The powerplay is done, and Delhi Capitals are 36 for 3 chasing a steep 200. The required run rate has already ballooned to 11, as David Warner and his troops recover from the carnage Trent Boult unleashed with the new ball.
Earlier, the last five overs of the Rajasthan Royals’ innings produced 69 runs. Shimron Hetmyer hit 38 from 18 of those balls. Rajasthan Royals finished one shy of 200, although at one stage, they looked set for more. Theirs was an innings of three halves: the first eight overs produced a fairly good 96, the next seven got them an abysmal 34, and the final five a quite decent 69. Buttler bashed 79, Jaiswal scored a sprightly 60 and Hetmyer produced a cameo of 39* off 21 deliveries. It is worth noting that the England opener was dropped on 18, a mistake that proved costly in the end.
The chase is on in Guwahati, as Delhi Capitals look to open their account in Indian Premier League 2023.
.@josbuttler displayed his opening brilliance by scoring 79 off 51 deliveries and he becomes our 🔝 performer of the first innings of the #RRvDC clash in the #TATAIPL.
A look at his batting summary 🔽 pic.twitter.com/dpQZzcvwIe
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