in the dive, saved a boundary and has perhaps hurt his shoulder in the process. RR 43/2 after 5 Overs.

Ashwin is introduced in the PP! After three singles, Ashwin pins Steve Smith to the crease. After two back-to-back dot balls, Ashwin gets his man. Smith looks for the single and ends up turning his bat face a tad too quick and ends up ballooning a catch back to the bowler. RR 40/2 after 4 overs

Anrich Nortje has been introduced into the attack. Buttler welcomes him with a maximum over mid-on. What a start this from Rajasthan. Good comeback from Nortje. Just a couple off singles off the next two balls. Innovation from Buttler, who ramps it over fine-leg for four. And again, two in two - same result.  GONE! What a response. 155 clicks an hour and Buttler loses his stumps. 16 runs from the over and a wicket. RR 37/1 after 3 Overs.

Tushar Deshpande, right-arm medium, comes into the attack. Almost gets a wicket first ball. Buttler was done in for lack of pace but the ball evades a leaping Tushar. WHAM! Width on offer next ball and Stokes crashes it through covers for four. Beautiful from Stokes - takes a couple of steps down the track and clubs it past a diving short cover for four. 11 from the over. RR 21/0 after 2 Overs.

Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes march out to the middle for what promises to be a good run chase. Kagiso Rabada, the purple cap holder, will take the new ball. A slip in place. Rabada errs in line - on Stokes's pads , who works it away for four. Jeez! Stokes was a goner had Rahane hit the stumps there. That was a risky single but Stokes makes it in the end. Now Buttler - creams it through the cover region for four. A single to end the over - 10 off the over. RR 10/0 after 1 Over.

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What a finish from Rajasthan, Last five overs went for 32 for the loss of four wickets. The Capitals, despite fifties from Shreyas and Dhawan, couldn't quite get going. Rajasthan will fancy their chances but Delhi boasts a great bowling attack. Should be a great chase.

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Axar Patel joins Carey. Six balls left. JD to wrap up the innings. Just a single. Five balls to go. Axar is off the mark with a brace. A single to Axar. Still no boundaries! Now Carey holes out - this is not going according to plan for DC. FOUR! Axar Patel gets one away - DC goes past 160! He is out next ball. Two wickets in the over for JD. Eight from it. DC finish on 161-7

Archer to bowl out now. Carey works this full toss to mid-off for a single. Now a single to long-off for Stoinis. Three singles now off the first three balls. This is some mighty impressive death bowling from the Royals. They've put a lid on Delhi's scoring. Five balls, five singles. GONE! The pressure tells at last as Stoinis holes out off the last ball. Archer's figures: 4-0-19-3. DC 153/5 after 19 Overs.

Kartik Tyagi to bowl out. He bowled a brilliant last over. Can he finish well? The U-19 World Cup star has shown great maturity at the death tonight. Remember, he is bowling at two Australian internationals - two renowned big hitters. Just five from that over. He finishes with 4-0-30-1. DC 148/4 after 18 Overs. His last two overs went for just eight!

Archer is back after the second time-out. Alex Carey has joined Marcus Stoinis. So, it's currently England vs Australia out on the 22 yards. What a shot from Carey - unbelievable. Makes room and slashes it over deep backward point for a six. 11 from the over. DC 143/4 after 17 Overs.

Kartik Tyagi [2.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack. Great over from the youngster so far. Just three off the first five. And will end as an excellent over - Tyagi gets the Delhi skipper, who is caught trying to up the ante. Three runs and a wicket - DC 132/4 after 16 Overs.

Jaydev Unadkat [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack. Three singles and Iyer decides it's time to go big: He has despatched this off-cutter over cow corner for six, has Shreyas. What a strike. GONE! Or is he? Stokes has pulled off a brilliant catch near the deep mid-wicket fence. Umpires are checking if it's a clean catch. Iyer didn't time it well. Replays show the ball was still in Stokes' hand when his feet landed on the other side of the rope. That's a six and it's a 50 for Iyer! 17 from the over. DC 129/3 after 15 Overs.

