IPL 2020: Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers, middle-order batsmen set-up DC's win

Check out photos from Match 23 of IPL 2020 between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals.

FirstCricket Staff October 10, 2020 13:27:10 IST
IPL 2020: Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers, middle-order batsmen set-up DC's win
IPL 2020 Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers middleorder batsmen setup DCs win

West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer was instrumental for Delhi Capitals as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by 46 runs in Match 23 of IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. On a day when DC's top-order batting failed to get going despite starts, Hetmyer played a knock of 45 runs from 24 balls to take Delhi to 184. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers middleorder batsmen setup DCs win

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field. Their plan seemed to work in the initial stages, with Jofra Archer removing Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw early. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers middleorder batsmen setup DCs win

After registering crucial knocks on three previous occasions in this year's IPL, Prithvi Shaw could not capitalise this time, as he was dismissed for just 19 runs, caught and bowled by Archer. However, Hetmyer and Stoinis later on propelled DC to 184-8. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers middleorder batsmen setup DCs win

Chasing 185, RR lost a flurry of wickets and were restricted to 76-4 in the 12th over. Rahul Tewatia fought hard once again with his knock of 38, but lack of consistent partnerships hurt the Jaipur franchise yet again. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers middleorder batsmen setup DCs win

It was a team effort from DC but Kagiso Rabada was the top wicket-taker, picking three wickets. He finished the match with figures of 3-35 from 3.4 overs. Sportzpics

IPL 2020 Batting inconsistencies hurt RR as bowlers middleorder batsmen setup DCs win

R Ashwin, who registered figures of 2-22, was adjudged Man of the Match. Sportzpics

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