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Delhi beat Rajasthan by 6 wickets

Rishabh Pant has done it for Delhi Capitals. A phenomenal innings of 78* off 36 balls. With Prithvi Shaw set from one end, Pant could slide into his innings with ease and could attack right away. And unlike other times, he stayed till the end. Ajinkya Rahane scored a superb 58-ball hundred but Rajasthan Royals scored only 56 runs in last 7 overs, and that came back to haunt them.

Rutherford does his job

Makes 11 off 5 balls and holes out in the deep. Despite that wicket, Dhawal Kulkarni comes up with an average over, conceding 13 runs in the 18th over. 17 needed odd 2 overs. It's Delhi's game to lose.

Shaw falls

42 off 39. All he needed was to give the strike back to Rishabh Pant. But he went for the big hit, lost his wicket and also stacked up a dot ball for his side. Riyan Parag with a good catch under pressure. 31 needed off 20.

Bails don't come off

How many times have we seen that this season? Shaw backs away, the full toss hits the bails, lights them up.. and they don't come off. Something's wrong with the bails this season.

Pant keeps Delhi in contention

Pant has a fifty off 26 balls and is looking strong for more. Shaw has kept one end taught, scoring 42 off 36 balls. 41 runs needed off last 4 overs.

WICKET: Shreyas Iyer

Not quite the day for him. And 17-year-old Riyan Parag becomes the second-youngest to get a wicket in the IPL. Gets Iyer miscuing the big hit to deep mid-wicket. 77/2

... out comes Rishabh Pant.

Dhawan falls after fifty

A 25-ball half-century for him, his fastest in IPL ever, but he falls soon after. Steps out and is deceived by Shreyas Gopal, who hurls it wider and gets him stumped. 72/1

Delhi Capitals: 59/0 after powerplay

Turner drops Shaw on 10

Not Ashton Turner's greatest outing in a cricket match. Misjudged pull from Prithvi Shaw and it's coming straight to him at deepish mid-wicket. Dropped.

Dhawan starts briskly

Shaw is struggling at the other end but not Dhawan, who warmed up with a six and a four in Dhawal Kulkarni's first over. Can Delhi Capitals chase this? Would be thrilling to watch that chase. They have the pitch to do that.

Rajasthan Royals get to 191/6

All thanks to Ajinkya Rahane, who sparkled in his innings of 105* off 63. Steven Smith made 50 off 32 balls, but the others disappointed. Ben Stokes made 8 off 8 and Sanju Samson, for little fault of his own, was run out before facing a ball. You could say that they could have gotten more here. Only 56 runs in last 7 overs. Good pitch, dew around, so it should be an interesting chase. But Delhi Capitals not the best exponents of that, so we'll see how it pans out. Join us back after this short break!

Five successive ducks in T20

Ashton Turner, oh Ashton Turner. Third consecutive duck in IPL. A slower ball from Ishant, and he's found extra cover. 163/4

Rahane stuns with a 58-ball hundred

What do you call a man who was dropped on 16, only to miraculously rediscover his timing? Ajinkya Rahane. At least for today. Ishant Sharma won't possibly be able to make up for that drop. Rahane has looked imperious. Timing, placement, and intent - as Sanjay Manjrekar pointed out.

Stokes fails again

Out to a full toss. Fails to find power and timing, and finds Shreyas Iyer in the deep. Chris Morris with the wicket. 157/3

Smith.. fifty and out!

Gets there off only 31 balls and mistimes one to Morris on the ropes soon after. Axar strikes. Partnership is 130* off 71 already. And you must know about the lap shot that Rahane played off Morris. SIX OVER FINE LEG!

123* - highest second wicket p'ship for Rajasthan Royals

100-run stand

A century partnership off just 58 balls. Even Smith has come into his own now, using his wrists to place boundaries through point. Even Amit Mishra couldn't contain the duo.

50 off 32 balls for Rahane

52/1 after powerplay

Rahane is on 40* off 25. Who would have thought? That dropped catch seems to have woken Rahane up. A six and a four off Axar's over before an encore in the next over, bowled by Rabada of all people. Smith happy to give him the strike at the moment.

Rahane dropped on 16

It was a set-up. Axar Patel darted it around leg-stump, Rahane swept at it and found Ishant Sharma waiting at short fine leg. And boom, it's down. Next two balls from Axar to Rahane: 6, 4. The moment's gone.

Samson run out

He's been let down by Rahane here. Run out before facing a ball. Rahane's call, Samson is left stranded halfway.. only for Rabada to nail the direct-hit. "Absolute waste of a wicket!" our ball-by-ball comm calls it. 5/1

Toss and teams:

Delhi opt to chase

Steven Smith informs that his side is unchanged "probably for the first time in a while." Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, have made one change: Chris Morris comes in for Sandeep Lamichhane.

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Sherfane Rutherford, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Hello and welcome

A lot feels different about this year's clash between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. For starters, both aren't in the bottom half of the table. Delhi have defied that. Rajasthan still lurk near the bottom but they are coming off a rare win, and so are Delhi, the latter having conquered their own home ground. What's in store today? Delhi could jump to the top of the table if they win tonight... Here's our match preview.

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