Rajasthan Royals Prevail Over Delhi Capitals By 15 Runs After Last Over Controversy
- Updated: April 23, 2022
Rajasthan Royals edged past Delhi Capitals by 15 runs in a match that sparked a huge no-ball controversy in the last over. Needing 36 runs off the last two overs, pacer Prasidh Krishna bowled a wicket maiden and left a mountain to climb for the DC batter in the last over. However, Rovman Powell hit three huge sixes in the first three balls as DC needed further 18 runs off the last three. However, skipper Rishabh Pant made a controversial call to call back the batters regarding the height of the third ball which Powell faced. The controversy was soon out aside as RR prevailed in the last three balls to register a crucial win. Chasing 223 runs for a win, DC openers Prithvi Shaw and David Warner started well. Shaw and Pant stitched on a decent partnership before RR struck again to remove Shaw. Then, DC’s hopes were dealt a big blow again as skipper Rishabh Pant departed for 44 runs. The match hung in the balance and went to the wire which RR snatched in the end.
Earlier, Jos Buttler hit his third IPL century of the season as he piled on the misery on the DC bowlers with effortless stroke play to help RR post 222/2 in 20 overs. Buttler hit 9 sixes and 9 fours in his explosive innings and along with Devdutt Padikkal (54 runs) added 155 runs for the first wickets. After Buttler’s wicket (116), skipper Sanju Samson gave a strong finish to the innings. The RR batter dominated the DC bowlers throughout and took them to the cleaners after being asked to bat first by Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.