Their campaign is back on track, courtesy MS Dhoni's smart captaincy but a stiff test awaits Chennai Super Kings when they face a dominant Delhi Capitals in their next IPL match.
IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje says he did not know he had bowled the fastest delivery in tournament's history
The 26-year-old pacer clocked a breathtaking 156.2 kmph while bowling to Jos Buttler in the third over of Rajasthan Royals' run-chase against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. He bettered compatriot Dale Steyn's (154.4 kmph) record in the process.
Capitals registered a thrilling 13-run victory over Rajasthan Royals on the back of an incredible death overs bowling by their pace attack comprising Rabada, Nortje, and rookie Tushar Deshpande.
IPL 2020: Royals choke, Anrich Nortje-Kagiso Rabada's top-notch death bowling, and other talking points from DC vs RR
Throughout the 40 overs between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, we witnessed a lot of ups and downs as the pendulum kept swinging both ways. Here are some the major talking points from this closely fought fixture.
Iyer hurt his left shoulder while trying to effect a diving stop during RR innings and had to leave the field due to severe pain.
Anrich Nortje (2/33) was breathtakingly fast in the mid-150 kmph with toe-crushing yorkers while Kagiso Rabada's (1/28) international experience proved to be pure gold, leaving rookie Tushar Deshpande (2/37) to defend 21 runs in his debut IPL game, which he did with ease.
Chasing 163, MI overhauled the target with two balls to spare and claimed the top spot in the points table with five wins from seven matches so far.
IPL 2020: Multiple mini-battles on cards as Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals lock horns in clash of equals
Be it a potent top-order, a strong middle-order or a lethal bowling attack, there is hardly anything that separates the two sides.
Shaw provided DC yet another blazing start against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, smashing a quickfire 42 off 23 balls. The Delhi outfit went on to win the match comfortably by 59 runs.
Check out photos from Delhi Capitals' 59-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli rued the dropped catches by his team after their 59-run drubbing at the hands of Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
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Check out photos from the 11th match of IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals.
With its larger ground and slower pitch, Abu Dhabi provided challenges entirely different from the venues in Sharjah and Dubai. That, combined with sustained accurate bowling, helped SRH to their first win of IPL 2020.
IPL 2020: Upbeat Delhi Capitals aim to continue winning momentum against struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad
Delhi head in to the game after two morale-boosting victories. The Shreyas Iyer-led side edged past Kings XI Punjab in a thrilling Super Over before thrashing Chennai Super Kings comprehensively to jump to the top of the points table.
IPL 2020: Prithvi Shaw, bowlers steal the show in Dubai as Delhi Capitals run riot over Chennai Super Kings
Check out photos from Delhi Capitals' 44-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the seventh match of IPL 2020.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting there is healthy 'competition' for middle-order slots
Iyer, on his part, said that Ashwin and Rahane have mixed well within the group and never gave a sense that they are senior players.
Ahead of the new Indian Premier League season, take our Delhi Capitals quiz to test the extent of your knowledge on Shreyas Iyer and Co.
The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be an opportunity for several players to impress their national selectors and salvage their international careers in the build-up to the ICC T20 World Cup in India next year.
Jaffer feels BCCI should allow non-centrally contracted players to play outside India in other leagues.
MS Dhoni retires: From 183 not out to game-changing move in 2011 World Cup, five moments that define MSD’s legacy
Upon his decision to hang up his boots and retire from international cricket, five writers from Firstpost.com write about their favourite MS Dhoni moment.