Rajasthan Royals Clinch Thrilling 12-Run Victory over Delhi Capitals

9th Match (N), Jaipur, March 28, 2024, Indian Premier League
ScoreResultPlayer of the match
Rajasthan Royals185/5RR won by 12 runsRiyan Parag, RR 84* (45)
Delhi Capitals173/5

The Rajasthan Royals secured a narrow 12-run victory over the Delhi Capitals in a high-scoring encounter at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on March 28th.

Rajasthan Royals Bat First (185/5)

The Royals, batting first, got off to a decent start before losing wickets at regular intervals.  Youngster Riyan Parag emerged as the hero, smashing a crucial 43 off just 21 balls in the death overs. His knock, laced with three fours and two sixes, propelled the Royals to a competitive total of 185/5.

Delhi Capitals Fall Short (173/5)

Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals match report

In reply, Delhi Capitals openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh provided a solid foundation with a quickfire partnership. Warner struck a 34-ball 49, while Marsh chipped in with a brisk 23. However, the middle order faltered, and despite a valiant effort from Axar Patel (38*), the Capitals fell short by 12 runs.

Bowling Heroics

Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the Rajasthan Royals bowlers, claiming two wickets for just 27 runs.  Nandre Burger also impressed with his economical spell, finishing with 2/32. For Delhi Capitals, Anrich Nortje and Avesh Khan picked up a wicket apiece.

Match Summary

This thrilling victory keeps Rajasthan Royals at the top of the IPL standings. Riyan Parag’s late heroics and some disciplined bowling from Chahal and Burger proved decisive in securing the win for the home side.