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IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in Guwahati on Saturday. Here are the biggest talking points from the game.

Published : Apr 08, 2023 23:46 IST - 2 MINS READ

Match Report

Rajasthan Royals  on Saturday pulled off a clinical all-round performance to beat Delhi Capitals  by 57 runs at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. 

The Capitals, mostly outplayed across all departments during the course of the game, have now lost all of their three games.

The Royals win, set up by a solid batting performance led by openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (60, 31b; 11x4, 1x6) and Jos Buttler (79, 51b; 11x4, 1x6), was complemented well by the bowling department too. A fiery Trent Boult (4-1-29-3) and spin twins, Ravichandran Ashwin (4-0-25-2) and Yuzvendra Chahal (4-0-27-3), did most of the damage.

After being sent out to bat, Jaiswal and Buttler began in top gear, with the former smashing left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed for five fours in the very first over. 

Buttler, who had to get multiple stitches to his little finger owing to an injury, was doubtful to make an appearance. However, not only did he make the final eleven, he seemed eager to carry on the good show in the ongoing season, hammering three boundaries off pacer Anrich Nortje in the second over.

The English white-ball captain offered the Capitals a glimmer of hope when he skied one early on. But Nortje couldn’t hold on to the tough chance, having had to track back from mid-off to get underneath the ball. 

Jaiswal dominated the partnership as he raced to his fifty in 25 balls. The first six of the game came in the eighth over after 17 fours, when the left-handed Jaiswal carted spinner Kuldeep Yadav over long-off.

Jaiswal’s entertaining knock came to an end when he miscued a Mukesh Kumar bouncer right back to the bowler.

-Pranay Rajiv


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