Shreyas Gopal to bowl out. Two dots later, Stoinis has clubbed this one over mid-wicket for four. Eight runs from the over. 4-0-31-1 from Gopal. DC 112/3 after 14 Overs.

Rahul Tewatia continues. Excellent spell from Tewatia by the way. Three back-to-back dots. Iyer releases the pressure with a boundary off the fifth ball. The 100 comes up as well. A brace to end the over. DC 104/3 after 13 Overs.

Shreyas Gopal [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack. Dhawan greets him with a maximum over deep mid-wicket. Easy as you like. GONE!!! Gopal has the last laugh - Dhawan departs .... Marcus Stoinis is in next. A slip in place for Stoinis, who is off the mark with a single. 11 runs and a wicket off that over. DC 97/3 after 12 Overs.

Rahul Tewatia returns into the attack. Rajasthan need a wicket from somewhere. Well, 'it ain't gonna be me', says Dhawan as he gets to the pitch of the ball and goes inside out over extra-cover for four. He brings up his 39th IPL fifty with a single off the last ball. Seven from the over. DC 86/2 after 11 Overs.

Ben Stokes to resume proceedings after the first Time-Out! Second no-ball from Stokes, this time for height. Iyer takes toll and collects four. It was a short ball from Stokes and was duly punished. Cheeky from the DC skipper as he looks to sway away from a short ball, but ramps it over the cordon at the last minute and collects two. 11 from the over. DC 79/2 after 10 Overs.

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Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, continues. Delhi's the only IPL side with all Indian batters making up the top four and they've done a damn good job so far. More ones and twos from the duo - keeping the scorecard ticking. A single to end the over. Seven from it. DC 68/2 after 9 Overs.

Rahul Tewatia, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. Can he work some magic with the ball? Delhi bats deep, really deep. So the longer these two are in the middle, the taller the target could get. RR need a wicket and fast! Both batters dealing in singles at the momment. Great effort from Sanju Samson in the outfield but this slog sweep from Dhawan finds its way to the boundary. Nine from the over. DC 61/2 after 8 Overs.

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack. Iyer collects a single to long-on. Wonder if Smith missed a trick by not giving Archer another over?  Meanwhile, Dhawan works one towards mid-wicket for another single. Good over from the leggie. Just five off it. DC 52/2 after 7 Overs.

Kartik Tyagi, right-arm fast medium, continues. SHOT! Dhawan is finding his rhythm here - Tyagi bowls short and wide, Dhawan carves it through covers for four. Delhi starting to hit the ground running after the early jitters. He collects a three next ball, thanks to a misfield. Dhawan again, this time he pulls one to backward square-leg for four more. Expensive last couple of overs for the Royals. End of the Powerplay. 14 from it. DC 47/2 after 6 Overs.

No third over for Archer. He is replaced by England teammate Ben Stokes. SHOT! Dhawan has slapped that past extra cover for four. What a shot. Stokes has bowled a no-ball. However, no damage done off the free hit... Dhawan can only collect a single to deep square-leg.  However, Iyer makes room off the next ball and hits it over the mid-on fielder for four. Good over for DC. 13 from it. DC 33/2 after 5 Overs.

Kartik Tyagi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. Tyagi too bowling at good pace, he is hitting 140. But compared to Archer, this should be easier to negotiate as far as the batter is concerned. SIX! Short ball from Tyagi and Dhawan swivels a pull for six. Much-needed runs for DC. Eight off the over. DC 20/2 after 4 Overs.

Archer continues. He is working up some serious pace here, is Archer. Wicket No. 2 for Archer - Rahane holes out! Rahane falls for two. Simple chance for Robin Uthappa at mid-on. Archer is on fire. Fancy a third over for the Englishman? Out comes Shreyas Iyer. Plenty riding on the skipper. A slip in place for Iyer. Just two from it and a wicket. DC 12/2 after 3 Overs.

Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. Great over so far. Just one off the first four balls. Make that three off the first five. An ideal start this for the Royals. JD errs in line and Dhawan clubs it to deep mid-wicket for four. Ruins a good over. Seven from it. DC 10/1 after 2 Overs.

Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings for Delhi. Two umpires are making their way out to the middle. Jofra Archer to start proceedings with the new ball. GONE! Bowled'em. What a start. Shaw is clean bowled first ball. Ajinkya Rahane is in at No. 3. Just the kind of situation Rahane thrives in. Early wicket, he is in against a pacy Archer. He gets off the mark with a single to third-man. Excellent over from Jofra. Just three runs and a wicket. DC 3/1 after 1 Over.

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TOSS UPDATE: Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and Delhi will bat in Dubai.

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Steve Smith: "I was gonna bat as well. Hopefully we can bowl well, restrict them and chase it later on. We are playing the same team. And yes, Ben (Stokes) will open again."

Shreyas Iyer: 'We will bat first. It's been dry and like we saw the other games, it's holding a bit. We want to approach every game positively. We got good back-ups who can come and perform, we are definitely missing him (Pant). Tushar Deshpande comes in for Harshal Patel."

Buckle up, guys. We are just minutes away from the toss. Tushar Deshpande is likely to debut for the Capitals tonight. We will find out soon.

Pitch report: "It feels rather cool in Dubai today. We are looking at a pitch that lot's drier than what we have seen in the last three weeks of the tournament. Little patches of grass, but don't think they are going to play too much of a role. Expect more from the spinners. You win toss and bat, it's that simple," reckon Kevin Pietersen and Pommie Mbangwa.

Just 30 minutes away from toss. Rishabh Pant, who took a fitness test, is seen running around. Good signs for DC. Will he play tonight? In case he doesn't, will DC stick with Alex Carey in the XI or give the keeping gloves to Shimron Hetmyer? Interesting decisions lie ahead.

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We are only an hour away from the toss. Royals tried out Ben Stokes at the top of the order in the last match. Although the move misfired, the think-tank will be tempted to stick to the ploy in tonight's encounter. Meanwhile, Delhi's pace attack, led by Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada, has consistently asked questions of the opposition top-order in the powerplay. The battle between Buttler-Stokes and Nortje-Rabada will be enticing to say the least! And how about Rahul Tewatia - he really has been the feel-good story of IPL 2020, hasn't he? Twice now, he has bailed Rajasthan out of dire straits with enterprising cameos. Delhi's bowling attack, despite being well-rounded, will be wary of the threat. Delhi, however, has been hit by injuries. Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the tournament while Rishabh Pant is out for a week.

 

BUILD-UP

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Meanwhile, in international cricket - Trouble brewing in South Africa. Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa has informed the International Cricket Council he intends to intervene in the running of crisis-ridden Cricket South Africa (CSA) unless the latter commit to governance reforms by October 27 - READ

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TEAMSPWLPointsNRR
Mumbai Indians75210+1.327
Delhi Capitals75210+1.038
Royal Challengers Bangalore75210-0.116
Kolkata Knight Riders7438-0.577
Sunrisers Hyderabad8356+0.009
Chennai Super Kings8356-0.390
Rajasthan Royals7346-0.588
Kings XI Punjab7162-0.381

The squads:

Rajasthan Royals

Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran and Anuj Rawat.

Delhi Capitals

Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shimron Hetmyer, Kagiso Rabada, Ajinkya Rahane, Amit Mishra, Rishabh Pant (Wicketkeeper), Marcus Stoinis, Ishant Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Daniel Sams, Mohit Sharma, Anrich Nortje, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Tushar Deshpande, Harshal Patel and Lalit Yadav.

Match Details

Game No. 30: Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals

Venue: Dubai

Date: October 14, Wednesday

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of IPL 2020, Match 30 between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals from Dubai.