The IPL 2024 is all about unpredicted winners. Yesterday, Delhi Capitals were scheduled to play against Rajasthan Royals. It was the 56th match of the tournament & Delhi defaced the topper by 20 runs. Well, it was surprising enough because RR is in great form throughout the league. Let’s focus on the match highlights to get a more clear view of the match. Read the blog to know & stay connected with to get all the IPL news, cricket news & sports news at the right time.

About the match:

Last night, Delhi Capitals & Rajasthan Royals were scheduled to play the 56th match of the IPL 2024. The venue of the match was the Arun Jaitley Stadium & the match took place at 7:30 PM.

The toss story:

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to field first against the Delhi Capitals.

End scorecard:

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and went to do the fielding first. Delhi posted a target of 221/8 in 20 overs and wrapped Rajasthan Royals in just 201/8 in 20 overs, during their fielding time.


During the Delhi Capitals’ innings, Jake Fraser McGurk and Abhishek Porel and a quickfire cameo by Tristan Stubbs towards the end helped the team reach 221 in 20 overs and 8 wickets.

Openers Fraser McGurk scored 50 off 20 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes while Porel scored 65 off 36 balls. Stubbs scored 41 off 20 balls 3 fours and 3 sixes.

Fraser McGurk lost his wicket to a high full toss from RR’s R Ashwin, caught by Donovan Ferreira at covers. DC’s Jake Fraser McGurk became the first-ever player to have three half-centuries in 20 balls or less in the history of the competition. In yesterday’s match, RR’s Ashwin took 3 wickets – McGurk, Porel and Axar Patel. Apart from them, captain Rishabh Pant was dismissed at 15, Shai Hope at 1, Gulbadin Naib at 19, Rashikh Salam at 9 while Kuldeep Yadav scored 5 runs not out.

Let’s focus on the Rajasthan Royals innings, Captain Sanju Samson played an impressive game with 86 off 46 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes. Despite his impressive game, his side lost to DC by 20 runs. DC’s bowlers Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar, and Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets while 1 wicket was taken by Axar Patel. Apart from Samson, openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Joss Buttler could not make an impact in the game. Jaiswal scored 4 off 2 balls while Buttler was dismissed at 19 off 17 balls. Other players including Riyan Parag scored 27 off 22 balls, Shubham Dubey scored 25 off 12 balls, Rovman Powell scored 13, Donovan Ferreira was dismissed at 1, R Ashwin was dismissed at 2, while Trent Boult and Avesh Khan remained not out at 2 and 7 respectively.

Player of the match:

Kuldeep Yadav won the Player of the Match title for his explosive 2/25.

Post-match reaction: who said what?

Actually, Kuldeep’s performance turned the table in favor of Delhi. So, obviously, he was very happy about it.

 “It is very important to bowl on a good length and that’s the main challenge when I bowl in the death overs. I have played against him (Ferreira) in South Africa and I knew he was a backfoot player and wanted to stay a little full and quick and got him out first ball. I bowled a couple of seam-up deliveries to read what the batters are doing,” Kuldeep said after the match.

 “The way our bowlers executed at the back end was the main positive and it was really good to see. We will try to learn from every game. Even when we lose or win, we will keep our head down and keep moving forward. As always Kuldeep delivered which was great to see,” the DC skipper added.

Sanju Samson also played very well. He smashed 86 off 46 balls. However, it went into a vein. So, for every right reason, he was looking down after the match.

 “I think we had it in our hands, it was like 11-12 runs per over, it was achievable, these things happen in IPL. Yes, we are doing both the things fine, we will like to stick what the conditions demand, 220 was 10 runs extra to chase, the DC opener came out and did what he does, we still came back well. We have lost three games but all those games have been really tight, we have been playing remarkably well, we have to do some fine-tuning and we need to keep the momentum going,” Samson said.

Final Words: 

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